Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Fabulous Find

i have been resisting the pull of thrift store shopping for a few weeks now... i have so much stuff to use up i cut myself off.  today i had this overwhelming urge and followed it.  to my delight i discovered these books from 1961 and thought they would make fabulous travel journals.  i will gut them and make some wonderful "ticket to venice" style repositories.

 four books with lovely and colorful printed covers

 british isles and western europe

the near and the middle east

baltic states and central europe

southern asia and the far east

i think the graphics are just stunning and i can't wait to play with them...

ciao for now,


  1. Those would make wonderful travel journals - what a great find.

  2. Agree with Tina, absolutely stunning

  3. Hi Kim,
    Dawn here from your TTV class-these books are a fabulous find! nice job!
    Can't wait to see an "after" picture once you turn one of them into a TTV style journal ;)

  4. These are just wonderful. Have fun transforming them

  5. Wow, what a great thrift store find! Can't wait to see how they look when you're done!

  6. Hi
    Michelle here from TTV and I am green with jealousy. The covers are divine and will be totally amazing for journals. Lucky you - Have fun xx Michelle