Tuesday, March 8, 2011

NEW LIFE TO AN OLD BOOK

I spied this book while shopping in downtown Toronto in the fall.  I wish I could remember the name of the store. 



I had an immediate flashback because, if my memory serves, it is the same speller that I used in public school. (Just to be clear, this speller edition had been around the block many years before my year started using it.)  Upon opening the book, however, I  discovered that it was a recycled cover with 200 new, acid free blank pages inside. What a boon.....I am and always have been in love with anything paper...especially blank paper.





I dug a little deeper into the valise displaying other books and started to examine the collection a little more closely.  And then I found this gem.  I had to have it....




On the back of the lower black band it says "A Notebook With A History.....Lovingly renovated by hand....Give it a new story."....I intend to do just that.


For more info, follow this link:
StoryBook...by finders&keepers






All pictures  for this post taken by Maureen Coates

6 Comments:

At March 8, 2011 at 10:52 AM , Blogger Sonya Kinkade said...

Great Post Maureen....I soooo love old books

 
At March 8, 2011 at 11:17 AM , Blogger Kelly @ JAX does design said...

Oooh, the design book is a great find! Love the idea of recycling old text books into new note books :-)

 
At March 8, 2011 at 11:24 PM , Blogger Nyla said...

What a great idea! Definitely a conversation starter and lovely bit of nostalgia :)

 
At March 8, 2011 at 11:35 PM , Blogger Vanessa@decor happy said...

I love old books too and the design one sounds interesting!

 
At March 9, 2011 at 12:45 PM , Blogger TLC_Designs said...

Omg this is right up my alley! I love the graphics on the front cover, and I love that it has the worn-in, old-book look. Can you get me one? LOL

If you remember the name of the store, I'd love to stop by.

*Tania @ Passport2Design.com

 
At March 9, 2011 at 5:44 PM , Blogger Maureen @ Modecor said...

I can definitely get you one Tania. The next time I go to Toronto, i'll pop in and see what's there. I emailed the company Finders&Keepers to see if they could give me the name of the store either on Queen St W. or Dundas St W....but have not heard back from them.

 

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NEW LIFE TO AN OLD BOOK

I spied this book while shopping in downtown Toronto in the fall.  I wish I could remember the name of the store. 



I had an immediate flashback because, if my memory serves, it is the same speller that I used in public school. (Just to be clear, this speller edition had been around the block many years before my year started using it.)  Upon opening the book, however, I  discovered that it was a recycled cover with 200 new, acid free blank pages inside. What a boon.....I am and always have been in love with anything paper...especially blank paper.





I dug a little deeper into the valise displaying other books and started to examine the collection a little more closely.  And then I found this gem.  I had to have it....




On the back of the lower black band it says "A Notebook With A History.....Lovingly renovated by hand....Give it a new story."....I intend to do just that.


For more info, follow this link:
StoryBook...by finders&keepers






All pictures  for this post taken by Maureen Coates