Woman Pays Tribute To Late Grandma By Decorating Home With Pages From Her Favourite Books
A woman who couldn't bear to part with her late grandma's favourite books has come up with a touching way to pay tribute to the treasured collection.
Jess Fleet, 36, from Cheshire, was incredibly close to her gran Hazel, and has fond memories of the pair reading books together when she was a child.
Sadly, Hazel passed away in 2010, but personal assistant Jess kept hold of her beloved collection of books and has now used them to transform her home, keeping memories of her gran close at all times.
In tribute to Hazel, Jess used pages from the precious collection as wallpaper - and it looks so beautiful.
The delicate pages have been pasted so meticulously, that visitors can even read a 1962 copy of Swallows and Amazons - which has now transformed the walls in Jess' downstairs bathroom.
"Every time I walk in there now, I think of her. Even the smell is incredibly emotive and takes me back to her house when we were growing up!" Said Jess.
"Books are an absolute treasure, especially in this day and age when more and more people are reading digital copies.
"My grandma used to read to me and did love reading the likes of Margaret Drabble and Catherine Cookson. We used to go the the local library every Friday together.
"With that and the fact that these books have been in my family, some for three generations, my sentimentality couldn't let them go.
"Last year we bought our home and over the last 12 months have been slowly unboxing and sorting through our belongings and I came across the two boxes of books."
Jess revealed some of the books are from as far back as the 19th and 20th century, explaining she just couldn't bear to keep the collection boxed up and collecting dust.
"I sat and looked through them all one by one to see what goodies we had. Some of them are from the late 1800s and early 1900s!" Jess continued.
"I knew that they couldn't just stay in the boxes, it just felt wrong so I began using the beautiful hardbacks around the house as part of our decor, displaying them on shelves complementing different colour schemes.
"I wanted to paper our downstairs bathroom and feel that this is a room in which you can be a little unique.
"I hunted high and low for a wallpaper that was a little different but found nothing that I loved and then one night the books popped into my head and I realised that instead of them sitting there I could put them to good use.
"They would look nice and we would have some good reading material whilst in there too!"
Such a touching idea, we could look at these images all day!
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