Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Vintage Goodness - Mary Had a Little Lamb

Sadly my favorite local thrift store is closing... But the good thing about the store closing is that they are having an amazing sale to clear out the store. So when i found this stack of vintage children's books from the 50s i was just a tad excited when the store attendant informed me that "normally children's books are 60cents but with the 50% off sale they are just 30cents each." What!!!!

I know not everyone is as addicted to thrift stores and flea markets as some of us are, and i know there are people out there that just don't get it and think that things like this are "junky" but for someone like myself, coming across a find like this simply makes your day. I love how tattered and well loved these books are, it just makes them all the more special.

I haven't decided what to do with them or where to put them yet (ideas are appreciated). For now I will just stack them on the dresser in my daughters bedroom, and read them to her, but that may be a struggle since the stories don't involve Disney characters! Maybe I will end up using them for baby shower gifts, who knows?

But these well love books will most certainly continue to be well loved in their new home.


  1. You are so fortunate. These are such a treasure. I love old books and thrifting as well. One idea is you could take at least one of the books apart, put each page in a separate frame and then hang them on the wall as art that tells a story. (Of course, you would probably have to copy one side of each page since they are two sided.)

    I posted a video on my art blog along with an update of where I am with the Artistic Mother projects.


  2. oh wow...these are fantastic...i looked last time...months ago now, for some books just ike this...to no avail...but wow,,,lucky girl!!!!xxx