Sunday, June 13, 2010

Sunday Flea Market

Well, we had a week of summer weather. Today the temps are just barely 20° (after being at above 30° all week) and it is cloudy with occasional rain. I ventured out to a small flea market. Wasn't much going on there, but look what I found!

A stack of handwritten music, on musty old paper!!!!
Yes, it is true - some people like very unsual things.

These seem to be church music for a choir, all hand written and arranged for the different voices. Some of the text is Latin, some German. Possibly also arranged for instruments - I am not a musician, so I wouldn't know for sure.
And then hand sewn into cardboard covers.

Actually, this is one of the less worn pages - most are severely yellowed and stained.  I can't even read some of the writing, because it is in the old handwritten style.

Less spectacular, but still very gratifying - a handmade box, that was used for coins (and I will sort components or beads in this) and some wonderful pure copper rivets.

On another note:
I am sure you all already know, but just in case -

Registration for the Inaugural Event - ArtBliss - has opened today. Since I won't be able to be there (and believe me, I am crying in my keyboard), I hope many of you sign up for this very special event. The workshops will be fantastic! Go check it out here, if you haven't already.


Narrative jewelry said...

Wow Renate, you have found lovely treasuries in your last flea market ! Like you i really love those handwritten music, so beautiful.
Lucky girl to find the box with pure copper rivets,i am sure you are going to create something beautiful with them.

steufel said...

Grandiose Ausbeute. Die Notenblätter, die Kupfernieten einfach alles - wow. LG Stefanie

Rustique Gal said...

Renate, this sheet music is too beautiful! I'd love to find such lovely paper things! Also, the box is so practical and I love the copper rivets too. Have fun with it all!

The Joy of Nesting said...

Ohhhh Hermanita!!!

What a wonderful rainy day flea market score!!!!! Just think of all the things you can decoupage with them. Especially if like me you use copies and save the originals. I can never bring myself to use the originals, cuz when they then become extinct, and I always feel like I have destroyed a part of history.

Pattie ;)
Mazatlan Mx.

romantic decay said...

Great finds! Old handwriting is one of my favorites.

sundownbeaddesigns said...

The sheet music is a fabulous find! and the many uses.

Cindy said...

What treasures today!!! Handwritten sheet music? How incredible... I cannot imagine someone who would enjoy it more... and the copper rivets! What a find! Can't wait to see you put them to use in something pretty. And thank you for the ArtBliss mention - registration is off to a great start! :-)

Silke said...

Oh, Renate, how I have missed visiting you while we were gone!! I am glad you are still finding treasures at the flea market! That handwritten music is amazing!! Happy Monday! Love, Silke

sharon said...

You have found the perfect papers for a journal swap I think(wink, wink!)Just gorgeous Renate!

Such a Wondrous Place this Faery Space said...

Renate, my steps feel softer for your words. Thanks dear friend. Blessings. (What beautiful finds Sunday!!!)

Christine Damm said...

I love to read about your fleamarket adventures-- we are truly kindred spirits in our love for the musty and forgotten! I ADORE those music pages-- WoW! I see resin in your future. Too bad we won't see you at ArtBliss-- you will be missed!

lilylovekin said...

Your sheet music is to die for all that old hand writing. I"m so glad you are having some nice weather. Enjoy the week.

Diane said...

Oh, these goodies are definitely making me drool into my keyboard Renate! the copper rivets!!

lunedreams said...

That is a really remarkable thing to come across, the handwritten music! I'm sure you will think of a way to showcase it! I think it would meld nicely in feeling with your style.

And to top it off, you're even getting an award. From me! How special is that. I am giving you a "Kreativ Blogger" award! Stop by to claim your award!

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Ingrid Dijkers said...

Absolutely delicious finds!
How lucky can you get!?!

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