Monday, November 17, 2008

Trash to Treasure Tuesday






Trash to Treasure Tuesday is hosted by Diane at A Picture Is Worth a Thousand Words
My Trash to Treasure items are some very old ledger books.These books date back to the late 1800's to early 1900's. My brother found them in an old building downtown, and thought they might look good in my house. He was right. How long do you think these ledger books sat there collecting dust? They are huge, and extremely heavy. It's hard to believe they had to hand write every single transaction that took place. They are beautiful, and I will treasure them forever.

20 comments:

Diane@A Picture is Worth.... said...

I love those old books! They look great on your book shelves!

Thanks for playing along!

ellen b said...

What great old books! How fun that you can enjoy them.

Diane@A Picture is Worth.... said...

I love those big books, and Jonathan was right...they look great in your house!

Bo said...

Hi Kelli...don't you just love to have unique things like this... it was a lucky find for your brother & sweet of him to think of you!
;-) Bo

Happy To Be said...

WOW!! how great those books are..now I seen on a blog where a gal had some and made an end table out of them...just stacked them up and had a glass top made for them...but I see you have a baby and maybe not a good idea..thanks for sharing and hi-five to your Brother..hugs and smiles Gloria

LADY JANES' EMPORIUM said...

What a great find! They look great!

Southern Lady said...

Wow, Kelli ... What a great find and a sweet brother to think of you when he saw them.

Jeanne said...

Good morning Kelli, Your ledger books are a treasure worth more than money.
I love the way you have displayed them too. What a great find. Your brother was alert when he found those books. Lucky you.

Hugs...Jeanne

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Oh, how I love books! And leather ones! And antique ones! These are definitely a treasure. Just look at the hand-tooled leather. Thank you for sharing. These are beauties.

I loved visiting your blog and hope you'll come over and visit my nest, too. :-)

Sheila

Bella Casa said...

I LOVE those! Especially since I used to work at a bank...where we had to manually enter in all of the Land Contract payments that our clients held with our bank...what a pain that was, lol...and this was in the 1980's, so not that long ago.

What a great treasure!!!

Thanks so much for all of the lovely comments you have made on my blog :) :)

Bella

beth at aunties said...

Old books make a wonderful statement in a home. They are beautiful!

Susie Harris said...

I would love to get my little hands on those books and just spend hours.... Very sweet my dear!

Buzzings of a Queen Bee! said...

I have been looking for some old books like that. I love how they look. Lucky you!
Carrie

Katie said...

Thanks for your words and advice, I trust you. These books of your might be worth some money? hmmm... Thanks girl, have a great day!!

Cherry's Jubilee said...

Omigosh........those are gorgeous. I adore old books...beatiful way to display them too. cherry

QuirkyLoon said...

Those are beautiful books.

Trash to treasure...hmm, unfortunately mine is trash to trash!

:)

Liz said...

These look beautiful!

auctiongirlvintage said...

I love the sculptural bindings, they're beautiful. I plan to join the group starting next Tuesday.

Please stop by my blog and pick up a free copy of my new cookbook, "Finish The Feast: Leftover Turkey They'll Love To Eat!" It's filled with yummy recipes and is suitable for printing and giving as a gift.

Hugs,

Victoria

Diane said...

What an amazing piece of history to have. Bet no one had any idea their ledger books would make such an awesome decorating item in a 100 years.... :0} Diane

TUTU Monkey said...

ooooo those look GREAT!!