02 April 2012

old finnish books #2.

you know that I am an eager collector of old finnish books. now we are spending a few days in Oulu at Jacopo's grandma and grandpa's place and I am going through all their books: they have thousands of old interesting books about nature and history - which I just can't get enough of. I had to scan a few images from a beautiful book called Suvisaaren Kirja.
Suvisaaren Kirja 14.10.1954 - images by Enid Blyton
old books are extremely precious: I love the way they feel and smell!
I am grateful to be able to look through such an amazing collection of books - when I come to Oulu. plus dear Kyllikki has gifted me with an old children's book about the forest and one about cats!

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  1. make the pictures bigger!
    *__* and please scan more of these beautiful images from my grandmother's books!

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    1. I should! she has so many beautiful old books! :-)

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  2. stunning illustrations!

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  3. Wooooww! So beautiful indeed!
    Jacopo's grandmother must have a wonderful collection!

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    1. oh yes, she does! :-)

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  4. quelle dei topolini mi piacciono particolarmente, sono proprio da accarezzare quelle bestioline *-* ma davvero sono tutte illustrazioni bellissime sei fortunata Pollyni <3

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    1. lo so, sono stupende, vero? non potevo non scansionarle! :-)

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  5. Ahhhh i love love old books too and that smell, there's something nostalgic about them. and the way the paper turns out. The illustrations is so good, what a great way to gain inspirations from!

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    1. it is so true: they are extremely inspiring! :-)

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