Thursday, June 3, 2010

So many lovely bindings

I love the look of an old binding, and the way the sweet volumes feel when you pick them up to hold them. I love the gold leafing found on the pages, and the beautiful book plates found inside. I found a beautiful journal all about her love of old books.

aptain's Children is one of those beautiful bindings that I love.

The illustrations inside are gorgeous.

Rain, rain go away

I have used the illustrations inside to create prints, cards and bookplates. Here is a new illustration that I will restore.

So it can be loved again all new and in a new wrapping.

woman reading

I have found a stack of wonderful treasures to list, including the one at the top of this post by Robert Browning. This week has been busy with wonderful new things, preventing me from listing my new finds. Hopefully I will be able to list them on my etsy shop in a day or two.

Until then...wishing you a lovely day.

Great Aunt Adelaide's Attic


myletterstoemily said...

my daughter was ecstatic with her
"alice!" she just graduated from
high school and marches to her own
tune. it blends very well with alice.


Draffin Bears said...

Hi Karen,

I love your old books and the bindings are always so lovely.
Just the smell of old books is wonderful.
Love the little rain, rain go away picture.

I hope that you are having a lovely weekend