Thursday, August 9, 2012

Bookmarks!!



I found these cute book spine bookmarks by way of Pinterest.  Which led me to Green Paper and then of course to Etsy (P.S. I love vintage!), which is where I always end up.  I think the bookmarks are a creative way to deal with old books that are kind of falling apart.  But I'm not sure I could do it.  You know... make that final tear.  What about you?  They are falling apart any way right?  But I do feel guilt-free just buying them.
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  1. Holy moly, I LOVE those! I'm with you though...I don't know if I could rip the spine off! While I am a complete advocate of writing in books, underlining, etc. and of breaking the spine (on paperbacks), I just don't think I could do that. Those are awesome though :)

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    1. I don't write in books either. I think the books would have to be so horrible that I need to take them out of their misery. Is that possible?

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  2. I LOVE these!

    Konstanz Silverbow
    nothoughts2small.blogspot.com

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  3. cute but i couldn't do it at all not even write in a book.... they are too precious in my eyes

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    1. I agree. It's so hard to imagine but they are super cute.

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  4. These are awesome! I understand how you could feel guilty. I personally would not do that to a book but I do see myself buying these. Maybe because the damage is already done?

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    1. I would definitely buy but would feel so guilty doing it myself. I agree. Damage done and I didn't do it. That's my story and I'm sticking to it :)

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  5. They are lovely but I am torn (get it, torn?).

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    1. Lol. I get it. That was a good one. I really did laugh.

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  6. Oh I would love these. But I am with you, I might tear up if I have to rip apart an old book!

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    1. I know. I would feel pretty bad. But I wouldn't feel the same if I was buying it. Go figure.

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  7. If it was totally falling apart (I have one in that condition actually - it's even missing pages) I could do it. But only in that case. Great find though. These are super dooper cute!

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    1. Missing pages is definitely a sign that there is nothing one can do to save the book. That's definitely a time when I'd feel less bad (wondering about my phrasing).

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  8. I think it's very creative!! they look lovely and most people would just throw away a book that was falling appart anyway.

    I wouldn't but I'm a pack-rat :D

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    1. I wouldn't because I don't throw books away. But if the alternative is throwing it away, this is definitely a better use.

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  9. I like them, too. And I think it's a better use for all those old books that end up as part of the window display at Anthropolgie.

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  10. Oh my gosh! Those are totally awesome!

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  11. I would never have thought to do that but this is such a neat idea! And an easy way to recycle or reuse an old, falling down book. Nice find!

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    1. It is a great idea. I would still prefer to purchase (I'm lazy like that)

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  12. I couldn't do it! At all! But I would love love to have the Girl Scout Handbook bookmark. But it is a great idea. By the way...Welcome Back!

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    1. Thanks! It actually feels weird being back. But I missed it so.

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  13. I love these vintage bookmarks too, I hope I can find similar ones here in our place. Thanks for sharing.

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  14. I love Etsy ^^ and I like these bookmarks too, but I couldn't do it!

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  15. While I am horrified by people who write in books, dog-ear them, etc., once a book is old and falling apart, I'm generally ok with destroying them for artsy purposes. :) I recently bought a couple of paperbacks that were in really rough shape at a yard sale, and I'm going to use the pages to make wedding decorations!

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