I've been organizing the books in our home, and came across a vintage book that was falling apart. I couldn’t bring myself to throw it away, so I took off the cover, tied string around the pages, and tucked in sprigs of summer dried lavender.
It has become a work of art to me. I love the dedication on the introduction page . . . To Leonora. What a beautifully romantic name.
I've decided that someday, I will travel to France, buy stacks of antique books that are falling apart, and create mounds of book displays throughout my home. Look at this post here to see books from the 1800s.