I thought I would share a few items that I have purchased very reasonably in the last couple of weeks. This past weekend, I went to the Calgary Doll Show. I wasn't really going with the intent of buying anything...but I spotted a few pieces that I thought I could incorporate into my work. I don't make dolls this size, but there are wonderful elements in each piece that can be utilized or recycled.
The next grouping is old books. We took a drive out of the city a week ago and discovered a used book store that had moved out from the city. Old books have such great patina...and the three I chose were for a couple of reasons. The first was the color...because I use a lot of vintage elements in my work, the color was important. The second was the pages. I was looking for rough edges, a tea-stained look of the pages and graphics. The old pictures and graphics are so wonderful...such detail that you don't see today.
The clerk was a little curious about my choices...I told her what I was going to do...I don't think she believed I would take a 100 year old book apart!
The pictures are from the little mustard-colored
German book. This book teaches you the German alphabet.
The red book is over 100 years old...it is in wonderful condition.
Have a wonderful week!