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May 28, 2007

Monday morning musings…

Filed under: General — jackie @ 9:34 am

Good morning readers.

I hope everyone had a great weekend. For some of us it’s still the weekend as today is Memorial Day and a national holiday here in the states. It’s our day to remember our fallen war heros. For the past many many years I have participated in or helped out at a Memorial Day art and craft show put on by the Valley Green Gallery in Nellysford, Virginia. This year I decided to stay home for the weekend.

On Sat. I went out trolling at our local antique mall. I scored a great old photo album for cheap. It’s in good condition overall. Just needs some leather repair on the spine.

I also bought a few old knives which I will sharpen to use for leather paring and general cutting.

Here are a few photos of the album. The cover is in decent shape. There are a bunch of scratches in the leather, I think a little cleaning and dye will help to fix them up. The album is 8.5″ tall by 6.5″ wide and 2.25″ thick.

Old album cover

The inside pages are in great condition. There are even a few forgotten photos inside.

Old album open with photos

The spine needs repair. Fresh glue and leather should do the trick. I’ll try to save the wording on the old spine for use on the new one

Old album spine detail

The front clasp is in working order. Just needs a cleaning.

Old album clasp detail

You can also see the gilding on the edges is in decent shape. I’ll most likely fix this up and resell it.

I like poking around antique shops. Most of the time the items that I am interested in are way out of my price range but occassionally I come across a great find.

I hope everyone has a great day.

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