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06 February, 2011

A Vintage Book Bundle with Antique Paris Postcards for You!

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039 I am really excited about my latest project! I have had it stewing around in my brain for quite a while but couldn’t find exactly what I had in mind…until yesterday! Woo hoo! 

prod1671515 I am probably the last one in Blogland to try my hand at these vintage book bundles featured at Restoration Hardware. I have seen so many examples of them on your lovely blogs, but it wasn’t until I wandered into one of my favorite antique stores that I found what I had been looking for…

011 …some really old books at a very reasonable price! I paid about $4 for the three books, one of which dates back to 1910. I am thrilled! However, our co-host Baby Kitty seems more interested in my neighbor and her oh-so-frenchy standard poodle who are out for a walk!

028 Now I have to preface this by saying that 34 years of teaching school and constantly telling my students to take care of their books made this part a little difficult for me! However, I purposely chose books that were already in really bad shape. And…gasp!…you can see that one of them was an old library book...but I pressed on anyway!

046I simply ripped the (already dangling) covers off to expose the spine, then I added some jute twine and tucked in a wonderful antique Paris postcard and voilà! Which brings me to another subject…

023 Just look at what else I found waiting for me in a dark little back room…five antique Paris postcards in pristine condition for…get ready for it$5.00! That's $1.00 each! Oh, jubilation! These are the real deal dating from around 1900! I found one of them listed on eBay with a postmark of 1908 and priced at about $10. Woo hoo! I think they may have still been there because they do not depict the more widely known Parisian monuments, but my absolute favorite was among them, so I jumped at the chance to buy them!

La Madeleine2 I scanned them in so you could get a better look. Isn’t this fabulous? Warning, warning…I feel the French teacher in me coming out! lol This one is of La Madeleine, a Neo-classical style church commissioned by Napoleon in 1806. Look at the wonderful wide street…and not a car in sight!

Bois de Boulogne1 I love this one! Do you see the couple in the little boat? Can you say Renoir? She has a parasol and I am willing to bet he is wearing a straw boating hat! How romantic! This is the lake at the Bois de Boulogne.

L'Eglise Saint-Etienne du Mont The church of Saint Etienne-du-Mont  houses the remains of Saint Geneviève, whose prayers saved Paris from an attack by Attila the Hun in 451. Amazing, huh? Love that unusual façade!

Place de la Bastille This postcard depicts the Place de la Bastille where the infamous Bastille prison of French Revolution fame once stood. It's no longer there, its destruction beginning the day after it was stormed! This column was eventually built in its place, commemorating another revolution…the Revolution of 1830. I love seeing the Parisians in their turn-of-the century garb!

la sainte-chapelle  And finally, my favorite…la Sainte-Chapelle…the chapel in the palace of Louis IX who built it to house the sacred relics he brought back from the Holy Land during the Crusades! If I could only take you to see ONE place in Paris, this would be it! There you will find the most breathtaking stained glass windows I have ever seen in a little jewel of gothic architecture! Sigh!  (Click here for virtual tour. Be sure to click on full screen! Amazing!)  And…look at that fancy carriage and the little dog out for a stroll!

Postcard backAnd…here is how the back of each of the cards looks. None of them have ever been used. Cool, huh? I have not put watermarks on any of these photos in case you want to copy them and find some crafty use for them! If you do, please come back and tell me so I can come see!

vignette with cat And finally, here is the result! Taaa daaa! I call this one…Vignette with Cat! I hope you like it!

 
Thanks for stopping by! I hope you enjoyed a little peek at my project!  Please visit these wonderful bloggers and their beautiful blogs to see what they are up to and to find a list of this week’s participants!
Stephanie Lynn at Under the Table and Dreaming for the Sunday Showcase Party
Sarah at Thrifty Decor Chick for Before and After Monday (first Monday of the month)
Susan at Between Naps on the Porch for Metamorphosis Monday
Mary at Boogieboard Cottage for Masterpiece Monday
Marty at A Stroll Thru Life for Tabletop Tuesday
Linda at Coastal Charm for Nifty Thrifty Tuesday
Tam at The Gypsy's Corner for Three or More Tuesday
Kim at Savvy Southern Style for Wow Us Wednesdays
Kathleen at Faded Charm for White Wednesday
Gina at The Shabby Chic Cottage for Transformation Thursdays
Leigh at Tales from Bloggeritaville for Thrifty Thursday
Cindy at My Romantic Home for Show and Tell Friday
Courtney at French Country Cottage for Feathered Nest Friday
Linda at A la Carte for Junkin' Finds on Fridays
Debra at Common Ground for Vintage Inspiration Fridays
Sherry at The Charm of Home for Home Sweet Home Friday
Laurie at Bargain Hunting and Chatting with Laurie for A Few of My Favorite Things Saturday
Donna at Funky Junk Interiors for Saturday Nite Special
See you next time! A la prochaine! Pin It!

