Here's a super simple craft that has the look of shabby, French White and is also a little bit Steampunk... I collected some old books, peeking down the back of their spines to make sure their 'underwear' was pretty. I got them at a thrift store in Idaho that let you fill a bag for just a buck ... OK, I also found an Anne Perry I hadn't read, and a cool book of short stories about English Manor House Murders ... (shiver)
I tore off the covers, then printed off a great graphic looking fan illustration, probably originally from a catalog, via Graphics Fairy, of course. I used an old book page and ran it through my printer. Then I wrapped the stack with with some torn muslin, and acetate crumpled ribbon. I strung little metal letter tags onto an old bit of wire, and added a rusty key!
I think it would look great in an all white, industrial decor scheme. For now I am saving it for, what else, flea-o-logy!!