Good morning friends, Just had to show you this cool "Want Book" I found last weekend at the flea market. I bought it from a vendor who had a very large stack of emphemra and old cabinet cards and other paper, and I tried to buy the lot from him, but he said no, so I bought this book for $2.00.
It has a date in it from Sept 24, 18--, but the year was not finished. Looks like it was a gift from a husband to his wife. She made it a book to keep her recipe's in. It is very well constructed and is complete. The paper pages are very thin and every page is perforated and a few in the front are beginning to come out.
The book is 1/4 full of written recipes and the rest blank pages. The paper block has a flap attached on the back so it can slide into the back cover. And there is a cord tie attached to the top for hanging it up on a nail or peg.
The cover is, I believe a very thin leather glued to cardboard. I want to create a journal out of this, but am not sure of how I really want to go about it. Someday, sigh............................
I love to go to flea markets searching for treasures. Sorry, the photos are not the best.