Dec 1, 2008

beyond delight!

today i went to town. hubby had a meeting so i followed. while he was at the meeting, i went to browse at a very large japanese book store called kinokuniya (brand from japan but sells all sorts of books) ... and look what i found!

this first book is a decorative art book... i can't understand a word in it because it's all in japanese but the work is beautiful! very good reference book for painting antique and collectible art. below is one of the pages inside ... aren't the art on kitchen stuff cute? :)

this next 2 books are fabulous! they are not actually books but a collection of images, 200 odd images in each of them ... the best thing is they are all royalty free!!!!! it comes with a cd rom and a simple editing program :) at such a good deal too! i'm simply over the top... i can use these images guilt-free! yeah!!!!




i am beyond delight with my finds today :)

happy pimping! :)

14 comments:

  1. oooo! Luthien what a score. Very cool. Lucky you. Have fun with those and be sure to post your stuff.

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  2. Don't you just love finding treasures like this? Can't wait to see what you come up with using the clip art.

    I need to go scrounge around our used book store. I haven't been in a while. Thanks for the ispiration. I'm now on my own treasure hunt.

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  3. I can't wait to see what you come up with using all this fabulousness! I'm sure you will put them to very good use. Love those painted kitchen items. xxoo

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  4. Just making my way around blog-land catching up on all I've missed and I see your found some gorgeous inspirations Luthien! Wishing you a beautiful week my friend♥

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  5. What terrific finds! I especially love the vintage kitchen designs! Now ... whatcha gonna DO with these new treasures?

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  6. definitely sunday girl... definitely gonna have lots of fun! :DDD

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  7. hello Gayle :) yea... love finding unexpected things like these... especially books or mags. i love books and mags :) can never have too many of them :) well... happy hunting!!!

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  8. carolyn... there are some more in the book :) the kitchen one is just one of them! japanese paint really well! all their painting books show impeccable work! only wish i could read those squiggles there...

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  9. thank you sharon :) i know you're feeling not too good still... that was a real tragic... what happened to your friend... *sigh* try to stay in strong spirit ...

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  10. LOL! i dunno jen i dunno... now i'm just overwhelm still with everything i bought. i have to sit and look at all of them properly for some time... suck it all in first then the ideas will come :))) i hope!

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  11. I love the Japanese Decorative Art book. The "kitchen" lettering is fantastic!
    Cathie

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  12. oh yea... i have a couple of the japanese art books/mags... they are really pretty and somehow different from the europeans/amaricans ones ... although they basically paint similar things. i think it's the culture difference... makes their art somewhat different...

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  13. oh yea... i have a couple of the japanese art books/mags... they are really pretty and somehow different from the europeans/amaricans ones ... although they basically paint similar things. i think it's the culture difference... makes their art somewhat different...

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  14. Luthien,

    Great finds. And I read your comments about your degrees. Wow, you are one smart cookie. I am so proud of you.

    Melissa

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xoxoxo
Luthien :)