Friday, April 30, 2010

Friends of Ester, from 1891

A step into the past always leaves me wondering.
I wonder who "was" Ester?
How did her life turn out.

I can just see the blue velvet autograph book new, so soft and full of memories of friends.

The well wishes written appear to be from collage classmates, all dated in 1891.
 Like an intimate class year book.

The pages are delicate, stained, and some falling out. A child scribbled in pencil on some.

Many of them wrote poems.

Estate Sale,,,it was so good,,,I was soooo good,,I could have gone crazy,,
I did manage to pick out some sheet music just for the covers.

Maybe you can use these in  your art.

Now, this fit in the scanner, most are too wide.
I wonder if they made their own ribbon to go in the blank spot.

Let me know if you desire more, I will be happy to share.
Tomorrow is 1/2 off day at the sale....yikes!
Another Perfect Day????????????


luluslovlies said...

I love your finds on the friends of Ester,and the idea of wondering what Esters life was like, I'm the same way, if you check my blog you will see I have some wonderful items for viewing pleasure that were my Moms and I'm so blessed to have them, I'll have some items of my Grandmas also I'll eventually post. Sandra Wood is going to include the items in my new blog banner. I'm pretty new at this blogging but find it a wonderful way to keep involved with others now that I'm retired. Thanks for sharing and Blessings to you!

Zan Asha said...

Wow, you found some beautiful things! I know how hard it must be--I also tend to go overboard at estate and thrift events!

Terri Kahrs said...

What beautiful "finds"! I think I know where you're heading tomorrow!!! Something tells me that you're going to have a grrr-eat weekend!!! Hugs, Terri xoxo

June said...

Really great finds. I LOVE an estate sale and can definitely go overboard. I adore the autograph book!

SharDon Exclusives said...

You are so fortunate to find such a treasure! The autograph book reminds me of days gone by. Thank you for sharing your lovelies with us. Have a beautiful spring day!

Eastlake Victorian said...

What beautiful old sheet music! And the autograph book is so sweet. What different times! I just love old ephemera!


Paula said...

Hi sweet Marcie,
I love the beautiful 'A Perfect Day' and the wonderful autograph book! Oh, those old worn pages are so charming! I love the handwriting too! The sheet music is beautiful. Thank you for sharing the lovely images! I am going to purchase a new printer soon, so I can print things out in color. I hope you have a lot of fun at the estate sale again today, and find more pretties! Love, Paula

Anonymous said...

How lovely!

Shelley Noble said...

What treasures! People would love that " go by cover" framed. So enchanting!

Marcie, I have a request for you in your Official Naturalist capacity....

Want to trade antique French paper emphemera Corey Amaro sent me from her broconte shop for a piece of EMPTY abandoned bee or wasp hive for the set?!!!!

(Should you and your gentleman ever see any on your walks!)

Boxwood Cottage said...

So beautiful Marcie, thank you for sharing the sheet music, love the one with the woman in the Victorian hat best!
xoxo~ Carola

Rose ~Victorian Rose ~ said...

Marcie.....sure do like your autograph book. AND the sheet music.

I got a bunch of it at an Estate Sale a couple of weeks ago too..

When I get my "art room" all organized...I will show mine too.

THANK YOU for doing that for us.


The Tin Rabbit said...

Marcie...You found so many beautiful things..I love the old sheet music & thank you for the images.. the autograph book, what a treasure! Have a wonderful Sunday~

The Feathered Nest said...

Such wonderful finds sweetie!!! You go for it! Get what you want..and thank you so much for sharing ~ I'm so glad you guys are settling into you new home ~ sending you love and hugs, Dawn

Mimi said...

Hi Marcie!!!!
oh those song sheets are glorious!!!I love them all!!!!
They are going to make something so special, I love them all, great find!!!
Are you going back for more????
Great sale!!!!

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble said...

Okay, I am totally loving your blog!!
I can't beleive that I have not found you before this time!
I too am a Victorian Era lover!

Gracefully Vintage said...

Hello- stumbles upong your wonderful Blog- I just love the Rustic Nature- Amazing-

Rose ~Victorian Rose ~ said...

Marcie, me again...come on over and snag that image if you wish....I made the card...the image has been floating around the web for years.

Love, Roes

Diane said...

Very sweet post. A person does wonder when they find an old book like that. You know that they're all gone now and you wish you knew so much more about them. Thank you for the downloads. Diane

Coleen said...

oh wow.great fiends!..did ya go back??

miss you my friend, I will call soon....

Heart Hugs,

Katie@LeBeauPaonVictorien said...

I just love to find old albums, books and cards with writing and names. I always wonder who that person was, what they were like...and try to envision what life they had from just those tiny little clues!
What a great find!

Barbara Jean said...

These are great!!

Thank you for sharing.

Blessings sweet friend.

barbara jean

suzeeez said...

Love the sheet music! I have a bunch and find the covers to be so pretty that I've framed them and they hang around the top part of the wall around my kitchen.
:o) Sue

prashant said...

Thanks for sharing and Blessings to you!
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