Saturday, 19 October 2013
Over summer, I picked up a lot of second hand books at various sales and charity shops. Old books are the ultimate guilt-free purchase for me. They cost pennies, and they're easy to store, so if I see a good one or more, I get them. I've hardly had time to look at what I found during the last few busy months, so today I went through my boxes to see what I've got.
Old nature books are probably my favourites. A scrappy old cover can often hide beautiful illustrations inside, like this one.
And some great black and white illustrations too.
These three 'Little Guides' cost a bit more, but I fell in love with the cover illustrations.
The Derbyshire one is my favourite:
I found this copy of The Go-Between in a hospice shop.I had pinned the cover on Pinterest, never dreaming that I'd actually find the real thing - and especially not for 75p. But there it was:
One of my all-time favourite novels. LP Hartley was born in Peterborough, not too far from where I live.
And finally, I just wanted to share these beautiful cards which I recently purchased from an artist called Kirsty Elson. I interviewed her for a magazine and thought that her driftwood sculptures were incredible. She has a Facebook page with a huge following. I'm not surprised. She is very talented.
Her autumn design is just beautiful.
You can purchase these cards via Kirsty's Facebook page. They cost £10 for five. All the pieces are made from recycled materials found on the beach near her home in Cornwall.