Sunday, June 8, 2014

Book Spine Flag USA

So, I was inspired by the book spine Christmas trees that I've seen on Pinterest and in bloggie land.  My imagination meandered about with book spines as a creative about a flag?

The background is foam board decoupaged with antique book pages from a bible dated in the 1840's!
This bible was filled with family records of baptisms, births, was so sad to see it at a flea market with no one to honor its history.  I bought it, and have created a few projects from it including this cross.
Cross made with Book Spines Antique Books Bible Quotes Book pages, Gift, Fathers Day, wedding gift, book lover, Inspirational, Vintage
The edges of the cross are decoupaged with pages from the 1840's bible.

But back to the book spine flag.....
I had no idea that white/beige book spines were so difficult to find!  I ended up using tan/kaki book spines for some of the white stripes....check out some of the titles on the blue part...."Fathers of the Constitution," ...."American Government,".....quite appropriate!   The "stars" are rhinestone buttons -- so fun!!

Then, of course, I had to bling it up a bit!  The silver beading between the stripes and around the flag are from a vintage beaded gown....Then I added rhinestones on the sides!  Aaahhh!  I LOVE IT!!!  The rhinestones are from vintage pretty!

Well.....then what?  Crystals and chains and keys, OH MY!!  I added three swags of chandelier crystals, chains, and a vintage key at the bottom.  How cool is that?  Not your every day kind of flag, but it's so very interesting to look at.....(oh, my, I just ended a sentence in a preposition...)

Next post I'll share some patriotic banners I've made with vintage patriotic book covers!

Thanks for visiting this little corner of bloggieland!
Hugs, Catherine
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