103 comments:

  1. Love your classical "vignette with cat"...this one may go down in history!!! :-) The postcards are amazing and I think some great crafts will be presented using them...btw...love the books...like you, I just can't seem to do it...it just goes against everything I've always been taught...but I'll enjoy everyone's photos!!! Have a beautiful day!!!

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  2. Love the "vignette with cat" - my favorite tee hee. The postcards are amazing. I've found some really neat old postcards depicting Texas at the turn of the century - Chris uses them in his still life photos and they are so much fun. I love the look of your book stack, but I just don't know if I could bring myself to do it. Maybe I can find some that already have the covers torn off :) Kat

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  3. Oh Deb the postcards are such a treasure, How lucky they are for you to have found them, now they have a wonderful caretaker. That is unreal that you found those. I think they were waiting for YOU!!! Kathysue

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  4. I'm sure Kitty was most happy to pose for this soon to be totally famous portrait "vignette with cat." It's lovely.

    La Sainte-Chapelle is my favorite place in Paris. How great that you found these postcards. Very fitting for the French teacher!

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  5. The postcards are a treasure and you are so right about Sainte-Chapelle! It's like being inside a jewel box.

    When I was in 5th grade, my reading teacher was a collector of postcards and when we finished our reading assignments, our reward was to be able to enjoy her postcards (isn't it funny now that food and stickers are the reward)! This special treat inspired me to collect postcards and it won't be long that mine will be considered vintage!!!

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  6. Debra, love it... I have so many old books and post cards from my Mother and when I say old I mean old....it's so nice to have them to decorate with how ever knew they would come it handy...Happy Sunday

    Pattie

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  7. "Oh, you know I do. Everything looks gorgeous including kitties."

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  8. Debbie, I think you may need to amend the name of your blog. Perhaps a add a footnote as to the amazing jewels you create for your home. With each new project I find myself wishing for just a fraction of your energy.
    The books and the postcards are winners! Love the vignette with cat. That's priceless!
    Enjoy your week. Thanks for sharing your latest creative endeavor. ~ Sarah

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  9. Hi Deb, The postcards are wonderful and such a great find! The vignette with your new (old) books is fabulous.
    Hugs,
    Sherry

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  10. Love the book bundles Debbie and the postcards.

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  11. Deb I love the book bundles and I'm glad to hear you had a hard time ripping off the covers....I haven't been able to do that yet. Love , Love, Love the postcards. I think I will try to print and do something with them...I will let you know.

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  12. Tres jolie! And what beautiful post cards.
    I referenced you today in my post. You should come over and read it, and then tell me the "secret." ;)

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  13. Debbie,
    Oh the librarian (of ten years) in me cringed when I saw the missing covers. . .sorry! But I know that you are enjoying these precious treasures and I will survive! HA!
    What a find on those postcards! ! ! I usually can find postcards, but all have written correspondence on the back. Lucky lady!
    Kitty and Maurice are almost twins. Maurice does have a white tip on her tail and a black smudge on her nose! Adored the Cat in the Vignette photo! Thanks for this amazing post!
    Fondly,
    Pat

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  14. Hi Debbie! You're just amazing! You should have a shop showcasing all of your most gorgeous things you make! This is so pretty! I love kitty sitting up there and helping with the vignette.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  15. Vingette with literary cat!
    I love your book bundles.

    hugs
    Sissie

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  16. You are so creative and ambitious! That came out great!
    I talked about you in my TTH post. Not the one you just commented on, the one before. You have to keep up on these things, LOL!

