Monday, May 24, 2010

pop's printing press...

alphabet

yesterday my husband's family and i went to visit pop, ed's grandfather. we all love to visit him and listen to his stories, snippets of hobgood and mcniel family history, thoughts on the braves and we'll give him updates of all the newest happenings in our lives. we gather round and exchange our stories over a hearty southern lunch and healthy dose of sweet tea. and after the dessert is all eaten up, he usually lets me go poking around in his basement...

thank you pop 1

and look what momma stelling found while we were down there! an early, primitive printing type kit! pop believes it belonged to one of his sisters, and was used as an education tool at one of the schools they taught at.

stamp'n symbols

my heart definitely skipped a few beats at the sight of it, which probably sounds ridiculous. but it's so true.

stamp symbols

i can think of a million reasons creative folks need a full set of alphabet type laying around! especially ones with a cute little hand "index", and plenty of money symbols. very helpful if one were to open a store with their mother one day...

thank you pop

so thank you pop! you are a magnanimous man and i am so grateful we live in the same state again! we need to now have you come to our apartment for a visit so you can see the new lives i've given to your basement treasures. we love pop.

11 comments:

Hannah said...

Wow... I dream of finding a stamp set as lovely as this one day!

Maddy said...

you always find and photograph the most beautiful and awesome things. your blog is a delight! hope Georgia is treatin' you well :)

Sally Jane Vintage said...

What a treasure! And even more special since it came from your family.

Tess said...

Awww, this is sooo sweet! I know what you mean about the heart skipping a beat. Mine does that all of the time. (Well, I have mitral valve prolapse. haha!)

hayliebird said...

Amazing! I would love to visit Pop's Basement Shop someday. What a sweet fella he is too, I loved meeting him @ your wedding. It sounds like you and Ed are really enjoying being back home with family.
xo

katielizabeth said...

OMG! Heart skippy and um, jealous! Such a beautiful find! If you ever get a chance to take a letterpress class. Jump on that. You would love, love.

Faux Naif said...

eee ginny, i would have had a full-on heart attack! i am DYING to find a place where i can take either printing or engraving classes - old typefaces are just too swoon-worthy.

Caddy said...

That is a GORGEOUS set!!! I would love to own one, one day.

Lucky girl! It's sure to brighten things up. :D

Jay said...

I'm not joking, I read this post last night and it so worked its way into my dream! I dreamed about finding a set just like this at an estate sale, and o boy, was I heartbroken when I woke up and realized I didn't have the world's most adorable printing set...

Dreama Jeantet said...

That is so great! What a great pop you have, you were able to find such a neat treasure :-)

Stéphane Malingue said...

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