Creating a Colorful Vintage Bookcase

I adore Vintage books! I tend to collect books in varied colors and contents.
Here, I have grouped blues and greens together in a white corner cupboard for an eclectic way to feature a special collection. I have included cameras and my original and found art work.
Favorite collections: Blue and green books

In the 1940's black lacquer bookcase below, I have grouped books by color.  I have created a chroma of books from left to right, some books with interesting cover colors have been featured, by setting them sideways within the shelves, it adds additional interest.

Colorful books in a bookshelf from the 1940s
Below is the complete bookshelf, with globes collected atop the cabinet and green and orange arrow chairs flanking the sides.  I adore color as you can tell, and in my home… color rules!

What is YOUR bookshelf style?  Share your link below in the comments section.


Harvey Wallbanger Cake from the Winfield Illinois Community Cook book 1970's

Harvey Wallbanger Cake
1 pkg. orange Supreme cake mix
1 pkg. vanilla "instant" pudding 
4 eggs (room temperature) 1/2 C. Crisco oil
1/4 C vodka
1/4 C. Galliano
3/4 C. orange juice

Mix all ingredients together and beat well (5-6 minutes).  Pour into greased and lightly floured Bundt or tube pan.  Bake at 350 for 45-50 minutes

1 C confectioners sugar
2 Tbsp. Galliano
2 Tbsp. vodka
2 Tbsp. orange juice

Mix together and pour over cake.  Use more sugar or less liquid to get the consistency you like.

This is such a delish cake!  If only I could keep the ingredients around long enough!

I have been able to find the Orange Cake mix at Meijer stores in the Chicago land area.