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Saturday, May 28, 2011

Vintage Book Bundles

Hi Everyone~

I love books, especially those tied into book bundles for display--I think they're dreamy. For these I have attached hand-stamped muslin with French writing and created 2 tags...The female graphic is from Dezinaworld--I adore this image!

Today, my husband and I combed antique malls where we found these books and this vintage camera--I just had to put the camera in the photo!

(Just Sold)

This book bundle is part of my 2 Market 2 Market section of my Etsy store where everything is $10 and under--I hope you'll take a look to snag some bargains!

I would like to dedicate this post in celebration of my friend's upcoming birthday this week. Lynne is an amazing artist and friend. Please join me in extending warm birthday wishes to her. Her blog is at: Adorn I am sure that many of you know Lynne too as she is just wonderful and so inspiring. I remember when I got an email from her once and how she talked about loving to read, so I thought books and the pure dreaminess of vintage images would put a smile on her face as she always creates such delicate treasures with beautiful graphics. Happy Birthday, Lynne!

AND I hope you're ALL having a great weekend!!!


Linking this to Homemaker on a Dime.


Barbara said...

Just beautiful Cindy!! I got my wonderful candlesticks today that I ordered from you on your $10 and under specials. I would like to tell everyone here that they were a bargain. I love candlesticks!

Hugs XX

Cat & Cricket said...

Stole my heart girl.. going over now!

Dorthe said...

Love the look dear Cindy- beautiful- and I ,too, love visiting Lynn- and her beautiful blog- I will run to tell her happy birthday :)
Wishing you a lovely sunday.

Anonymous said...

Ohhh its gorgeous and so original Cindy, your work is just so inspiring
hugs and happy Sunday to you too my friend

craftattack said...

Lovely work as always, these will make wonderful decorations. Valerie

Rebecca said...

Great pic and idea-I'm hoping over to check out your etsy account!

Diane said...

Great idea!! And wonderful display-- I love how you accentuate the vintage--the way it should be!

Lynne Moncrieff said...

Dear Cindy
I actually have tears in my eyes that you would dedicate a post on your beyond beautiful Blog to me.
For you to remember that I have a love for books make this even more special. Actually, I am slightly lost for words at the moment. Let me try to explain my feelings - I never imagined when I started a Blog that it would be a connection to like-minded people who continually showed their kindness and generosity not only with beautiful gifts arriving in the mail but also a kindness in their words and also in actions. To count such people as friends, friends that yes I may never meet but still friends nevertheless, well that is a gift in itself.
Cindy, thank you for such a special birthday gift, this is a gift from your heart, thank you so much.
My thank you is one that is bursting with joy.

Lynne Moncrieff said...

It's me again!!!
The book bundle is fabulous.
You do live the Somerset Life and inspire all of us to live a life of beauty.

Ira said...

What a wonderful way to celebrate Lynne's upcoming birthday! Love your book bundle Cindy! Hugs, Ira

Donnie said...

Sweet post. I need to go visit your lovely friend. Hope you all have a wonderful Memorial Day weekend.

1CardCreator said...

This is beautiful Cindy, and the camera was a great find too. Enjoy your weekend, I'm on my way to wish Lynne a Happy Birthday.

Daniella said...

I LOVE Lynne! She is so kind and talented!! Just an amazing person! Happy Birthday Lynne!!!

Your book bundle is amazing!!! I love them too. I made one for my own house, but haven't photographed it yet. I'm only 4 months in this new house, and FINALLY it isn't looking too much like a war zone!! Maybe I will photograph it this week? that is a big maybe!!

Thank you for sharing your amazing work again!! You are awesome

Ella said...

I love the book bundle, so can see it gracing the pages of Somerset Life~I love old cameras!

Happy Birthday Lynne; hope it is wonderful~

Stacey said...

I'm visiting from Lynne's blog! Such beautiful works you share! I also thought it was so nice of you to do this post for her; honoring her birthday:-). XX

Karen McAlpine said...

Yes, Lynne is the best! Happy Birthday to her!!

Regina said...

such a wonderful book bundle! You are so creative!

hugs Regina

La said...

Gorgeous, Cindy.

Happy Birthday, Lynne!

Karen McAlpine said...

Hi Cindy, thanks for stopping by and following. Love that idea about the doily. I will try that.

deb famularo said...

You always have such beautiful things to see! I wish Lynne the Happiest Birthday!!!!! xOxO

Cameron said...

I can see all those lovely gears in that creative mind of yours spinning! Always, always :)

Wonderful vignette!

FarfallaDK said...

Ooh, I love old books!
They always have a unique smell and are full of history.

And what a cool vintage camera!

Greetings from FarfallaDK

Terry said...

Hi Cindy, How sweet of you to help us celebrate Lynne's birthday! She is every you mention and a special friend to me, just as you are! Happy Sunday to you!

Love of the Sea said...

I love vintage book bundles. I am going to do some Etsy browsing tonight...I will have to stop on by and check it out!! Have a wonderful Sunday afternoon!

Michele said...

i will be sure to wish Lynne a happy birthday! what a gorgeous creation you've posted today. i want to wish you a happy memorial day and to also tell you that you inpired me to join pink saturday this week! take good care dear. xo michele

suziqu's thread works said...

Hi Dearest Cindy - I just love that bundle of old books. There is so much history in them and boy have they been around a long time I bet - look a bit shabby - a bit like me (LOL)! You just can't beat old! It's the quality of how these were made and the camera too.
How are you going sweet woman?
Big hugs,

Jenny said...

What clever marketing Cindy. I have a ton of vintage books. I've been selling a lot on e-bay but I still have a lot left. I don't think I want to venture into the etsy world, though. Happy Birthday to your friend, Lynne! Happy Memorial day weekend to you!

Dot Arnott said...

Hi Cindy,I am not a crafter, but was introduced to Lynn Moncreiffe's blog by her Dad who plays golf with my husband. She is so talented and I find it very interesting visiting other blogs which Lynn mentions in the e-mails I receive. What a lot of clever people out there. I have never been artistic apart from knitting.I am in awe of what I have seen on other blogs.
Have a good day.

Dot Arnottxxx

Brambleberry Cottage said...

Happy Birthday, Lynne! How sweet that you gave her birthday recognition in Blogland, Cindy.

Liz @ the Brambleberry Cottage

Diane said...

Another wonderful creation...I love things like this....and just the word "vintage" gets me I have "Adorn" on my favorites (along with you of course) on my blog!