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Monday, 20 May 2013

I like... #6

I'm back from my hols in the rather wet and windy Northumberland. Had a great time though and it was lovely to have a proper break. And just look what I found in a fab second hand bookshop in Berwick...



This vintage atlas from 1942 was an absolute bargain at just £2! It's funny looking at all the old countries and seeing how much has changed. It's pretty tatty and some pages are falling out, which means that I don't feel quite so bad about cutting it up. Watch out for some new notebooks soon, giving this old tired atlas a new life and chance to be loved again!



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22 comments:

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    1. I couldn't believe the price. My husband thought it must say £20!

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  2. I have an old atlas that was falling to bits so used some pages for crafts. That is a fab find and I bet your note books will look fab.

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    1. They're too nice to throw away aren't they, but they make wonderful craft papers!

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  3. there is something so visually appealing about maps isn't there... your notebooks will be gorgeous and a great way to give something old a new lease of life too! x

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    1. Yes, anything decorated with maps seems to be very popular at the moment.

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  4. OOO how exciting. I look forward to seeing the new designs.

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    1. Just got to find time to sit down and craft!

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  5. What a lovely book, looking forward to seeing what you do with it :-)

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    1. I already make notebooks from old British road atlases, so I think I'll do something similar. But will be nice to have countries as a change.

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  6. ooh i look forward to seeing how these turn out, map notebooks sound great to me x

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    1. Thanks. I'll be sure to post about them when I've made a few.

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  7. I will be interested to see what you make with your mapbook. I have a pile of old car maps in my craft room, which I keep mean to do something with. They are not vintage like yours, but I had the notion it would be fun to cover a coffee table.

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    1. Covering a coffee table is a great idea. It would be a lovely way to display the maps.

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  8. Well done, a really great find. Looking forward to seeing what you make with it. Hope you have a good week.

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    1. I've been searching second hand bookshops for ages without finding much - I think the great finds are few and far between.

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  9. I love maps so can totally appreciate your bargain.

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  10. Glad to hear Northumberland hasn't changed much since I lived there - I remember my youngest being blown over when I put her down one day!!
    Your atlas looks a lovely find

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    1. Yes, you kind of have to expect that sort of weather when you go up there. Thankfully we didn't get blown over though!

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  11. What a brilliant find. I love old maps, so it'll be fab to see your new designs.

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    1. They really are beautiful maps. Just need a minute to sit down and make something with them!

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