Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Romancing the Book Bundles

Today I did a bit of  “Romancing”.     Romancing the Book Bundles,  actually.    It takes only a few minutes and adds a bit of Valentine’s Spirit.   Pottery Barn probably hasn’t thought of this yet or they would be charging  $39  $59 a bundle.

      All it takes is a bit of ribbon,  a bit of twine,  a piece of sheet music,  some printed script and an old photograph, or whatever inspiration you have on hand  to add…

  










…a bit of romance to your books.


The Script Book is also featured in my  Celebrating!  post.
Page of script was from the Graphics Fairy.

Hugs, Honey

76 comments:

  1. Oh, good job!! These are gorgeous! Love your take on them.
    Sherry

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  2. I love the script print and I think that the photo is a great idea. I just love making these.

    hugs
    Sissie

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  3. These are stunning....stunning!

    Kelly

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  4. That is a great idea. Those are all very nicely done. Thanks for dropping by my place.

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  5. These are so fun to see...so many different ways to make them. I love the script pages and the music sheets!

    XO,
    Jane

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  6. LOVE these, so pretty this time of year and so romantic! So glad you're linking up to VIF!
    big hugs,
    Debra

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  7. Beautiful basket of treasures.

    blessings
    barbara jean

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  8. Have always had a soft spot in my heart for vintage script - your "bundles" are lovely & the old photographs are so sweet.

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  9. Honey, this is so sweet and you did a wonderful job on tying the jute twine! You need to show us how you did that one!
    So romantic, just love your style of doing things.
    Hugs- Tete

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  10. Now this is such a sweet idea...love the "old" pic!

    Blessings,
    Linda

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  11. I love seeing books bundled with pretty things. The heart with the butterflies is beautiful.

    Cheers,
    Lisa x

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  12. Honey that's such a great idea!! And PB would probably charge $20 more than that $59 for those*winks*
    ....I want to see that english armoire now!...You can't just throw that out there my friend! Not to me...an armoire addict! *winks* I NEEDS to see it!! And don't worry about that ole bed...it'll just be me and about 12000 of my closest friends lol! Vanna

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  13. Hey girlie, you have won an award! Come on over to my place to pick it up!
    Hugs- Tete

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  14. Very cute! And I think Ballard is charging a small fortune for book bundles. ;)

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  15. I just love how these turned out! What a way I could incorporate old family photos with accessories. Great idea!

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  16. That's beautiful and creative way to show personal touch..

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  17. These are really stunning. I am now your latest follower.

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  18. Beautiful- very romantic! I'm sure they would charge a mint for that! You did great!

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  19. These are just gorgeous and very romantic. Thanks for sharing.

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  20. Gorgeous! I just love how something can be so elegant and yet so simple at the same time. When you group them all together like that it is so very charming! Thanks so much for all of the support you have been giving to our new blog and for adding us to your blogroll! I realized that you were not listed yet under our Bloggers we love page and wanted you to know that you are now! :-)
    Vanessa

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  21. This is such a lovely, romantic idea. Thanks for sharing and for stopping by my VTT post.

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  22. ...I saw them too in the PB catalog and thought to myself, yah' NO!!
    So many ways to do these pretty little bundles and they are all simple to make and lovely to look at:)

    xo, Rosemary

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  23. Oooh! I love this..so very pretty and frenchy! Don't give PB any ideas! They WILL charge an arm and a leg for it! lol Happy weekend!...hugs...Debie

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  24. Absolutely gorgeous and romantic!!!!
    Thanks for sharing!
    hugs~~ Daphne

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  25. Clever of you! This makes a beautiful, romantic statement. ~ Sarah

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  26. What wonderfully chic and stylish way to decorate for Valentine's day ! Full of vintage charm

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  27. I just love your book bundles! I made some this year, too, from a GW jaunt! Isn't it silly how PB charges so much when we can make the same thing for pennies??? :) Gotta love it! Happy FNF!

    xoxo laurie

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  28. This is so lovely! You have a great blog. I am hosting a giveaway on my blog...hope to see you there:-) hugs Anu

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  29. What a lovely idea...very cleaver and I do have some old sheet music that I think this would work with. Thank you for the inspiration.(-:

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  30. Hi Honey...

    Love, love, LOVE your pretty books! What a great idea! Oh, and you are so right about PB...they would be charging an arm and a leg for these pretty books! Thanks for the great idea! Sooo pretty!!!

    Warmest winter wishes,
    Chari @Happy To Design

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  31. What a romantic vignette, very pretty indeed.

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  32. Honey, yours are much cuter than Pottery Barns!
    Brenda

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  33. Love these bundles and your photos are wonderful too. Thank you for sharing. I'm your newest fan and follower.

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  34. I truly think PB gets their ideas from all the creative bloggers!

