Sunday, June 10, 2012

Free Encyclopedias Circa 1950's


This past Thursday, I found three, incomplete encyclopedia sets on the side of the road.  I wasn't quite sure what to do with them at first, but like most Pinterest addicts and roadside junkies, I had to "rescue" them.  Surely, they can become something great.


I've searched the web and have pictured some great ideas below.  Be sure to check out the original creators and their tutorials if you're interested in repurposing a few books. 


I love everything about the following picture.  The leaves are made from book pages & the vine is from craft paper.  And who could resist that hutch?!  It's absolutely stunning!

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This is a unique take on the book wreath.

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The Popular Rosette Book Wreath:

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Anthro-Inspired Pears (tutorial):

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Vintage Art:

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Book Wreath Framed (tutorial):

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Vintage Book Pomander (tutorial):

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Book Page Embroidery:

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Vase Book Pages (tutorial):

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Book Pages used as Wallpaper:

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Egg Wreath (tutorial):

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Easter Egg Banner:

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Pumpkin (tutorial):

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Table Runner:

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Rolled Book Page Letters (tutorial):

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Book Bundles:

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This one is a must for me.  Stacked Books Table Lamp (tutorial):

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Book Planters:

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Book Clock (tutorial):

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Vintage Book Frames:

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Book Monogram:

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Need I go on?!  The possibilities seem endless.

Never estimate the value & character that lies hidden in an old book.  Or in my case, 35 vintage encyclopedias lying on the side of the road.

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