Thursday, 11 December 2014

St Nicholas

Hi all

I hope your planning & preparations are going smoothly. I do not stress about the whole festive season because I think the meaning reaches further than the turkey dinner & the presents under the tree.

While updating our conservatory sideboard, I looked around the house for some leather books to compliment the plates & remembered this gorgeous book I recently bought.

I was drawn to the beautiful leather cover - however, there are several pages inside where images or part images have been cut out. A great shame but it is still largely intact so I took it home with me.

St Nicolas is naturally associated with Christmas so I browsed through it while arranging the sideboard … time lost in the joy of beautiful pages is a treat.

Old book plates are very detailed & interesting

December 1881 … a glimpse into the past

Cap & bells

A beautifully detailed nativity scene

Who else loves old leather books with gold lettering?

The books as part of my vignette

A vintage primitive pastoral scene & a worn book go well together

Lovely to just look at & enjoy the things in the home …

Gorgeous leather books with tooled & gilded covers - there is something really tactile & lovely about the timeless quality of them.  Are you a book fan? Do you fine yourself losing time when in their company? Tell all ….

Thanks for stopping by, reading the blog & for taking time to comment.
Dee ~♥~


  1. Oh,Dee, I have way too many books......primary- early readers are my favorite, esp.Lois Lenski children's books. Yours is awesome, 1881! Well done vignette!

    1. Lynda - I do not think we can ever have too many books heehee I just love old books, some of the covers & illustrations are sooo beautiful. Please do a blog post on some of yours as I am not familiar with Lois Lenski - share please. x


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