this is one of those things that i feel really lucky to have. i feel like the person that sold it to me didn't really know what they had and i didn't either really until i went to hd buttercup last weekend. or maybe she just thought i was a nice girl and could tell i would put this old school scroll to good use. it's from the late 1890's. i've had this rolled up in a high place for about a year.
sometimes i buy things and i have no idea where i'm going to put them, but i buy them because i love them and know they will eventually find a place in my home. you don't come across stuff like this everyday, so when you find it, you have to snatch it up! i bought this for the colors and fonts on the front page, but there is so much more inside. i think when i redesign my blog i want it to look like this green and blue page, except not green and blue, more neutral, black and linen maybe?
back to the scroll, there are about twenty pages in almost perfect condition. the back of the school scroll is the same as the front with the green background a blue text.
hd buttercup, the store i posted about last, had tables full of pages like these, but they weren't as old and one page there cost about what i paid for the entire scroll. i've contemplated taking the scroll apart and framing the individual pages, but i can't do it. i think it needs to stay in original form. each page is about 3' x 5'.
have any of you ever seen anything like this?
i never had. i think the final resting place for the scroll is in my daughter's big girl room, when i get around to re-doing it. you can see what i have in mind for the rest of her room on this pinboard.
other items i saw at hd buttercup were vintage maps. i also bought this about a year ago. it looks really gross on my builder grade, vanilla paint, but imagine against bright white, planked walls :). i'll get there eventually.
i'm not so sure this is vintage because the staining or the overall yellowness seems exaggerated.
but then this is how it's backed, which makes me think it's older.
i don't really care how old it is, i just know i like it. what are your thoughts? reproduction? legit?
hope you all have a fun weekend planned! i will heading back to LA again for my grandfather's birthday and hopefully a little flea marketing on Sunday... if i can twist my husband's arm!