Fun Finds...Lovely Old Books...


 I had a few fun finds this week~ look at these two lovely old books!  White books with floral decoration are my favorite!  I found these at Half Price Books.  If you have one near your home, you might not have thought of looking there, but they have a section of antique and collectible books.  Some are pricey, but others are quite reasonable~ these were $3 and $4.  I love the title of this charming book~ Tanglewood Tales...



Such lovely irises...


and a beautiful old inscription...


The second book has charming pink and blue flowers... so pretty...



I found another book online~ an artist handbook from the 30's!  It is a fabulous reference book of lettering styles, frames, borders, etc!  I already have some projects in mind inspired from this great book!


Beautiful marbleized end papers...






One last find this week... this cute little vintage leather coin purse, I never pass those up!


Hope you had some fun finds this week, too!
I am joining~

My Cottage Charm's Treasures and Trinkets Thursday
and
A La Carte's Junkin Finds Friday

Until next time...
Linda

45 comments

  1. There isn't a Half Price Books anywhere near my home, so I am living through your post and drooling over your finds! The graphics in them are so pretty (as well as the covers). Isn't it fun to find something when you're not looking for it?
    Thanks for sharing...I'm happy for your 'find'!
    Hugs
    Jan

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  2. Hi Linda,
    Those books are really lovely, I adore old books, too. Don't you love the different fonts that the one has?
    Hugs, Cindy

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  3. The inscription on the first book is just too sweet!

    Kelly

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  4. Lovely books. Thanks for the tip. There is a half-price bookstore within an hour of here. I can't wait to check it out.

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  5. I will have to see if we have that bookshop here! I love old books, too, and you found some neat ones!

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  6. I love the Artists Handbook. We don't have Half Price books here. sigh.

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  7. I wish I had some fun finds Linda! Really neat books!

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  8. These are wonderful Linda... lucky you! oh the fonts are awesome, I bet you are going to make magic with them and that little coin purse! I never pass those up either... Theresa xoxo

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  9. What Beautiful Finds! The Books are Lovely! I Just Love Old Books. I still have my Grandmothers Old Books. She Loved to Read.
    Wonderful Finds! Might have to make you an Honorary Junkin Gypsy!
    Happy Wednesday Friend!
    Hugs
    Jill

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  10. Beautiful Books I love the Pink one best! Hugs, Diane

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  11. Linda, I love those old books. I am still on the hunt for more.

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  12. What great books you found I love the one with the flowers on them.
    Suzann

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  13. Lovely books Linda. I love old books.

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  14. Great finds! Love the graphics, especially the border designs! Lucky you, they are beautiful!

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  15. Fabulous finds Linda. I have a HP Books near, but have not seen anything like these! I'll have to look harder.

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  16. I love those books Linda! They are so pretty and I just love them even more when they have writing in them. One of these days I'm going to get out all my old books and try to learn how to write in the old, beautiful way. It may sound silly, but I'm thinking it would be fun!

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  17. Those are some great finds, I especially like the studio artist one. It will be neat to see what you do with these.

    xoxo Kim

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  18. Ah! Linda- I love old books and you always find the BEST ones! I have a small collection of vintage leather coin purses too...love those...Kindred Spirits ring a bell to you?
    Have a great day!
    Tammy :-)
    JUNK WILD

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  19. Those are awesome finds! I will have to check out a half-price books! I check the Value Village and Goodwills, but rarely find vintage/old books there.
    ~michelle~

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  20. Oh I just love these Linda! The covers are beautiful and THIS is the reason I will never own an e-reader! I got hubby a Nook for his birthday and he loves it, but to me, there is nothing like the feel of real pages new or vintage. You will NEVER find this on a Nook. (I'm done preaching now) :-) Thanks for sharing!

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  21. Those books are absolutely gorgeous Linda! I love books and I can't believe you found such beauties at Half Price Books...I can see that I need to make a visit there :)

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  22. Ok Linda,
    Great books! I found some too! We posted about books this week.Great minds think alike:)
    Ps. CUTE PUGS!!!!
    xx Liz

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  23. Hi Linda, you seem to find the most fabulous finds. I love old books!

    Have a wonderful day,
    Gail

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  24. Hi Linda, I really enjoyed your blog! It's so beautiful, pleasing to the eye and informative. I'll definitely be back!

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  25. Hello Linda....Your blog looks wonderful! I just love the header!
    Finding old books is such a treat...especially ones that you can glean from, like the print and boarder one. The covers are so pretty on the first two.
    Cannot wait to get back out and do some treasure hunting myself!
    Love ya girl!
    Debbie@lakehouse

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  26. Linda, how gorgeus a find,-they are both beautifull autside-and inside, with lots of great things for you to use.
    Hugs,Dorthe

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  27. What wonderful old books. I always glance through the old books at Goodwill. Once in awhile, I find an interesting one. These are great.

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  28. Those are beautiful Linda; I love old books too, and often "judge a book by it's cover"!

    Jan

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  29. Hi Linda!
    What wonderul old books you found. they are beauitufl just the way they are.

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  30. The stuff I find here is nothing to blog about! What fantastic finds!

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  31. Ooo, I love old books and these are so pretty. I never seem to find good stuff anymore. Depressing!

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  32. Hi Linda,
    Oh I love books!!! What a fabulous find--you are the expert at that, for sure!!! I hope all is going great there...Jenny and I went to the French Quarter today and had so much fun!!!
    XO

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  33. These books are all wonderful! I especially like the one with all the lettering-fun indeed! I'm always on the lookout for coin purses too! Hoping to get out thrifting this weekend too!! Hugs, Julie

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  34. Hi Linda, Love your old books, of course :)!!
    ~ Julie

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  35. What wonderful finds. I too love old books and enjoy using snippets in my work. The covers are fabulous and the writing beautiful.
    Diana

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  36. That studio handbook is an awesome find! Congrats!

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  37. Linda,
    First of all the new banner....LOVE IT! I think it really represents your style well. We are so alike on stuff it's scary. I just bought some amazing books at 1/2 Price books myself. I think I've blogged about them before & am amazed that so many don't know about them. Of course they are not everywhere I guess. I only buy vintage books at garage sales, estate sales or 1/2 Price. They are based here in Dallas & the main store is 3 stories high, can you imagine?! I've spent an entire day there before. Gosh, this comment turned into a rant. Anyway, also read your previous post & the pie looks yummy! Love that MJ Butters, she has really kept up with the trends hasn't she? Have a great weekend.
    Lisa

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  38. I love old books! What fabulous finds! I especially like the first two books. Sadly, we do not have any Half Price Book stores in Florida.

    ~ Tracy

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  39. I love finding old books. Yours are beautiful. I especially love the one with the marbleized paper. Thanks for sharing.

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  40. How I wish we had a store like that around here; your books are beautiful. I love the studio handbook with all the fabulous graphics.

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  41. YOU know how I LOVE
    old books ~ the one
    you sent me was oh-so
    gorgeous! I'm all caught
    up now on books, pies and
    pugs ~ This HAS been an
    exciting week for you,
    Linda : ) !! I had you
    on my sidebar but Blogger
    dropped you, so I missed
    a few posts....hmmm....
    I've put you back, so hopefully
    you will stay there!
    xx Suzanne

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  42. I love those old books and they aren't easy to find at thrift store prices! How wonderful!

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  43. Those books are soooo cool. You always find the best things. Mimi

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  44. Love those books!!! And the pages, I am oooohing and aaaaaahing!

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  45. ooohing and aaaahhing over the darling books! Coin purses must be the secret item of the week! They are all over blogland ♥
    *hugs*deb

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