Wednesday, September 17, 2008
A delightful tale...
I was out on my bike in search of a fabric store this afternoon. As I passed an old print shop that I had previously made a mental note of and filed under the category I-bet-that-place-is-AWESOME-on-the-inside...I noticed a table with some junk on it sitting outside the shop. A light bulb went off in my head and I turned around as quickly as I could.
Sure enough sitting in an already-scavenged box caked in old inks, grease & dust was my new treasure. The pressman said that the box was piled high this morning but some people came and bought up almost all of his old laser cut lead type and ornaments. I only had $1.00, the exact price of the 4 3/4" x 2 3/4" piece of wood-mounted history that I held in my giddy little fingers. It was fate.
I have this thing...well, a few things. I love old children's book illustrations, the really old ones that only have 1 maybe 2 colors printed with black. Usually lots of folk tales or nursery rhymes are all bundled into one big book & illustrated. &, I love letterpress, especially the vintage stuff. Don't get me wrong, the modern stuff is good too, but the old stuff is just more raw. So, please imagine the delight that was mine when I found this!
However, I'm having a hard time understanding, "Foller Master!" Unless it means "Follow the Leader" which is what the boys in the etching are doing...any ideas anyone? Please enlighten me.
*I thought I would show you my little bottle collection as well. I like to keep colored glass in the window, it's just so nice in the evening!