bmarinacci

Vintage dictionary and music page art

Illinois, United States · 5991 Sales

bmarinacci

Vintage dictionary and music page art

Illinois, United States 5991 Sales On Etsy since 2010

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(912)

Announcement   WELCOME! Hope you like my prints, some antique, some original, on antique dictionary or music book pages. COUPON SALE: 20OFF for 2 or more prints.

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Last updated on Jul 20, 2016

WELCOME! Hope you like my prints, some antique, some original, on antique dictionary or music book pages. COUPON SALE: 20OFF for 2 or more prints.

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Giving new life to old books and prints

A few years ago my husband became an invalid due to a stroke. This meant I had to work at home and take up the task of provider. This Etsy shop was the answer to a prayer. I have always collected and loved old books and old prints. Tattered old items are piled all over my workroom. Bookcases overflow. I cannot pass up a used book store or sale and always come home with a new treasure.

I love nature and worked with environmental groups most of my life trying to save natural areas and nature in general. Now I get to preserve the pictures of nature through my dictionary and music book art - flowers, plants, birds, dragonflies, trees, butterflies, animals, you name it! I love them all. I hope you enjoy my work. It's really not "work" at all when you get to be surrounded by what you love!

The photos show just a small portion of the books in my life. They are everywhere. A new addition is an old parlor book holder, now filled with a set of cyclopedias that touts it has descriptions of every flower ever discovered along with thousands of engravings.

When I'm not concentrating on creating new works for my site, I'm out scouting garage sales and estate sales for more books!

Thank you to all of you who have supported my work. I hope you enjoy the love I put into the creations I put together from all those talented artists of the past. It's wonderful to be able to help preserve and bring to light the artistic prints of the past, combined with saving old tattered dictionaries and music books one page at a time.

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  • Brenda

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator

    I love old books and old prints. My workroom is overflowing with them. I get to do what I love - be home to take care of my husband and create beautiful artwork from old prints and old books. I hope you enjoy my work.

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