Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Old Books

I am always on the lookout for volumns of books and if they are old, the better.  I found this wonderful set of 7 Junior's Classics.  It was originally a set of 10 books, so I am missing three, but I love them.  They were published in 1912 and they have such beautiful parchment paper liners covering all the pictures.  They have been well read, so that makes them even more special.

I love the beautiful detail on the books with the gold lettering and the fabulous scrolls.

Of course there had to be a slight change in the bookcases to make room.  I removed a stack of decor books and they work perfect.

Now to find a place for all those decorator book, my collection is really growing.

I am linking to the following parties
Thrifty Thursday @ Tales From Bloggeritaville
Treasures and Trinkets Thursday @ My Cottage Charm

Thanks so much for stopping by, I always look forward to your visits.


  1. Those are beautiful Marty! I love old books - they had such craftmanship! Our old house came complete with lots of old books and we already owned lots of books, so I really don't have lots of places to display them BUT I can't get rid of them! Yours look great!!!

  2. Hi Marty! I love to use old books too in decorating. Yours have such great patina and you have displayed them wonderfully. When I go to a thrift store, I always at least glance at the book section to see if any old books catch my eye. The attractiveness of the spine is what I am looking for.

  3. Super find, Marty. You know how I love old books.

  4. I love old books as well -- and there are many on the shelves at Linderhof -- a lot of favorites and well read books that date from my childhood!

  5. Beautiful books, Marty! I think I'd even sit down and read through a few of those!

  6. I love books, all of them! But the old ones are the best! These are great!! I have lots of books decorating my home!xx

  7. Oooh...great find. Google them and see if you can find the missing 3!!

  8. I love old books, for decorating and for reading :-)

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  9. Those books are gorgeous, Marty! I love how your books are arranged in pretty vignettes in your bookshelves.

    I love old books, too. I need to get out and scour the thrift shops soon, to see what treasures I can find.

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  10. Beautiful books Marty and such a great find. I love old books. I have a few that I have found here and there.

    Have a wonderful evening,

  11. I can't get enough of em! I have a set of the Jr classics also only mine are not nearly as cool or old as yours. I think a room without books is boring *winks* Vanna

  12. I love your old books Marty. I'd far rather own an item with a 'history'.

  13. Marty,
    These Junior Classics are a lovely addition to your collection of Vintage Books! I adore how you've included them in your bookcase!!! I, too, am always on the lookout for vintage series collections...some I have actually read...again!

  14. I have that same set of books. I'm waiting for you to incorporate them into a table top so I can copy you.

  15. I also like sets of old book...I have a Dickens set and an Edgar Allen Poe...they are just so cool and eye catching in a vignette!