Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Romance Books

 
Today  I’m doing a rerun of a book bundle project I did last year.    It involves a bit of  “Romancing”.     Romancing the Book Bundles,  that it.    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  $79 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.  They will work well in a number of your vignettes.  The book with  the ribbon and script was in my 
Wedding Anniversary  post and is also in my current header.

40 comments:

  1. They are beautiful, Honey. So quick and easy too! Thanks!

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  2. I have to try this. I read on another blog to rub a wet teabag over the pages and spine to age them. Then add ribbons, sheet music, and twine.

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  3. I was in Pier One today and they have three sizes of fake books to stack. They do not open and range from $18 - $22 each! Have these people never heard of used book stores? ~ Maureen

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  4. You are so clever and talented.

    I just love those bundles.

    I actually laughed out loud about your PB comment- SO TRUE!!!!

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  5. I would love to make this, too and I like to add a little seashell on top of everything! Enjoy your week! ♥

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  6. Honey, this is so beautiful!! Perfect for Valentine's Day!! You always create such pretty things!

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  7. Hi Honey Sweetie...
    What a gorgeous share. I love your stack of books. The twine is so romantic and along with the photo. It might also look gorgeous with some soft colored seam bias tape that is crinkled and tied. So pretty. A little charm or two might be pretty as well. Oh you have my mind swimming. I so love it when you share.

    Hope you are having a gorgeous evening sweetie. Country hugs and much love, Sherry

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  8. It is beautiful, I love valentines. Thank you ever so much for sharing these creations for us all to enjoy. Cheers SpecialK XoXo

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  9. Lovely post, Honey. I love old books and you've adorned yours beautifully. I haven't been in Pottery Barn in awhile but you are so right in your assessment. It is amazing how some folks would rather buy made-in-China fakes than oldies that were made in the good ol' USA.
    Lynn
    email: Lynn@nsytes.com
    www.cottageandcreek.com

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  10. What a neat take on the popular book bundles.
    Thanks for linking up to the first "Cowgirl Up!" Linky Party!
    ♥linsey

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  11. Love the book bundles, very romantic.
    Thanks for stopping by my vignette blog post.
    Michele

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  12. Love how you've romanced and dressed up your books.
    Glad to be your newest follower, Mary Alice

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  13. Honey,
    I love your book bundles. I really like the idea of adding the old photos. Very pretty.

    hugs
    Sissie

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  14. What a great idea and so simple to do. So pretty!

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  15. Love the cream colored one with the script.
    sweet idea.

    blessings
    barbara jean

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  16. These are all so precious, Honey! I seriously think I could do this! What a great idea!

    XO,
    Jane

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  17. It looks very nice and I really like the old photo.

    Hugs
    Elna

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  18. Just stylish and such a simple idea, thanks for the inspiration.

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  19. Beautiful and I loved reading your anniversary post. So did you print the script page and add it on top of the bundle? They're all so pretty and elegant -- thanks for sharing this with us!

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  20. Those are so beautiful!!! I have two book bundles I bought off Etsy and I just love them:) I may have to try my hand at making my own...thank you for the inspiration!

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  21. what a sweet display - these are very expensive if you were to buy them in a store - and yours are prettier!

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  22. Hi Honey,
    These are lovely. I love what you've done with some of my favorite things: ephemera, photos, and ribbon & jute.

    So Pretty.
    Diane

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  23. Beautiful book bundles. I love how you added the sheet music and other embellishments. You're the bomb!!

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  24. Very pretty and romantic looking, Honey! I love the script and the ribbon you've used to tie them.

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  25. Hi Honey,

    Your books look pretty and romantic.

    Dee

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  26. I had to giggle when you mentioned PB...I'm sure you are spot-on with the price tag. I'm forwarding this post to my Mom, whom I am certain would love to make something similar. Hoping she'll make a bundle for me too!
    Allison

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  27. Won't be long til PB and Anthro and ... have them in the stores!!! I think they have blog spies stealing our great ideas and making millions. That being said, I LOVE your bundles! XO Cindy

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  28. Oh, I love them!! And I have all the stuff, I think I'll make some tomorrow! Thanks for the inspiration! ~Lorraine ♥♥♥

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  29. They are beautiful and simple to do!
    I'm following you on Linky and GFC.

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  30. Hello... Absolutely gorgeous!!!! Love the idea of giving it as a anniversary gift with wedding photos printed up in black and white or sepia or even a baby christening gift with black and white feet or hand photos on a vintage nursery rhyme book.... I may be getting carried away now:) may need a coffe to calm down, they look beautiful. Thanks for the great idea i am following you on linky
    Have a great day clarissa xo

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  31. Lovely romantic images. :)

    I'm following you on the new Linky tool. :) I have mine set up...I hope you'll come by and follow me back.

    ~Liz

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  32. BEAUTIFUL! sending Hugs and happy weekend wishes. xo

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  33. Really romantic and simple. I like it!
    Thank you for share
    Silvia

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  34. What a beautiful post, what a beautiful wedding! Your post makes me wish Spring were here!!

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  35. How lovely! I'm your newest linky follower-stop by for a visit!

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