Friday, October 23, 2009

Inspiration
I find these so inspiring - end papers from vintage books. They can often be a total surprise when you find them. I love the 'wallpaper' feel that they they have. There are lots to look at right here on Drawger. I really like the one with the plots of land and houses(7th).




14 comments:

AnnaVallance said...

I work in a library so whenever I come across a great end paper, I make a photocopy which can then be used for cards or scrapbooking.

Julie said...

The first one is the best - with that fat mamma bear and her cub - adorable!

Linda said...

I have a hard time picking a favourite. Don said the truck, for sure.

At Home with Kim Vallee said...

They are superb. Give me the idea of dressing up a bookcase with coordinating book papers.

Brittany Noel said...

Love these illustrations and patterns! I wish books published now had such attention to detail and design.

The Wanderers' Daughter said...

FABULOUS post! I miss this era of bookbinding. That first one with the woodland creatures strikes such a chord for me!

Mlle Paradis said...

GORGeous! I think Anna has a great idea. I could move into a library for a month or so.........like Claudia and James at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Anyone read that book? From the Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler.

Mlle Paradis said...

Oh yes Maia! I can see why you would especially like that one. Look at that badger!

rina said...

Omigosh, that is so bizarre, this morning I was just going through my vintage children's books and thought of photocopying the end papers of one of then for gift wrappers this christmas- and it's the 5th image you featured!

great minds...

marzi said...

fiona- i love all of these. i've always admired end papers. great feature!

MEADE DESIGN GROUP said...

I really like the first image :)

Wini said...

I love these end papers especially the first two. I love everything you've been featuring here on your blog. Its always such a joy to visit you! Thanks again for all the wonderful & colourful inspiration!! Wini xo

cartolina said...

Wow - these really caught everyone's eye didn't they?
Doug found these on drawger.com - there's a lot of good stuff on that site.
I'll find some more soon, thanks for all your comments!
Fiona

Relics said...

oh my gosh--
I thought I was the only one who ever noticed these...

Can't wait to see what you post next!!!!!

deb
www.relics.typepad.com

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