Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Vintage Thingies Thursday

Here is the stack o' books. I got all of these from the local antique mall in downtown Renton. I thought there might be one antique store so my wonderful husband drove me down there and instead of one, there were at least 6! We hit pay dirt on the first store but still - it was a wonderful little antiquing experience.



"Folk Stories & Fables" - 1907


"The Little Captive Maid" - 1900 (easily the oldest book I own)
Inscription: "Miss Aggi A Broberg / Presented by her GM (thank you to marianedwardsdreamweaver for reading what I couldn't!) / Dec 26, 1901 / From Grandma to Aggi"


"Ruth Fielding of the Red Mill" - 1913
Inscription: "Calvary Church Sunday School / Presented to Margaret Matthews for Regular Attendance / Christmas 1920"



"Little Women" - 1947
Inscription: "To my precious Dolly from Granny 1965"


"Stories Every Child Should Know" - 1907
Inscription: "Elda Thomas / 4527-11 Ave NE / Seattle, Wash."


"The Five Little Peppers and How They Grew" - 1951
(this one cracks me up) Inscription: "Colored Pencils / Flash Light / Bugal / Books / Rose in Bloom / Dolls to make for fun and profit / Fun with Ballet"


"Bambi" - 1929



"Immortal Wife" - 1944
Inscription: "3-24-45 / Stanley E. Dumond / 840 Delamp(?) Avenue / Schenectady, NY"



"Teenage Cowboy Series" - 1949
Inscription: "Mary Duckering / 18003 Linden"


I hope you enjoyed my books! I haven't read them yet, but I definitely plan to!

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22 comments commented:

Elizabeth said...

Wow! You really did well on that shopping trip! I love reading the inscriptions in old books, and seeing if children colored in pictures, etc.

Amy said...

oooh I love your bookfinds! I love old books too :-)

marianedwardsdreamweaver said...

I ADORE vintage books and I am sooo green with envy at your delightful stash lol!! I especially love children's books and even better if they've got inscriptions...PRICELESS!!! xx

marianedwardsdreamweaver said...

The second line in the inscription in 'The Little Captive Maid' reads 'presented by her G M'...what a little gem!! xx

Carrie said...

What a wonderful find! Those books have such great graphics...

Debbie said...

What a wonderful collection Jamie! I love antique books with hand writing in them. That writing is a beautiful treasure from the past. Then I begin to think about the person that treasured that book as dearly as you. I'll sign off while I enter into my own little dream land.

Corgidogmama~ said...

Absolute Gems!!!

Weeksie50 said...

Oh what great finds. I love finding old books with written messages.. How fun.

Becky

Lidian said...

Excellent finds! In fact i think I had a Ruth Fielding and read it as a kid, and my eldest DD has read the Five Little Peppers...

Rebecca Ramsey said...

So cool!
I love old books. The best thing about them--besides the stories--are the inscriptions! Thanks for sharing them!
Fun post!
Becky

My home - My life said...

I wanted to tell you that I love the layout/colors of your blog - very fallish!!!

Diane said...

What a great collection of vintage books! They're fantastic. I'm lucky enough to actually have the Little Women one, but I will now be chasing a copy of that Bambi!

Mainly a midwife said...

Love your fabulous find. I'm always on the hunt for old medical textbooks (in obstetrics). It's so funny to read the old observations/ways of taking care of pregnancy and new moms back then.

Miri said...

What great finds. I love the 5 Little Peppers and how they grew.

Vintage Mommy said...

Ooh! Very nice books! Love the illustrations. You have a great blog. I enjoyed my visit!

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Vintage Mommy said...

I'm from the other side of the state, but Pike Place Market is my absolute favorite vacation spot! My little sis just moved to downtown Seattle last week. I'm just itching to go see her.

Are you an identical twin or fraternal?

I browsed through your blog a bit more--uncanny! Caramel Macchiatos are my favorite, too. All of the books you've read recently--love them ALL! I can't wait to look through more of your blog. I love your style!

Glamorous Life of a House Wife said...

I loooove old books! They are fantastical and have so much character. :)

Have a great Friday, girlie!

foreverfoldinglaundry said...

Those are great! Wouldn't it be fascinating to know about all of the bookshelves they have rested on!

Liz said...

What wonderful books! My mom HAS that exact Little Women. That's a fantastic find!

Bev said...

Hi! I've finally made it to your blog. I LOVE your vintage stuff. Hopefully we can meet up for lunch with your sis next time your in Portland!

Sarah said...

Cool old books. :)

I am curious how you made your blog so pretty!