Looking for recession friendly holiday decor this year? One of my favorite cheap and easy ways to decorate for halloween, thanksgiving, christmas or the seasons is with vintage books. Open or closed vintage books are inexpensive and a subtle way to show some holiday spirit. For halloween I love this copy of Eight Treasured Stories opened to The Legend of Sleepy Hollow. This book also does double duty for Christmas too since it also has gorgeous illustrations for A Christmas Carol in it. For halloween you can also try and over sized anatomy book opened to diagrams of skulls on your coffee table. When the holidays are over, tuck it onto a shelf until next year and it still looks chic.
Find your own in thrift stores or garage sales OR skip the digging and head on over to the vintage book section of etsy.