To reduce the number of books sitting around doing nothing, I made altered stacks of books.
Used up quite a stack of them along with twine, lace, keys, and other bits.
I do not use my vintage photographs.
I copy them on vellum.
They are quite see-through.
Cut them out with deckle-edged scissors to fit the front of the stack.
Some vintage lace attached with glue strips.
A tag or a key or a rusty star.
The stack of loose pages is secured with thin twine.
I make sure the ornamentation is below the people in the photo.
A fake hydrangea.
I think I love the sides as much as the fronts.
If you are going to alter one, you might as well alter a stack of books.
And decorate them in many ways.
Just think maybe a descendant will buy one and never know they are related.
If you are my age, you will remember the photographer who walked around the neighborhood with his pony.
We also had a photographer with a goat cart.
The stirrups are dated 1952.
The altered books are available in Booth W-10 (Riverfront Antique Mall) and in my Etsy shop where you can use the 10% off coupon below.
Use this discount code to receive 10% off your purchase at the Distressed Donna Etsy store:
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