One of my husband's Christmas presents to me was an amazing new 3-dimensional diorama silhouette book of Aladdin by Niroot Puttapipat, an artist of masterpiece quality (I know I’m prone to exaggeration, but truly….his work is exquisite) I’ve had the acquaintance of for a few years online now. He lives in England, and this new book of his was only available from a UK publisher, so Tom ordered it through Amazon.co.uk and I was thrilled!
I downsized the clutter on our étagère, and put the book on the top, spread open to a favorite page with two lovely tumblers I found at TJ Maxx with very Moroccan-looking gold scrollwork on them holding it in place. Tom pointed out that the book could get damaged in the bathroom steam, and I of course agreed wholeheartedly that I would check it regularly for any signs of the slightest bit of damage. But a book that gorgeous should NOT stay closed on a shelf. It just shouldn’t. And can’t. If it ends up I can't display it here, I'll display it elsewhere instead.