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1.21.2011


When I get the chance to go out thrifting and junking I love to fine old books. I especially love
old leather bound books. I am trying to fill some of my bookcases.



I haven't had a lot of luck finding the old leather ones, but found a great deal on these
at a local flea market.




Then I stopped by a so called "thrift" store which had prices like an antique shop, but
I did luck up on this old silver fork.



I love the detail of this piece. It was so badly tarnished that I couldn't see the intricate detail.



After using my silver cleaner wipes it was like new and it was only $1.
It says community silver on the back.



For now this stack sits on this stand with a cloche over it. The cloche caused too much glare
in the photos.




I found these at another thrift store with real thrift store prices. These large old books were
only $1 each. I was surprised I found pairs.



My book collection is slowly growing without spending a lot.

Linking to:
A La Carte for junkin finds Fridays
Common Ground for vintage inspiration Fridays
Coastal Charm for nifty thrifty Tuesdays

G Dad and I will be going to Miss Leila's to babysit tonight so mom and dad can go out to eat.
Have a great weekend!

KIM

36 comments:

  1. Great finds! I love old books too! Have a great weekend!

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  2. Beautiful finds Kim! I found the prettiest antique book the other day in McKinney, Tx...it's from the 1800's. I am going to share it with some other goodies I've found the last couple of weeks!

    Have fun with your precious baby..give her a kiss for me;)!

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  3. I literally was just gathering up some books to take to SA because my house is becoming over run. After seeing your vignette I'm reconsidering. That fork is beautiful, I don't ever seem to have the patience to go through silver. My loss I know.

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  4. I love old books too Kim, the funny thing is my husband did not, so a few years back when moving he disposed of boxes of them :( He did not think I would notice,LOL. He obviously did not know the mind of a women back then and what all we remember' especially now that they are so poplular. So I will be starting over, if I want an old book collection.
    Thanks for sharing.

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  5. I love babysitting the grandchildren. You two have fun. Love all your finds today. That silver is very intricate and beautiful.

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  6. It is crazy what thrifts are charging now but the pretty fork was a lovely find.

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  7. Love all of your books. They just make such a difference in all of the vignettes. The old leather ones are so hard to come by, but the ones you found are wonderful. Love the stand with the cloche, my favorite thing. Great finds and great prices. Hugs, Marty

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  8. Ahh Kim, I love that vignette and those books. You are getting a nice collection going.

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  9. So glad you rescued that silver fork. That is the pattern of silverware I inherited from my husband's aunt.
    Karen
    Ladybug Creek

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  10. I'd say you are well on your way with the book collection. I really like the last pair you showed. They look like interesting reads too. Your fork is very pretty as well. In regards to your comment about antique store prices, I went into an antique store downtown yesterday and looked at the prices and thought are they kidding me? I can get this stuff cheaper at the thrift store. LOL! Have a good time tonight with the grands!

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  11. The fork is lovely with it's delicate details.
    Best,
    Susan

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  12. Love the fork, I always look at GW for some but haven't been lucky yet:) I also love books the ones with the covers and the cheap ones without them:)

    Have a wonderful time babysitting:)

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  13. Your books look great. You are getting quite the collection!

    I went looking for books today at some thrift stores. Unfortunately there weren't any leather type and I have enough of the newer hardback. Guess I will have to do some ebay or antique store shopping! I did buy 10 paperback books to read for $4!!!

    Have a great weekend.

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  14. Great finds Kim! I love old books. Your vignette looks great.

    ~ Tracy

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  15. Can you believe that PB and others are tearing off the covers of old books, tying them with string and selling them for outragious prices!!!!!!!!! It is crazy...IMHO:):) Love your finds, the silver fork is beautiful! Please stop over, I have a new post. I am beginning a "tour" of my house. XO, Pinky

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  16. I love old books, Kim...and I keep thinking I should weed my collection out but I have a hard time parting with a book! Great finds! Diana

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  17. Love your finds!!! Esp. of the silver! ;)

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  18. i have a Thrift store here too that seems to think they are a high end antique store... Insane prices... I always wonder, who sits in the back pricing this stuff, they are delusional! LOL

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  19. That is a great fork, I haven't seen that pattern. Lucky you! I'm going to an antique mall tomorrow, hope I find some treasures.

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  20. You found some really nice books! I love they way they look on a shelf or under a cloche! That fork is gorgeous. Some of the thrifts have gone crazy with pricing. Thanks for joining JFF! hugs, Linda

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  21. Loved seeing your treasures! I just posted this week with some finds of my own at

    http://card-blanc.blogspot.com/2011/01/antiquing-in-selma-nc.html

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  22. You have fun babysitting, Kim! You found some gorgeous pieces there. You're filling your bookcases, and I'm trying to "unfill" mine!
    Brenda

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  23. Thanks for sharing your "finds" - I love old books.
    Enjoy your evening with your sweet granddaughter !
    Glenda

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  24. Wonderful buys Kim. That is one of my goal this year..find some great classics...
    xo
    Penny

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  25. Hello Kim from Laos,

    Mother and daughter from
    www.the2seasons.com are here in Laos leading a team of 15 in building a school for some needy kids. Follow our progress.

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  26. Great finds! The fork is beautiful and the books...wow..to find them in pairs like you have. I love to collect old books too, but my daughter seems to take them before I can find the place I want to display them!

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  27. Oh!! Lovely, I am such a sucker for old books and the fork is very pretty. Have a great weekend:-)

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  28. I too love old books, the more battered the better in my case. You found some really great items.

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  29. The fork and the books are great!! Hope you had fun babysitting. ..I'm sure you did!

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  30. Great finds! I have to say,though, I was eyeing your doggie bookends. Do tell! :)

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  31. You my friend are the busiest person I have ever seen....If I miss you for a couple of days you have gone and put an addition on your house :) Great job on the mirror...love your new mantel...and score on the books!

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  32. I LOVE old books ~ I think they give a room charm and character and warmth ~ lucky you! ;-)

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  33. Hi Kim, I grab old books when I can, and love them. I'm crazy about that stand that you are using, wow, it's just so pretty! Thanks for linking up with VIF!
    xo,
    Debra

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  34. You found some great books, Kim! When I look for books at Goodwill it is hit or miss. Sometimes I find a couple, sometimes nothing. I'd love to find some little hardcovers that will fit under one of my cloches, too. Maybe in the children's section; I'll have to check there next time.

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  35. Oooo-- great old books-- especially the dictionary set and the complete works of Somerset Maugham! How Lucky! I love thrifting for old books and am always on the lookout for complete collections of classics. I'm a bookworm and bookblogger-- can you tell? Ha! Do you read your thrifty books or are they only for decor?

    Do you mind if I link to your post on my bookblog?

    :o)

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  36. Yes, those Maugham short stories are classics and definitely worth a read! What a gorgeous fork as well, love the engraving around the tines. Good finds!

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