Saturday, 9 April 2016

Even the stones are turning green....

Hi Everybody!

For Art Journal Journey, for the record, and for Moo Mania and More, music, I have a hybrid page today. I already showed a page with this theme some days back, but I was so happy to discover an old hotel bill from Amsterdam, that I decided to make this version using the bill as background. The bill is dated 1916, one hundred years back. I found the bill among the papers of my Great Aunt after she died - stuffed into a garbage bin! I saved them, and found an enormous treasure of old documents going back to 1701, and am very happy to have them.
The hotel is still standing in Amsterdam today, but I think the prices charged might be a trifle higher now....




I was also happy to see so much greenery growing in the old stones of the castle ruins and the town walls, it's almost as though the stones come to life in spring:








Have a great weekend you all, take care,
and thanks a lot for coming by!

24 comments:

  1. Oh your tulips are lovely and what a wonderful receipt, so elegant. I'm so glad you saved those papers, wow, what a great find. Gorgeous plant photos too!

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  2. Love this version of Tulips from Amsterdam, and that hotel bill was a great find, how god that you found those papers. Love your flowering stones. Hugs, Sarah

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  3. It's wonderful you managed to rescue this and so many other old documents. I love the pairing of the bold tulips set against the document.
    Wishes
    Lynne

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  4. Fascinating page with the old bill! Great to see that greenery coming through! We are supposed to get spring temperatures starting Monday...something to look forward to.

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  5. 1701....amazing. I love what you did with the old receipt!
    Is that violets in the one picture or something different?
    Have a good one. Is the knee behaving itself?
    Hugs

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    1. I'm not sure what they ate, but they are pretty. My knee has good days and bad days....

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  6. I'm amazed at your incredible find. I am thrilled you kept these beautiful papers out of the landfill, because they would have been lost forever if you hadn't had the insight to save them. Wonderful save, and a beautiful AJJ entry, too.

    The rocks truly ARE showing signs of spring. I like the moss and the way you showed how some of the plants hang from bricks and rocks. These are fabulous and colorful signs of spring.

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  7. Amazing find Valerie, love the gorgeous design today and your special spring photos.xx

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  8. Such a great page, Valerie. Discovering treasures such as these is always so exciting. Nice to see spring is arriving little by little. hugs, Donna

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  9. Fabulous page Valerie, love the vibrant red of the tulips agains the vintage bill. What a wonderful find - papers dating back to 1700s, I bet they made interesting reading.
    Avril xx

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  10. Fabulous page Valerie, love the vibrant red of the tulips agains the vintage bill. What a wonderful find - papers dating back to 1700s, I bet they made interesting reading.
    Avril xx

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  11. Eine ganz wunderschöne Seite heute und all die Mauerbegrüner sind toll fotografiert! Super!!!

    Schönen Sonntag Liebes!

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  12. Tulpen aus Asterdam ... wunderbar heben sie sich von dem alten Dokument ab und ergeben eine interessante Komposition.

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  13. Liebe Valerie,
    wunderschön, deine Tulpen aus Amsterdam... du hast den Ohrwurm wunderbar wieder gegeben. Deine Fotos mit dem Moos und Grün an Mauern und Steinen sind faszinierend. Absolut genial...
    Einen sonnenschönen und wärmenden Sonntag wünsche ich dir.
    Herzliche Grüsse, Sichtwiese

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  14. Love the old vintage bill you used, you are lucky to have a store of these treasures. The page is stunning with the pop of red tulips. Lovely spring photos as well.
    Yvonne xx

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  15. How totally cool!! What a score! And to think it was destined for the trash- agh!
    Wonderful meld of the paper and tulips- beautiful!
    hugs,Jackie

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  16. This is such a great tulips piece. Imagine having these old papers of your Great Aunt, what treasure.

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  17. Lucky you to have such a great old piece of ephemera. I think the tulip addition made it even better than the plain bill. Gorgeous Valerie. :)

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  18. ah,du hast wieder einen tollen song rausgesucht.
    schönes we.

    hugs jenny

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  19. how awesome to have those papers Valerie and I love how you added to the beauty of this one! Love seeing all the greenery amongst the rocks. Happy Sunday!

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  20. Aren't you lucky to have saved so much from your family - actually luck has nothing to do with it - more like great forward thinking!
    The stones around the castle are really lovely - no matter where the green pops up, it always is a sight to love!
    sandy xx

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  21. Solch alte Belege mit Patina sind wunderschön, weil auch meist die Schrift so fein ist. Du hast es gut, noch so etwas zu besitzen und machst sogar noch was Neues daraus. Sieht toll aus! LG Ulrike

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    1. Ich glaube ich hab Dir auch irgendwann einige Kopien aus dieser Sammlung gegeben.

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  22. Oh Valerie! That background is so cool and I loved that you saved it from your aunts things ♥ Beautiful plant among the castle rocks too ,I so love the moss ♥

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