I have a lot of old books. For me, it's not about their value...as an antique dealer I tend to sell the books I find with value, to collectors who appreciate them. I enjoy the graphics- the covers, and page art, and love to decorate with them in my home! I also love books with special meaning. Colorful covered books are definitely most plentiful and I find the white and off-white cover books the hardest to find.
Sometimes, it's all about the cover design...beautiful deco designs, colors, pictures, or just the title.
I kept the book "Larry's Speed Ball" because my husband is named Larry!
I love very old antique leather bound books (many of these date from 1840-1870). Most of mine have some damage, but I love them anyway.
Some have beautiful marbleized covers or page edges, others have lovely inside papers- they are great to scan and use in artwork.
I love this old copy of Macbeth with all the written notations inside...
and this 1843 French lessons book.
This set of miniature leather classics was a gift from my Aunt Sandy.
I love to use books in decorating vignettes as they add a lot of character.
The large David Copperfield book in this group was my late mother-in-law's when she was a teenager.
I also have a large collection of childrens books and old school readers, but I'll save those for another day... I'd love to hear about your special books and how you use them!
Until next time... Linda
Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around. Leo Buscaglia
I am Linda Dresselhaus... married, the mother of three grown children, have five sweet and lively grandchildren, and two spoiled pugs. I partner with my daughter, Liana, in an antiques and art business- we love junking and creating! I sell on etsy and at a few other sales during the year, the biggest being Junk Bonanza! We also have full time space at Pond Road Antiques in Mankato, Minnesota! I love spending time with my family, hanging out at the lake, photography, writing, baking, decorating, reading, creating artwork and re-use projects, and gardening.
I'm so glad you stopped by!