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I Love Art, Adore the Handmade and Treasure the Vintage. I am the Fun Mom, the Silly Friend and the Writer who wants to make more room for beauty in the everyday.

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Thursday, October 28, 2010

Amy's "Vintage Notions"

"Vintage Notions" is an incredible book by my new gal pal Amy Barickman...this is a tome to treasure and share, time and again over cups of tea and a sweet moment to browse...

Amy's book beautifully hard bound in linen and loaded with juicy images, anecdotes, vintage line art and more, so retro and oh so wonderful…

Here’s what Amy says about her fab new book:
Vintage Notions is the culmination of a personal journey that started twenty years ago when I began collecting rare sewing and needle arts books, vintage home arts magazines, and cookbooks. I reached a pivotal point in my collecting when I came across the work and wisdom of Mary Brooks Picken.

Amy tells her story:

I first discovered Mary in the summer of 2008, while returning from a creative workshop in Omaha, Nebraska. I began reviewing several vintage newsletters and magazines that I had collected while hunting for artwork for The Vintage Workshop. They were published by The Woman’s Institute of Domestic Arts and Sciences in Scranton, Pennsylvania, between 1916 and 1934, and they were inspiring. Combing through the aged pages of these wonderfully illustrated and beautifully written publications, I realized that they were still relevant today and provided a blueprint for a simple, fulfilling life.

Amy says, “Researching and writing Vintage Notions has been an odyssey for me. And while my endless hunting for great vintage material will never stop, I understand the drive behind it now in a way I did not before I encountered the work of Mary Brooks Picken. It seems that all along, part of me was searching for the answers that Mary and her work provided. Her work shows that dignity, joy, and meaning can be derived from the home arts. Mary has become a beacon for me, both personally and professionally, and I want to share some of her light with you.”

I cannot imagine anyone who loves the hand made and treasures the old not loving every sweet page of this book…I adore it myself and we are thrilled have a limited number (just 24) of AUTOGRAPHED copies to offer Earth Angels’ customer friends for $29.99
DO NOT miss this one! You'll want to buy one as the gift you really want to keep...
xxoo Jen O'Connor
Earth Angels


LizlovesVintage said...

Yes, I am thrilled! Can't wait to review this book. I collect too! Hugs, Liz

She Uses Her Words said...

I should be getting Amy's book in today's mail. Can't wait. Several of us in my quilting group ordered it. Thanks for the preview!
xo, Karen

Ronnie said...

Congratulations, Amy! Your book will surely pass the test of time, just as Mary's has.

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