I found this really cool vintage scrapbook at Salvation Army way back in June. It's obviously from the late 60's/early 70's and I love the browned pages and musty, dirty smell of it! I think it's quite fabulous! I've been meaning to scrapbook for years. When I went to England, Wales, and Ireland I brought a manila envelope with me to put all my ticket stubs and paper ephemera in to scrapbook when I got home. Well I still have the manila envelop, still have the paper ephemera, and have added more bits and bobs from two New York trips, and my San Francisco trip last summer. The problem is I've never bothered to print pictures so I am definitely going to have to do that here soon so I can finally put all this stuff in a scrapbook. I have another scrapbook my mom and dad bought me from Anthro that's specifically designed for travel related pages which I will eventually fill. But this one I really wanted to some something fun with.
When I was in Jr. High and High school I had a weird love of cutting out pictures from magazines, usually my mom's copies of Victoria, and gluing them to notebooks, folder, or just pieces of paper and hanging them on my walls. My really pathetic diary from the time I was 17-19 was a composition notebook that I'd covered in a mish-mash of magazine clippings. Anthro catalogues were always a popular target of my snippings as well. I've always wanted to put together a "lookbook" of sorts for myself for each coming season. As fall catalogues have been coming in the mail, I finally decided to put one together using my scrapbook. There are still a few catalogues that I'm waiting for, but I thought I'd show you what I've done with it so far. I also used some old scraps from magazines that I've had since 2004. It was really nice to finally find a use for them!
That's all there is for now. I'm still waiting for a few catalogues and things to get here before I finish (the scrapbook is far from full so I can do this for all the following seasons!), but I really love the way it's come out so far. I'm hoping to scan them when it's finished, but I figured I'd show a little of what I've been working on lately!
Do you guys have a "lookbook" for fall? What's inspiring you?
by some miracle of God,
IT RAINED TODAY!!!
I know. I was pretty stinking happy about that.