Friday, January 6, 2012

Vintage Book Finds

Out and about in the country yesterday I spied some op shops that had some goodies including these books, the other things I'll show another time.

Before I had even gone inside one, I saw a box of books next to the rubbish bin ready to be dumped, so you know me, can't let anything go to waste, I found several old horse books that took my fancy. So into the car with those then into the shop where I bought the Tom Sawyer and The Secret Garden which I already own a copy of, however this one has such lovely colour plates and is from 1943.



I love these Observer's Books - saved from the bin






4 comments:

Vic said...

It is amazing the things that get thrown away by the op shops; I was at one of mine yesterday & I was talking to a man that worked there & I saw a broken world globe & asked if it was for sale, he said I could have it because it was broken. I asked if he ever got bean bags in & he said "I'm about to throw one out; it's covered in grass"... so I got a free bean bag too!

Liz said...

I can't believe they were about to be dumped! Well done for saving them - but it does make you wonder what else has already been disposed of!
Liz @ Shortbread & Ginger

Evi said...

Ooohhh, lucky you!!! I love old books too and always head for the op shop bookshelves first, then the sheets, fabrics, doilies and maybe a quick glance at the clothes. I have lots of books and fabric bits but oops, my wardrobe is sadly lacking....

Allana said...

I don't know why they don't all have free boxes instead of throwing things away! Mum drives past a big oppie and has seen on many occasions the chopping up of furniture into kindling when it isn't saleable or doesn't sell! What a waste!
You did well, great scouting :)