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:

  1. Old fashioned flower in an antiquarian book equals - Bliss!

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

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

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  4. what a great find, it is beautiful!

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  5. 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

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  6. 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.

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  7. What a wonderful find and what a wonderful book!

    Emma xx

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  8. 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.

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

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

    Katie xox

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  11. 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

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  12. such a beautiful book! i love things like this.

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  13. 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

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  14. Lovely!!

    Azzurra-Bellini.blogspot.com

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

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

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  16. 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.

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  17. OMG, this book is gorgeous!!

    XO,
    Lucija
    WLL

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  18. books like these always makes me want 2 read them i wish i could find things like these in india as well
    http://shikhafashion.blogspot.com/

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