Wednesday, June 12, 2013

RECENTLY THRIFTED: CHILDREN'S DICTIONARIES


I usually try to only buy things at thrift stores and estate sales if I can see myself immediately starting (and finishing relatively soon) the project that I intend to use the things for.

I broke the rule when I found these illustrated dictionaries last week at an estate sale. I flipped through them just to look, with absolutely no intention of buying them. And slowly, as I saw the bright, simplistic diagrams and charts throughout the dictionaries, an idea I've had for years creeped into my mind - I've always wanted to wallpaper part of a bathroom with something like these charts. The idea has one distinct source: this bathroom. I saw this tour of tattoo artist Scott Campbell's studio a few years ago, and while I really liked the whole thing, I thought the bathroom wallpapered in shooting targets was just the coolest. I've carried the idea around with me, not really knowing what I would use, but I knew it when I saw these.

So I guess I'm carrying these around with us until we have a house of our own one day.

5 comments:

  1. The illustrations are beautiful! Love the colors and the type of drawing. That was a great find.
    Kisses
    Sofia G

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  2. I just want to buy all these kind of books when I see them, too! With the intention of doing something with the illustrations, but, I never know what.
    That future wallpaper idea sounds incredible! x Steph

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  3. those are wonderful! i would have a hay day collaging with them but an entire bathroom or wall sounds glorious!

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  4. These are amazing, and in such perfect condition! im gonna be on the hunt now!
    Don't mind me, just creeping through your archive.
    x Eloise - Jazzlipsandtulips

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