Just a super quick post today on the books I picked up last weekend. I really love using books to decorate my room. It’s such as cheap and simple way to add a ‘shabby chic’ vintage feel to a room. Another idea for those who can manage it – I know a lot of people refuse to rip up books. But if you find one with lovely illustrations, pull them out and frame them. I find Scientific journals and exercise books are great for illustrations. Getting nice wall hangings can be so expensive, but as a generalisation book from op-shops are a couple of dollars, even if you only take out one page it’s worth it compared to buying a piece of art.
Personally I find the older the books are the more I like them. They are also much better quality, all fabric bound and the covers are stunning. The reader digest books I picked up have the most beautiful patterns of them, I haven’t seen anything like them and they were such a steal. The lady at the counter just said I could have them for free – she probably recognises me now as I pop in so much! Another one I got a little while ago was the Royal History of England. This one was super old and a little bit battered. I love the deep red cover and the embossing. This one had pride of place on top of by book shelf.