4/15/10

Thursday Thriftshop Therapy: Old Books




I have so many vintage books that I've thrifted or that I've kept from my own childhood or my parents' collection. There's something about old books. Stack them on top of one another and voila! You have an elegant display. I had fun with props, throwing in a pair of vintage reading glasses & a desk lamp.

This is another reason I love used/vintage books - personal inscriptions and/or having someone's name written in it. Gives the book true history & an emotional history.

I can't wait to have a proper place to display my children's books, old & new, as they are my favourite type of book. Vintage style/decorating books are also display-worthy! I will definitely be doing something nifty with my graphic novels & classic pinup books. :)

Do you have a particular way you like to display books? Lay them flat like I've done above, or shelve them by colour? Share your ideas!
~caren

1 comment:

  1. I want that knitting book! I love finding vintage books! I have quite a few treasures in my collection.

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