By the Book
Images of Books
We had these books when I was a child.
These are hollowed out books used as a card box.
Antique vellum books are getting quite popular in decorating circles. They are very beautiful but as an avid reader my biggest pet peeve is book shelves filled with "books by the yard" that look good but you know no one reads. I love my books, re read them over and over and even though I love this look- its not for me.
'bundle of books' huntley & palmers biscuit tin - 1880
Tray side table... made out of a tray on stacks of books. Now THIS I could accomplish!
"Lignin, the stuff that prevents all trees from adopting the weeping habit, is a polymer made up of units that are closely related to vanillin. When made into paper and stored for years, it breaks down and smells good. Which is how divine providence has arranged for second hand bookstores to smell like good quality vanilla absolute, subliminally stoking a hunger for knowledge in all of us." Perfumes: The Guide
i wish all my books looked this beautiful