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  17. Beautiful post cards. The book bundles are wonderful. The city of Love....Ahhh. Thanks for sharing, I am your newest follower.

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  18. Debbie, Love your thrifty postcard finds! Adding one of them to your bundled books made it complete.
    What a nice cat vignette. *grin*
    hugs, Sue

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  19. I would have trouble ripping them apart too! Love the postcards - lucky you!
    Dropping by from Met Monday. I hope you'll come see DD2's dining room redo.

    Allison
    Atticmag

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  20. Debbie, what great old post cards and I love the vignette with the ripped up books. I am so in the mood to go antiquing.

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  21. What an eye you have to find such great things, beautiful pictures of such beautiful treasures that you found!

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  22. Those postcards are outstanding. I've collected some of my hometown, but I never thought to look for some European ones. Now I see a new collection in my future. I also love that cat. He looks like my beloved Spunky who died in December at the age of 18.

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  23. I really love this post & using local postcards is such a fantastic idea. I will confess that i purchased a book collection like yours....& will change out the card on the top...right now it's a vintage valentine decor photo....but so easy to change the postcard a great idea! xoox

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  24. PS - wouldn't this make a fabulous teachers gift for when the class studies our local area...

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  25. What fabulous finds! Thanks for scanning the postcards and allowing us crafters to use them. I love postcards and my world-traveling sister has been sending us postcards from all over. Her latest ones are from Patagonia.

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  26. I love this project! Now if I can just find the supplies I will be good to go.

    Yours look fabulous and those postcards were a real find!

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  27. I love the postcards - what a find! They look wonderful with the old torn books.

    Hope you have a lovely week.

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  28. Oh what a wonderful post! I too look at the photos and think of how it would feel to stroll with a parasol along such beautiful areas! What a elegant time for some. Thank you for allowing us to enjoy usage of your prints!! Now about those precious kitties...love them! Later,Lori

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  29. Deb,

    The vignette with the cat is priceless. I would have that picture made into signature note cards.

    The post cards of Paris are wonderful. I am not sure I could rip off the covers - daughter of a librarian...

    Carol

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  30. I love it all..postcards, books and especially Vignette with Cat....how did you do that?
    Nanci

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  31. You do have an eye for beauty in old items. I love the vignette, especiaaly with the kitty!!

    It's been so long since I've been to Paris - I know I would appreciate it so much more now and would take the time to look for things ignored before.

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  32. I did a post of the tattered books. Love what you did to yours! Bloggers are much more creative than PB. LOL
    Sherry

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  33. Hi Nanci! I used Photoscape to create the antique photo look for my vignette! It's a free download and is very useful. Thanks for your comment! Happy week!...hugs...Debbie

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  34. I love the books and the postcards--UTTERLY DIVINE!!!!!

    I have felt hesitant to "deconstruct" those old books myself since I"m such a bibliophile....

    But after seeing yours I think I will definitely need to give it a try!!!!!!

    GORGEOUS!!!!!!

    Hugs,
    Lana

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  35. you know i love this, debbie. love the post c-rds. wonderful find.

    xoxoxoxo

    s. who will see you when i return.

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  36. Hi Debbie, thanks for stopping by to see the Shades of Green. With snow in the forecast once again, it's going to be a while before we see any outside. lol.. I love your old books and postcards. Gotta tell ya, I still haven't done this. Just can't bring myself to take a book apart...maybe I'll break over...I love the look. hugs ~lynne~

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  37. Hi Deb....The books are great, but the postcards - oh là là! Fantastique! Merci pour ton aide avec le posting pendant mon voyage à la plage. Tu es super! Linda

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  38. I'm drooling over your wonderful post card collection! Your vignette is wonderful, especially with your kitty :-)

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  39. Sigh-I love your vignette! Makes me want to plan a spring trip to Paris :) Jennifer

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  40. Like it? Are you kidding?! It's..perfection! I love it. Black and white cats are my favorites (I miss mine terribly!) and the entire thing is just wonderful...Especially the BACK of kitty! Made me grin! So tells what cats are like!
    Hugs,
    Mona

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  41. Well, if you can tear up a book...maybe I can too. I love this look and I keep thinking about trying it for my coffee table, but I've been so hesitant to buy books and destroy them. I'm going to start looking for already destroyed copies! Your postcards are wonderful!

