Aren't those two of the most exciting words?
I bought them by the yard.
I went two days.
Loaded up both times.
Here are some of my finds.
An incomplete child's set with art deco covers.
A book of Christmas songs used by the Von Trapp family with the foreword written by Maria herself.
Yes, I was on first name basis with Maria having seen The Sound of Music at least a hundred times.
I collect hymnals and added several to my group.
A stack of children's books from the 1930's to the 1960's.
One - Follow My Leader about a guide dog - I read at least twenty times in elementary school.
Another book collection - old readers.
I think I have this one in better condition.
It has ripped and written on pages.
I am offering it as a swap item tonight on Swap & Tell.
Great for a paper artist.
I never pass up reference books...
Or guide books.
I bought this German book for two reasons:
It is entirely in German and the pages will make great backdrops for the Frozen Charlottes at Christmas.
It has pages of magnificent book plates.
Handsome young men.
Darling young ladies.
A Spanish literature book provided something from the Way Back Machine.
A mimeographed test!
Yes, it still has that wonderful smell.
If you are old like me, you remember the teacher passing out freshly mimeographed papers with the heady scent of mimeograph fluid.
We probably got high or killed a few brain cells.
Some books I buy for the cover art or the intriguing titles.
Both days I stacked my books in front of the checkout table.
You could have measured them by the yard.
Some I will keep.
Others will go over to Riverfront Antique Mall to my booth.
Exciting news at the mall. There will be a Christmas Extravaganza Show. If you are in the area and wish to rent a space, I can get you the information.
Use this discount code to receive 10% off your purchase at the Distressed Donna Etsy store:
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