April 7, 2009

Pretty old books

Hello friends! Sorry for the long absence. Work has been busier than usual, leaving me with little energy in the evenings for blogging or crafting. I hope it lets up soon so I'll be able to sew and put new things in the shop!

This past weekend I went to the Alameda Flea with my treasure-hunting buddy, Traci. I saw these old books and loved the beautiful patterns on the covers. I love the contrasting labels too - so perfect.




Oh, we're leaving this weekend for France! This will be my first time in Paris - I can't wait!

20 comments:

insaknitty said...

gasp! they are so pretty! :D

Kristine said...

What a lovely find. I've never seen books like that before. Lucky you.

perideau designs said...

lovely books! have fun in paris!

Verity said...

Bon voyage! Those books are gorgeous. Paris in Spring time! Lucky you!

modernemotive said...

Oooh Paris! A vacation! How jealous am I? Have a wonderful time my friend.

Great finds btw. I love the patterns/labels too. How I wish you lived close by so we could go on similar adventures. I don't have enough 'designy' friends. :)

leslie said...

i hope you have the greatest time. in france. whoohoo.

cornelia said...

very nice!!! =) i'm always tempted by pretty journals that i see with similar covers. so what are the books actually about? haha

[J] said...

Have a fun trip, that's so exciting!

ritapita said...

soo jealous! but have fun :)

MON said...

very nice books!!
have a lot of fun in Paris...

Krissy said...

gorgeous books. have a FANTASTIC trip!

susan said...

The books are a great find, the contrast is perfect. Have an amazing time in Paris:)

Traci said...

Yay! They look great Wendy! Definitely a good find (and glad that dude was able to dig them back up for you!). Can't wait to do the flea market with you again!

The Double Bind said...

hi there, you have great eyes for cool things! have an awesome time in Paris!

isabelle said...

You are going to Paris, great !!!!
Enjoy your trip !!!

Casey said...

FRANCE!! You will LOVE it.. my husband and I are headed that way in May too!! I can't wait! Post pics when you get back...

Laura B said...

Hope your having a fab time in Paris! It is such a beautiful city, can wait to hear your best bits :)

cleen said...

i hope you are having a gorgeous time in paris! time to revive that rusty old french from high school, eh? :) qui qui!

carollai said...

oooh! have fun. :)

Theresa und Eva-Maria said...

Hello Wendy,
I stumbled your blog a long while ago but just today I found the time to really go through your wonderful and lovely posts! When I saw the picture of your Flea market finds I smiled because you found old versions of a still existing book series which is very well known to us (in Germany). The editing house is called "Insel Verlag" (Suhrkamp) (which by the way means Insel = island) and they have this series where each book is covered in such a lovely design (I too love them ;-). I searched through their website and found a collection of ALL books which have been published: http://www.suhrkamp.de/alle_titel_der_reihe_132.html. I hope, you enjoy!
Have a wonderful week,
Yours, Theresa

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