Yard Sale Books: Creative Talk!

I was recently organizing our books and came across this beautiful set, by The Metropolitan Museum of Art. We bought these books for very little at a yard sale, years ago.

I like to rotate through interesting books and display them on our coffee table. You can even use books in a functional way by creating your own side table.

Build it up with some of your larger books.

Perfect for your morning coffee!

Do you have books that you rotate through for display on your coffee table?

It’s a way to stimulate creative talk! And I must say, I am getting very excited for yard sale season, are you?

12 comments on “Yard Sale Books: Creative Talk!”

  1. I just bought that basket tonight at Target! And I put books in it. Then I saw this post. LOVE IT :)

  2. Hi! I am so enjoying your site – it is lovely! Yes, I do rotate some coffee table-type books, but I rotate them on one of my end tables in the family room. They give height to my lamp and create a nice vignette with a figurine and candle stick I have there. I just need to rotate more of my vintage objects – I have way too many packed away in boxes.

  3. I have always decorated with my books – entertaining books, fashion books, books on California and Los Angeles…and Hawaii. I have a very small collection of vintage cookbooks and party books. I love my books and they are all over the house!
    .-= Holly L´s last blog ..Rethink Your "Must Haves" =-.

  4. We are BOOK people at our house. Books and bookcases everywhere! Now that our youngest is almost 4 I can bring out those great coffee table books again…no more page ripping toddlers!
    .-= Laryssa @ Heaven In The Home´s last blog ..Blissful Memories =-.

  5. I love to route seasonal books on my coffee table for my children. Christmas, Easter, Thanksgiving,Valentines…it becomes part of my decorating for the season. Many are children’s picture books that my children have grown up on and most are read through the season.

  6. I currently do not have books out on display, but I like your idea. I’m going to have to get creative.

  7. This makes me miss two things: our coffee table and yard sales! We took the coffee table out when Emma started walking because she was hitting her head on it too much. When we did have it out, I loved finding different, creative photography books. I like your idea of making a table with the books!
    .-= Jess´s last blog ..A Photo Shoot =-.

  8. So funny. I just posted about what I got at this past weekends garage sales. It’s the benefit of living in Florida. We have garage sales all year round.
    .-= Kim´s last blog ..Some Thrifty Finds! =-.

  9. Honestly the same books have been sitting there for years. Every now and then (like right) I’ll whip out a great gardening book like Martha Stewart’s Gardening and place that there. It’s inspiring and it’s a nice break from all the snow.
    .-= The Countess of Nassau County´s last blog ..An Olympic Tear Jerker – Brought to You By Our Friends at Procter & Gamble =-.

  10. Definitely excited!! I wish the snow would melt faster! :)

  11. I am SOOO excited for yard sale season! Bring it on! Love those books, they were a good find.
    .-= Courtney @ Nesting Instincts´s last blog ..this post inspired by… =-.

  12. No, I don’t have books that I rotate through or display, but this idea is wonderful.
    Thanks for sharing.

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