Monday, October 31, 2011

Inspiration by Mail

Having just finished my household duties and my lunch, I wondered what to do next.

My last project was completed on Friday afternoon (except for one more coat of varnish).

Imagine my surprise when I went to look at my wee little front porch Halloween display and found a package.

Books!  Books to cut to pieces!!

A lovely book from 1955.

From this book, I can learn to churn butter, shear sheep and visit Peggy and Peter who live on a farm.  I also get to see ladies in furs making their purchases at the market.

Loads of illustrations and lightly aged pages.

This beauty was published in 1949.

Unfortunately, I couldn't get the book to stay open to photograph its beautifully colored pages.  Almost every page has a color illustration.  I might just need to read this one before I take the scissors to it.  A peach of a book except for my new knowledge that there were only white people back in the 1940's.
But a pristine vintage book about towns and how they function -- I'm all set for inspiration now!

Here's to sharp scissors and a productive week ahead!!


Dr. Monkey Von Monkerstein said...

I'm super jealous. You know I love books like that.

Susan said...

Hea Hogie,

I should show you some of the books that I have collected. I do have some like what you just received and I have collected religious ones too. I find in them some interesting lessons on raising kids, being married etc. I also love old math books. I love going to the Salvation Army to look for old books, and the local high school band has been having book fairs each summer that I can find lots of goodies. I enjoy old books. Maybe one day I will have something worthwhile to show you that I created from the use of my books.

ArtPropelled said...

Inspiration in the mail is always a treat. Enjoy!

aimee said...

i would LOVE to see the insides of those books! i know you'll put them to good use!