The Life of Jennifer Dawn: Two Great Uses for Vintage Books and a Giveaway

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Two Great Uses for Vintage Books and a Giveaway

I have always had a love for antiques--especially antique books.  Scattered throughout my home are vintage books dating as far back as 150 years.  I especially love ones that still have the original bindings with inscriptions neatly penned inside.  The intrigue behind wondering who the previous owner was is fascinating...
Like who was Mr. U.L. Secrist who once owned my 1899 copy of Schiller's Maid of Orleans?

Here are two great uses for these lovely collectibles...
My love of antique books is what lead me to the fabulous Etsy shop Jaysworld with its vast collection of vintage books.
You may remember that Jamie, the shop owner, recently gave one lucky reader of TLofJD a custom collection of vintage books.  Well, guess what...

Get excited!  Another giveaway...

Follow the directions below to win a custom collection of vintage books valued at $60 in the color(s) of your choice.
Happy entering!
Be sure to visit Jamie and her fantastic shop!
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35 comments:

  1. I might finally try some of the book crafts I've seen on pinterest!
    Elle
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  2. decorations (centerpieces) for my March wedding! :)

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    1. That is a fantastic idea, Becca! I hadn't thought of that. What a beautiful touch to a wedding. :)

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  3. I love decorating with books. I have a gray/yellow room that I'd love to use the black, soft white, & gray book set in!

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    1. I love decorating with books too! That sounds fabulous. Good luck!

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  4. I would pick one to use for crafts and hand made cards. The rest I would covet because I love vintage books...the smell of them, the feeling of the paper, and the stories they tell!
    Rafflecopter :Mechele JOhnson

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    1. I know what you mean. I always feel a little silly when I talk about books like that because I too love the way they feel and smell. Glad there is another avid fan out there. :) Good luck!

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  5. I think decor but so many great ideas for projects.

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  6. suebunting1977(at)gmail(dot)com decor!

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  7. I think I will use it as a gift.

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  8. I would give them as a gift. My daughter would love these.

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  9. I would use it as decor...and probably read it, too.

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  10. I think I would use it as a decoration
    sunniewoodyplus2 atmsn.com

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  11. I would use them as decor in my home!

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  12. I would use these as decor in my bedroom as floating wall books!

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  13. i would use for decor

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  14. If I won, I'd use it for decor.

    Nancy
    allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

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  15. i'd use it for decor!

    annae07 at aol dot com

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  16. I would use them as decor!
    leslie-williams_(AT)hotmail(DOT)com

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  17. I will use for decor
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  18. I'd use it for decor. I am a book fanatic.

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  19. I would make more of these bird canvases: http://geoffandmelissa.blogspot.com/2010/09/song-birds.html

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  20. I might just read them! Or if I'm not interested, I'll use them for crafts. Thanks!

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  21. If may read them, if they seem good.

    lovelydomesticdiva (at) gmail (dot) com

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  22. I could never cut them because I love vintage books, but I would copy some of the pages to use for crafts. Thanks for the chance!

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  23. I'd use them for decor! I've got a little reading nook and right now there's nothing on the table but a lamp. Old books would be the perfect finishing touch!

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