Decorating the table for my book club meeting yesterday was fun.  I remembered a picture that I had saved on Pinterest.

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How perfect would it be to make a table runner from the pages of an old book….I had just the book.  It was one that I was going to donate or throw away.  In a few minutes, I had taken out enough pages and taped them together so that they formed a table runner.  I placed them irregularly and let some black and white pictures show just for variety.

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The napkins that I found were perfect companions for the book club table runner.

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My friends were happy to pose for a “before discussion,” photo.  Sue, Marcia, Harriette (trying to hide) Karen, and Pinkie are all avid readers who enjoy reviewing a good book.

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The discarded book was good for two more projects.  The first one was patterned after the book pages that are rolled and secured with twine at Restoration Hardware.  I tore out some pages and tied them with string and then placed them under a glass dome.  Most anything looks fancy under glass!  Are they important declarations?  No!  They are nondescript pages from an old book.

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The second project was to make a wreath from the pages.  I first told you about it in an early posting of mine which I called,  “Use an Old Book to Create Art,” last September.

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There are lots more projects that you can do with the printed page.  Just do a little research on Pinterest and you can create and be happy!

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