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  42. Hi Debbie, I have never been SO excited over anything French until I met you! Truly! You are so inspiring. What a thrill it must have been for you to find those awesome post cards! I did love reading all the info you shared. Your Frenchy cat vignette is precious. Please come back to my blog and take a look at my post today. Do you perhaps have an answer to my mystery question?? Do tell!

    Warm hugs, Donna

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  43. My husband and I go to go to Paris to celebrate our 25th anniversary last June. And my favorite spot? Ste. Chapelle!! I never even knew about it before we went--what a gem!

    Your books look delicious--just like a photo in a catalog. Good job! :)

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  44. Pretty vignette, Debbie. I love the picture with the cat, very artsy...Christine

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  45. The postcards and book bundles go together beautifully! Very charming!
    ~Michelle :)

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  46. Thank you for your sweet encouragement Debbie. This is the first I've seen of the books tied with a postcard. I've missed so much lately! I love the architecture but the couple in the boat is my favorite.

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  47. First ~ Love your header. Second ~ great post. I chuckled a little, the thought of a school teacher riping books ~ never would believe it. Your photos are beautiful

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  48. Wow, that looks so cute! Thank for the post cards! I think I'll print some. Thank you for sharing at Masterpiece Monday. Have a nice week! Mary :O)

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  49. Debbie, the postcards are fabulous and thank you for sharing them with us. I am going to Paris next month and will make a point of going to the La Sainte Chapelle. Making stained glass is one of my hobbies and I always try to see beautiful windows when I am travelling.

    Becky

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  50. Those postcards are perfect. Can't believe the price, and the real deal too. Thanks for sharing.

    Cheers,
    Lisa x

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  51. Oh Debbie, your postcards are fabulous. I love them. It is so interesting when you tell us all about them. I love to hear your stories. Your books looks fabulous too and your little "cat" vignette is wonderful. You are so clever. Thanks so much for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

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  52. Vignette avec Chat? :)

    I adore this.

    I wanted to let you know that on Fridays on my other blog, Metis Linens, my business partner Andrea and I take turns writing about France and all things French~ Fabulous French Fridays.

    I hope you'll stop by. I think you might enjoy it.

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  53. Debbie, what great finds, the old postcards and books. Love the vignette you have created using them. Thanks for sharing.

    Enjoy your day,
    Gail

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  54. Can't believe the steal of a deal you got for those postcards - wow!! Lucky you! Your project turned out fabulous...know what you mean about ripping apart book covers :) but this project was worth it - love it!!

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  55. I forwarded on your blog to my aunt who has a Turkish Van cat. She thinks your kitty is one too and loved looking at the pictures... as well as your decorating!
    Karen
    Ladybug Creek

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  56. Thanks for the tour de Paris....we are leaving in <30 days....I hope to see some of those sights! I haven't the nerve yet to remove the covers off my old books...maybe I just need some torn up ones! Nice post! The music got a hilarious look from my family as it played!

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  57. Wow, Debbie ~ what great finds! That postcard added to the book bundles is just fantastic! I tore apart some books found at GW this fall (which was very difficult for me because I am the daughter of a librarian!), but once they were bundled, I just adored the look! :)

    xoxo laurie

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  58. I too have seen these books in lots of places. I have yet to try this because, like you, I am a bit apprehensive about tearing up books! I love this look and think I may be ready to give it a try.

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  59. I love this look, the postcards are a real find! It's so nice to find them at a great price!
    xo,
    Debra

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  60. Another grandkid? That's wonderful news, Debbie. My grandson turns 1 on the 10th...Christine

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  61. Debbie! You are brilliant! I kept googling the company name of my porcelain kitty but could never find anything about a cork or sand. Thank you so much for the hummel site and the suggestion about the hole being drilled to release gas. It does makes sense so I'm sure that's it. I'm still a bit mystified about the cork and sand though. Thanks for your help!!

