Sometimes the best part about shopping is the window displays. While we were out and about this past weekend, we came across some clever ideas used in retail spaces that could easily be translated into home decor with a little creativity. Click through the jump to learn more about the image above and what it's made from.
The displays at our local Anthropologie are currently all made from books. Big books, small books, spineless books, all different kinds of books. Although we are a firm believer in actually reading our books, or donating the ones we have already read, there have been a few times (or auctions rather) where a few piles of books could have gone home with us for crafting purposes.
We rather like the look of these pages swirled around like rings on a tree stump. We think the same effect could be had by taking slices of pages and layering them up to be used as placemats or wall hangings.
Some books had their pages tucked up to give them a faux bird house effect. And even though they wouldn't have much use outside, they could be cute hung over a lamp in a quiet reading nook or even a nursery.
Several used in conjunction with one another feels very quaint and unexpected.
(Photos by Sarahrae)