Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Old Books have Ruffles and I bet you can't own just one....

....let me start by saying I have been an absentee blogger and that is all I have to say about that.

Recently, in Elle Decor magazine I had my feathers "ruffled".  Ronda Carman, in her All of the Best blog, was quoted on the Elle's Style Sheet page as saying "books as props have a short shelf life".....well! I fell just short of writing the editor (as Elle included photos of books included as decor on at least 18 pages), vowing to never use Elle Decor for my inspirations again and giving Ronda a piece of my mind!  I have since calmed down and realized she may have literally meant "props".  You see...I really love books and on top of that ....old "ruffled" books. She went on to quote Rose Tarlow and say "An object added for effect rather than affection will always look like an affectation".....(wish I could write like that)...and as I said I do LOVE old books.  Although, I still think they may have their place as "props" I would not be able to form an objective opinion at this point.

Over time, books develop "ruffles", they become more elegant, more lovely and more loved. (I have since decided that, I also, am developing "ruffles" and not wrinkles.)  Here are some ruffled inspirations for you....

Ruffled books are always available in the booth (J'Aime Vintaje at the Harpeth Antique Mall in historic Franklin, TN) and you can find them at most yard sales, estate sales and 2nd hand stores.....with affection, of course....(wink)!

1 comment:

  1. I like your definition of ruffles.
    I'm going to have to borrow that. :)

    Love the ruffle book inspiration!
    Thank you.