Sunday, February 28, 2010

I have been collecting old books ever since I can remember. Their covers worn and tattered have more then just a story to tell. Here, I've added hand painted pale cream roses to the out-side cover making this the perfect bed side decoration for your night table.
More Coming Soon...

I was very excited to find a pair of these fabulous beaded place mats.
Full of glamour, the BEST find!

Just In! Not only is this pretty sheet music available in note cards, but vintage style POST CARDS as well. Perfect for your collection or sending out a quick hand written note.

13 comments:

Tanza said...

Hi sweetie,
I could just sit here all day and stare at the beauty you create !! It is just amazing and such a treat to look at !! hoping you are well, and having a warm, wonderful Sunday ~
hugs for you ~tea~xo

C'est Moi, Julie Marie said...

Hello Jo~Anne, I love old books as well, and have some of my mama's that I especially treasure... I even found a precious flower she had pressed so long ago inside Anne of Green Gables... yours looks beautiful with your handpainted roses... I am excited to receive my beautiful paperweight... love to you... kisses Jessy... xoxo Julie Marie

firdous said...

what a beautiful idea : )
I saw on an interior design show a great tip for a bedside "table"
If you have two consoles for a shelf but remove the shelf and put your favorite books lying down on them.
Maybe i am not explaining good. But the shelf consoles should be close together so you can put the books directly on them, without using a shelf.

beautiful paintings as always : )

Brenda-shabbycatsandroses said...

Hello :) I just wanted to tell you that I recieved my copy of the Porch, Romantic French, magazine today, and it is absolutely YUMMY!!

Andrea at My Feathered Nest said...

Love those white roses on the old book. I too, collect books and also belong to a book reading club at the library. I was once a librarian at that library and just love anything book related.
ANDREA

My Casa Bella said...

I just love what you did with the book, I should mail you a couple of old ones I have so you can paint on them as well. They're plain, wouldn't they be pretty????
Arlene

Nancy Jo said...

Had fun looking at your site. I too love old books, I'm bidding on two right now on Ebay. Over the last year I have bought several. They are so chaming.
You sure can paint,I make lovely stick people. Thats about the extent of my drawing ability.
Nancy Jo

Candy ♥ said...

Your mirror is really pretty! :)

Tutti Chic said...

What beautiful creations Jo! Your gorgeous artwork makes these absolutely amazing! :) xoxo chris

nathalie said...

so romantic...i just discover your world...hmmmmm it'so cute...

im nathalie from chinerdslefroid.canalblog.com

have a good night

à la parisienne said...

Your art and your blog are both so beautiful! Thank you for following my blog; I hope you enjoy!

Mandy

A Romantic Porch said...

JoAnn, I was a fan years ago when I would read about you in my favorite magazines...now it is so wonderful to drop by and see your beautiful artwork anytime! Thank you so much for sharing your talent. xo rachel

Brenda-shabbycatsandroses said...

Hi Jo-Anne :) I wanted to let you know that I started my very own blog a couple of days ago, and I hope you will stop by for a visit to check it out. Hope you are having a lovely weekend! Warmest, Brenda