Monday, January 10, 2011

Old books...do you actually read them?

I wanted to share a few of my new acquisitions with you
before I help watch Ainsley and Annika.
Her mommy starts back to college today and my son is
unemployed for a few weeks so I told him I would help.
Yay!! Don't have to ask me twice! :)

I found all these books at a little store that I frequent
often and they were still in the box at the counter.
People were digging through it and when it came my
turn it did not take me long to scoop up these oldies
with the beautiful covers....which got me to thinking...
do you actually read the old books you purchase or do
you just display them?

I think I would love to read them or at least some of
them if I could find the time.

Love this title: Fussbudget's Folks Now that title intriques me.

This book is titled *Among the Trees*...
so neat.

Happy, happy Monday to my bloggy friends. May
your day be blessed!

22 comments:

Sweet Old Vintage said...

Oh wow what lovely books,,, too pretty for altered art... Must be on dislay... Lovely.. I understand snow may be coming for us... I need to go to the grocery this afternoon....

Jane, at Thepaperaffair said...

YES, I do read them, or I at least start them to see if I would enjoy them. The covers are very pretty! Great buy!

Jane, at Thepaperaffair said...

YES, I do read them, or I at least start them to see if I would enjoy them. The covers are very pretty! Great buy!

Tracey said...

They are beautiful Sandi, great find! I love old books, but I guess I never really read them, just display them for their beauty...maybe that is something I should change!

Happy New Year!

Hugs ~

:) T

Petite Michelle Louise said...

i am sooo drawn to old books especially the ones like yours with those gorgeous cover images. to answer your question...mais oui...i DO read some of them! I once found a vintage book of all of the Jane Austen novels condense. it was the first time they were ever published all together in one volume. that summer i finally got around to reading all of her novels since i had them conveniently in ONE book! i also have lots of vintage books of poetry and i do like to read those as well. have fun with your grandchildren today!

C'est Moi, Julie Marie said...

Hi Sandi, yes, I actually love to sit and read the old books I buy... takes me back to such a simpler, gentler time that I enjoy... my favorite "new" old one of yours is Among the Trees, love those violets!... Have fun with your little ones!... xoxo Julie Marie

~Tonja~ said...

I love old books I have read some but kinda hard to now with my eyesight being the way it is...but mainly I love them for the way they are...you found some really pretty one....and now with all the crafts being done with old book pages the more you can find the better....
Have a Blessed day...
Tonja

Holly- Girls At Heart said...

Oh my! I would so read those AND display them,Sandi! I've never seen such pretty old books. The old ones I find are ugly!

Have fun baby sitting! I haven't seen my grands in over a week but it's a good thing since Ibeen a bit under the weather. ♥

Trisha said...

Those books are so pretty! I have been wanting to make one of those neat wreaths with the book pages. I buy old books, and then I just can't bring myself to rip them apart! I think maybe if I read them first it won't be so bad, but I haven't found time to read them yet! So, I bought an ugly book that I had no interest in and went to town ripping it up! Have fun babysitting your little angels!!

~Trisha

WhiteWhispers2u said...

Those are some pretty books! I like French books so I can't read them LOl but I do look through most of them at least.I am loving the new look of covering them in Linen too.~Cheers Kim

Becky C said...

These are beauties :) I would never have the time to read them, just display. They are so pretty. Good finds.
Have fun with your granddaughters!
Becky C

Donna said...

The covers are works of art! I do read some of my books occasionally and I always delight in the illustrations.

Kim said...

Hi Sandi..

Your collection of old books is fabulous and you must have been thrilled to find them. I see pretty books like those when I'm out antiquing but have never purchased them as the've always been a bit expensive and over my budget. It would be fun to sit and read them though and see how different the writing/storytelling is as compared to the present day.

A good way to spend a cold winters day!!

Kim

Miss Gracie's House said...

so pretty! I only read them if they are classic and I've heard of them.
Rene
You did get my reply on the font?

A Cottage Muse said...

Sigh...sweet vintage books and sweet little ones...all in one day?! You are a lucky girl!

Donna said...

Wow, lucky you! Those covers are just gorgeous! I especially love the one with the violets. I have a few vintage books that I've never read, I just enjoy decorating with them!!

Angela said...

What beautiful covers your books have!!

Amanda Kaake said...

I usually read them. I think the Among the Trees is calling my name. :) Oh my goodness, I just realized you have Byron's Poems. I thought it was Brown's Poems. How lovely! Those are splendid treasures!

Miss Sandy said...

Gorgeous selections! I actually read some of the old books I purchase.

CIELO said...

Love your blog and have added you to our blogroll ;)

cielo

Nita Jo said...

Oh my, I'm having book envy! Those are beautiful! I love books, and I do try to read them. Sometimes the cover is better than the insides, but I found some real favorites that way too!

vicki said...

Sandi - these are so beautiful! I would certainly display them - and if I had the time I most definately would want to read them. Sounds like a snowy day project to me! You were so lucky to find such beautiful books - they will make a lovely display in your home~~

Vicki