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iHanna's Valentines Thrift Haul of books to cut up and use in or to make journals from + video flip through

For today’s blog post, a thrifted haul of yummy books!

I so enjoyed filming my first thrift haul video last year that I wanted to make another one. I do go to second hand shops once in a while to look for fun finds, and I’m especially thrilled when I find something that I think could be used for book binding, art or for collages.

It’s not as easy to find ephemera here as it seams to be elsewhere (read: US where you’ve got Estate Sales / Tag Sales for example, where you can find old documents and letters and such). But I keep looking…

Thrifted book and magazine haul for junk journaling (video flip through) by iHanna

In Sweden you’ll be quite lucky if you can find anything that is more personal than an already emptied photo album from 1985… But of course sometimes you have some luck and find a few things that are fun to take home and use / cut up…

Thrifted Haul Video

So let’s have a look, shall we? Most of today’s books are not vintage or anything, but I will still be using them for projects in some way or other.

If you can’t see the embedded video click here and while you’re on YT give it a comment and a thumbs up if you like it, it makes me feel less like I’m speaking into the void…

Vintage Illustrations of Swedish Alpine Flora

From the book Fjllflora (published in 1952) here are a few of my favorites.

Swedish Alpine Flora Rosenknopp and Klibbsticka vintage illustrations
Swedish Alpine Flora (high res scanned images vintage illustrations to download and print)

I love vintage illustrations like these, don’t you?

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It is usually only 16 USD, but this week (until Sunday February 16th) it’s on sale for only 11 USD! Whoop Whoop!

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