Tuesday, 14 February 2012

Underground, Buckles and Lace

Gosh another week vanished in a flash, where does it go, I've been writing this blog now since last November and it seems like its longer, and what makes it all worthwhile is all the lovely comments and blogs I read, so thank you all you bloggy ladies and men (musn't for them) for 'making it all worthwhile' and letting me into all your lovely and sometimes hetic lives.

Came across this delightful little book on a bookstall on Saturday, it cost one pound, wow, the stallholder remarked, thats priced very reasonable, I thought just give me the book and away I'll scuttle, the outside isn't in very good condition having lost its spine, (like so many things) but the cover is pretty...

There is no date of when it was publised and you can't really see from the pic that the writing on the cover is shiny silver.  It is about how to find a street and the underground railway station nearest to it   

A map of the underground inside the front cover

Index, with little cut out tabs... love these

On this page somebody has marked a cross, was some lovely gentleman going to meet his Valentine, running, not wanting to be late, hope he had a red rose, map book in hand

Was his sweethearts dress adorned with these buckles, buttons and lace
 (Monday's charity shop find)

Lets imagine they were!

This pesky dogs still here with his crocheted blanket

Hes such a luvvy really


  1. What a romantic tale (great finds too).
    Your pesky doggy is very sweet.
    Happy Valentine's Day.
    Carol xx

  2. The book looks amazing!
    Liz @ Shortbread & Ginger

  3. Great finds - The book looks interesting
    Julie xxxxxxxxxx

  4. It's lovely to make stories from vintage finds. A great book! xxx

  5. A stranger`s well worn map of Paris...Now you will have to write the novel! Old books and maps are full of untold stories of their past owners. Fascinating!

  6. what a fabulous find, old maps are fantastic.....love the story!

  7. Great find--I love old books and maps. Love the way you imagine a story and it. Cute doggie!

  8. I love your finds! The Paris map is fab as are the buckles and lace! Seeing your pup makes me miss my little fellow! (He died last January at 20!) They become such an integral part of our lives! Give yours a kiss on the nose and a head pat from me!
    Peace & Plenty,

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  10. Hi, from Colorado. Thanks for stopping by for a visit and becoming a new follower! One day I'd like to return to your beautiful country for a visit. My late husband and I were there on a Young Farmer's trip and had such a beautiful time.♥♫