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** Fantastic for a ring bearer alternative or a way to propose to your Lovely lady!! **

In The Beauty of the Lilies by John Updike, an abandoned library book, has been rescued and given new life as a book safe with a romantic heart carved from its pages. Not only that, a handmade textured olive green heart-shaped pillow comes inside! Use the heart pillow to hold your wedding ring or just as a gift in itself.

The first few pages of each of my hollow books are left to disguise the secrets that are hidden inside. What is left is then glued together using archival bookbinder's glue and then carved out to create the silhouette of the heart.

The silhouette reveals original pages from the book. The book is a light beautiful olive green with the author in sliver on the cover. The pillow inside is made from upcycled upholstery fabric; one side a textured green, the other a thin olive. An olive ribbon is attached via a vintage button to wrap around your wedding band, or any other gift you might want to encase.

These vintage book safes are sure to please a collector of any kind! They can be used as they're intended (as safes hidden on a book shelf to hide your treasures, or your vices) or as a jewelry box on your dresser, or perhaps a conversation piece on your coffee table.

Book measures approx: 5 1/2" x 8 1/2"
Depth of hollow space: approx 1 1/4"

In The Beauty of the Lilies is a discarded vintage book that has seen many years of wear, tear, and Love.

------ Conduit Press hollow books have been featured in Country Living magazine (http://www.countryliving.com/crafts/etsy-sellers-we-love#fbIndex11) Time Out NY magazine (http://newyork.timeout.com/shopping-style/591453/secret-santa-loot) and in Etsy Finds numerous times!! -------

Hollow Book Safe - In The Beauty of the Lilies with Heart Cut-Out and Heart Pillow (included)


  • Materials: literature, book, glue, heart, pillow
  • Ships worldwide from United States
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