Taking a weekend break from the humble house tour to chat about a different topic—specifically, the book you see above.
As you know, I am a blog nut. Love other people's blogs. Love to see where they live, what they do, what they eat, what they create. I'm nosy like that. Very. Don't leave your curtains open at night if you don't want me peeking in! Although I comment at many, many blogs, some blogs are revered so highly that I seldom, if ever, comment there. Isn't that bizarre? I know. I am not well.
One of those blogs is Dawn's The Feathered Nest (another would be Manuela's). Recently, Dawn was working on such an exquisite piece (here) that I remembered a book that I had rescued from the dumpster twenty years ago or more. Now where was that book? I hadn't seen it in ages. After a good bit of hunting, I found it buried beneath scads of other books and the Christmas wrap in the bottom of my closet.
The following are a few photos...
They have faded with time, I would imagine. On many pages, there are penciled notes such as these:
Mr. Whittier finds these growing in his lower field from July through September August 28, 1931
Found growing along Crystal Pond on the north side. June 12, 1929
Orr's Island July 17, 1931
The photos needed to be straightened, collated, and generally tidied. Instead of reburying the book, it is now in an honored spot in the bookcase waiting for the day when my gears are turning instead of churning. I'd love to try doing what Dawn accomplished because it's beautiful and meaningful. Besides, didn't Melissa just recently say that art in the home should be just that...beautiful and meaningful? (Follow the blogroll to The Inspired Room and read the January 23rd entry.)
And, if I ever do attempt this project, I know that I'll need the product that Sandy from Quill Cottage mentioned here.
Sorry to interrupt the flow, but if you really want a nice bedroom tour that'll have you chuckling, visit Suzanne right here.
A relaxing Saturday to all and STAY WARM!
A Haven for Vee
Saturday, January 26, 2008
Wildflowers of New York 1921
Posted by Vee at 8:36 AM