Saturday, April 24, 2010

Variations on a Theme

Where it all begins...

A little back story: I scored this William J. Bennett book at a vintage book sale in Old Town Litchfield Park. Whilst most of my time is spent reading contemporary literature, I love being surrounded by old books: their history; their smell; the story behind coffee rings and other assorted page tears and staining; margin notes and more. This time, it was the way the faded gold lettering and green canvas cover complemented each other; layer upon layer of creamy worn pages with hints of weak tea and goldenrod edging.


Vintage Literature Collection: Limited Edition Spring/Summer 2010
by T.Allen-Mercado for Pretty in Peace designs

Peace

7 comments:

mairedodd said...

i love knowing this! thank you for show and tell-ing... it is always so wonderful to be hit by the 'aha, that's it!' bug... beautiful work - all of it...

jewelry Rockstar said...

I love old encyclopedias and dictionaries. I find it fascinating how things go out of style and political correctness. Old books show they way we were.

Emma's Mom said...

Ohmigod, ohmigod, ohmigod!!! The pins. Why must you make things like that? LOL. That is one beautiful collection you have there lady, and look at you, the epitome of pretty in peace! You are going to wow those trunk show goers for sure =).

Dina said...

No Kindle for you?

Kathy said...

Very very nice. Old books are wonderful. I enjoy just looking at them and wondering where they have been....in what hands...and held by how many.

High Desert Diva said...

Ah. The inspiration comes from the color of the book. I like.

A Cuban In London said...

You know, I was reading your post and I was going: 'Hmmm... history, smell, coffee stains. No wonder we've stood the test of time as cyber-friends.'

Great post. And now, time for some good news, too. The debate about feminism is live on my blog now. Many thanks for taking part in it.

Greetings from London.

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