    Yours are truly unique and beautiful!

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  35. Thanks for following me. I would love to see your chandelier when you get it finished! So many ideas, so little time!

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  36. Hi there- Love this idea! Especially loving the music books all wrapped up and pretty! Beautiful, beautiful bundles! Thanks for sharing at Feathered Nest Friday!:)

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  37. What a pretty thing to do - so romantic, especially with the old studio portrait.

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  38. These look fabulous and so very romantic...

    I am now your newest follower.

    Blessings Kelsie

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  39. That is precious. I see it done, and just never have done it...I may have to try.X0

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  40. So beautiful! Romanstic and Elegant. I love how each item is wrapped so uniquely. Great idea!

    ps...thanks so much for stopping by and being so encouraging :)

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  41. Nicely done! I love the penmanship on the hand-written piece. No one has writing like that anymore.

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  42. Very pretty! Just the right romantic touch for a Valentines Day display!

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  43. So pretty. You are right, PB would be charging 59.00 if they came up with that! LOL
    Visiting from My Romantic Home!
    Roselle

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  44. Books are so fun to decorate with and your bundles look great!

    -Rene

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  45. This is wonderful. I love the embellishment you added to the tied books.

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  46. You did a wonderful job. I just love old sheet music and script writing.
    Dropping by from Met Monday. I hope you'll come see DD2's dining room redo.

    Allison
    Atticmag

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  47. You made this into such a beautiful project!!! Kudos!!!
    Have a beautiful week!!!

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  48. Oh, this is just too cute! I saw you featured over at Under the Table and Dreaming! Don't mind me... if I copy :D

    Hope you've had a wonderful weekend!

    Hugs,
    Michelle

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  49. Fun idea. I always wonder---who is copying whom? LOL Pottery Barn from us, or visa-versa!
    Happy Day! ~Heidi

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  50. You have used two of my favorite things, ephemera, and old books. I love what you created.

    Karen

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  51. I love these, so romantic. Love the twine tie, and yes, PB will be selling those for 1 million dollars!
    Christine
    greatoakcircle.com

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  52. I love your books, the way they're tied up and the way you're displaying them!!!!

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  53. Wow, those are so beautiful! Thank you for sharing at Masterpiece Monday. Have a nice week! Mary :O)

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  54. How pretty! Love the look of the books. Simple elegance ~ fabulous photos

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  55. Gorgeous and your comment about PB was too funny! I think yours is much nicer and definitely more 'thrifty'. I didn't have the courage to attempt one myself so I bought one off Etsy, still half the price of PB!!!

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  56. Your book bundles are just beautiful! You are wrong about PB though, they would be STARTING at 59.95 and the really cute ones would be 119.95 LOL. Love your blog!

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  57. I love books with no covers and have been doing these for years. It's funny how you see them everywhere now, but I love the spin you put on yours!
    Theresa
    aka:tot

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  58. LOVE your books!!! I need to make some too.....today;)
    ~Debra xxx
    Capers of the vintage vixens

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  59. Love it and thanks for linking to the party.

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  60. I love your love books !
    Great job on the photos !
    Hugs,
    Kammy

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  61. So pretty and creative! I made some PB knockoff book bundles, too this year and just love them! I want to make some more! I adore your feminine white ribbon and vintage pics!

    xoxo laurie

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  62. So creative! The vintage photo sets it off perfectly.

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  63. Those book bundles are really different with the script paper and sheet music. Very pretty.

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  64. Hey friend! I know I commented above but I wanted to stop back by and say thanks for linking this up to the party this week! :-)
    Vanessa

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  65. Loving your book bundles and you Valentine additions make them extra Lovely! thanks for joining Junkin Finds Friday this week. Hugs, Linda

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  66. So pretty and sweet! Don't know how I missed your lovely blog but am very happy to have found you via Holiday Haven! I'm your newest follower and would be delighted to have you follow me back!
    Happy Valentine's Day!
    Tammy

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  67. What a great idea - I love these bundles!! I am your newest follower!

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  68. This is so pretty and charming! What a great idea...

    Cindy

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  69. So pretty, I will have to try this! I like the vintage photo you added. I am your newest follower.

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  70. I love old french writing and old sheet music! These books are so pretty!
    xo,
    Sena

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  71. Your romantic book bundles are so pretty!
    ~ Julie

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  72. The photography on your blog and the blog itself is gorgeous! I'm now a new follower...thanks for your kind comment on my blog.

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  73. How beautiful, and beautifully done! I have some old family photos that I should do fun things with, thanks for the wonderful idea! And thanks so much for adding this to The Valentines Party, I hope you had a wonderful Valentines Day!

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  74. Those are some of the most beautiful book bundles I have seen! Just lovely!

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