Monday, September 7, 2009

Do You Prefer Old Documents or New?

Why is old paper so intriguing? We spend so much time shredding and tossing outdated papers and documents. Afraid of identity theft, want to maintain our privacy or keep from clutter. But...anytime I get the chance to buy this old stuff, I do without hesitation. Why? It's brittle, yellowed, dirty, germy--and I love it. Most of these documents are Deeds or Mortgages from the 1860's to the 1890's.The writing is beautiful. They would be great framed.
Now this picture is from today, yesterday, last week and on and on. We all have it. But would we buy it? Of course not. Is this a fun business or what!
Better go for now. Just couldn't resist showing you these deeds and documents!
Until next time,


  1. I prefer old, always old. I'm always on the prowl for old paper because there's so much you can do with them.

  2. I just came across your blog and had to leave a comment- I love old papers, too. I'm always looking for old maps, deposit slips, postcards, and other antique documents to use in collages or just display in my home. I love stuff from the early 1900's with handwriting on it. I've never run across old deeds or mortage papers, but will keep an eye out. Thanks for the idea!

  3. Hey You!
    I'm glad I'm not alone, I even started deleting posts, thinking I had too many up...
    Oh well, I've got plenty to do... I'll try tonight. Love the paper!
    Barb C.

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