Monday, 9 January 2012

Old-Fashioned Flowers

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I love nothing more than to while away a few hours browsing second-hand goods, unearthing treasures from a by-gone era. I found this book on a trip to Scotland last year, I was quite taken by it's old, dusty pages and the sweet illustrations with it's even sweeter title of 'Old-Fashioned Flowers'. I can't see any publisher year printed on it but it did have a torn page with the year '1952' neatly written inside one of the pages. It made me wonder how these illustrated flowers were seen as old-fashioned even then, sixty years ago.

20 comments:

Fashion, Art and other fancies said...

Old fashioned flower in an antiquarian book equals - Bliss!

Rachel Phipps said...

That is so, so beautiful! I have an enduring love for beautiful old books.

Annarack said...

Just wonderful, I love books like this. You should check out my blog posts on Antiquarian books I buy...
http://annarack.blogspot.com/

Aline said...

what a great find, it is beautiful!

Maria said...

I love old finds like this, I have so many old Classics books that are almost too fragile to touch and they are awe inspiring!

Maria xxx

Mat said...

i really like it when you find hand writing in old books, we found some hand written stuff in a book from 1850s in hollie's house last year. so good.

Gawgus things... said...

What a wonderful find and what a wonderful book!

Emma xx

Harriet said...

What a stunning book. I love collecting old books, especially with names or messages in the front. So nice to imagine who might have owned it before you.

Mademoiselle Poirot said...

Beautiful! There's nothing like browsing through old books, especially with flowers - what a lovely find. Have a great week xo

Katiecakes said...

I love finding little messages hidden within books. So sweet!

Katie xox

Feelix said...

I love old books in the same way I love old records. Reprints and CDs are never going to be as beautiful as in their original form! xxx

little henry lee said...

such a beautiful book! i love things like this.

İpek said...

I love a good find of an old book! This one is so lovely and it looks older than it is actually. Seems like a good read, enjoy xx

Diana said...

GAH! Beautiful post!!

Azzurra Bellini said...

Lovely!!

Azzurra-Bellini.blogspot.com

Moon said...

So nostalgic!

Nadia said...

such a lovely old book. i'm quite jealous.

http://www.thegirlwholookslikeacake.blogspot.com/

nina-im-wunderland said...

what a lovely book. i have a couple of old ones, too and for me they always feel like a treasure, i have just found.

Lucija said...

OMG, this book is gorgeous!!

XO,
Lucija
WLL

Anonymous said...

books like these always makes me want 2 read them i wish i could find things like these in india as well
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