Friday, September 4, 2009

Red Leather Ledger Books



These red leather books were stacked on a shelf at Anthropologie....I just love the look of them...the faded worn color...the gold numbers...



Out of about nine....I selected four to take home with me...



The ledger paper inside each bound book is filled with information pertaining to a variety of establishments and households...This page had a penciled list of contents. Some of the books noted particulars of the structure itself, its location and information about the property and gardens...



The papers are beautifully marbled...



They come from England....



Now they live with me....
....happily...



Interesting to read and look at....both inside...



and out...



Happy Hunting this Labor Day weekend!

24 comments:

Gigi said...

I love old ledger books! I collect them, as well as ledger boxes. They are beautiful and rather fascinating to examine, too! I love the ones you've got here.

C'est Moi, Julie Marie said...

How beautiful! I love old books and vintage writing of any kind... what a lucky find! Happy Labor Day weekend to you too! Bisous... Julie Marie

Lisa said...

Lovely books! How fun are these?!
Happy Labor Day!
Hugs, Lisa

Jacqueline said...

That lovely smell of old leather and the beautiful script and the slightly yellowing pages. Wonderful....actually Laura, they are from England and should be Fedexed back, quick smart , to their rightful home...which is actually my house !!!!! He He ...I love them XXXX

Collected Treasures said...

What treasures.......just the history they hold and the stories they could tell.....absolutely wonderful. xojana

KarenSue said...

Anthropologie has such a way with us. Those are beautiful! I have one somewhere, now I must find it.

BROCANTE said...

So wonderful - handwritten notes.... No wonder that you fell for these.

junkdreams said...

These ledgers are awesome. I'm always on the lookout for these at flea markets.
xojanis

Artsy Fartsy Junkin Finds said...

Love those little red beauties!! Janna

common ground said...

Did you say Anthropologie? Every time I go to the one at the Galleria in St. Louis, I want to buy their props and they won't sell them. I'm amazed they parted with those. I'll need to find out your secret. Beautiul find for sure!
Debra

Chemin des Muguets said...

Laura,

There you go again, with that well-trained eye, finding the most perfect things.

Cheerio,

Marjorie

Magdalena said...

Lovely books, inside and outside...
Wish you a very nice weekend,
hugs
Magdalena/Color Sepia

pysseltanten said...

Loovely books....=)))
Hugs...Git

Suzy's Vintage Attic said...

I really like old ledger books, not so easy to find though. I amazed amazed at the constant amount of beautiful things that you have and find. Great taste!
Have a lovely weekend
Isabelle x

Something White said...

Beautiful red colour! It would be a lovely eyecatcher in any bookcase! I do like the numbers on it as well.
Have a good weekend, I´ll come back!
Marjolijn

Julie@beingRUBY said...

Gorgeous find Laura
What lovely old books. I love the marbling and time worn covers. Have a great weekend. x Julie

The French Bear said...

Oh lucky duck!! They are fabulous, you were right to snap them up. There's something so dreamy and exciting about old books, or am I crazy?
Hugs,
Margaret B

mimi charmante said...

I love red for autumn - great find!
Bon weekend,
xx

Sharon said...

I think old ledgers are so interesting to read.All the things that were important enough to that person to record. The handwriting is usually quite elegant too! Sharon

Hill Country House Girl said...

Love the red books! Don't you have so much fun checking out the antiques and displays at anthropologie? I love it!

Leigh said...

Very beautiful! Yes, happy hunting!

Brenda said...

What a lovely form of history to own! I also love their color.
Brenda

Carole~Maynard Greenhouse said...

I love reading old ledgers til I look at the prices of the things they bought..wow cheap! no... really,,, but sometimes I wonder if anyone in the future will lovingly keep the journals I keep now. I can only hope!

Magny said...

...such a wonderfull blog you have!!!