Here's some of the ways to use books in your decor.
Use them on your mantel. Here I have layered them in with other items.
I found the taller green book ("Victory"), at Good Will. It's vintage, copyright 1915, 2nd printing, 1921. It's in excellent condition. The RD Condensed book was a consignment find.
This book is by Eugenia Price, and is one of her Georgia Trilogy books.
It has a beautiful binding, and the turquoise design on the front.
I paired it with another GW find, with a turquoise cover. By color coordinating the books, I have added interest to this end of the mantel.
I bought this book strictly for it's cover!! It's so unusual.
More RD Condensed books, an old encyclopedia year book, and another vintage book, the red one, standing. I love finding Reader's Digest Condensed books because of their decorative, colorful covers.
Some people alter their books, some paint them, or cover them in pretty paper, or turn them so that the edges of the pages show, rather than the covers. All kinds of crafts are done using book pages. It's really hard for me to destroy a book, and I prefer to remove the dust jackets, and let the colors show.
To give the mantel a fall look, I simply changed out the books for these that have covers in fall colors.
I have plenty to read, but in the meantime, I'll enjoy looking at their colorful covers. Do you use books in your decor?
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