Do you enjoy browsing eBay for great finds? I was never much of a collector (aside from my matchbook collection, which did not cost a cent, in my more youthful days) until I discovered Estee Lauder solid perfume compacts.
I've scaled back these days on my collection but I still check out eBay for all sorts of things, including home decor items.
One of my favorite eBay search words is "neoclassical" as that is the style of decor I admire tremendously. And when I searched for items using that word, I came across an interesting book. First, it has a pediment embossed on the cover. Oh how I love pediments. My initial reaction was to bid on it simply for that reason. So I did.
Fortunately, I won the bid. When I received the book, I discovered just how old the book really is. Then it truly dawned on me the nature of the book: Friendships. Very appropriate in my world as friendships mean the world to me. (Yes, I didn't focus on the name of the book as I did to the design of it...shame on me.)
Recently, I have discovered some new blogs (new to me, that is) related to interior design. And when I discovered Paloma's beautiful blog where she featured some very nicely covered classic books, I was in awe.
Truthfully, I am not a big novel reader but do read one on rare occasions. Having discovered books with such ornate covers may change that!
This is one way to literally decorate your life with books.