Thursday, September 18, 2008

Romantic Homes~ October issue had a wonderful story on Signature Pieces/Autograph Books/Friendship Albums. While on our Boston/New York trip...I found this great old album with dates as early as 1883. What a find! Here are a few of its pages...can't you just image the girl who kept this and treasured it and all the friends and relatives who wrote in wonderful. May kind Angels their soft wings display
And guard you safe on every dangerous way
May you in every place most happy be
When you look on this remember me.
August 14, 1884

Beautiful photo pages.

Look at the hand drawn cute little bird in the corner.

Beautiful handwriting.


The Pink Rose Cottage said...

I read that article in Romantic Homes and thought, wow, I'd love to find an antique autograph book someday! And Denise you found a gorgeous one!! I love the poem from the mom. It shows how a mothers love never changes. We may not be as eloquent as the mothers years before us, but our hearts are all the same. Thanks for sharing!!

Patsy Terrell said...

I love seeing people's handwriting. A few years ago I bought a baggie full of envelopes from the early 1900s. The letters were gone, but I love the soft yellowed paper with the penciled handwriting. Something about it appeals to me. You have a real treasure there.

SweetAnnee said...

OH MY GOSH..that is just LOVELY!!
thanks so much for sharing..lucky you..Deena

becky up the hill said...

I think that friendship book is just beautiful. I sent off a subscription to that magazine weeks ago..maybe two months..I know as soon as I buy one off the stand, my first issue will come in the!

FourSistersInACottage said...

HOW BEAUTIFUL!!! I think that is why we love all of our vintage treasures.
Every morning when I wake up Denise, I get to look at the pink framed cupids and mother child.
You have no idea how much that meant to me for you to give them to me. Even tho I don't get to keep up with everyone and have been busy with daily life...I want you to know I think of you often and wish we could meet.
Love and Hugs, Amy (Mom to the Four Sisters)