I had some pretty special “finds” this week, and one of them was The Oxford Book of Garden Flowers … when I first saw it, I mumbled out loud, are you kidding me? Then I sheepishly looked around the store to make sure I hadn’t offended anyone … then I said it again, are you kidding me!! I quickly flipped to the front to see what they were asking for it, and $5.00 later I was walking out the door with my new treasure.
Botanical illustrations are extremely popular right now, and these old books are hard to come by (ask me how I know.) But this baby was meant to be mine! I had about 10 minutes to spare before my hubby and I were to meet friends for lunch (my other special find this week) so I picked one last antiques store and quickly walked straight to the back, scanning as I went.
In the back corner, on the top shelf, sat a handful of books … and the rest is history … .
Here my lovely ranunculus drew their last breath …
And here’s my other special “find” …
Yes! the lovely Melinda of Melinda Anderson Photography. How fun! What a sweetheart she is, and we had the most wonderful visit (lovely hubbies included). This photo just makes me smile.
Don and I had taken a spur-of-the-moment road trip to Prescott, and when we got there I texted Melinda to see if she would like to meet. I guess the stars were aligned that day, and it all came together … another serendipitous moment.
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awesome to meet your friend! love the book as a prop!
What a fabulous week of finds you had Barb!! I’m admiring and sheepishly wanting your gardening book! I’ll add it to my list of things to look for at the antique stores…and my goodness!! To meet up with Melinda and hubbies! That is just awesome! I love the photo!! I love the book and the flowers! Have a wonderful weekend!!
How fun to find myself on the Keeping With the Times site! :-) And even more fun to spend time with you in Prescott- hope we can do it again some time. Wondering how you enjoyed Jerome?!? The flower book was an amazing find- and to think you found it in my town! A lovely prop for your ranunculus flowers!
It was so fun meeting up with you and your hubby! and too I hope we are able to get together in the future. We loved Jerome! We’ve never seen a town like it – and there were some amazing photo ops … hopefully I can do them justice and post them this coming week.
Cathy H. says
What a wonderful find! It’s like you were following your heart straight to the back to find it!
Sarah C says
What a great picture of you too! And what you did with the flowers and the book…I want to be like you when I grow up! :)
Oh my, what a great find, Barb, that book is gorgeous !
And together with the flowers … love it !
Congrats on being featured also …
So nice you and Melinda had a wonderful time !
Enjoy your weekend,
Well how awesome for you and Melinda! That book is to die for I might add and your arrangement oh so swoon-able.
Barb, Really there can be no better find than a friend! So happy for you and Melinda ,too! Your collage, with that perfect book, and the lovely accessories tells a story I can relate to – beautiful work!
Gail O says
It was meant to be! Love the binding on that book….it will be fun seeing it in more of your photos. And a meet up! What fun!
i love this post…
that book… seriously?
……a visit with Melinda in REAL LIFE…
wow… how amazing is that?
beautiful.. and I’m loving the new look here Barb…. gorgeous.
happy weekend… xo, Kim
Your garden flowers photo is so pretty and the feeling of play in it is tangible!
It’s wonderful that you’ve had a get together with a kindred spirit photographer … such a joy – Your smiling faces in the photo tells that you’ve had a great time together.
Have a lovely weekend, Barb!
Oh my, what a wonderful week you had ! Your book is awesome, and so is your photo of course ! How lovely to meet up with Melinda too, I love meeting online friends !
Lisa Gordon says
What a find, Barb! I can imagine how excited you were.
And what fun being able to meet up with a blogging friend.
Have a great week ahead!