Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Upcycled and Recycled on Etsy - The love of Ephemera

I absolutely adore ephemera and often I have seen books, magazines, etc. that are too damaged to salvage or simply outdated.  While collecting old books can be a great hobby most people would find a common entire copy of the Encyclopedia Britannica from 1950 to be cumbersome and not very valuable.  It may be in great shape but since it was common it really has no value.  So what better way to keep this lovely treasure alive than to upcycle it? 

On the same note I love to upcycle children's books.  Those lovely images dancing colorfully across the page but once you little one decides to scribble over several pages the book loses its luster.  So here are some great Etsy finds salvaging those beautiful words and pages:
From ButterflyInTheAttic at
Found in StartTalkingVintage at
Found on CassandrasNotebook at
From SpellBinderie at
From PeonyAndThistle at
From Tzaddihome at
From KariannKelly at
Found in AnthologyOnMain at
Found in Nommon at
Found in CreateLovely at


Peony and Thistle said...

So lovely to see all this wonderful upcycling! Thanks so much for including our bunting in your lovely blog!

Christie Cottage said...

SO cool! Thanks for sharing!