My first girl painted directly into my "new to me" old ledger. Funny - my MIL was completely flabbergasted that I had bought this ledger through the internet.
MIL - "You bought this through the internet?!!"
ME - "Why yes I did - there is no end to the things you can buy online. Look at these old flash cards I got too. . ."
MIL - "Seriously - you bought this online??" (said with confused face)
ME - "Yes"
MIL - "Honey - she bought this ledger online. . ."
A person who isn't into mixed media can get sad at how we repurpose "new to us" old/worn ephemera - my husband still cringes when I tear pages out of old books. However, to his credit, he doesn't scream, "WHY?!!" any longer - hee hee.