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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  1. I PINned's too gorgeous for me not to share it! You did a wonderful job. I absolutely love it....

  2. The flag looks great but I LOVE THAT CROSS! You are truly creative Catherine!

    1. Thanks, Vel! The cross was my fastest online sale ever - it sold within 10 minutes of listing it, and I wasn't even sure online was the best place to sell it; I thought it might be a better in-person sale at an arts-craft show. I'm learning as I go along... by the way - the pumpkins that you purchased from me last fall have been pinned over 250 times! Thanks for your sweet comments. Hugs, Catherine :)

  3. Very cool project. I'm touched at your compassion for a found family bible. It is a little sad it wound up in a flea market. I feel compiled to ask my mom and mother-in-law about their bibles. Thanks for sharing.

  4. This is so unique and fabulous! Wow, what creativity I just love it! That cross is really great too! A great use for vintage books! Found you at Amaze Me Monday and I am amazed!

  5. Catherine, what a gorgeous idea. Beautiful work! Thank you for your visit today and for your comment about getting some knobs from Hobby Lobby for the bathroom cabinets. What a great idea! My daughter loved your advice and she will be buying some this week. Now she is excited. LOL Thank you again! Hugs, Maria

  6. I have never seen anything like this! So unique and beautiful!

  7. Such gorgeous projects! Love the flag and cross both! (Found you via the Scoop) ~Amber

  8. They're both gorgeous and so creative. Love the beautiful cross and the touch of bling on the the flag. Great job.

  9. Wow, I love the flag and cross. What a creative use for old books!!

  10. Clever and creative use of old books. Love the bling. Definitely pinning and sharing this. Thanks!

  11. Your creations with vintage book spines are fabulous!!! I love the cross you made out of the old Bible pages.
    Mary Alice

  12. OMG!! These are just amazing!! LOVE the cross!!

    Thanks so much for visiting!!


  13. That is just over the top incredible - gorgeous !!!
    I've never seen book spine art before - but I can't imagine it gets better than what you've created - I'm in love !

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  15. This is so amazing! I love it and the cross as well. You are so fabulously creative! We'd love to have you share with us at WIW.

  16. Catherine, I think this is fabulous! I pinned it and will be on the look out for cream and khaki spines. Your imaginations is simply magnificent! Thanks for sharing with SYC. I will be featuring you next week.

  17. Oh Catherine, I love this! The flag and the cross are both beautiful. I really like the tan spines instead of white, makes it feel more timeworn. Love your tallow berries too! :) ~Ann
    Tarnished Royalty

  18. WOW Catherine, you do bling very very well. Loved your 'flag' pinned it right away. Beautriful.

  19. What a fun flag.

    Book spine art is new to me and I will have to check out more ideas.

  20. Oh, goodness! I love this! Thank you for sharing. You are one of the features today at the Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. Here is the link to this week's shindig. Hope to see your prettiness again at the bash! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

  21. I love this! What a beautiful project. So sad when you find a Bible like that. You would expect it to be very special to someone. You've used it to make beauty!


  22. I will be making this. Oh yes. She will be mine. haha I think I found a new favorite blog. You are right up my kinda girl. I'm so excited when I find a like minded blog. See you soon, I hope.

  23. The items you made with the spine of books is awesome. I am a patriotic Christian. Hallelujah. Thank you.


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