More Junk as Mr. Savvy Would Say

2.21.2011


When Mr. Savvy and I went to Scott's Antique market in Atlanta a week ago I lucked
up and found a booth filled with the most wonderful old leather books and at terrific
prices. They run from $5 to $15. I could not believe these prices because most of them
I have seen in other stores were a lot more than that.

So while we are still visiting the sitting room I thought I would show you my vintage
leather books and a silver trophy that I lucked up on at a local antique mall.
Junk as Mr. Savvy calls it. I told him he has his junk cars and I have my junk in the house.


First I want to show you the books without them being in the bookcase. Aren't these wonderful?





Such wonderful patina to the leather and my sitting room is actually starting to have the
smell of old books.


Only problem is I can't read a single one of these because they are not in English. I don't
care. I'm not a reader anyway. I just want them for the look.


The books with the blue on the binders are the other new ones from Scott's. 
These three books with the blue and the other ones I showed you were $5 a piece. Can't beat that for good old leather books.


The books that were on the $5 table were ones the guy looks at on the shelves and if they are 
not in perfect condition he takes them down and puts them on the $5 table. They all looked
great to me. When I go back I will look for more. I may move up to the $8 books. Just sayin.


This was my very lucky find at a local antique mall. I have been wanting some old silver trophies
for this room and this one was only $16. They are usually so much more. I grabbed it and ran to the
counter before they realized it was marked low.


I just love it.


What do you like to collect?
Inquiring minds want to know.

Thanks so much for all the help with that wall. I may be tweaking it again. Have another idea.

Kim

Joining the following:
A Stroll thru Life for Tabletop Tuesday
Coastal Charm for Nifty Thrifty Tuesday

53 comments:

  1. Love those books, Kim! They look so good, who cares if you can't read them!

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  2. you know what they say about a room without books ...

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  3. So pretty, Kim! I've been on a craze of adding silver splashes around my home, too. Your silver pitcher looks beautiful perched on top of your "new" books. *Becca*

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  4. the books a great but I LOVE the silver! That pitcher is gorgeous!

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  5. I am a reader so it would be fun to find some classics in that beautiful binding. Thanks KIm!

    xoxo
    Karena
    Art by Karena

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  6. I love your "junk" