Welcome!. I live in Oviedo, Florida with my handsome husband, two great kids and a pair of silly basset hounds. Oviedo is a little town where you can get a Barney’s coffee on one corner and have to wait for the chickens to cross on the next. I love to shop for vintage treasures to use in my home and artwork. Come along with me!
Hello my White Wednesday friends! If you've stopped by in the past week or so, you know I found a great little vintage Wallpaper book at Renningers.
I was walking back to the car to drop off some of my purchases when I saw a dealer near the exit set up on just a blanket. I had no intention of stopping until I saw this beauty. Thank goodness my girlfriend, Blair, was with me because...it was written all over my face that I was in love with this thing before I asked the price...the dealer answered $2.50! Yup! That is two dollars and fifty cents! lol As I fumbled to get my money out, I guess I was certain I had heard the dealer wrong so I asked her for the price again. Blair grabbed $3 from me and whispered with a huge smile on her face, "You need to take your "special" and walk away. I'll bring your change!"
I was so excited about this book because not only was there plenty of gorgeous vintage wall paper samples inside, there was also a surprise! Half the book had been used as a scrapbook by the Bliss family. David Bliss was in the fifth grade in 1931. His mom saved many pieces of his schoolwork and placed them inside this "scrapbook."
"Our Farm" is one of many projects I found inside with David's beautiful script and artwork.
Isn't it sweet? I love how she mounted the work right onto the wall paper. She used it just like scrapbook paper. Many of the pages are dated. I love this next one -
You can double click on these to super size. There are short essays, poetry, artwork and other small projects like this one which shows how raw cotton can be transformed into a variety of textiles. Obviously the focus of David's schooling was reading, writing and farming -
I know this is just a glimpse but I was anxious to share a bit of this gem with you. Thanks for exploring with me! Here are a few quick shots of wall paper samples from the book. I plan to carefully remove these and create some high resolution scans to share with you. Look for those after the holidays. I'm already thinking of projects for these!
Have a great week everyone. Appreciate you stopping by! Remember you have until Sunday to leave a comment and enter my giveaway!