Franklin Find

7.30.2011

A couple of weeks ago, when we went to visit our son and family in Nashville, I took you along on a tour of an antique store in Franklin. I only purchased one thing. I probably would have found more if the stores weren't closing. Franklin is such a cute town if you ever get to go, do. It is located right outside Nashville.

My one find was the leather book I shared with you in my vignette on the chest in the foyer last week.
Here is a closer look at that book. I just love the look and feel of these old leather books.


 Most of the old leather books in this antique store were $24 for a small book. I kept on the hunt and picked this one up knowing it would be more than I wanted to pay and I was surprised that it was only $35 for a book this big.


 
It is a Swedish dictionary. Most of the vintage books I find are in a foreign language. I'm not reading them though. They are just for looks. I just love the old leather.

I opened it up and it is full of notes. I love wondering about the person who owned this.




For now it is sitting on my sideboard in the foyer.

We went on a little road trip this weekend and made some stops at a couple of antique malls along the way. Found some great deals and will share in upcoming posts.

Hope your weekend is going well!

22 comments:

  1. Kim, that book is truly a great find. I too love the look of the leather and the fact it's in a foreign language makes it even more appealing. I see all that hand writing too. You always have the most inviting vignettes. Just lovely

    Donna

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  2. I think the best part is the handwriting in the front. You wonder where the person lived and what the book meant to them...and how it came to pass out of the family. Happy Saturday night- xo Diana

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  3. Wish I would have known I would have loved to meet you. Next time go to Nolensville to The Roost where my booth is!

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  4. Old leather books are good company, even in foreign languages. ;-)

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  5. Perhaps a Swedish reader will stop by and let you know what some of the notes are all about.

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  6. The writing in the front cover is very special.

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  7. I love old books, especially ones with notes in them. A cousin sent me copies of notes from a family Bible that he thought belonged to our mutual grandmother. But actually, it was from his grandmother on the other side of his family. The most interesting notes in it refers to one of the children and it said "...Gone to Texas."

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  8. Nice find! Can't wait to see what else you found! carol ann

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  9. Kim the book is wonderful and I adore you new lamb sitting on it!

    xoxo
    Karena

    Art by Karena

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  10. Great find. I love to use books all the time to elevate things.

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  11. Great looking book Kim! Glad you are back, and hope you had fun.

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  12. I love the handwritten notes in the book, too! It's so personal. Great book, Kim! Linda

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  13. Love the book, love the vintage look.

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  14. Such a pretty pedestal for your sweet lambie!

    xx
    A

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  15. I will be going to Nashville in 3 weeks, and my friend lives very close to Franklin, can't wait for all the antique shopping, though I can't bring too much back on the plane!

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  16. I love those finds! I always wonder who they belonged to and where they came from. I also love Franklin! I grew up in Nashville and we would go there often to shop. It is a great place! Have a great weekend!

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  17. I often wonder of the history surrounding antique items, too. It would be very cool to find out what they wrote in the book. Awesome find!

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  18. Hello Kim! For some reason, I also love old books especially with they are hardbound with leather cover. I also can't help but think of whoever was the owner of old books. I know behind each old book is an interesting story to be told. ;-)

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  19. I think we all share in the love of a leather book. I think I only have one tiny one and it is Charles Dickens. Won it on Ebay...
    Love your newest old book.

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  20. We moved to Brentwood in March and discovered Franklin's main street a few weeks after. I fell in LOVE!!! In fact I have been campaigning for a day alone (sans kids) to discover it more! Great Find!

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  21. The old book is a great find. Our son lives in Nashville also. I wish I could show you all the old ledgers I have from my ancestor, Dr. LaFayette Brown. He was paid in money, fruits and vegetables and lots of other things. Its even recorded in his ledger that he delivered my great Aunt who would have been his granddaughter. I'm so glad you had fun!
    Blessins,

    Haven

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  22. Kim, I think the writing is actually in German. I can see several German words, anyway. Do you know someone who can read German? If you want to take a better picture and email it to me, I can translate it for you. karin4467@yahoo.com

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