What are your #FridayThoughts on -> Shelfie: Clutter-clearing ideas for stylish shelf art by Martha Roberts #Friday56: #FollowFriday #FridayFeeling #Friyay! #TGIF! @martharoberts01

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This week’s Book Beginning and Friday56 choice is…

Shelfie: Clutter-clearing ideas for stylish shelf art

Award-winning journalist, color blogger and shelfie fanatic Martha Roberts shows you how to source, sort and arrange your belongings into stylish shelfies for home and workspace.

An interesting response to the clutter-clearing movement has been ‘the shelfie’ as a decorating trend and social media phenomenon. What started as a label for beautiful bookshelves is now applied to artfully stylish arrangements of collectables, flowers, photos, crafting ephemera, perfume bottles – and of course books. And shelfies don’t just appear on shelves but also on tabletops, fireplaces and desks. At a time when we own six times more objects than our parents did, and move house more often, de-cluttering, and then curating our possessions stylishly, is an important way of having a dedicated space that is a ‘little bit of us’, injecting stylish personality into the home and workplace. In the first book on the subject, Martha Roberts explores the art of creating great shelfies, explaining color, scale and composition then showing inspiring shelfies in every room in the house, from the kitchen to the bedroom, the home office to a hallway, allowing you to declutter your surroundings without throwing away the things you love in the ultimate form of self-expression. The book’s photographer, Nick Pope, took the photographs for At Home with Plants, also published by Mitchell Beazley. 

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Continuing my non-fiction November theme, I thought it would be good to check out all the different sorts of stylistic shelfies there are in the world. Or at least in this book – I’ll keep you posted to what I think in a review later on this month!   And I suppose it never hurts to de-clutter once in a while, which I am not fond of because that usually consists of everyone looking at me and my books….
And that’s just NOT happening!


I know erotica is not everyone’s cup of tea, but would dunk your Rich Tea biscuit in this and read further? What are you currently reading?

I can’t wait to visit your blogs to find out. Have a great weekend, may your books be with you!

Luv Sassy  X


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Author: Sassy Brit, Author Assistant

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12 thoughts on “What are your #FridayThoughts on -> Shelfie: Clutter-clearing ideas for stylish shelf art by Martha Roberts #Friday56: #FollowFriday #FridayFeeling #Friyay! #TGIF! @martharoberts01

  1. I’ve never heard of shelfies before. Can one take a selfie in front of a shelfie? If so, I’m all in. 😉

    1. Why not turn it up a notch and dress up as an Elfie, for Christmas? I know you. All you need is a little elf’s hat, and you’ve got a whole new series of blog posts thanks to me LOL

      1. haha! Only the elf’s hat? 😉 I may borrow that idea from you, Sassy. 🙂

      2. You’re welcome to it! Just call me your Sassy Secret Santa 🎅 Shelfie Elfie Selfie Sponsor lol

  2. This is a book that will help me out! I am forever trying to style my shelves. Thanks for sharing it! 🙂

  3. Loreen – I am an avid reader who wants to spread the good news about books. I also grow tomatoes. You can follow me on twitter on Twitter @lbessire1.
    Loreen says:

    I take pictures of my shelves, but I’m not in them. I seldom take pics of my self. All of the books you listed look interesting, I must say. I’ve watched a number of de-cluttering videos today, so your post is right up my alley.

  4. fuonlyknew – Voracious reader and love to do reviews. Will review yours! Love Doritos and chocolate. A fan of furry friends. I'm afraid of things that go bump in the night! I do reviews at request when time allows. Prefer print versions but also will do ebooks. If I can stand to let them go, I use some print review copies for giveaways.. Also like doing ARC reviews to promote authors and their books. I encourage authors to comment. My reviews are posted on my blog, Amazon, Goodreads, Shelfari, Smashwords and Barnes&Noble.
    fuonlyknew says:

    This sounds perfect for me. I’m always looking for ways to clear the clutter and make things tasteful and fun without throwing everything in boxes and stuffing it in the closet. LOL

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