Sunday, August 16, 2009

Mosaic Monday

My creation



oday is Mosaic Monday, and Mary from Little Red House, is hosting this lovely day.

Old letters and books

Ever since I was a little girl, old books, letters and photographs always get my attention. I remember browsing through drawers filled with old photographs at my Grandmother's home and creating stories about them. Later, I always had my nose in some old book so that I could get lost in my imagination. I love to read old letters and imagine what it was like to live back in the day.

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Please visit Mary and find all the beautiful mosaics being celebrated today. When we first moved to Asia, I discovered the romantic music of China and Japan. The song for this post is It's Hard to Say.

25 comments:

Claudia@DipityRoad said...

You are so right... nothing like old letters to stir memories that have been long past.

Books, especially if they are worn show one that must have wonderful content... those are the first ones i pick up. If they look "just like new" says something to me. :) and I leave them for someone elses' bookself to look pretty.

Have the best week!

TTFN~~Claudia ♥ ♥

Mary Isabella and Kiley too! said...

I adore old books of course I love all books. Happy Day and a smile...m..

Really Rainey said...

Fantastic photographs and a great concept for a mosaic!

Pretty Mosaic! Have a great week!
~Really Rainey~

Linda K. said...

As always, when I visit your photos are stunning with brilliant color along with your neutrals. Love the old letters and books.
Thanks,
Linda

MyThoughtsMyVoice said...

Me too! Oh I love that collection of postcards with written notes. Makes me wanna reach for it and read too LOL

Just dropping by from Pink Saturday. Oh boy am I late :-) Isn't it nice to have a friend who you can truly relate to? Your friend is your treasure and I'm sure she felt the same way towards you. Both priceless! :-)

Li

Riet said...

Beautiful pictures and mosaics. LOve old books and postcards. Have a nice day

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Good morning dear friend,
What a beautiful post; I love old books, photographs and letters as well. You can stare at them for hours and get transported back into time and only imagine. That is good for the mind and heart! I do hope that Amy is doing better; I prayed for her and visited her auntie's site. God bless you dearest, Anita

LiLi M. said...

I love old photos and old books too! Sometimes you read really strange stuff. When I was a child I always read old school books at my granny's house. My brother and I loved to read, so we read every book that was available there. Of course she had other books to. I was 8 when I read Anne Frank's diary for the first time.
Great photos. Old books are not only lovely to read, but also beautiful to look at. Have a great start of the week!

Regina said...

I think I been here so any times.
They are always beautiful. I truly enjoy each post.
Have a nice week.

Regina, RP

Kathleen Grace said...

Email is so convenient, but letters seem like a gift! I wish there were a way to encourage more writing. It is truley exciting to see a handwritten letter anymore. This mosaic is just lovely:>)

TattingChic said...

Lovely!

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

I love your mosaics today...the black and white photos are magnificent! I love the old tattered books, bundles of old letters and photos. I always wonder when I see old photos at antique stores, why the families didn't keep them.
Hugs,
Penny

Cal said...

Such a lovely nostalgic mosaic. x

Tristan Robin Blakeman said...

beautiful, beautiful photos!

Queenie said...

I have always had a love for old books, post cards ect. Your mosaic is so pretty and charming!
Happy Mosaic Monday!

Crafty Gardener said...

You have a lovely display of old books and letters.

Millie said...

I enjoyed seeing your mosaic so much...love those old books , etc. Such a great composition..

Cass @ That Old House said...

Old books, old letters, old papers... they are so full of the past, and just draw us in. Lovely mosaics -- gorgeous work, thanks.

Cass

Sharon said...

Hi Karen, This post reminds me of my parents. My mother saved every letter and card my father ever gave her. After they passed away we sat and read them. They were filled with so much love and warmth. It was a comfort to us. Sharon

Beverly said...

Karen, I do believe we are kindred spirits. I love that there are so many with like hearts and minds.

Thank you for this beautiful post.

Jenn @ youknow... that blog? said...

Ah, lovely - I love old letters and especially old books. Wonderful memories!

Terrific mosaic!

Brenda said...

Only an artist could take such lovely photographs. And you are indeed a very talented artist. Gorgeous mosaics!
Brenda

C'est Moi, Julie Marie said...

Hello Karen, thank you for visiting my blog...your post on these treasures is lovely, I too love old photos, letters, books...I have bought many really old photos at estate sales... how sad the family did not want to keep them... they are part of my family now...

Mary said...

Oh Karen, how beautiful! Your photos really do justice to those lovely old books and letters. Thank you so much for sharing at Mosaic Monday. :)

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Karen, I love to see letters tied with ribbon. They just look so romantic. Lovely mosaics. laurie