Thursday, April 7, 2011

Old Books.....

I love the feel, smell and look of old books. I like rag tattered bindings and writing on the pages. I like bookplates, formal and to see the sentiments from the book gifter and sometimes you find a little critique from the recipient. I recently found one that read "This book sucks!" on the inside front cover.......LOL!

With so many other ways to "read" a book today I feel a need to find ways to preserve and use these lovely relics. If you visit my booth at the Harpeth Antique Mall you will find these timeless treasures sitting here and there. Some are vintage and some are antique. Today I will share one way I have used an old book and a couple of other inspirations with you.....enjoy!

This Rolodex is available on my Etsy store!

Lately, I have also been seeing a lot of unique "wreath" wall decorations done with old book pages.....I love the multi-dimensional look of these and hope to do a few soon. Here is an example I particulary like from NiceDwellings.....

Or how about this.....what an inspiration! WOW....this piece of art is from Mixed Media Artist, Deb Holien. Visit her blog for more inspiration.

Have an inspired day!


~J'Aime Vintaje~


  1. Wow! I am inspired! I've not seen the wreaths....very unique! Thanks for the tour....that was fun!

  2. Very clever! Love the Rolodex too! I feel the same way you do about books! When I get a book from the library, the first thing I do is look at the slip in the back...I love to see the history of the book. And it gets me thinking about the other readers that came before me. : )

  3. Love your blog! Thanks for sharing it with etsygreetingsteam. I also love the rolodex...very creative. I, too, love't matter!

    Happy to be following you,

  4. oh i love paper ephemera much!!

  5. Love the rolodex. What a great repurpose for a book!