Don't you just love the look of old books? I never used to give them much thought 'til I started blogging. I noticed that many of you use vintage books to create wonderful vignettes. Something so humble as an old book has so much character and charm, I think! I also enjoy using old book pages in my creations. There's just something about the graphic quality and sepia tones that I find so appealing. So today I went to our library's used book sale in search of some treasures!
I found these two lovely old books a few months ago at the sale, but I wanted to share them with you today. I just love the cover of the top book! The bottom one is a vintage Audubon book, and it has the most wonderful bird plates.
Here are a few ideas that you can use old sheet music and vintage book pages for. You may have already seen some of these projects in previous posts.
Sheet music looks so pretty framed! Easy peasy decorating!
Decoupaged wall hangings using pages from vintage French books. Oooh, la, la!!
Eiffel Tower tags with glittered flower roses.
More glittered paper roses. Tres magnifique!
Eiffel Tower Christmas ornament with yet another paper rose (can you tell that I'm addicted to making these paper flowers?!).
So next time you see a used book sale, be sure to check it out! You never know what inspirations may lurk within the pages of those dusty old volumes!