Thursday, June 23, 2011

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Cree found this for me for eighty cents. It was love at first sight. Can you even stand that cute ruler on the back cover? I most certainly will not be turning this book into a journal like my last thrift store purchases.

PS. Thank you for all your lovely comments on my head scarf! I actually learned how to tie from Angela Hardison. You can find her tutorial here.  It's been a great style for this hot summer.

30 comments:

  1. That is perfection in the form of a book.

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  2. That is a good find. Love the ruler on the back!

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  3. This made me smile. There is a used bookstore not 20 minutes from home that I frequent often and this is one of the books I always gravitate toward! I've been spotting it each visit! I love specifically the color of the cover... it must have spent its life on a shelf somewhere so the front and back are a brilliant shade of turquoise!
    If only the copy I kept spotting was so inexpensive, I would have scooped it up some time ago!
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  4. The ruler?! That just tops this beauty off. Also that peek inside is lovely, so many bird silhouettes.

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  5. Very very cool.
    The ruler is genius

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  6. I'm pretty sure my grandma had that same exact book--she was quite the bird lover!

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  7. beautiful book. where is this brick wall you keep photographing in front of? don't you dare tell me it is in your house...i will be jealous.

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  8. CUTE! i've never seen a book cover with a ruler like that! i have some vintage books in my closet that i keep meaning to re-bind--you've inspired me to get busy! :)

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  9. there are few things i love more than old books... and yes, that ruler is amazing!

    thanks for the shout-out :)

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  10. oh what a lovely old book. are you going to go bird watching now?

    and way to go on giving credit to angela for her tutorial. that makes me like you a lot. :)

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  11. That is the cutest book ever! I love the ruler back, brilliant.

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  12. i am also loving on the scarf in hair lately. there is a scarf vendor at EM that i saw one time and haven't seen since then and i've been dying for some new ones!

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  13. I found the same book at a thrift store here in Vegas. How funny! Mine's not in such good condition though.

    ps. I'm Rosie's sister--long time secret reader of your blog. It's beautiful

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  14. Oh, this is lovely. In fact, everything here—in the space you've created— is rather lovely.

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  15. Happy to see these beautiful pictures of such a thing. I think there is a real soul of a bird in that book, so gentle, fragile, light. Be careful that it does not fly away (:

    Happy Midsummer greetings from far north Scandinavia.

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  16. what a find! love, love the ruler on the back.

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  17. Awesome. I very like the ruler on the back. I wonder why they did it on a bird book. To measure the wingspan? Mh.

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  18. @Roxanne--Yes! It is my house. Can you believe it? Brick is everywhere in this city. I'm going to miss it for sure.

    @Rachel--I'm so glad you said hi! I feel like I know you so much already through rosie. I'm always amazed at how much you are alike!

    @well, hello--thank you and welcome!

    @rubi--I most certainly should go bird watching. I wonder where the best places are...

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  19. the color of that book is even beautiful! and that ruler is the ultimate touch :)

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  20. seriously loving this! it's my new mission to track down a copy for my shelf :)

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  21. wow what a find! totally green with envy :)

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  22. thank you so so much for your comment :)
    and i love the book with the birds!
    I follow you. :)

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  23. aghh, it's perfect! be still my heart.

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  24. I have this same exact book, it's one of my favorite thrifted finds. Can you believe how beautiful each and every page is? I love flipping through it. So glad you are able to have this book as well!

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