Lest you think my ‘hunting and gathering’ interests lie exclusively with fabrics, think again. I love vintage ledgers, old script, diaries, bookkeeping records, all of them. They conjure up memories of summers spent at my grandparent’s in Walnut Grove–a much simpler, slower time.
It’s impossible to convey in a photo just how HUGE these books are–they are so heavy that I can’t even lift the three of them (and I carry around both grandkids all the time!). They date from the late 1800’s to the early 1900’s and were filled with layer upon layer of old invoices at one time. Some of them are missing now, but there are still plenty to share! (I can only claim 1/2 ownership of the largest book, due to an unintentional Ebay ‘bidding war’ with a friend, but that’s a story for another time!)
So here’s my offer. Leave a comment on my blog and I’ll randomly choose someone next Sunday to receive a Provisions packet with an emphasis on vintage papers.
Here’s a sampling of what you might receive…
I’ll get back to fabrics on my next give-away, as that definitely seems to be Max’s preference….