Monday, October 12, 2009

A Fern Book

a fern book

Late last week I went into an antique store looking for plates, silverware, that sort of thing. I love vintage plates, but just didn’t find anything I liked this time.

a fern book

But I did find this. It’s a lovely book on ferns, printed in 1889. Of course, it’s about british ferns, so it’s not going to help me much, but I don’t mind. It has these charming
illustrations of the ferns of Britain, printed in the loveliest shades of green.

a fern book

Inside there are several hand written notes, and this leaf was pressed between the pages.

a fern book

I love this little book, I’m so glad I happened upon it.

39 comments:

  1. How fun! I love antiquing and I love things like this - even the fonts and types are interesting, you know?

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  2. That has to be one of the most beautiful books I've ever seen.

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  3. What a neat little treasure. I hope you enjoy it for many years.

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  4. wow such beautiful books, i love the photos so much they are gorgeous, acorns and pine cones are so lovely, i have been collecting little acorns everywhere i go ;)

    have a wonderful Monday!

    xx
    Eliza

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  5. That is a beautiful book! I would love to own something like that!

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  6. How charming! I wish I could take a peek inside.

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  7. your photos are beautiful. keep up the good work!

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  8. What a terrific place you have here! Your recipes and photographs are wonderful! I'm so glad I ran across your blog on a tea cupcakes search. :0)

    What a wonderful book!

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  9. Great find Hannah. I think you just found a treasure.

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  10. that is just priceless...with the handwritten notes and a fern pressed into the pages. what a great find. it makes me want to go antiquing.
    happy autumn.

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  11. That is an amazing find! Lucky you!

    That pressed leaf.. I wonder how old that could be?! ... That's pretty exciting!

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  12. What a beautiful little book. That's like finding a treasure, isn't it? I love when that happens.

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  13. what a treasure! and I just love those little acorns :)

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  14. what an adorable little book! i love exciting finds like that! i could spend all day in antique shops. they make me smile :)

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  16. Beautiful find! I was absolutely delighted to happen upon your blog tonight, and am now treasure hunting through all of your archives. I, too, am an avid antique collector, culinary artist, former-homeschool-kid, and photographer. (And, I grew up in the south...although now I'm in Washington D.C.)

    Imagine my delight at finding such a fantastic blog-resource. Great recipes, too! I'm looking so forward to reading more of your posts in the future.

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  17. What a fabulous find. I love the quirky little things we discover when we're not really looking. Gorgeous book! And the little pressed fern is a real treasure... I love thinking about who might have tucked it in there for safe keeping.

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    I can't wait to see more!

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  20. how awesome is to find this book made on past century, I think that you have to value as it was a treasure, I am so glad to see this, I hopefully find it from you, there arent a lot of people who has one.

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