Homegrown Vintage Book Journals

The other day I was exploring downtown Decatur when I came across this lovely little shop called Homegrown. It’s essentially a cooperative artist market made up of about 70 different artists who showcase their work in the one shop in exchange for footing the overhead bills and volunteering to work in the shop. The best part is that they’re all local artists, artisans and craftspeople, and, as a sign on their shop door indicates, nothing in the shop comes from a factory; everything is handmade.

As I’m always on the lookout for books, I immediately spied these handmade vintage book journals, which are just lovely. The artist is FirebirdHouse and the pictures just don’t do them justice (I find that a lot with books… though it could have something to do with my camera). You have to pick them up, flip through them, turn them over in your hands to full appreciate them.

I find myself wondering, though, what does the artist do with all the pages she extracts from the original book? Perhaps she uses them as wallpaper, like over at Twain’s Billiards & Taps.

(Photos by For the Love of Bookshops and FirebirdHouse)

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