Has anyone been to Restoration Hardware lately?
I love some things about their new look, like their use of linen,
and reclaimed wood pieces.
I would say over all that the store has lost me.
Even though most of RH's furniture is oversized and over priced,
I still did enjoyed shopping there and there was always something
that was well within my price range.
I loved the quality and the old retro touches they had,
as well as interesting cleaning and kitchen gadgets.
But this last visit was a disappointment.
I did however spy these old antique books with the covers torn off.
The colours of the old pages speak to me, and I really think they'd look beautiful any place
you choose to put them.
But who needs RH to rip the covers off of old books when I can easily do that myself.
I'm sure I can round up a few old books and some string for less than the $29 US price tag.
So I left for home on a mission to tear covers off my old book collection, but of course by the time I got home I had forgotten about the idea it completely.
(So much is going on at home these days that forgetting about creative ideas is easily done.)
Then I came across this post at one of my favorite blogs, My Sweet Savannah, that reminded me of this idea in the nicest way! She adds such a sweet, flea market twist to these old books -
and actually I like hers so much better than the ones at Restoration Hardware.
Aren't they beautiful?
My sister and I split a box of old books that we found while out at a garage sale a few weeks ago.
I got these three sweet books but I couldn't for the life of me bring myself to pull the covers off.
How do you display your old books?
I'm linking up to "Make it 4 Mondays"
at my friend Cindy's blog,
Please pop over and visit!