mercredi 16 juillet 2008

My Latest Treasure

Browsing through boxes at Aigues Mortes's Saturday brocante*, I found this inventory book kept by a shopkeeper in the Herault in the year 1832. I haven't begun seriously deciphering the contents yet (Who owed him? He owed what amount of money to whom? Questions for which the answers only I would actually care to know.), I've just been enjoying his meticulous handwriting. Beautiful, isn't it?

* brocante - secondhand goods market

9 commentaires:

Anna's Jewels a dit…

Fantastic find, I am going to hunt for things as well this weekend!

LilaRubyKing a dit…

Oh wow this is beautiful! I love finding these secret ledgers!

Star of the East a dit…

Oh I love old writtings!
I have some arabic writtings from the beginning of the last century, love them!

Rachel@oneprettything.com a dit…

I just linked over from Heart Handmade. GORGEOUS blog! I'm so in love with your ledger!

Swirlyarts a dit…

Oh fabulous! I'm going to France on Monday and I can't wait to get into the brocante near where we are staying. There's also a Vide Greniere (hopefully I spelt that correctly!) in a town nearby and I can't wait for that either!

Airees a dit…

Hi Apol! I read about you at hearthandmadeblog and your name sounded very familiar. As I began reading about you, I knew then that you're a Pinay & I've been reading the mags you were working for before that's why. I'm so happy to know that another crafty Pinay is making waves in these sites. More power to you!

ana carina a dit…

This is beautiful!
I had my eye on some old laboratory glasses, but I didn't buy them and now I regret it. Maybe I can find them again next week.

I love old writings too!

nanouke

Laura B a dit…

I just found you through poppytalk's blog and wanted to say hi! This ledger looks like such a treasure, there is something so exciting about holding a bit of history in your hands :)

La Pomme a dit…

Hey, GIRLS, glad you're liking my ledger! For brocante fans in France, get the magazine Aladin, they have a list of antique fairs and flea markets everywhere in the country.