Thursday, February 18, 2010
Adding charm to your favorite books
Is there anything more elegant than a beautiful book binding...and accenting this elegance a vintage silk ribbon boasting an Antique charm bookmark.
When I enter the doors of Thoreauly Antiques in Concord Massachusetts, I can be assured that I will find the ingredients to create magic.
Actually Concord is like oxygen to me. When I arrive and see the street where my favorites live, I get such a thrill.
The adventure of finding lovely things that have a history is exciting, and the people who do this for a living are more than just the keeper of the memories.
Yesterday I was in search of not just any charms, but Antiques, and ones that I knew were real and would be packaged in charming little wrappings.
I wasn’t disappointed. Fortunately two of my favorite people were there for me to chat with and to find out all about their new treasures.
I love chatting with Cary Goodrich, because she has stories about each Antique treasure that she sells. Look at how lovingly Cary packages her ephemera. We chatted for a while and then I found just what I was looking for in a basket of Antique charms, stacks of stamps, and the lovely parcel of ephemera.
Keri from Antique Therapy will be taking part in this year’s May Brimfields Antique Flea Market. Her corner of Thoreauly is very French and holds all kinds of beautiful things. We chatted about her new ephemera that she is adding to her shop. You must see her beautiful blog, which she updates with her latest finds.
When I got home, I took my treasures and those that were from my old volume of MY ROBIN, 1913.
So, I designed this little gift box with a lovely bookmark made from the finest Vintage ribbon from Nesting on Main, and an Antique charm from Thoreauly Antiques.
The set of six book plate labels is for your private library, and the bookmark is to accent your favorite book, or perhaps mark the pages of the book you are currently reading.
I embellished each bookplate with an Antique stamp from the early 1900's.
For the love of old books leads to many ways we can bring back old charm of the years gone by.
It can be found in the details, from the keepers of the memories to the shelves of old book shops.
Perhaps rediscovering an old book we loved as a child. Or being reintroduced to an old treasures, makes us want to adorn our favorite books in our library. Which leads to bringing old charm into our life today.
If you are like me, your library of treasured volumes is your cherished possession, and a bit of old book jewelry and embellishment might add to it’s enchantment.
I love dreaming about life from long ago once upon a time times. So, the song for this post is Dream.