Sunday, October 17, 2010

Antique books

 

Over the weekend we stopped in at our favorite antique store to chat with friends and catch up on all the current events. On the way out I spotted these two books sitting on the counter that the store owner recently acquired. Of course I couldn’t resist them….they are beautiful and for only $17 I had to have them. One of the books had a few issues….the spine was coming apart. So, I glued it back together and while waiting for it to dry I opened the book to read a few pages and found a price of $120 for set of 2 written in pencil on one of the pages. So, I think I got a good deal?

 

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                      This beautiful crown looks so pretty sitting on top……

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                                                    A closer look of one of the covers……

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                                            Teddy, my cutie pie assistant!

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After gluing one of the books I set them on the floor until I had time to decide where I would display them. Funny thing is…..I sort of like them here! Not to mention it prevents two cute little dogs from walking between the sofa and table and wiping their faces on the sofa as they pass by!

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Hope everyone had a great weekend? The weather was absolutely perfect here which doesn’t happen very often!

 

9 comments:

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Hi Des, What a deal you got! I love vintage books and yours look great topped with a crown.
xoxo, Sherry

Ann said...

What a nice find...

and a good place to put them.

SHERRY HART said...

Deserae
Thanks for dropping by my blog! I love YOUR style so I will be following to see more!
Sherry

Kifus said...

Great find Des! Love vintage books and you also have a chance of reading Dickens again!

Anonymous said...

Have you considered the fact that this might work another way? I am wondering if anyone else has come across something
exactly the same in the past? Let me know your thoughts...

Cindy said...

Hi Des,
Those are a wonderful find!! I think they look really great sitting on the floor with the crown on top. Very pretty!
Hugs, Cindy

Pat said...

Fabulous, Des and what a deal!

When is the Christmas Midwest Living issue coming out? I renewed my subscription after a few years absense. Been enjoying it while I wait for your feature.

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Seedplanter Designs said...

I also love antique books! We have a lot of used bookstores on our coast, and they're a fun place to browse. I've found some goodies there!