Tuesday, 11 September 2007

What a Bargain






What a find I had yesterday, I took some crockery I couldn't use in my mosaics to the local Op shop (charity shop) near work, I'm always rummaging through their jewellery and book section, and look what I found on one of the shelves. The book was published in 1911, it even had someone's name written inside with the date 1916 added, it's in very good condition considering it's age and the book is full of coloured plates of wildflowers, all for the grand total of three dollars.
I thought it was interesting that as I took photos of it on one of my benches, the colours emulated the piece of paper that I had been decorating.
I couldn't finish without adding some real colour to my post. This is another page from my altered book, this time I've used a stencil I made as well as lots of layers.

15 comments:

Jen Crossley said...

Ro What a wonderful find it looks amazing.Love the page from your altered book what a way you have with colour Ro is amazing!!
Jen

Sharon said...

THat was the first thing I noticed that the colours on your paper were like the book. What a beautiful book.

Anonymous said...

Oh Ro, it's gorgeous!
an I just love your blog banner, is it new?
I want to learn how to do a nice one & change it whenever I feel like it!

BlueJude said...

What a great find! And I love the book spread. Great work!

Abby Creek Art said...

Your altered book pages are just beautiful, Ro. And what a find that Alpine flowers book was!

kris said...

Hi-
In the woodpile. Hope s/her likes it there better than your house.
I got the lenses at absolutely everthing in Massachusettes. I think you can buy them there all the time. There was a box of them when I purchased and some in packages for purchase I believe. If you google you could see or ask.
kris

Karen Cole said...

Great find, Ro. Your page is gorgeous. Passion is the appropriate word, for sure.

Judy said...

Yummo love that book - great find Ro.
OMG - I cant look at the post below - i am soooooooooo terrified of spiders - got a glimpse and freaked - so i have nmo idea what you posted there - sorry!

Julie H said...

Great find Ro! Please tell me it is going to remain whole for at least a little while?

Cre8Tiva said...

what a find...you know i love books...beautiful art inside is even better...you...and you are stenciling...i love that too...blessings, rebecca

stephanie said...

I too noticed the colors first thing as I began looking at your post. What a great find....the colors of your journal page...just wonderful!

MargaretR said...

What a lucky find.
I love your new journal page too.

carla said...

That is quite a find!!! I just love your altered book... the colors are glsrious and the layers of designs make me want to keep looking and looking. It's such a treasure:>

pangolin said...

Yay. I love a good op shop find. Thanks for stopping by - it'll be good to meet you in may.

annie said...

this is a beautiful find! don't you just love the hunt...those happened upon moments? just read the post on the melbourne zoo...that is so awesome. it's been forever since i've been to the zoo. looks like a treat!