I never pass up tattered old books with beautiful covers. Why, you may ask? Because I like to repurpose them into spiral-bound notebooks brimming with vintage appeal.
Here are my latest rescued relics . . .
Sunny Bunny, a darling children's book from 1918, sports an illustration of the title character playing a flute on the front and a group of his friends on the back. The inside has pictures of Sunny's family in the garden of their adorable pink cottage.
The First Book of Magic, a fun children's instructional book, was originally published in 1953. With a graphic of a top hat and magician's wand on the front, it also has magical illustrations on the inside front and back covers.
Heidi, this classic children's chapter book by Johanna Spyri, was published in 1954 as part of Doubleday's Junior Deluxe series of kids' books.
This Dana Girls Mystery Stories chapter book is from the 1950s. I like the illustration of the Dana Girls holding a holding a flashlight on the green tweed front cover, as well as the drawings of the sleuthing duo on the inside.
In 1931, The North American Almanac was considered the aristocrat of almanacs. It features a wonderful illustration of Viking ships at sea on the front and back covers.
These reclaimed books-turned-journals, along with other items made by me, can be found for sale in my Etsy here.