11.26.2006

small treasure

A friend asked me to accompany her the other day to a lecture she was giving in Sturbridge... a town well-known in Massachusetts for wonderful antique shops. We had a little time on our hands, so of course we headed for a favorite of mine. Knowing I did not have the luxury of hours of aimless wandering, I tried to focus on the search for old photographs and cabinet cards. It appeared it would be a fruitless search, when at the very last minute I spied this old leather album tucked away on the bottom shelf, gathering lots of dust. It's rather large - 12" x 15" with silver metal corners, metal hinged binding and a unique metal closure. The gold embossed leather cover has its old age wrinkles, the interior needs a bit of rehab... but I think it is just a beautiful book, destined for a new life!

17 Comments:

Blogger Kris Henderson said...

OH, WOW! WOW, WOW, WOW! What a find!
Just looking at the photo has my head filling with ideas. Can't wait to see what you do with it!

Sunday, November 26, 2006 9:45:00 PM  
Blogger Connie and Rob said...

That is gorgeous! You must really have an eagle eye to spot that in the store. Hope we get to see what you have in store for the lucky book.

Take care,
Connie

Monday, November 27, 2006 2:43:00 AM  
Blogger Shari Beaubien said...

Ooooh, this is a find, for sure! I can't wait to see what you come up with. I've been thinking about you, Deb!! Hugs, Shari

Monday, November 27, 2006 10:16:00 AM  
Blogger MarilynH said...

wow!! marvelous find!!

Monday, November 27, 2006 12:05:00 PM  
Blogger vicci said...

Oh My!!!!! I just love finds like this!! This is a beauty!!!!! I can't wait to see it finished!

Monday, November 27, 2006 3:13:00 PM  
Blogger One Crabapple said...

WOW this is pretty kool.
And titled ART ALBUM ! Get out !
How crazy perfect was that to find ?

I can't wait to see what you do with THIS !
I know it will be gorgeous !

Love , S.

Monday, November 27, 2006 8:06:00 PM  
Blogger Deb said...

What a fantastic treasure, oh talented one! Can't wait to see what you create with it!
Oh, I am so jealous! I love Sturbridge! It's been ages since I was there!

Hugs-

Deb

Monday, November 27, 2006 8:29:00 PM  
Blogger Peggi Meyer Graminski said...

OOOh, I say "Jackpot!" What a wonderful find - keep us updated on what you do with it. That is so amazing - many congrats!!!

Monday, November 27, 2006 9:02:00 PM  
Anonymous christine said...

How FUN!!! Love it!! I've been to Sturbridge many times -- LOVE those shops!!

Tuesday, November 28, 2006 3:39:00 PM  
Blogger Holly Stinnett said...

Ooooooooh...... It's gorgeous!!! I would have flipped over this lovely find. :)

Tuesday, November 28, 2006 10:10:00 PM  
Blogger danielle muller said...

this is wonderful! "ART ALBUM"...what a coincidence! love it!

Wednesday, November 29, 2006 8:29:00 AM  
Blogger Laura said...

You must have had a moment of pure glee when you spotted this album! It is SO PERFECT!!! Will you be sure and tell us when you work on it and what it turns into! I am sure everyone who sees it is pea green with envy!!! Wahooo!

Wednesday, November 29, 2006 7:11:00 PM  
Blogger Heather said...

Wow, great find you lucky girl!!

Wednesday, November 29, 2006 7:29:00 PM  
Anonymous mariana said...

It´s nice to see these old album that remembrance my grandfather´s Honeymoon album!!That I´ve like my treasure!
The languague,or the latitudes are diferents but the feelings are the same! Beautifull my friend!!!!

Wednesday, November 29, 2006 7:56:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have been trying to comment for days now and I figured out that if I comment as anonymous, it works sometimes. So if this works...
I wanted to say that you have a really nice find there! I'm wondering what sort of beautiful piece you will create with it!
Have a wonderful day!

Sombra

Thursday, November 30, 2006 10:37:00 AM  
Blogger Alix said...

What an incredible find! Doesn't your heart skip a beat when you run across something like this? So many possibilities to create more art from this wonderful "Art Album."

Friday, December 01, 2006 10:12:00 PM  
Blogger kathywas said...

Oooh, what an incredible find! This is going to be so fun for you to work with! I can't wait to see what wonderful idea you come up with!

Saturday, December 02, 2006 5:21:00 PM  

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