We hosted a large party this last weekend with the theme of White. Never before had I realized how little white I own...I surround myself with a lot of earth tones and some bright pops of green and orange for the most part, so trying to make my house seem white was a challenge. It spurred the idea of turning my books backwards so the pages were showing. Although it's terribly trying to not be able to see which books are on my shelves, it's a nice effect. I couldn't leave them all that way though—books with green spines allowed me to make another bookish tree whose presence eludes most visitors. That, somehow, makes it all the better. It's like my little secret. Except that now I've proclaimed it to the world. But still.
This is actually the first year that I've incorporated any book trees into my Christmas, but it has been such a warm, wonderful addition that I think I must do it every year now. There are so many more great ideas out there, it would be a pity not to enjoy them all!