Thursday, April 23, 2015

A bibliophile's cabinet

I know I have said it before, but I love to read.  I love books and everything about them.  When I first got this china cabinet from Gina's Designs I was thinking I would make it a place to store my Frozen Charlotte collection, but it morphed into something else when I started picking out my papers.
Once again my book and writing papers took over.  I ended up making a little library vignette.

Little readers sit on top digging into giant reads.
Tiny books flank either end of the cabinet.

The top shelf has a little doll.  She reminded me of what people think of when they hear the word "librarian."  There are some reproduction flashcards and children's book illustrations on here too.  distressed the edges and wrinkled them a bit so they would look like they have been used.  

The bottom shelf has an awesome Nathaniel Hawthorne fact card someone sent me.  There's also one of my prized card catalog cards.  
Here's another angle so you can see the whole shelf.  

The drawers got some little knobs made out of buttons wooden buttons and then I added the October Afternoon pins on there.  
I hope you like my cabinet as much as I do.  

What have you been reading?

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  1. Love, love, love this!!! Fabulous job Jessica! :D I love anything book related!


  2. Jess, you are always so inspiring! I loved what you did with this cabinet. (and I especially love a particular graphic ;) )

  3. What an interesting make Jess! I too am a reader with wide ranging interests. The illustration in the top is so familiar from my teaching days! I really like how you have pulled together a diversity of objects to tell your reading story. Thank you for joining us at Rhedd's Creative Challenge this month.

  4. How your attention to detail...
    A gorgeous entry in to our challenge over at Rhedd's Creative Spirit...x

  5. Wow, such an amazing project! I too love books and all the details are wonderful. Such gorgeous vintage images and the doll is so sweet. Thank you so much for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge!!

  6. Cool!! Congratulations on your spotlight at SSS! Just finished reading Once Upon A Grind, a coffeehouse mystery loved it!


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I've received products/compensation as part of the Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts Design teams. My projects, however, are 100% my own.