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June 1, 2011

Yesterday, a friend brought round a book created by her neighbour, Frances Hansen. It’s called ‘Keepsakes’, and it’s made up of family recipes and ephemera, all collaged together. It’s wonderfully nostalgic, filled with tartan blankets, drawer-liners pinched from 1950s cabinetry, photographs yellowed by film processing, not iPhone effects. I love this book because it’s so very real, bits of paper layered on top of each other, daubs of paint and glue visible. It seems chaotic and yet it’s cohesive. There’s no index, so when you open it, it’s like opening a box of mementos, notes and postcards appearing on the surface in a serendipitous manner. Lucky for me, the book fell open to the apple shortcake page.

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  1. June 1, 2011 3:45 am

    I just discovered your blog through TinyHappy. Love it! I will be visiting regularly.

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