Ideas for Decoration

April 8th, 2006 by Susannah

Thrifting again today. It’s too much of a temptation when I have to go ‘up the street’ for groceries anyway. Rohan’s been on leave the past couple of days so besides catching up on some sleep (day light savings ending has been a killer in this household… ‘Eloise 4.45am is NOT time to start the day!’), it has been a good opportunity to get out without the little one in tow!

Look at this fabulous book I scored!

Ideas For Decoration
by Robert Seguin and Marthe Seguin-Fontes

Published by Evans Brothers Limited
Great Britain, 1977

It’s a wonderful resource and gives very detailed ‘step-by-step analysis of the decorative artist’s progress’.

Have a peek here at the contents page for more of an idea of what’s inside.

Motif themes include flowers, leaves, trees, birds, butterflies and insects, fish and houses. It talks of how to research and create motifs and patterns of your own and possible decorative applications for them (eg. bags, pendants, tiles, ceramics, fabrics, quilts). It is bursting at the seams with inspiring content, ideas and gorgeous motifs.

I will try and pop up my other thrifty finds soon. I’ve had a bit of a good run lately and it has left me on an op-shopping high! I am making the most of it as no doubt one of these days described in this post by Hillary on Thriftcraft is lurking just around the corner!

8 Responses to “Ideas for Decoration”

  1. hillary
    April 8th, 2006 13:11

    ooh! great find!

  2. Clair
    April 9th, 2006 10:27

    OMG that book is devine. You lucky duck…I tried to go Thrifting yesterday but luke wouldn’t let me *grumble grumble*

  3. pyglet
    April 13th, 2006 21:23

    great book!

  4. Carly
    April 15th, 2006 12:33

    what a fantastic find! I must try and hunt one down .. it looks to be right up my ally.. thanks for sharing a few pics 😀

  5. Kristen
    April 18th, 2006 15:00

    Wow! Amazing book. You are so lucky. Thanks for the pics.

  6. Hanna
    April 25th, 2006 04:01

    what a beautiful cover, and the illustrations you show us… mmmm! yummy, I want them! 🙂

    you’re a lucky girl!

  7. sabinebrandt
    June 6th, 2006 00:03

    Oh lucky you, this book is just so much me! I really like your blog, and put it under my favorites, on my blog! I think your bookcovers are amazing …. Im in love with old pictures and photoshop aswell! I will be back for more inspiration.

  8. lush
    November 10th, 2007 05:20

    what a wonderful find. the only place i can only find it is on amazon for $80!!

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