Sunday, November 1, 2009

Great Flea Market Find












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.


6 comments:

whymsicallotus said...

Now, how cool is that to have a book called the "Want Book"? lol! Awesome! The guy wouldn't let you buy everything as a lot? too bad. did he have good prices for the other stuff?
Awesome find CB!
Take it easy

sales said...

That is a great find, I need to find some flea markets like that one.

Apple said...

That is a great find!!!

Chris said...

This is really cool. I love finding these things. This one is particularly great, with a good cover, and some actual recipes!

~Barb~ said...

What an awesome find! I never find these kinds of goodies at the flea markets around here...mainly junk. But hey, I find ways to use the junk, too. LOL

Glad we're both home this Friday, safe and sound. Let's keep each other in our thoughts as we travel about during our weeks away. *Hugs*

Much Peace & Love,
~Barb~
http://craft-therapy.blogspot.com/

Comfortable Shoes Studio said...

awesome find. I should take some pictres of the recipe book I found at a junk store in Maine. The family had cut all Grand Ma's recipes out of it but left the best part- a small book full of hand written pickle recipes. with some really old time pickle recipes, some stuff you just don't find anymore- like Russian Bears. Anyway. Good stuff. You should scan some of the pages and save them that way you'll have them forever to work with. LOL I keep saying I'm going to do that with mine, maybe when the week has 8 days...