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Friday, November 19, 2010

In Love With Old Books

I've always loved collecting old books and thought I might share with you a few of my latest finds. The one with the pretty lady on the front was a freebie from my local thrift shop. I was in there browsing and they announced that each customer was welcome to three free books. How nice was that? The children's book called "Ameliar-Anne and the Green Umbrella" was a flea market find from this past summer. It has the most lovely illustrations. The tiny "French Self Taught" was a free gift from an Etsy purchase I made of an old wooden bowl. Don't you just love old books?


  1. Lovely! Sadly, I tend to be allergic to old books... but I want to try making this: http://www.flickr.com/photos/kirstyneale/5100360090/
    (I seem to recall somewhere around here selling old Harlequin Romances for 10 cents each... they'd work for that.)

  2. Thanks for sharing. That peaar is awesome!

  3. Karen,
    What fabulous books. I would love to make buttons from some of those old illustrations. They are great. I am always on the lookout for old books with illustrations in them. Sometimes I get lucky and find a good one. I like to read the stories too. Some of them are so cute and heartwarming. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving. Rita

  4. Hi Karen- actually, the flying squirrel thing was really funny. I was hooping and hollering. The silly little things just kept buzzing around the edges of the cabinets. I wish I had thought of the towel thing earlier. Why oh why did I think a bucket would work?? duh. I checked out your blog- really lovely stuff!! I just moved to Maine from Pa. a year ago. We lived in Lancaster county. I'm also a nurse, and I LOVE Big Head Todd and and Monsters!! Please come back!! And I'll be visint your blog too.

    Have a great night! Lee

  5. Love those old books! I can never find them here in Hawaii. Thanks for visiting and leaving a comment on my blog.