Sunday, September 6, 2009

Paper Trail

What did I do with my summer? Well, apparently I gathered a lot of paper. I made three trips to Minnesota and was able to visit Hopkins and its wonderful main street full of antique shops two of the times. That's where I found this journal which is full of blank, nicely yellowed ledger pages. Love that cover! The graphics on the green card, which I've read is a lotto card, were also appealing and were found at the same shop, Auntie M's.

These papers are destined for French-inspired projects, although the little 4 o'clock tea menu is from a Chicago restaurant called The Blackstone. Lobster salad, brandied peaches and Blackstone nectar anyone? This came from the Old Summit Country Antiques Show which will be back in town next weekend.(For a sneek peak at one dealer's offerings, visit Beth.) The tiny DuBarry book was found in Hopkins, also at Auntie M's. That beautiful French date book page in the background was purchased from Mary at Green Paper. Now you know my sources and a bit about my summer!