    Donna

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  62. I love Vintage postcards also. French, even better! Happy White Wed.
    xx Liz

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  63. Welllll! I have to say that you are not the last person in blog land to vintage up some books. I haven't.... yet! :) Your vignette turned out great! And I LOVE the kitty vignette! :)

    ~Liz

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  64. I am an art teacher from Houston and enjoy keeping up with your cute little frenchy blog! I just read about your upcoming trip to France with your grandson and your plans to go to Giverney.Just had to make sure he has read the children's book "Linnea in Monet's Garden." It is the precious story of a little girl who visits Monet's garden and the pink house. Great intro to Monet's art. Have a great trip!

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  65. Debbie,
    These "cool" old postcards are soooo NIFTY THRIFTY...thanks for sharing at my NTT party.

    Blessings,
    Linda

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  66. Love the postcards. That is one of the first things I look for when I hit the antique stores.
    Your cat vignette is priceless. Isn't it funny how our fur babys always appear when the camera comes out?

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  67. Debbie, your project turned out great! I cannot believe you just happened upon those wonderful vintage post cards when you were contemplating this project! I feel like an idiot, because in years past, I have thrown away books that look the way your books look now! Sure wish I still had them, but I guess I'll find some books I can tear up! laurie

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  68. Oohhhh you lucky ducky finding those postcards!! They are fab!! And thank you for sharing them. I'm saving a picture or two *winks* I'll let you know if I manage to create anything *winks* Love the books in twine too! Vanna

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  69. Hi Debbie...

    Ohhh...what a treasure find, my friend! Your vintage Paris postcards are magnificent! I just swooned as I looked through each of them! I absolutely adore your vignettes with the old twined books and the sweet little Paris postcards! Sooo pretty, my friend! Thank you for sharing the postcard images with us...as well as your beautiful vignettes!

    Warmest wishes,
    Chari @Happy To Design

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  70. This is so lovely. I love what you did with that last photo too. It looks like a painting, lovely! I always wanted to know how to do this. Thank you for the tutorial and showing all of those lovely postcards.

    Karen

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  71. I love books with no covers! I have several totes of them on the truck that I use for display! I started using them about five years ago! Funny people would always say to me why did you take the covers off! lol! Now everyone is doing it!
    Theresa
    aka:tot

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  72. Oooh, la,la! Your Parisian postcards are tres magnifique! What a treasure (and a great bargain, too!). I have been inside of St. Chappelle, and it is gorgeous, isn't it? Love the vignette with your sweet kitty, and the book stack looks terrific! Au revoir!

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  73. What a lovely post from beginning to end! Well, except for the part about ripping covers off books. If I ever try that, I might have to steady my nerves with a glass (or three) of French wine! Still, I love the results you achieved. ;)

    The postcards are fantastic (I fought the urge to put "que!" rather than "tic")! I'm so glad you found them and at such a wonderful price -- meant to be I think!

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  74. Your books look so great! I love how you place them in the tray. What a wonderful find on your postcards and how thoughtful you were to scan them :).

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  75. I just love this....I put it and a link to your blog in my latest post! Too pretty.

    Kelly

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  76. Debbie, your post cards a so fabulous! Like everything else! You are so talented and your posts are so fun!

    Thanks so much for visit and sweet comment on my paper roses wreaths!

    I absolutely adore your mickey mouse wreath! It is total disney perfection! You clever girl! ;)

    Cheers n hugs!

    Tina

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  77. I absolutley LOVE this!!!! I love the postcards and I did copy them in hopes of creating a project with them. Thank you for your kindness. I invite you to link up at my place for Thrifty Thursday....bc that is a bargain!

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  78. Hi Debbie,
    That is so cool!
    I just love vignette with Cat, how frenchy is that!
    Those old postcards are amazing, what a deal!
    And thanks for the Grandma advise!
    I think I may become a once a week poster myself. It takes a lot of work to do a good one like this!
    Hugs,
    Cindy

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  79. I'm gonna have to find me some old books!!! And thank you for the peek at French history. :)
    Shannon
    {aka}|design

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  80. Such a wonderful find - and for such a great price! I've seen the book stacks around, but, I'm not sure I'd really have the guts to rip the cover off of a book!

