I have a lot of fun doing the Pinterest boards for A's creative reuse shop. However, I am appalled at some of the projects people do with perfectly good antiques, clothes, and books. I like to repurpose things that are otherwise junk, but I hate to see perfectly good books cut up for art, secret boxes, and planters. Horrors!
Here, we have a vintage book that a couple at church passed on to us in a box of books. It was coverless, and the pages were so browned and fragile that they almost crumbled to the touch. The illustrations were so dear and droll that I couldn't bear to recycle it, however. I finally knew what to do with it when I needed a new baby card. I simple cut out the right picture with its fragile side and sewed it onto a blank card. Charming, easy, and very appropriate reuse!