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Vintage Valentine

Wednesday, February 8th, 2017

I have a deep love and curiosity for all things vintage, including and especially Vintage Valentine’s. I just think everything about them is sweet and romantic. The old illustrations and sweet, timeless sentiments of Vintage Valentine’s make my heart swoon.

We’re all about preserving the old, honoring it and holding on to timeless traditions (hence the old school bookbindery that we are), so when a coworker had the idea to do a little ‘renovation’ (if you will) of an old family album that is slowly falling apart, we said let’s do it!

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The look, the smell, the feel of this album reminds me of being at my grandma’s house, sitting on her shag rug carpet digging through old pictures and listening to stories of the ‘good ole days’. I love looking through old pictures, documents, and nic-nacs to see how folks used to live, dress and spend their time. It’s fun to see how things have changed, yet also nice to see that some things never will

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For this project, we decided to use an ‘almost black’ soft leather to create a hand-sewn album with thick, torn watercolor pages. Mimicking the esthetics of the original album.

As you can see, this album served more as a scrapbook, than just an album for photographs. Our thick watercolor pages are perfect for adhering baby bracelets, locks of hair and old school certificates to last throughout the years to come.

We get asked ALL the time if we print pictures or put together albums for folks and well, no- that is not a service we offer or plan to offer in the future. But we are passionate about book binding and making heirlooms to withstand the test of time for you to house your beautiful printed photographs for a lifetime.

I am thinking about putting together a blog post to talk about the ‘anatomy’ of an album.  How to put together the perfect one, which pictures to included, what to use to insert your photographs safely and how to make it feel unique and still flow well. Let me know if this would be something you are interested in and any other tips I should include. Putting an album together the old fashion way is easier than you think and it is such a fun little walk down memory lane too.

Let me know if this something you would find helpful and if there are any other tips you think I should include. Putting an album together the old fashion way is easier than you think and it is such a fun little walk down memory lane, too.

#BoundwithLove ,

Court

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