Friday, February 10, 2017

Friday Finds

vintage books, vintage finds, furniture
Thanks to all of you who listened to my rant about my new camera. 

I have decided to sit and sift through everything without interruption.

In the meantime, I am using my phone camera.

Thank goodness for iPiccy.

So sit down with my Distressed Donna doll and see what my Friday finds are this week.

Well, duh, if I am sorting books for the AAUW book fair, there will be books.

Boxes of them.


I found more tiny translation dictionaries.

And the German reader.

This book was threatened with the fate of being taken to the landfill.


Marbleized cover with quarter leather panels. 

Marbleized end papers.

One volume of many.

We could not find the others.

Genghis Khan.

He needed saving.

More Hardy Boys and Nancy Drew.

Let's throw in Cherry Ames.

Also found some Trixie Belden.

Searching for Donna Parker - she was my favorite. 

I have hauled out boxes of Reader's Digest.

I have a customer who is an event decorator and uses them in floral arrangements and table decor. 

An early three-volume set of Les Miserables.

In English. 

A child's guide to worship designed and illustrated by Enid M. Chadwick in conjunction with a priest of the Community Of The Resurrection. 

Printed in February, 1962, in Mirfield, England.

Great graphics and vintage typography.

Sold to me as galvanized shelves.

I am thinking heavy-duty tool chest trays because the wear is only on the bottom.

Future project.

A set of History of the Bible - several volumes are missing.

Some mold - cleaned with white vinegar.

Love the gradient of cover colors.

A little yellow swivel desk chair.

About second grade size.

A four-drawer chest - popular item in the booth. 

Very sturdy little fellow, but his white is deceiving.

He needs cleaning, sanding and a paint job.

I got through this whole post without a camera rant.

Planning a trip to Columbia for a flea market run this weekend.

Well, that will make me very happy!

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  1. Great finds Donna! Didn't know there was a Donna doll. Or Donna Parker books either.

  2. Wow! I love old books, and can't resist pretty Reader's Digest volumes. I use them in my decor! Thanks for sharing!

  3. Like you, I love books. Mom and Dad were part of the generation that purchased the Readers Digest books. I enjoy reading them! I cannot imagine any good reason for books to go to a landfill. That's awful. Put them in a free box and let people have them. I am always on the lookout for the children's book series Alfred Hitchcock's The Three Investigators. If you happen to find them please grab them for me. Hubby read these as a child and I like to add to his little collection.

  4. So many amazing books to save! I really love the little children's chair, I can see Tiger turning around and around on it! Wishing you good junkin! Once I get well I am treating myself to a visit to the thrifts for sure!!

  5. Love your finds. Lots of wonderful books too. Good luck at the Flea Market!

  6. Glad you are over your ranting and raving by doing something you love ... BOOKS !!! I think your "galvanized" shelves may be liners for window planter boxes if they are not too wide. I bought some like that, but only about 8" wide. Love the little yellow chair. Have a great week-end.
    Audrey Z.

  7. Great finds. Have fun this weekend at the market

  8. Those are interesting books...Genghis Khan?! Love the little cupboard and the chair....

  9. OH MY, I love that yellow chair!!


  10. The little yellow chair is so cute! And the books...I like the little foreign-language-to-me to English books. I have several, and we are hoping to need them some day. And, I like the the little 4-drawer chest - sweet! You always find such neat stuff. We need to plan a visit soon!

  11. THAT DESK CHAIR! I would snatch it up in a heartbeat, if I saw it!


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