In this digital age, mp3's and dictionary.com have all but replaced sheet music and hard cover reference books, so what to do with all that paper when it comes time to purge it? The creator behind Etsy shop Carolina Cottage has no shortage of ideas. Her motto is "if it will hold still long enough, I will cover it with paper," as evidenced by the coasters, candle holders, trays and more that she creatively wraps with vintage music, dictionary pages and anything else she can find. Useful recycling at its best!!
I was initially drawn to Carolina Cottage by the Dictionary Tea Light Sets (Set of 4) shown above en masse and as a lit pair. The shop also offers Sewing Pattern tea light holders, which are equally delightful.
In additional to several Beatles tunes, Carolina Cottage offers this "Makin' Whoopee" Coaster Set, layered with sheet music and varnish, and backed with non-slip cork.
Other coaster sets feature vintage maps like this Map of Italy Glass Coaster Set.
This decoupaged glass tray is the perfect jewelry catch-all for rings and tiny studs that need an easily accessible home.
The sweetest vintage dictionary illustrations find new life as unique paper weights.