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Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Using Vintage Books

I've been sharing some of the vintage treasures that I find at estate sales, flea markets, and antique shops. Here is a little pile of old books that I picked up recently.

I've been looking for an old hymnal for a little while, so I was happy to spot this one at an estate sale. The dark blue/grey book is a 1920s school book. Someone has written all over the inside with pencil, but I think it adds to the charm. I bought the Butterflies and Moths book to use the images as fairy wings or nature backgrounds for some of my projects. I paid $1 for each of these books, which is about my limit for books that I am going to tear apart.

Here is a card that I made with a page from the Butterflies book.

The paper is K&Co "Madelaine." The quote and title are stickers from a Crafty Secrets set. The glittered flowers and butterfly are stickers from K&Co. The other flowers are Prima, Flora Doodles, and whatever else I have in my stash.


Blogger Julie Boeck said...

Great card using the Butterflies and Moths page!! I really love the cluster of flowers on the card too!

March 10, 2010 at 7:16 AM  
Blogger Martica said...

Great way to use those treasures thanks for sharing....

March 10, 2010 at 7:26 AM  
Blogger karlascottage.typepad.com said...

Old butterfly books are always a great find!

March 10, 2010 at 9:51 AM  
Blogger Auntie Cake said...

I am so in love with inches! And adore your sweet card with all those treasures on it! have a beautiful day!

March 10, 2010 at 10:14 AM  
Blogger Anne - Fiona and Twig said...

Hi Erica!
I always seek out the books at estate sales, too. Old hymnals are especially attractive to me.

Thanks so much for your visit to my blog, I hope you'll come back often!

Have a wonderful Thursday!

March 10, 2010 at 8:51 PM  

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