Friday, May 23, 2008

Literary Folds

A good way to beautifully use some old paperbacks! I made these table decorations from vintage books! I don't read novels, so I had to buy some from a charity shop. I giggled inwardly when the shop assistant kindly pointed out to me that I had bought 3 copies of the same book. I told her it was fine, I wasn't going to read them - just fold them! Fold them? Yes Fold them!
I got the idea from: Matthew Mead: Head over there for lots more "fresh ideas for modern living"!

13 comments:

Steffi said...

Wonderful idea ! I like your picture.Your blog is so nice and you are so creative!

Anonymous said...

wow your photo is so lovely! Your hours of hard work have payed off. They look stunning!

Jesse said...

My great-aunt used to do that! Her house was full of old copies of Reader's Digest folded into shapes. She kept spare cash in them....

Estelle said...

My goodness. Now I have seen it all! (but I am sure you will surprise us with more ...)
You are so patient!

diana @ please sir said...

Great idea - love the group of them in a bowl! You are so clever!

diana @ please sir said...

OH - Matthew has such great ideas! Might have to blog about him at a later date!

Freshly Found said...

Jesse, I am so tickled by the story of your great aunt! I would love to have seen her house. It must have looked so quirky!

Krissy said...

Beautiful picture and what a great idea! I think i might have to make some :)

kat said...

WOW. Great job! They look lovely.

Jessie Cacciola said...

i love these.
- Jessie -

Lynne said...

What an informative site and your links led to other wonderful creative people. Love the idea, and the photo, something about it. Might give the paper folding a go.

Jill Smith said...

I love the vintage books folded but the link doesn't go how you fold them just a picture and a bit of text, l was going to dye them each in a different colour then fold them or dye afterwards but now l can't find how to fold them, anyone know, will trade for a online workshop of mine

Carolina Eclectic said...

Ooh, they look so wonderful. You did a great job!