Wednesday, 17 March 2010

Old Books

I am a pondering kind of person. Sometimes I think too much, but I am sure that it can be said that I don't think enough at times. Those moments of sheer emptiness. It is ever so nice to not think at all.

Those are the days where I want to sit and read. Especially big old books. 
With yellowish pages that have been worn down by hands over the years.


Personally I don't think you could ever have enough old books.
Or old book shops. Perhaps it is just me, but somehow it is a  bit of magic. 

I have just been so inspired lately by words. I will be making a few more cotton tapes with old lettering. This is the first of the Old Books tapes I will be putting together over the next couple of days.  


20 comments:

  1. omg omg omg... that is fabulous! I must HAVE it!

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  2. And don't you love that old book smell? I do!

    By the way, the new tape is a genius idea. I love it!

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  3. dear Anna, At home we've some old books, normally are the most interesting. We like to visit specialty old books stores, near home we have one and it's inscredible and super!!!

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  4. ha! i had to look twice. i thought it would be a real stripe of old book. what a great idea. and yes, i agree. sometimes it is so nice to think at all.

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  5. i love that text tape, what a beautiful idea.

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  6. I know this feeling - and I adore old books ... so this tape is just gorgeous :)

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  7. Lovely new tape - you know how much I love text. Save some for me when I come over next week! Talking of old books, I bought some yesterday from around 1885 - they have the dedication slip inside from where somebody was awarded them as a university prize. The best thing about them are the covers - so gorgeous.

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  8. I love old books as well. But just like I have cutting anxiety when it comes to fabrics I would have a hard time cutting in old books. I leave that to anxiety free people.

    a fabric tape with book print, now that I could see myself cutting into a the right size!

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  9. Can anyone ever have enough books, period?
    :o)

    LOVE THE TAPE!
    K.

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  10. what a fabulous idea......i have such a soft spot for your little tapes! each and every one of them is so delightful in their own special way! and congratulations on having your tapes featured with maya.....SO very deserving!!! enjoy your day, sweet friend! :)))

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  11. Oh I love old books too...and your tape is wonderful and creative! I am enjoying following your blog and getting to know you better!

    have a lovely day!

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  12. Hi! I ordered some of your beautiful tapes a ways back, and love them. I just found your Blog and it is beautiful, too! I share that love of books and of words and am eager to see all of your new items! Have a happy day! ~Kathy

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  13. i love the way old books smell...it's magical.

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  14. Thank you for your comments! So glad to see there are many book lovers out there :)

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  15. Ooo yes old books.....I have the the most incredible collection of very old books that dates back to the sixties that belonged to my father. It even has underline markings made by him as he is so fond of doing even to today. He will be turning 80 this May and he could teach a thing or two about computers too ;-)

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  16. That is so nice to hear Madhu! I have some books myself, which belonged to my father. Very precious to me. Thank you so much for your comment!

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  17. I LOVE this idea! It also looks very good!

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  18. I love this idea. Perfect for a bookmark tucked into some old book, with a bit of a charm dangling to hold your place.
    Karen

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  19. I love being lost in an old book! Your book tapes are most inspiring.

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  20. I love this ribbon ... And old books !
    Even when I'm broke, I can't resist old books !

    x x x
    ___mathyld___

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Thanks ever so much for sharing your thoughts!