That's why I'm so attracted to the elegant creations of Honeysuckle Lane's Simple Joy's Lana Manis, which lucky for us, are for sale at her Etsy shop, SimpleJoysPaperie. By refashioning vintage books into wreaths for all occasions, Lana has not only saved them the recycling bin, butshe's also charged them with a novel decorative sensibility and a whimsical sense of humor.
Those of you who have followed me know that I love anything that reminds me of my favorite place on earth -- Paris. The foreign phrases in her "French Text," wreath remind me of my beloved high school French classes and my days as a flâneur roaming the streets of Paris and Bordeaux.
And then, of course, you know that I adore anything tinged with even the faintest whiff of Dolly Parton. Hence, my choice of the "9-to-5" wreath harvested from an old short-hand text
For a look at what collage artist John Derian and Coastal Living's Heather Chadduck have done with the pages of various books, pick up The Find: The Housing Works Book of Decorating with Thrift Shop Treasures, Flea Market Objects, and Vintage Details at Borders, Barnes & Noble, Amazon or Powell's.
Imagining what my book might look like if turned into a wreath....
The Elegant Thrifter
Always Frugal, Always Fabulous!