Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Self Professed Bibliophile!
Being a passionate, voracious reader I must share my love of books...specifcally, my newest decor "bible" The New Eighteenth-Century Style!

I had been pining for this book for some time and was keeping my eye on the used copies through Amazon. I was thrilled when a seller listed a like new copy very reasonably priced! This arrived in the mail yesterday and I couldn't wait to get comfy and browse the pages! Let me tell you...HEAVEN, french style!

Pure decadence! Rusty, crusty, peely, chippy all in one place!
I so relate to this style of decor!

Notice the warped, weathered, water stained old books amongst the taxidermy specimens! Love, Love!

The pictures of these pages don't do this book justice! You must RUN, don't walk, to get yourself a copy if you at all appreciate this style!  Scrumptious!

Each page just gets better than the last, although, the entire book is insanely FABULOUS!

A very small collection from my personal library...I own thousands of books! New, old, and everything in between. I LOVE BOOKS!

A snap from the studio of old books with that french flair!

More old relics and icons.

Natural elements in vignettes with...BOOKS!

What are your favorite books? I would love to hear some of your faves, or recommendations! Hooray for books! You can never have too many, I don't care what any man says!

~Ciao for now~
Gypsy Love


Burlap Luxe said...

Love this exciting site :)
Beautiful gypsy girl!
will be back soon

Carousel Dreams said...

I share your love of books - can't get enough! I recently purchased a book called 'etc' by Sibella Court...I think it will be right up your alley x (creating beautiful interiors with the things you love).

Olde Tyme Marketplace said...

That looks like a book that was worth the wait! Nothing like being able to sink in between the pages of a good decorating book.
Your pics were great!

time-worn interiors said...

I love your new book, one of my faves! I've had it for a couple of years now and I've about worn it out! There is another one by the same auther, The New French Deco...Living with Timelss Objects! It is faulous!

Romeo said...

Oh yes!!!! BOOKS! And your latest?!?! Insanely fabulous - purrfect description. That is probably "her" number one favorite book and has been since it came out. Someone at one of the shows "she" was doing told "her" there was a book out that was simply "her" style....yes a thousand times. Don't let anyone come between "her" and that'll understand by the time you've looked at it from cover to cover ;)


Romeo and "her"

RustyClover said...

hey Robin, How I things is gypsy land? Are you going to go to barn house this weekend? Colette and I are making the pilgrimage from roseville to check it out! Id love for you to meet colette. She is going to love your creations. let me know so if its possible we could meet up! Can't wait ............Katy

kimberly said...

WOW!! I Love your blog! It was so nice to meet you yesterday. It is such a relief to find someone here in "Idaho" that has the same LOVE for stuff that I do!! OH and LOVE LOVE LOVE your creative space AWESOME!!! Keep in touch! Kim