Monday, March 8, 2010

end to end

aren't these cast-metal animal bookends from west elm sweet? only the rabbit is available online anymore, so the west elm store we pass sometimes when we visit friends in new jersey is calling my name - these birds would look so perfect on my future bookshelf, i just might have to nab a few.

i also love the a/z bookends from target - sort of whimsical, but cutely literal, very "it is what it is," since all the books they're "ending" are full of letters....get it? okay, i think i made my point.

and i love the way the owl bookends from pier 1, with their known tendency to be wise, is also a nice nod to bookishness.

the fu dog bookends from cb2 - LOVE their fire-engine color! - are a really fun nod to the sometimes very serious use of fu dogs in chonoiserie-inspired (or eclectic) design.

these are all such cute ways to add personality to a collection of otherwise lifeless objects on a shelf. it also makes me think of using other objects i already have as bookends - think of all the boxes or trinkets you have lying around that could probably be unexpected and welcome on a shelf of your best-loved books.

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