Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Autograph book 1886

My mother-in-law's mothers school autograph book. I am so glad it wasn't lost in a house fire. I was amazed at the penmanship, the lovely sayings AND, that they even used german scrap on some of the pages!
I thought you might enjoy seeing a vintage altered book!
I am thinking of using the pages to design some background papers!
The y do not need in my opinion any more altering!





9 comments:

Dawn said...

A truly beautiful book, how lucky that it survived and that you are now the owner to cherish it... it will look great in backgrounds for sure xxxx

Carolyn said...

Peggy, you do indeed own a treasure. The dedication page is just lovely.

Carolyn S

Beth Niquette said...

This reminds me of an autograph book my Grandmother once showed me. I haven't seen it in years, but it was a treasure, too.

Lovely, lovely!

Zora said...

What a very cool connection to the past! Thank you for sharing.

Susie Jefferson said...

FABULOUS Peggy! They don't need any more altering - those pages are distressed to perfection. How wonderful it survived.

Lizbethem said...

Very Special, Peggy! I'm so glad you will keep it intact.

C'est Magnifique said...

It's beautiful Peggy, you are very luck to own such a treasure!

Tania

Kas said...

How truly special!

Lynn said...

You Lucky girl, what a wonderful book to play with!
Lynn