Sep 10, 2010

Forget Me Not




I love to find antique photo and autograph albums at the flea market...

...especially when the covers are made of worn faded velvet
... and the insides are filled with sweet sentiments in lovely old script.



Emily writes...

Fill up the days with kindnessAnd sweet shall be thy rest.The peace that comes from duty done
Shall make life's evenings blest.



These two were found at the flea market in New Milford, CT last summer.


In 1892 Lillian writes...

May the path way of life be ever strewn with roses...
...ever your friend


May your happiness be as deep as the ocean
and your sorrows as light as its foam.

Albums from a different era...
...messages written so as not to be forgotten.

Just a few words of sweet kindness found at the flea market...
:) Laura

13 comments:

Gina said...

These are so neat! I loved when we found my grandmother's from when she was in 8th grade. It is such a neat peak back.

ELK said...

stunning finds ... the handwriting is so pretty

Jill said...

This little glimpse into life in another time really does touch one doesn't it? It makes the people so much more "real".

Susy said...

The albums are in such wonderful condition - someone had them stored up just for you. They were looking forward; we are looking back.

~Kristina said...

The albums are awesome! I love to read the little notes people leave behind and then craft grandeur stories about how the note came to be.

Leah C said...

Oh so lovely! And the words are beautiful...thank you for sharing:)

Prairie Girl Studio said...

such lovely and graceful penmanship ~
like a lost art ...
so wonderful for you to share
these with their sweet words of kindness ...
to give them life anew ...
thanks so much, laura!
xo
pg

Carola Bartz said...

These are so lovely. I'm very fond of this old things as well. Beautiful.

Jamie said...

So sweet! And somehow my old yearbooks full of "stay cool" just don't have the same impact.

Kim Klassen said...

truly touching and so full of beauty... thank you again my friend....
xxo, kim

Gilding Lilies said...

What a treasure!

kelly@thebluemuse said...

a treasure...I love finding personal things like that, it makes you make up a story in your head about who the people were and the lives they led...

deb said...

how intriguing
they are like small poems really.
I think I am going to be looking for these now...