Saturday, February 6, 2010

Peter Pan & Wendy

Hello there. I've been feeling really behind on blogging lately. I'm not sure why, I havn't been particularly busy. Maybe I'm still getting used to school going back. I got up this morning and decided it really was time for a blog post again :).

I was looking through a bunch of old books (they're abundant in my house) a few days ago when I found one that really interested me.
Peter Pan & Wendy: Retold for Little People.






Every single blank page in this book is filled with a drawing, random writing or something else, all by (from what I can tell) lots of different people. The other pages are full of beautiful words and pictures. I just love imagining all the people who've owned this book over the past eighty years.

I think this is now one of my favourite old finds. What's yours?

18 comments:

  1. this looks like such a beutiful book, my favourites are my four red leather bound books that are about 60 years old, alice in wonderland is my favourite of the favourites, they all have gold letters on the outside and i read them every summer :)
    this is a beautil blog you have

    xx

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  2. That is a lovely find! I have never really thought about my old finds, so I don't know what my favourite old finds are. xx

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  3. gorgeous! old finds...i had the opportunity to see an original japanese woodblock print by hasui (i think). it was incredible!

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  4. wonderful find! i love all the scribbles and writing in old books, its like they have a histroy of their own.
    i think my favorite is a Dot and the Kangaroo book my english Great Grandma got when she travelled to Australia in 1901.
    Pearl xo

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  5. 1930!! WOW!!

    I love how it's signed father Christmas. Neverland!

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  6. looks like an amazing find!

    love your blog! :)
    - Audrey Allure <3
    http://audreyallure.blogspot.com

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  7. oh my goodness, what an amazing find, I am green with envy right now.

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  8. old books are amazing! And I love the header to your blog! At the store I work at we have a vintage necklace like that. so cute!! Thanks for the sweet comment your blog is awesome!

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  9. beautiful book I love how old pieces have a story, a past and people that cherished them

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  10. i love this! what a great find. i always leave something nice in library books i return haha

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  11. Wow! What a beautiful book! I love the inscription at the start. Have you filled in any pages of your own?

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  12. old books with inscriptions are lovely. to have a glimpse into its past life always inspires me.

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  13. That is so gorgeous and sweet!

    I'm so glad I got to discover your blog! :)

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  14. This looks absolutely wonderful!! what a great find!

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  15. That is soo neat to find that! People/parents always say 'noo don't write in that!' but 50-80 years later when someone finds it, it makes it that much more special and connects you to the past! father christmas, hehe. cute.

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  16. it's always so exciting to watch into an old book, especially if it's urs! and remember when you wrote something and how did u felt in that moment..
    otherwise seeing other's writings is interesting as well, making you feel like you've known them or their feeling, isn't it?
    :p

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