Sunday, February 15, 2009

Wonderful Old Book



Well, I just had to blog this. I just love old musty books...I love the tatters and the stains and the musty smell. I went to our HUGE Chamblin Book Mine here in Jacksonville in search of books I could tear up and use in my mixed media pieces and I came across this one. It is from 1879 and it will tell you all about being "proper." Of course being a little southern bred Georgia girl, we were taught much of this but not quite " assisting a lady to alight from her horse!" Anyway, I don't think I can tear it up. I think I might read it. It's a treasure.

4 comments:

Sharon said...

Oh what a priceless book you came upon. Any of us out here would have snatched it up. I have enjoyed catching up with you and I must say, you stay so busy with ART. I like all that you do.

Gifts of Creation said...

Martha,
I love old books too!! I have little shelf full of them that I meant to alter and just haven't gotten around to it yet!!

lori vliegen said...

what a beautiful cover...they sure don't make them like that anymore, do they? great find!! :)

Tess said...

What a delightful treasure. Oh the reading would be such fun. Maybe you could choose pages to copy and use. Or phrases from the book to add to your paintings. Ilove the cover. What a special find.

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