Friday, January 04, 2008

Temptation

I have wanted to use tintypes in jewellery for the longest time, and had not found any I ‘loved’ until I saw this little album. Oh my, I had to have it. And so began the internal conversations and arguments until I struck a deal with myself. I could have it if I sold on a third (oh OK, it was a half) of the tintypes and covered some of my postage and buying costs.
Well as you can see I now have this perfect little leather bound album in my hand, with its eclectic collection of portraits, and I don’t want to let it go. The inside says 1867 – the stories … whose hand caused the wear to the front of this little album? I could sneak this little treasure onto a bookshelf, and ‘forget’ it for a little while…
If you don’t see any of these on Etsy within the next 24 hours please e-mail me and remind me, I did a deal … with someone I respect.

7 comments:

Jen Crossley said...

Awesome Julie what a great find!!!
Jen

Dot said...

What a beautiful find Julie!

Janet said...

That is a fantastic find!! I love old pictures....1856....Wow!!

Genevieve said...

My daughter recently showed me a 20cent coin that was minted in 1973 - if only that coin could talk, imagine the stories it could tell, the hands that have touched it, the money boxes it has been left in! Like your wonderful pictorial find, so many untold stories.

Cheers!

Still Waters Studio said...

So beautiful! I don't know if I could bring myself to part with any of them. What a treasure.
Sherry

L-INKed to paper said...

What a wonderful piece of history to cherish, all the memories that must go with those pictures, I bet you can feel stories oozing from those little pages. Great find and you deserve it, well done lots of hugs from Charmaine xx :-)

One Crabapple said...

this was truly a find. I have never seen anything like it. I would want to keep it perfect and pristine to wonder over too. It is just too precious....Oh I respect the other part of the deal too...but but but. I dont know HOW you can really part with them. still...I am off to ETSY to check what is left !

xxo-S