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I gathered some old books that had covers in poor condition. I carefully removed the book pages from the binding with a razor knife.  I love the discoloration of the pages and varying shades of the old residue left behind from the binding.

The colors are so muted and pretty. Neutral yet distinctively different!

I collect old ribbon, lace and basically anything that has an old look to it~ This thick ribbon I believe was used for hemming or inserts into shirts that buttoned in the front. It’s aged, discolored but oh so perfect for this set of books. I added some lace, white vintage beads and a pretty rhinestone necklace.

Tuck and tie, let them fall where they may….pretty accent for a tabletop, side table or display! Try it yourself, it’s fun!