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Friday, December 11, 2009

What makes you happy?


It doesn't take much to make me happy...6 bucks will do! I found this amazingly old book while treasure hunting yesterday, and just LOOK at the date...1855!!! My goodness!!! And for six dollars? Honey, you are MINE!

Yes, the pages are stained and spotted with age. There are even pages missing ~ but who cares. What is important is that this wonderful old book is still here, after so many years.




I love the embossed cover and the beautiful old handwriting inside ~



And there was this precious image inside that made me think of you ~
and how much you would love it!!!




Such good stuff to share with you:

Just LOOK at the precious snowman that Marianne of Songbird made from my tutorial in Artists Class!!!! I absolutely LOVE him sitting on a box....can you tell what special job he will have for her holiday gathering?? :) He's so wonderful Marianne, thank you so much for sharing him with me!



You've got to see these eco-friendly Christmas ideas from Mitzi on Mitzie's Collectibles Blog! What's so neat, is that I have several of these ornament boxes that I've saved not knowing what to do with them! I knew they had wonderful graphics but....what to do with them?
Well, now you know.....



I hope you have a great Friday sweet friends!!!
hugs and love,
Dawn

23 comments:

brenlubrant said...

Dawn, I am happy for your book find. I am wondering if you are planning to alter it or tear pages out of it for projects. Also, I love your retro Christmas tags. I presume you cut the tags out of old christmas ornament boxes. Great idea!

Julia - "Vintage with Laces" said...

The book is a beautiful find! Don't you just love these old embossed covers? Have a wonderful weekend! xoxo, Julia

Tracy Suzanne said...

Great book find Sweetie! And I love the snowman Marianne did with your tutorial. The tags Mitzi did are so cute.

Have a blessed weekend...Tracy :)

Julie said...

Funny, I just blogged about vintage books too. The oldest ones I usually find are from the 1880s. Lucky you, with this one!

Dorthe said...

Dear Dawn, such a beautifull find, -I love so old books too, and even find it hard to tear out of them!!!
Thanks so much for the image, sweetie, and the great ideas you alwayes so generously shares.

Wishing you a wonderfull friday,when waking up my dear friend.
Love and hugs,
Dorthe

Marianne@Songbird said...

Oh how wonderful to see my little snowman on your blog. Thanks for showing him of, I had great fun making him (and his 12 friends).

Lori said...

that book is gorgeous Dawn...and seriously, that is an amazing price...old books are pretty pricey here...when i do find one cheap, i snatch it up right away...good for you!!!

i saw Marianne's snowman on her blog, he is adorable!!!

Diane said...

Dawn, such a beautiful engraving! Thank you! All of the stains and discoloration just make it look even better!
Diane

Six divided by two..... said...

Love the book!! How awesome is that!!!

Karen said...

Terrific Book find!! Thanks for sharing the idea of the reuse for the boxes!

Jeanne said...

Oh wow! You really found a treasure! And the price - what a steal!!!
Love Mitzi's idea for making tags out of shiny brite boxes too.
xo
jeanne

LemonyRenee' said...

I can't resist an old book, either. I get mad when people ask me how many I've read. That's SO not the point.

Marydon Ford said...

Golly! We buy lots of old books & thoroughly enjoy them ... what a coup you have here. It is lovely ... & that gorgeous picture.
TTFN ~ Marydon

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Lorraine @ creativedaily said...

I love the embossing on the cover of this book and the writing - a true treasure!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

I love old books like that. It is amazing to think of its age and that it is still around. The cover is gorgeous ~ I think I'd be happy to just have it on a table and be able to look at it.

Judy said...

I feel the same way about antique books....there is just something about them that makes me smile.
The snowman made by Marianne is just darling, I love it!

Courtney Price said...

My GOSH, I love that stuff! The old handwriting takes the cake...I wish I could teach myself to write "older" that would be so cool.

My Grama's Soul said...

Dawn - I haven't visited lately, but I love your post for today!. I, too, love old books and you have one great find.

Oh - you asked what makes us happy - the joy of being alive!!!

Blessings to you,

Jo

cottagesweet said...

I would have grabbed that book, too! I love old books. The title looks intriguing to me.

Mitzi Curi said...

Hi Dawn! Thanks for the mention in your post about my ornament box tags. I've met lots of new friends since yesterday!
Your Friend,
Mitzi

June said...

Hey Dawn, I'll give you $7 for it!heehee It is just amazing to me that that incredible beauty has lasted all these many years. Isn't it a wonderful feeling holding something that has passed through so many hands to make it into yours?
hugs

Miss Sandy said...

I love the old book, it is awesome! Hmmm, what makes me happy? My husbands smile, my grandsons laugh, sunshine, bluebirds, lazy summer days, butter pecan ice cream, flea market finds...need I say more? My list is quite lengthy and most of the things on it are free. Oh, and visiting here makes me happy.

6p00d83451ead569e2 said...

I saw her idea for shiny brite box tags and just fell in love with it too! I look forward to making some to put on gifts this year.

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