Tuesday, July 27, 2010

A sacred obsession.......

So it's no secret to those who know me well that I LOVE antique hymn books, the one above is my newest one. I try not to pay more that $5 per book. How sweet that Pearl Clements and May Clements signed their names in this one.And look how Mary Etta Clements put a line under her name with a ruler! Too cute.I actually do use these in my artwork, nothing like an original hymn page to spice up your work. My favorite book is this Ira D. Sankey book called "Sacred Songs and Solos". The fonts and pages are beautiful, if you ever see one of these I highly recommend you pick it up, as long as the price is right. They can be found on ebay sometimes. I used pages from this book to line my hutch in my dining room.

So what are you obsessing about today?

8 comments:

My Blessed Serendipity Life said...

I love old books too. Those are wonderful.
-Danielle

Julia @ Hooked on Houses said...

I have some of my family's old hymn books and just love them. They came inside the piano bench when I inherited my grandmother's piano. It's fun to try to play some of them (although my piano playing is admittedly rusty!).

My Shabby Roses said...

I'm with you I have an obsession with books w/ the same covers. I too have many hymn books and others just because they have that GREAT cover!

Your collection is wonderful! The old songs are pretty sweet too!

Heather ~Pretty Petals said...

Oh I love these old books so much!! Love the signatures inside too... such lovely finds.

xoxo

Michele's Treasures, Teacups, and Tumbling Rose Cottage said...

What a great thing to collect! The pages and lettering are prettier, the music has a stronger message, and you know they were used a lot. Yours are fabulous! Thank you for sharing. ; )
~Michele

Claudia said...

You've given me some inspiration to start collecting these old hymnals. The fonts are beautiful and I love anything with musical notes and staves.

xo
Claudia

karlascottage.typepad.com said...

Pearl has wonderful handwriting!!

molly said...

so glad you admitted you use the pages, as i have TONS Of these and use them A LOT in my work too. they're sacred and yet, usable, all at the same time.

so glad you visited the blog, and now i can check out yours too. thanks.