Recently I found another old and rare book shop, and was rummaging through magnificent little treasures as always. I had a thought, why not purchase these incredible little volumes and offer them for sale?
Then I thought, why not continue to explore my love of historical New England and the wonderful authors that once graced these towns. I just opened up my new shop yesterday called...
For The Love of Old Books a journey through my photography of places I love, Antique and Vintage book finds, creations using Antique book plates and some other experiments in my love of old books.
Baghy's Journals on Etsy ,created a treasury today, and included my Orchard House 1838 print. Her journals are magnificent by the way.
I will be moving Great Aunt Adelaide's Attic creations to this shop, because I think it fits in nicely. I will be replacing this old category on my Art Etsy shop with scrapbooking kits under the section Supplies. So, I am busy adding new items to share.
Another creation I have been busy designing are bookplates for the Library Of using my collection of Vintage images.
I have put an Etsy Mini on my side bar for my new shop. I'll be adding new items today.
The song for this post is Orchard House, from the movie Little Women.
What a nice surprise Going Home To Roost featured my hot air balloon print on her collage of hand picked items for travelers.
For the love of old books, I wanted to find a way to share my finds with kindred spirits. To introduce people to these treasures and to share the beautiful art often found in these old and rare books. These illustration plates are just too lovely to keep all to myself, so I have decided to create prints, cards and creations, using these treasures most dating back to the turn of the century and earlier. Inside many of these cards I have added pockets to hold old maps, bits and bookmarks created with old book inspiration. Prints and cards are created on Fine Art Paper, using archival inks. Many of them are iced in gold leaf paint.