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Monday, October 6, 2008

I love sharing things with you ~

I really do! As we were shopping through an antique mall this past Saturday, I would look at the different antiques and think, "Everyone would just love that!" It's true, you all have become such wonderful friends to me and we all love sharing treasured finds with our friends.

I came across a book that looks as though it's had a rough life but is so full of the most wonderful graphics and information. The copyright? 1880!!! Can you believe that? One hundred and twenty nine years old (almost) ~

This book covers so many topics but it seemed to be one of those "gotta have" books in your household. Click any of my photos to enlarge to see the detail ~












I found several ziploc bags full of antique lace, I could have screamed but kept my cool and clenched on to them for dear life ~





Several scanned pages from the antique book that you might be able to use in your artwork!!



Take a look at the illustrations below. You'll have to click them to enlarge and read. Remember, it is incorrect to ride your horse around like a crazy person or to drag your woman into the wagon with you!!


It's Monday again and I hope you have a great week ahead ~ Wishing you a wonderful Monday!

xxoo, Dawn

22 comments:

Dorthe said...

Oh Dawn how lucky you are, and how beautifull of you always sharing with us, the book are a wonderfull find, and the Sommerset Living I hope will soon arrive with the post, its ordered a week ago.
Happy monday to you dear friend.
Dorthe

Vanessa {Bloom Right Here!} said...

Wow! What a wonderful book! And the lace is beautiful. I love your comment about wanting to scream. I've done the same thing before when I've found the "perfect" treasure.

lmerie said...

I love old books too! I love your sharing your wonderful finds . . . these are great!

Vicki Holdwick said...

Thank you so much. You are so generous to share your wonderful finds with us.

Diane said...

Dawn, books like this are getting harder and harder to find!! You've really acquired a treasure here! I can only imagine all of the projects you'll make with these prints!

Diane

Miss Sandy said...

What a super fun book, great find. Believe it or not we scoured ten different flea markets and antique stores this past weekend and came away with nothing!

nancarts.blogspot.com said...

Dawn, that book is amazing!Great graphics. Beautiful lace that you were lucky to find. Love that you share with us. Your artwork is inspiring. I made some of the baby shoe pin cushions and everyone love-love-loved them. Thanks! Nancy

Vee ~ A Haven for Vee said...

Whenever I see lace in ziplock bags, I think of the one who tucked it there never using it. I know that you are going to take that lace out of that plastic and lovingly create. It makes me happy!

Abbie said...

Hi Dawn!
It is was an 1880's book on Handwriting Etiquette that most of the forms I post on The Vintage Moth came from. Aren't they just the neatest? They was such a flair for life and style back then. Everything was done with such pride. Even handwriting.
Hope all is well with you and yours!
xoxo~
Abbie

Millie said...

Thanks so much for your ongoing generosity, sharing those lovely scans with us.I love the house plans! The bookkeeping lesson was great, too...struck a cord with me as that was my career.
Mil

kathy said...

Dawn what lovely pics and such a great book -- wish they had taught that kind of penmanship to us -- all the scrolls and designs -delightful -- Thank you for always sharing -- Kathy - GA

Mrs. Staggs said...

I love old images like these. Thank you for sharing them with us. One of my favorite things is old lace, so I certainly understand that feeling you felt when you found all these treasures!

girl_gone_thread_wild said...

Oh what GREAT finds! Thanks for the walk-along-with-you!

I'm especially in LOVE with that lace...oo lala!

Hope your day is a GREAT one.

~monica

Betty said...

Thanks for sharing your trip through the antiques places. We have two VERY small antiques stores in our town...pitiful to visit. Would love to traipse through some of yours; I'll have to be satisfied with the pictures and descriptions you provide so wonderfully!

Utah Grammie said...

I'm so glad you pointed out how Mr. B is SUPPOSED to hold the horses in ...and actually GET OUT OF the carriage to help be board.

These are great, and again, we thank you !
Have a fun and manerlly week, OK?
Colleen

Alice W. said...

What a fabulous old book! Those are my favorite kind! I adore the illustrations...
I would have done the same with that lace too!

GardenGoose said...

terrific book and lace finds.
hope you are having a lovely week.
hugs, Tina

MizSmoochieLips said...

Wow, that lace is amazing! Lucky find!

Lynns Lovelies said...

Oh Dawn, the bags of crocheted lace is a Treasure! That would be one of my very favorites~ The home plans in the book is fascinating! Thanks ever so much for sharing!
Hugs,Lynn

rivergardenstudio said...

i love these book pages and illustrations. And what beautiful lettering! Also gorgeous lace pieces. Thank you for such treats for the eye.. Roxanne

Debi said...

Hi Dawn,
Oh what an incredible find!!! I am always drawn to the old books whenever I am out hunting! Just beautiful and I am sure you will have so many wonderful projects from this! I know what you mean about not wanting to scream about the lace! I have been there and oh what a great feeling!!!
Thank you for sharing!
Hugs,
Debi

Mary Green said...

Dawn, I know this is an old post, but the link within recommended it...I just found an 1883 version of that book. Although it's falling apart, many of the pages are in pristine condition and I'm selling some of the plates on eBay. Nevertheless, it cost an arm & a leg, but so worth it. Hae a happy day, Mary

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