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This wreath is made from pages of a book called How to Keep Well by Albert Blaisdell and is dated 1897. This is the second and last one made from this particular book. The first wreath was featured on etsy's front page ~ thank you admin!

This paper wreath sculpture would be the perfect gift for a physician, a nurse, a medical student, anyone in the health care field... maybe even a mortician? Given the ivory and black color scheme and the human anatomy illustrations, this would be a cool wreath for an eerie Halloween party!

These wreaths make great focal accessories for dorms or apartments, cottage, shabby chic, or vintage style decors. Hang them at a special event, hang one to add vintage charm to your summer soiree ~ wherever you desire something unique! Why not choose the obvious? Hang one of these book wreaths in a library or study!

The center medallion is embellished with an illustration from the book. It is a head showing the face and neck muscles. It has been surrounded by a hand pleated, black crepe paper ruffle. A wire hanger is attached to the base on the back. The black grosgrain ribbon may be removed from the wire loop if desired. This wreath is signed and dated on the back, as well as having the name and date of the book used. This particular wreath is approximately 16" in diameter.

I don’t destroy perfectly good books as a rule, and use books that are falling apart, have pages missing, or are damaged in one way or another.

If you'd like something softer and lighter in style,check out my Vintage Lilies Wreath: http:\/\/www.etsy.com\/view_listing.php?listing_id=29087235

*This wreath ships in a purchased box that is 18” x 18” x 6”. I use UPS GROUND for these packages, as it is much cheaper than USPS. It also includes insurance. Once I ship your item, I WILL REFUND ANY OVER CHARGE if $1 or more.

*If you are outside the US and would like to order, please convo me with your address for a shipping quote.*

*I have more wreaths in the works with particular themes; check back once in a while to see what's new, or should I say, old.

*My wreaths have been in several etsy treasuries and have made it to etsy's front page several times. Thank you admin and curators!

*My handmade paper wreaths have also appeared @ these wonderful places:

~Apartment Therapy (click on "Enter Jason's Tour" to see my wreath on the door): http:\/\/www.apartmenttherapy.com\/boston\/house-tour-jasons-bookfilled-loftpawtucket-rhode-island-091351

~Inventing Weddings:

~Sunset magazine, June 2009 issue: http:\/\/www.sunset.com\/travel\/southwest\/santa-fe-toca-activities-00400000046181\/

~Decor8: http:\/\/decor8blog.com\/2009\/03\/26\/wreath-round-up-your-opinion\/

~Vintage Indie: http:\/\/vintageindie.typepad.com\/vintage_indie\/2008\/12\/deck-the-halls-wreaths-from-honeysuckle-lane.html

~Shop Indie Online: http:\/\/www.shopindieonline.com\/blog\/archives\/2390

1897 Medical Book Paper Wreath Sculpture for doctors \/ physicians, nurses, medical students \/ CSSTeam


  • Materials: antique book, paper, wire, vintage crepe paper, vintage ribbon
  • Only ships within United States.
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