Friday, October 17, 2008


One of my most treasured antique books is "The Music Lover's Treasury."

There truly is treasure inside this volume -- dozens of poems written on the subject of music.

Some are written about composers, some about specific pieces, and some are odes to the beauty of music.

Interspersed with the poems are beautiful black-and-white plates, each one protected by a tissue paper sheet.

But the best part about this book? I love this book for its own merits, I love it even more because it came from some one who cared about me enough to know my tastes -- and that person was my dear mother.


  1. I am a lover of old books..for so many reasons. This one is stunning and lovely. I LOVE the picture of the that a dulcimer?

    Lots of love,

  2. I love it. You are so lucky to have such a book! The detail of illustrations are just stunning!

    Speaking of your wonderful mother, she came by to see me yesterday, made my day! Also, I gave her my phone number but realized I will need to program your number for the call to go through. I had to put a blocker on my phone. Too many Telemarketers. Anyway can you email me your number? I misplaced
    Tiffany's. *tisk tisk*

    - love and calm seas - kim d.

  3. Oh, Shannon, that is so beautiful! Thank you so much for sharing!

  4. Your book is beautiful! I love old books.
    What a lovely print, too.

    In Christ Alone,

  5. What a special gift from your mother! I love old books too.


  6. Indeed, WHAT a treasure! I love antique books as well and the one you gave us a tantalizing glimpse of is wonderful!!

  7. How precious! It is such a lovely book!

    Aren't lovely things made even more delightful when they are a gift from someone special?

  8. Oh, that is my kind of book! I simply love music - and books!

  9. Don't you just love old books? And, especially when they have such beautiful covers.

    I actually have a music book similar to this, that I bought from an old music store that was going out of business, I will always treasure it...even if I have to watch that the pages don't fall out! :)


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