Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Latest finds

I just love foreign text. It is great for collage and backgrounds.  This is an old Czech Bible that I stumbled across this weekend.  The binder is falling apart but that just helps justify using her in my artwork!
The pages are all trimmed in red.  This would make a great paper wreath. I may have to make one. Our church is constructing a new building. Maybe a gift?
Double click the photo to get a better look at the text. It is really gorgeous. I just love it! I can't wait to create with this.  
I also found a few vintage hat pins for just a few dollars. I'm so glad I stopped in this local store on my busy Saturday!  These always come in handy. I hope you are having a great week. Drapes for the studio and living room go in on Thursday! I can't wait to show you the before and afters. A few little projects to share too. Ready to make something? Well, click follow and come on back by in a few days.  Take care! Linking to -





21 comments:

  1. what a precious find, i too love foreign text and that it is a Bible is extra special!

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  2. I love old Bibles. I have my grandmother's, grandfather's, and my great-grandmother's. They're very fragile, but I couldn't do anything like this with them. Too much sentimental value :-) I'm looking forward to seeing what you create.
    Blessings,
    Marcia

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  3. Beautiful finds, Vicki! Lovely old Bible!

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  4. Oh, how priceless, Vicki!!! Happy White Wednesday!!
    XO

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  5. I love old bibles!
    Tammy :-)
    JUNK WILD

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  6. Great finds Vicki! I think any old book is just about perfect and one with foreign text is even better :)

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  7. Oh, I am crushing on that text. How beautiful it is. Enjoy...

    Hugs,
    Judy

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  8. Wow Vicki- just a beautiful find! Can't wait to see what it becomes...loving those hat pins too! :)
    Hugs, Courtney

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  9. Beautiful finds,Vicki! Love the hat pins.
    Have a great day.
    Hugs,
    Marie

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  10. Hi Vicki,
    I love the Czech bible! And the hat pins...they would look great on my collages! Lol! Thanks for sharing!
    Have a great Wednesday.
    Blessings,
    Sonya

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  11. You have been busy, Vicki! I love the hat pins...those are a great find. I'm looking forward to all of your projects!

    XO,
    Jane

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  12. Love the old Bible. Can't wait to see the Drapes ~ the hat pins are perfect Love it all
    ;-)

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  13. Love those hat pins!!! Have a great day, we're half way through the week!!:) ♥

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  14. Gorgeous Bible! What a find!

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  15. Vicki such great finds especially the bible. Can't wait to see what you create with it.

    Enjoy your day,
    Gail

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  16. I love deconstructing books but I still cannot do it to religious ones, no matter how gorgeous..I guess my Grandma put the fear of that in me when I once wanted to donate some old bibles. Her screech at me about never letting a bible leave my possession, or I think the wrath of the ages would descend... Anyone else ever have/heard that happen..or am I just wacko? lol

    xx
    z

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  17. I collect old Bibles, so this one had me at hello. You're right that would make a great wreath with the pages trimmed in red.

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  18. What a wonderful treasure you found ! !

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  19. The text is beautiful, and so are the red-tinged outer pages. Can't wait to see what you do!
    Brenda

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  20. Beautiful old Bible. The text is incredible. You also made a great find with the hat pins. Can't wait to see what you do with them. Looking forward to the drapes reveal!!! ~~Sherry~~

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