Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Book Lovers Anonymous

I think I've mentioned before, my husband is a book lover. I don't know how many collections he's had over the years, but a LOT! He recently decided to thin out some of his collection. I wonder why I bug him so much about BUYING and COLLECTING the books, but when he decides to part with some, it's harder for ME to let them go?  Maybe because with some of them, I get attached, and they're like family, and... Well, anyway, take a look at some of these adorable little books that will be leaving home soon.... These are a sweet little collection, he read a lot of them to our now-almost-grown-daughter.

 I think the inscriptions are some of the best parts!

Most of the children's books he has seem to have been gifts from either Christmas, Birthdays, or Sunday School. And probably much more treasured than today's average kid would appreciate. Kind of a sad thought.
Jeepers, he caught me taking photos and just like any book addict, he reminds me, "Karen, be really careful when you open them, the spines are delicate, and they can crack if they're not handled carefully..."  Yes, Sweetheart, I know you love your books.

Friday, February 24, 2012

Junk Shopping Fun

I celebrated getting those icky taxes done. Went junking. And what fun I had! Actually, my husband went with me, he likes junking as much as I do. Sometimes you have those days where you don't find a thing that interests you, at least I seem to have those days. Once in awhile I think I'm going to give up on certain places because you don't find anything good. Well, three places I love to hit please me plenty yesterday!
I found some great vintage games, a cute little metal recipe box, all kinds of stuff. My favorite things were these metal industrial trash cans, pretty awesome:
 Or how about this really great 70s Flower Power Chip and Dip set?
But my favorite find? I could not believe there were not one, but TWO of these beautiful wicker baby baskets! My lucky day!
  And now, lucky for you I can't "talk" long. It's "girls craft night" with the girls in my family. Mom, Sis, her girls, my girls, and other friends. I'm gathering all my paper project stuff and my Silhouette SD that I just bought from my niece (because she got the super duper Cameo) and we're going to play, and eat, and TALK.
Check my Etsy for some great finds, including these awesome treasures, when I get a chance to list them!!!