10 Things… Vintage Books
I’m joining in again with Shimelle’s regular ritual to write about ten things, any ten things, on the tenth of the month. To join in, or to read 10 things from many more blogs, see Shimelle’s post for today here.
This month I’m going to show you some of the vintage books that I’ve been hoarding. For a while I’ve been jealous of Julie Kirk‘s ability to cut up vintage books, and put the pieces together on her projects, or in her fantastic Plundered Pages packs. I’ve mentioned to her that she needs to run a course on how to be brave enough to cut up these books, because I have an ever-growing collection of ones that I’ve bought for projects.
Despite forcing myself to cut up a Ladybird book for my Learn Something New Everyday Album last year, and cutting up text for backgrounds and flowers for some Hen Party Gift Bag items, I still haven’t managed to get a pair of scissors anywhere near the rest of my vintage books.
Here are my favourites:
1: Book Of Ryhmes Number 3:
I don’t have any particular ideas for this image, except that I wish I could step into it and share their tea!
3: Sacred Songs & Solos:
Strangely, when I opened this to photograph the inside, it fell open on ‘Amazing Grace’ which we sung at my Granny’s funeral in February. It made me think that somewhere she was smiling at me, possibly laughing at me for photographing a pile of old books 🙂
4: Famous Fairy Tales:
Which I’d love to frame for my daughter’s bedroom.
5: Time, Calendars and Clocks: