20 April 2011

~Vintage Paper... How Much Do I Love Thee? Let Me Count The Ways~~

Hello my sweets, hope your having a lovely week!
I stopped by an antique barn today and found a couple of things I adore, vintage books/paper and vintage skeleton keys. I love going to this place because it actually still has vintage items at an affordable price.
Anyway, here are my spoils...

Gorgeous and HUGE vintage William Shakespeare book of his complete dramatical works. This book is absolutely scrumptious! It's dated 1882, but I'm not sure if that's the publication date or what, but it's pretty old.

It came with 2 other wonderful vintage books that are just as yummy!

 {Just a quick note, these ranunculas were not picked from a nearby park, I actually purchased these from.... you guessed it, Trader Joe's}

I also picked up these fabulous vintage skeleton keys all in their rusty goodness.

I got this beautiful French lithograph years ago at a flea market. It's called "La Petite Logel" by Moreau Ce Jeune. I just love the colors.

This was actually the first time in a long time I didn't edit any of my photos, it was nice not to have to spend all day editing!! 
{All taken photos by me!!}

I'm linking up with the lovely Tricia from "A Rosy Note"for photo Friday #2. Please join us!

Have a wonderful afternoon.


  1. ooooh...some of my all time faves here melinda! the vintage books tied with string and the old skeleton keys along with the flowers make for a STUNNING vignette. I am going to pin, pin, pin away here....

    coem visit my new Pinterest board when you get the chance.... there's a link to them on my sidebar...

  2. What gorgeous images...love the skeleton keys tied with the twine. Great finds!!

  3. Oh these are my favourite things too Melinda!!
    Love those flowers!!!

    Pamela xo

  4. Just beautiful, love old books! xoxo Debra

  5. Whew! I'm glad to hear those are TJ's flowers, I was getting nervous when I saw them. lol
    Now, how in the heck do you take such beautiful pictures that require no editing? You need to give me some pointers girlie, I need them desperately! And another thing, where did you find a BARN around HERE?
    What beautiful treasures you found Lady Melinda, I am so jealous. Will you promise to take me next time? Pretty please?


  6. So beautiful... what wonderful finds! I so wish we had a Trader Joe's here after seeing your beautiful flowers :)

  7. Your photos and finds are gorgeous Melinda! I love how you style your photos. Have a lovely Easter. xx

  8. These are gorgeous finds and gorgeous photography. What a great day!! Leahxx

  9. Beautiful! Such a pretty Lithograph...and photos!


  10. just beautiful Melinda!
    this post sounds so happy and that makes me happy for you.
    I have been so busy, I have not been able to get out and poke around my favorite haunts to get any finds this week.
    Your finds are also the things I love.

  11. I love it all, the book, the flowers, the key...so pretty :)


  12. I love finding old books and also the words that people tend to write in the sleeve of them about whom they were for and dates etc they make them very romantic to me and a delightful added bit of history. Lovely flowers such pretty colors. Thank you so much for adding my blog to your home page that was really sweet of you. Have a lovely weekend, dee x

  13. OH Melinda you are a girl after my own heart! Those are exactly the purchases I would have made, so now you have me hoping that a barn sale is in my near future! Your photos don't need a bit of editing... they are beautiful. Thank you for the inspiration! xoxo

  14. What a beautiful image. Antique books, flowers and keys, make my heart beat so much faster.

  15. Great finds and great pics...thanks for sharing!

  16. Great photos Melinda! And I was wondering if you were out picking flowers again ;0)

    Take care, Sue

  17. Beautiful vignettes! I love the tatty Shakespear book. Happy Easter!

  18. What beautiful photos! The barn sale sounds amazing! Thank you for sharing! I look forward to following you!
    Best Wishes and Blessings,

  19. Hi Melinda! I just wanted to pop back over and thank you for linking your pretty photos up to Photo Feature Friday :)


  20. Bonjour ~ I just came across your beautiful blog via Design the Journey. It really is lovely! I enjoyed your unedited photos. Just perfectly gorgeous! Thanks for sharing them. Happy Easter to you and your family! Sweet Regards ~ Chelle

  21. Beautiful and with no editing ~ WOW!

  22. oh my gosh...these are beautiful! I adore your photography and your whole blog...just gorgeous.

    Sarah xo

  23. Your photos are so pretty and serene. I have been seeing a lot of those flowers this year in blogland, I'll have to check and see if they grow around here. They are beautiful.

  24. Beautiful! It looks like you really scored at the vintage place. Lovely arrangements.

  25. Beautiful photos, Melinda! What a great old book and the flowers are gorgeous! Hopped over from the Photo Feature party...

  26. Absolutely lovely photos! And without editing! I'm so impressed! Sure wish I lived close to a Trader Joes.

    Have a blessed Easter!

  27. Hello Melinda! I'm thrilled to have found your divine blog! Thank you so much for leaving such a lovely message on mine, I am now an avid follower!!! I absolutely adore this post, beautiful styling. Sublime! Warmest Easter wishes - Glenda

  28. Hi Melina~
    Oh how totally beautiful!!! Happy Easter to you and your family...wishing you a blessed holiday.

  29. Hi Melinda,
    What a beautiful new header you have, and the photos are soulful, I too love paper and the beauty of creating with it :)

    Have a Glorious Easter!

    See you soon :)


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