Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Vintage Thingies Thursday: Found It!

Thanks to Lisa, The Apron Queen, for hosting another week of Vintage Thingies Thursday. Be sure to check out all the other great items by visiting her blog.

What does a dollar buy you anymore? Well, three vintage books, if you're at the right yard sale. That's right, these were only 33 cents each. Did you notice Bambi in the middle? It wasn't long ago that I saw a vintage copy of Bambi through a vtt posting (can't remember who!) I drooled. "Wouldn't it be great to have a copy of such a classic?" I thought. Why yes, it would. Just several weeks later, there in a box at a lonely yard sale sat an item from my wish list.
This copy of Bambi is from 1929. The books are well worn - some pages even have a little water damage. It only adds to the charm.
Unleavened Bread by Robert Grant is from 1900. The Shadow of Ashlydyat by Mrs. Henry Wood is from 1908. This glorious artwork was covered with a tissue page.
Thanks to the mystery blogger who inspired me to hunt down my own copy of the beloved classic.

21 comments:

ellen b said...

I really love old books with these great illustrations! You found quite a bargain!!

Elizabeth said...

How exciting that you came across something on your wish list so quickly!

marianedwardsdreamweaver said...

I am green with envy lol!! I'm thrilled for you actually...to find such delightful vintage books...what a steal!!

Jewelgirl said...

All for $1.00, I want to shop where
ever you went shopping! Really a
deal... It costs a lot more to go
vintage shopping, there seems to be
many more shoppers looking for the
same items! Great artwork in the
1908 book - wow!

Grandma Faith said...

I am so glad you found just the book you were wanting. I enjoy old books, too. Take care.

jen said...

I really enjoy collecting old books, too. I used to get them at the library for 25 cents when we lived in California.

Vintage Mommy said...

oops...that comment from "Jen" was from me.

That's my family blog

Coloradolady said...

I do remember someone having that book...how great you were able to locate one so quickly. Nice books and the price was a steal.

Miri said...

Great books-great illustration-I've never actually read Bambi-think I'll check out librivox.org and see if they have it as a podcast.Thanks for sharing.

Fiona said...

Oooh I could look at lovely books like that all day. thanks!

Angie said...

I love old books :) Bambi is a great find!

katie jean said...

bambi! how sweet! I would like to know if they are good reads too :)

Missa said...

Oooh, I love thrifting beautiful old books! I just found a really great copy of Little Women. What a wonderful find that Bambi was :)

grace said...

Ooh, I especially love that bottom illustration!

char72 said...

Great finds. I remember seeing the movie Bambi when I was a little girl when it first came out i the 40s. It is one of my earliest movie memories - along with Snow White and Cinderella.
Charlotte

Kellie said...

Lovely old books! How much do we love a good yard sale?

Amy said...

Cool books! I love to collect them too :-)

Dawn said...

I love to read and I love books and I really love decorative cheap books! Lucky you!

SarahLCC said...

Ahh! I have that Bambi's Children!

~TAMY 3 Sides of Crazy~ said...

I love old books like this, these are really neat.

Chooks'r'us said...

Nothing like the smell of an old book, is there? Oh, except for the plates inside - these are great. Thanks for dropping by my blog to say hi. Bye now, Chooky

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