Sunday, September 12, 2010

Rewind to 1909


I found this very old book upstairs. I'm not sure where it came from. The cover is browned and wrinkled from water and it's a bit moldy, but its warmth just struck me as beautiful right from the start.
Flicking through the pages makes me smile.
It's dated 1909.
The author worked so hard on detailing everything possible about every tree, some of which I'd never even heard of before. It even discusses the new use of wood for making paper, but that once you are done with the paper, make it into pulp and remake your own sheets. Wow. Good for you, Julia E. Rogers. You were ahead of your time. And I love your book.

~Kathy

8 comments:

Erin Butson said...

You are such an inspiration to me-- so faithful to journal (even after the first day of school!) i know you're going through a transition and I love the way you make time, where there is none, to journal and make art. Even if it's just a page. It is seriously inspiring. I love reading your posts.

Kamana said...

you show me everytime how important it is to make time for the things that bring us peace.

bricarwaller said...

Terrific find! Great page, I'm ready for fall, even though it got to 100 degrees yesterday. I had a great trip through Pottery Barn looking at all their fall decor and I'm in love with their sweater pillows. Your post makes me want to hunker down around a fire:)

jatinder pal singh ahuja said...

i just love the smell of an old book !!!.. :)

Nancy said...

What a great fine...You know I am ashamed to say I had never thought about making pulp from my used paper and then making my own paper...When I have made paper in the past, always started with fresh paper....now how bad is that? I think you've given me a fresh slant on this wastebasket full of paper....

By the way, great journal pages....

Createology said...

What a find to say the least. Fabulous book and I love how your journal pages turned out. Happy creating...

Marilyn said...

The book sounds wonderful and I like how you are using it in your journal.

Lancerika said...

Wow 1909!
what an amazing find,
your page makes me
dream of Autumn colours:))