Sunday, September 19, 2010

Antique Books, Flowers, and Twine

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.

I added a forgotton old flower pin of my grandma's, a little twine, and wha- la!

I think they go beautifully together!

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!

Monday, September 6, 2010

I'm Almost Back!

Tomorrow my baby starts Kindergarten!
(I promise I'm not gonna cry.)

The thought of having the time to finish a thought seems like a luxury to me.

Yes, I LOVE my kids ...

but who could blame me for being excited about having a few hours each day to myself.
After all I will probably be doing laundry and breakfast dishes anyhow.

I hope all your back-to-schools go smoothly!

Talk soon!

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