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Tuesday, 24 September 2013

Before Pinterest?

Long long ago , i developed a really bad idea and started saving pretty book illustration from dilapidated books , then it developed into the even worse habit of keeping the books lol...Day off today and to relieve the tedium , i rooted through a box that had been buried for years , it was full of my old picture files , everything from the fronts of 40s and 50s sheet music , book illustrations , wrappers you name it i'd pack ratted it . But thats what you did years ago and im an old bird so i come from the generation that made scrapbooks , sitting at the table with that evil yellow glue cutting up Womans Own and Look in , postcards ,quality street wrapper borders anything that caught my magpie eye


 Does a magpies eye equip you for a life of Thrift? I think so , youre always looking in the next box , the next shop , the next skip ..lol But now we have Pinterest for a new generation , ive tried but i just get bored , i know people love it ,but i think im always going to be a paper in my hands kind of person . But the kids will need a big recycling bin when im gone...lol




5 comments:

  1. I don't see the point of pinterest but collecting real images and paper ephemera makes perfect sense. Why don't you lessen your stash by doing some decoupage? x

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    1. Thats where a lot of it goes eventually , years ago when i had my own house i did a whole wall with vintage 50s adverts , it got some weird looks but i liked it, which was all that mattered

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  2. I agree with Vix, I don't like pinterest (why not bookmark the actual sites you like? I dunno, something about rubs me the wrong way) I have a bunch of vintage books I'm going to gut to sell the pages (and prints of the pages) as a line :)

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    2. ive done that with tatty Victorian Encyclopedias , they can still be bought for pennies now , because theyre to heavy to post as a whole . Arthur Mees Childrens Ones are a favourite because theres a lot of local interest stuff inside

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