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Monday, 2 September 2013

Reloved Books

She was rummaging through an old box of books.
The old man said "they're going in the bin".
She rescued them and took them home.
Covered the pages with paper.
Added a ribbon tie and a big old vintage button ...
... and turned them into journals.
This one has a little envelope pocket for tickets or a photo ... 
and a ribbon bookmark weighted with a gilded button ... 
she does like it when a book has it's own bookmark.
This one is perfect for a dog lover ... lots of pics of furry friends!
Plenty of pages to write on and a few that are decorated ...
 just because ...
More books will be saved soon ...


21 comments:

KC'sCourt! said...

Lovely idea!
Julie xxxxx

A Treasured Past said...

Oh, these are really fantastic! What a great idea! T x

The Dainty Dolls House said...

That's so lovely. Great way to save the books indeed :)) Have a marvellous week xx

ReVamped Vintage said...

Such a lovely idea! Love, Mrss RV x

amanda peters said...

That such a good idea,I have to save books too...some thing wrong about throwing books out.....

Old Magnolia Tree said...

What a seriously clever idea. They look really wonderful.
Rosie xx

haggiz said...

How lovely to have saved all those books and made them beautiful and useful once again. I love them! Julie x

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

I have done this and it is SO fun. There is something tingling and exciting about holding an old book; it's like opening a secret door in one of the Harry Potter or Narnia movies! You never know what will appear on the next page.

THANK YOU my friend for coming to visit. Let's make learning on any level a fun and memorable experience! Anita

Barbara said...

I love this! I'm so glad you saved and enhanced those lovely old books.

YeamieWaffles said...

Wow this is just awesome Jane, it's annoying how much good stuff, timeless stuff is just thrown out without particular thought, you've done an amazing job enhancing it as well!

Nicci S said...

Fantastic idea, so much better than them going into the bin xx

Flaming Nora said...

That is the most amazing idea and I may have to steal it and make one for little old moi. Hope you don't mind, am in love with these.

the woolly dog said...

That's a lovely idea, hope to see some more...

Anonymous said...

Wonderful idea....

Tricia said...

What a wonderful idea.

Jen said...

Love this--so creative! I love to rescue books too.

millefeuilles said...

Lucky, Lucky books to be brought back to life again! They truly deserve it and they look splendid now!

Stephanie

*Maristella* said...

Hi Marina, nice to hear from you and read your adventures!
Kisses and hugs, *Maristella*.
(with translator)

marigold jam said...

What a fantastic idea. Now I wish I hadn't binned those old books!

Penny said...

How very gorgeous indeed, I love seeing old books repurposed x Thanks for your lovely comment about my blankets x Penny

Melanie said...

Brilliant rescue.