Wednesday, July 15, 2009

White Wednesday,White Books and Pages

This is a favorite of mine, look closely in the basket.


I wanted to do a little something different today, for White Wednesday.
I hope no one minds that I'm stretching the boundaries a little.

I love the printed page. There is nothing boring to me about a white page with typeset. My grandfather had a printshop, in the twenties and thirties, so it's no wonder that I love old books, lithographs, printsets...anything to do with type. A font can set the stage and tell the story before you have even opened the book. I found this little book not long ago for children, and the graphics are just precious.

It is what it says. "All Pictures"












I also wanted to share a few of my little gift books
from the late 1800's and early 1900's.
These were given as small tokens of affection
at Christmas, Easter, Birthdays, New Years etc.





They have the sweetest graphics and poetry, usually with a spiritual theme.





Hope you enjoyed my "white" today.

Check in with Kathleen at Faded Charm for other participants in
White Wednesday.

Go find an old book, it will take you to another place.

Debra

23 comments:

  1. I love the B&W Heavenward page. What a great idea on your take of White. I too love old books and love reading the inscriptions on them. Great post, T

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  2. I think this is a clever twist on white! Good for you and some excellent thinking outside the box.
    Debbie

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  3. Those look like they'd be fun to thumb through!

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  4. all of your books are gorgeous. Love "White Wednesday"....always beautiful posts.
    Sandra

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  5. Oh...I love old books and these are wonderful!!!

    Great post!!!

    Enjoy!!!
    XOXO
    Cathy

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  6. FANTASTIC POST- your images are magical- especially love the young boy holding a sail boat. thanks for sharing!

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  7. Good Morning
    How clever you are...I loved your interpretation of White Wednesday - the books were a treat, thank you for sharing.
    Blessings today,
    Rebecca

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  8. Clever Girl! You have quite a collection...love your B&W images!

    Blessings~
    Lisa

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  9. I really love old books. I look for them everywhere I go. Yours are so lovely. Thank you for sharing some of your favs with us.
    Smiles,
    June

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  10. Lovely old books. Fun to look at and thanks for sharing your White Wednesday with me.
    Joyce

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  11. We don't mind it at all!! Those are beautiful images, thank you for sharing.

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  12. I saw the first picture and wondered if you got a tattoo! ha! Those last books really grabbed me. I like 'em a lot. ~Mindy

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  13. I absolutely love old books, especially childrens books. I have a few myself and really enjoyed looking at yours. Thanks!

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  14. Your books are wonderful. What great finds. I worry sometimes, with the technology we have today, books will become obsolete. I hope not. I love the feel of well loved book.

    Karen
    My Desert Cottage

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  15. I love books old and new. Great post.
    Thanks for sharing.
    Have a Blessed Day,
    Sherry

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  16. Debra...these images are all so beautiful to me ~ I love old books and their images!!! Just gorgeous, happy Wednesday ~ xxoo, Dawn

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  17. You can't go wrong with old books. Looks like you have some great ones. Love the photos.
    Take care,
    Kathleen

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  18. Oooh I love these!!! Great pictures ~ thanks for sharing! So good to see you at the store today sweet gal! Hope your summer is going along fabulous ~ your blog sure is ~ I love to come and visit! Blessings, Katie

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  19. These are wonderful treasures.
    I think they fit right in.
    blessings,
    Barbara Jean

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  20. Great idea for a post,nothing better than an old book!!

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  21. It seems your books are dear to all of our hearts! The lithos are just so beautiful. Nice pictures
    Best,
    Gale

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  22. Love these old illustrations and books...just wonderful!

    -c
    yapping cat

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  23. I, too, love books, Debra - especially of a vintage nature. And your old picture book for children is incredible! I love the precious images of the children.

    Blessings,
    Liz @ the Brambleberry Cottage
    http://thebrambleberrycottage.blogspot.com/

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