A Book Lover’s Christmas Tree

Decorating with books – one of my favorite things!  So I had to attempt a Christmas centerpiece of a bookish nature.  I started with a white cake stand and a big stack of books.  A few decorations and a bag of mica snow later, this is what I came up with:

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 I used small porcelain figurines to decorate my book tree and topped it with a porcelain bird.

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This photo was my inspiration.  My decorator friend, Linda Holt of New Light Redesign, posted it on my FaceBook wall and I KNEW I had to make a version of this!  

 

I decided to do a tabletop version, although I feel quite sure I have enough books to put together one as large as the one above.  The problem is floorspace – where would I put it?

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Ahh, there’s always next year . . .  By the way, there’s a lot of fun stuff that is shared via The Decorologist’s FaceBook page.  Why not come over and “Like”?

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Fay
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Fay

very cool. I am mid re do of my study but next year a book tree it will be, as soon as my cheese cloth arrives I am making a lampshade for said shabby chic office. Thankyou for the inspiration I am loving your blog 🙂

Dianne Tant
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Dianne Tant

love this!

Jamie
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Jamie

You put a bird on it! Too cute and very “Decorologist!”

Linda
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Linda

I love it! Great job…I’ll post it on my FB page as well.

Holly
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SO neat!! Your version is adorable and I love the small figurines you’ve added for more character. And the book tree in the library is incredible. Very very neat. Have a great weekend!

joy
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joy

this is a very nice one, very inspirational 🙂

amy@maison decor
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Oh that tree is darling! What a cute idea!!

Dawn
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I love your book tree! I just had a friend send me a link to your site, so I had to share that I just had made a tree too, from a different inspiration photo a frend of mine posted on facebook!! I too have enough books for a big one, but where o where would I put it!! If you have time, stop by and take a peek at my tree! Merry Christmas!!

vanessa @ silly eagle books
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So cute!! I love this, Kristie!

Pamm
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As a teacher, I am sooooooo loving this! (Of course, I love everything you do!)

Grins!
Pamm

Katie
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Adorable Kristie! See you are very crafty 😉 XoXo

Michelle at Faith, Trust, & Pixie Dust
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Wow, I’m in love! This is the coolest idea I’ve seen in a while. The little gnomes & figures are a great addition. I’m tucking this idea away for the future. Merry Christmas to one of my favorite bloggers.

Warmly, Michelle

Kathy
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What a great idea! Thanks for sharing your version the inspiration tree, too. The big tree is neat but what a chore to put them all back away. Your little one is just right!

the cape on the corner
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oh my gosh, that is the most amazing thing ever! i like yours better, with the pastels and colors, than the all green large library tree. saw your feature at nita’s and had to come over and tell you how fab i think it is!

vikki
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Wow so cute. I am a crazy book lover so will have to pin this for next year. Thanks for the cute inspiration.

Randi - Dukes and Duchesses
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That book tree is so fun … I’ll definitely be copying that for Christmas!

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Cathee Stegall
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Absolutely fantastic! added you to my blogroll!

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Darla Welch
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Darla Welch

Rats! I love this and wanted to pin it out on my Pinterest site. I follow you there, but couldn’t find it in any of your categories. Disappointed – it’s such a fantastic idea.

Belinda Blair
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Belinda Blair

I love this and am obsessed with the little figures. I can not find anything like them. Who makes them?

Susan O'Connor
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Susan O'Connor

I was wondering the same thing. Although, I know a little about them. When I was in high school, my mom, sister and myself had a bunch of these as unprinted ceramics. I still have my full set of boys but none of the girls. Curious where you were able to get yours.

celia gomez
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celia gomez

Love the small tree, are you using a rod to hold the books together?

Jo
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Jo

Love this! I am taking your idea and using it for Christmas. Shared it on Facebook with my book loving friends!

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Sarah Ramberg
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Hi there!! I just posted a round-up of project ideas using classroom supplies and included your fantastic book tree. Thank you so much for such an awesome idea- please find the full round up here: http://www.sadieseasongoods.com/upcycling-101-repurposed-school-and-classroom-items/

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Lyda
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Lyda

I love your book tree mini one with figurines. Do you have more specific directions like 2 books laid on top os 3 books etc. Or do you know where I could get a pattern or dieections thanks so much.

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I love your book tree mini one with figurines. Do you have more specific directions like 2 books laid on top os 3 books etc. Or do you know where I could get a pattern or dieections thanks so much.