geesh, if you can relax for a bit, here is the finished book in photos that i have finally listed here, lol. it is an 1881 mathematics book to which i have added 39 pages of ephemera and 3 matchbox drawers.
the cover was a toughie for me with this one, not sure why... i wanted to leave the pages and ephemera pieces untouched so whomever wishes to adopt/adapt this as their own, can distress or alter each page to their own ideas, so i thought the cover should be that way too, but in the end after behaving myself with the pages, i just had to ink the edges of the image, i am weird, i know, anyway here we go with 23 photos...
cover with tapestry covered spine, a metal number plate and a picture from a vintage childrens book from the 1800's.
book standing showing drawers with velvet pulls
this bird picture is from a 1950's audubon society book.
a musical game card with an 1800's blank check slipped into the pocket the facing page has a pocket created with an 1888's ledger paper that has been covered with clippings from an early 1900's newspaper, now that is what i call recycling!
these pages have pockets created from an 1800's children's book and a cartes-de-vistes by r.h.barrett & son, george street, glouchester
there is a fun egg saver envelope attaced to this pocket with a tiny paper clip.
there are 9 pages of this 1929 ledger paper to write on
this is an air mail envelope with a sheetof stationary from the hotel viking in oslo.
i created a pocket here from a long vintage flashcard
a part of a letter, a poem, i believe called "my mother" is on the left hand page and a pocket created from another page of that ledger paper from the 1800's, with fun ephemera goodies tucked in on the right hand page.
a pocket created from a vintage music book cover with a music tag tucked in the pocket
7 pages from a small ledger book.
these two pages have pictures from an 1800's children's book...
and a side pocket.
2 more page and...
another side pocket
a bingo calling sheet and 3 coin envelope pockets
a music sheet with bottom pockets
3 matchbox drawers with little vintage goodies hiding inside
the spine with tapestry cover
i hope someone will be able to use this altered book to hold memorabilia, ideas, and thoughts. you can add stamp work, paintings, images, lace, ribbon and ink to these pages and have your own unique journal.
since the pages are created from vintage papers, they are not acid free and any photographs that you add should be copies or protected in sleeves.
i hope you had fun looking at this book, actually i hope i can inspire you to create one for yourself! have any vintage papers from your great grandma's and grandpa's? your grandma and grandpa's? have little rings or goodies that could find a home in drawers in a book? if you create pages out of scrapbook papers, they will be acid free and you could store all of your precious vintage photos on the pages and in pockets.
well, heading to bed now, hope all is well where you are! thanks again for stopping by, good night. -rebecca