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  81. I love the book bundles & the post cards are awesome. I want to do the book bundles & wrapped books, but I'm struggling. I am taking small steps. My first step, and it was difficult for me, was to remove paper book covers from some of our regular books. I hate when they get all torn, but my mind kept saying they were there to protect the book. Who knew how pretty some of the ordinary books we have around here were without the covers. The next step will be purchasing a cheap book and removing the hardcover -- oh, that will be difficult. Glad there are gifted bloggers like yourself to lead the way!
    CAS

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  82. I SOOO understand the part about ripping up the books. I have TONs of old books but I haven't been able to tear one up. I think for now I'm just going to group them with a pretty ribbon tied around them. Maybe I'll find some trashy ones at a garage sale this spring in a subject I don't care for! :-)

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  83. You're so very welcome! I just loved your "bundle." Amos and Baby Kitty do favor a lot! Too cute. I'm your newest follower! :)

    Kelly

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  84. Like it...OMG...I loved it. You have such beautiful style and your last vignette with cat was priceless. So glad I got to visit you today through Junkin Finds Friday.

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  85. I adore the post cards, soooooo vintage! I am not so brave as to do that to the books, but yours turned out wonderful, xoxo tami

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  86. Oh, I loved reading about your knowledge of the history of these places on the postcards. Very interesting. I agree with you I would love to see the one with the holy relics. Just wonderful! Thanks for joining me!
    Sherry

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  87. Good lord girl I had to take a No-Doz to get to the comment place here ha ha!!
    Anyhoo..I have seen these books all over blogland and bet it was hard for you to ripped them apart ha ha!! when do you leave for your Paris trip girl is it not soon now..I always enjoy all my visits here Debbie you have so much talent my friend..If I had just have of what your energy is I would also have a no dust house ha ha!! Love ya girl..Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

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  88. I love the French teacher that came out. So funny.

    I have done some books of my own like yours. I love the look. I also love your postcards. They are wonderful.

    Very nice to meet you here tonight.

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  89. Thank you for sharing the postcards. I will never look at a vintage postcard the same! I totally love how your book vignette came out! Your cat makes it perfect!!

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  90. such a great idea! i havent had any luck yet to find old books that are worn enough in my local area, i'm still searching and i do love the paris post cards and such a great buy too! i can see the couple on the boat in one of the postcard, how i long to go to paris again! beautiful cat you got there and love the classic vignette with cat, happy feathered nest friday!

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  91. Absolutely love those book bundles!! I have bundled books, but with the covers on yet... I know what you mean about tearing them off! I think yours are darling and I just love that vignette with your kitty!! Thanks for sharing at Feathered Nest Friday! :)

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  92. Very pretty! And so simple! Thanks for sharing ... I'll be linking. And please come join my link party anytime!

    http://childmade.com/index.php?name=Shared%20links

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  93. What amazing finds. It looks great! I'm your newest follower!

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  94. WOW! I love your blog!!
    I'm here from the Sunday Showcase Party, and your books and postcards are amazing!! I have a bunch of American postcards that were my great grandmothers. Some are cards that were sent to her, and it is amazing to read them!!

    Thanks for sharing!!

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  95. I too have seen this done and have yet to try it - I have the perfect place waiting and need to get the necessary items together! You've done a marvelous job - just love the post cards!
    Kathy

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  96. Though the Vintage Postcards are lovely... I'm particularly impressed of your vignette with Cat card! Love it!!! What program do you use to give such amazing texture to your photos? I'm just now learning to photoshop my images and gladly welcome tips from those who have more experience at it.

    Dawn... The Bohemian

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  97. Your cats are the coolest! Oh. And your book bundles are cool too.

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  98. Doesn't it seem like the best vintage postcards are from Paris? Thank you for sharing yours with us!

    Blessings... Polly
    Counting Your Blessings & French Cupboard

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  99. Hi Debbie, I am a new follower of your blog, I just love it! You are always so positive and have the most interesting things to say. I must also admit that I am quite envious of your thrift store talent, you find the BEST bargains. Thanks for writing a lovely blog...

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  100. I think I found you from Thrifty Decor Chick- and I have not done the book bundles because I couldn't bring myself to rip the covers off! :) I'm encouraged now! :) And is that Lomonosov at the top of your header? (we're in Ukraine)

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  101. I love the look of these books with the covers removed just can't figure out how to do it! I'm assuming the books have to be like yours, covers already coming apart. Great job, great look!

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Thanks so much for stopping by and taking the time to comment! I appreciate my wonderful readers!... Debbie

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