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ABC Wednesday Round 4

B is for...all the B's in my world...

I have posted on these items before (as in P is for my Passions) 
so for some of you this may be terribly boring...sorry!

just a small bookshelf in the hall

My dusty perfume bottles on my dresser,
life's too short to dust regularly!

Bags, 1950's lucite box bags ... 
this is my shelving behind my bedroom door, 
old books, bags, more books...

more read...

and ...

I even came home with two more books today... 
charity shop buys, who can resist? Not I obviously!

For the home of ABC Wednesday, go to Mrs Nesbitt's Place.


  1. I think you need to use your perfume more... if it's dusty, it's sat around far too long without being picked up! :)

  2. You never know, dear, if you splashed on a whole bunch of that perfume, you might live out the stories in a few of those books :-)

  3. From yesterday: Saz, you and Moannie received plaudits on David's Post of the Day once again - Well done, you two for making Blogland a better and a brighter place!!! Big hugs x

    Saz re today's post, I have many of those books - I actually also have those same bookshelves, and I wish I had those perfumes - Mitsouko! and handbags!

    Scratch Moannie, I am moving in with you!

    A lovely post, Saz x

  4. LOL!! I DO wear perfume all the time, different ones for my ever changing moods..I just DON't DUST to often...

    Fhina- move in? well if I have to move any bags, books or bottles, you'll have a job... though Moannie has tons of rooms..

  5. I think I bought The Pirate's Daughter for someone for Christmas. I have banned myself from going to the book section of any charity shops for ... well, a bit.

  6. Love this post! I love all the books and bottles....looked at all the titles to see which ones I had read...just did this on another book post too...

  7. I have a pile of unread books so have banned myself from buying anymore at the moment, but still found myself look at books in Tesco today when I did my weekly shop. I can look. I did not buy.

  8. I think you need more books! Hee hee...I have to get rid of books all the time so I can keep getting new ones. Except for my art and craft books that is. I hardly ever part with those.

  9. I'm badgered into clearing out excess books every six months or so.

    Wish i still had Shantaram on the shelves though. I think that's one we lent to someone, somewhere, and didn't get back.

    Ah well - isn't that the joy of sharing a good story.

  10. you must smell really good with all those perfume bottles.

  11. You've been taking photos in my house, haven't you? We are snowed under with books here!

  12. I cannot pass up a book, but I need to-- we move so often and have a weight allowance-- but your bookshelf (+), that is Heaven to me.

  13. Scrolling down I saw the Mudbound as Mudblood and I thought it was a Harry Potter spin off. There's the hopeful kid in me.

    Nice photos.

  14. Dusty perfume bottles need nothing more than a light going over with a feather duster. No need to move them or anything strenuous like that.
    Love your book collection. I read "American Wife" recently and even tho' it's fiction, it made me warm a bit to Laura Bush.

  15. We obviously have the same decorator! Great post.


  16. You can never have too many books :)

    I'd know that Organza bottle top anywhere. My favourite perfume!

  17. Hi, great blog and brilliant images.

    I love those perfume bottles - they are so glamourous and camp! My two favourite things. Yours' too, i expect. xxxxx

  18. Ah! This was a lovely post Sazzie, wonder where your love of book came from; remember Nana's colection? She was still reading with a Possum machine.
    Love youXXXX

    Think the veri. word is the most difficult ever: ingszgpi

  19. Saz, I have given you an award today - Thursday - at my place - for your ever wonderful writing and spirit! Hope you can come over to collect it - Oh, and I've also tagged you (and Moannie!) with a photo thingie - I hope the award softens that blow - Thanks as always for everything!

  20. You are a woman after my own heart (what a quaint phrase that is) -I spotted many of the same books and the same perfume. I love your bag shelf as well. Yes, I would be very at home in your home.

  21. So you read Shantaram... but did you get through it? :)


  22. LOVED Bridge of Sighs .... and your Bs are all fun .. and we get a better glimpse of you!

  23. I applaud you! A terrific blog full of passion, fun, honesty, and joy! I am so happy you stopped by to visit. I will return again and again I'm sure!

    All the best,

  24. Oooh, more books! What did you think of Shantaram? I loved it, but I think I lent it to someone too, and I can't find it. I can't find Good Omens either. Must start writing name and phone number in books ...

    On behalf of the team, thanks for taking part in ABC Wednesday! See you next week?

  25. I have never enough books. The perfume bottles look pretty a "little" dust...never mind!

  26. And when you finish reading all those books, you can start on mine. I think we have the same delicious problem : my house is overflowing with books too :( :)

    Havent you heard that very wise saying, "a clean house is a sign of a mis-spent life"? Forget dusting !


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