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Wednesday, August 25, 2010

WOYWW: One Dollar Books!

Hello, WOYWWers!

I thoroughly enjoyed reading your comments last week, but alas, that was all I had time for.  As those of you who visited me last week know, I am out of the country and being away from the computer almost the whole day, I didn't have time to visit any one.  I will have to make up for that when I get back home.

Actually the first week of my trip was for work.  Where?  Funny, I didn't realize the Japanese newspaper on my "hotel desk" would confuse you about where I was.  Here is the tally of guesses (although I may have missed someone) ...

Jona, voodoo vixen, Serendipity Stamping guessed Rome,
Julia, Chrissie, Darcy, Claireliz, Andrea, Daniele, Phree, Spyder had no idea,
Sue, Beedeebabee, mustavcoffee didn't have a clue (well of course that's the same as "had no idea")
Beedeebabee, Twiglet, Serendipity Stamping guessed Greece,
mustavcoffee had many guesses and finally had had her hubby guessing Germany,
Judy guessed Egypt,
Elizabeth thought it was the big park in San Francisco, although she was sure it was somewhere exotic, (hmmm)
and the winner is..... (oh was it a contest? Who knows, I may get to make a giveaway for the one who guessed right...)

Carola Bartz, who said Palace of Fine Arts in San Francisco.  The palace was originally constructed for the 1915 Panama-Pacific Exposition in order to exhibit works of art presented there. One of only a few surviving structures from the Exposition, it is the only one still situated on its original site. Read more about it in Wikipedia. And the Japanese newspaper? The airline we took stops over in Japan.

So now, for my desk (why are my WOYWW posts always so long!)... it is not actually a desk.  It is a box we are packing filled with finds from the One Dollar Bookstore in Long Beach, California (we are visiting family there).  Anyway, I thought I would share with you some of my art related finds.

Here is a foreign language book I bought.  No, I don't speak this language and I don't even know what language it is in (do you?).  My husband said it was Greek. Well, it is all Greek to me!

Take a look at the lovely inside pages. 

I haven't decided what I will do with this book.  It seems too pretty to take apart to use as backgrounds.  Should I?  Perhaps an altered book?  Any suggestions?

The next book I wanted to show you is a collection of sketches by Queen Victoria. 

Lots of colored and black and white sketches.  Great inspiration!

Perhaps you would like to take a look at real desks and not a box of books or to show us your own desk.  Head on over to Julia's blog for the What's on Your Workdesk Wednesday link party.  Happy WOYWW!

23 blog hugs:

Helen said...

Great books, show us any time!!

Hels Sheridan said...

FAB books.. looks like Greek to me too... I would offer to translate but.. I can't speak Greek ROFL

Sue said...

Hi Peggy
lovely books, have great time, have great day, happy WOYWW, sue,x

Wipso said...

What beautiful books. Thanks for sharing them with us.
A x

Nancy said...

Thanks for sharing and what wonderful books you found


Hands to Work, Hearts to God said...

You can always copy the pages so you can use it in your art. Patsy from

Cheryl said...

oh these look like brilliant books,love cheryl xxx

Heather x said...

Have a great time babe :)
*hugs* Heather x

Bluefairy4U said...

You did have a good deal buying those lovely books. Love Queen Victorias one, the previous one like you don't thing I could pull apart. Thank you for the snoop. Hugs

joey said...

Hi Peggy

fab books so nice when they are bargain prices too!


Daniele said...

thanks for the peek

Serendipity Stamping said...

Could you copy the pages and use them? Who would have guessed Frisco? I must not miss this if I ever get there. Beautiful. We have so many things in our own countries that we never know about it's a shame.

Carola Bartz said...

A One-Dollar-Bookstore!! Wow, what great finds! I love it!
BTW we've been to the Palace of Fine Arts so often (since it houses the fantastic Exploratorium) that it would have been embarassing if I hadn't recognized it!

nerllybird said...

Nope, thoroughly enjoyed looking at your books. Good thing I don't have a one dollar bookstore near me, as I'm trying to bless others (yes, I've heard of Flylady!) with some of my excess bookage at the moment!

judie said...

take it apart !!! yep, take it apart, think of the wonderful things you can make with it

I wasnt even close with egypt was I !

judie xx

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

For some reason, I thought the book looked Russian. I would never use IT as the AB. I would use the words and lovely pen drawings as backgrounds or even foregrounds in my ABs or artwork, but never cover the lovely words.

Wow, I was so close. I just didn't know the name of the palace. Amazing what you pick up from reading magazines and watching TV. I knew I had seen that Palace somewhere. Glad Carola knew the exact name.

Hope you enjoy the rest of your trip and holiday (now). It's nice to get business out of the way, first. Stay safe and enjoy.

Doone said...

your posts are not too long - I could keep reading as long as you are dripping me that inspiration - the books you chose are truly inspiring - definately an altered book project - perhaps on greek mythology?

Spyder said...

and I thought, but may not have said, that you were probably holidaying at home, I'm dog sitting..not at home but somewhere different and already missing my crafting! Great pictures, and have a good woyww ((Lyn)

Thistleblue said...

oh fantastic bargain books and they're gorgeous! Hope you had a great WOYWW!

Andrea - Wales, UK said...

Thanks for the geography lesson, I was never very good at it in school. I think the text in the first book is Greek too. I have no idea really but I thought I'd just agree with your hubby!!
Sounds like you are having a great time. Enjoy the rest of your trip.


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jonaks said...

can't wait to see what you do with the books.

Dorka Kokorka said...

Hey I just stopped by to tell you the book is in Russian ;) Nothing close to Greek, though ;) I am Bulgarian and we, together with Russians and a couple of other nations, use the Cyrillic alphabet, and I have also studied Russian, so I am sure (it even says so on the page you took a picture of ;) ).
Sorry if I was too boring haha ;)

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