I have loads of vintage books, because of the work I do with them. I have not been able to use these vintage Reader's Digest books though, because of their beautiful patterned covers.
So I have laid them out flat on top of a waist height cupboard in my living room. They have become the temporary new countertop. These volumes are around 50 years old.
Some newer versions formed an impromptu pre-Christmas display on my table last night when we had guests round for dinner.
I thought I would make use of the gorgeous red and the sparkly gold trim, which went well with the flickering candle light!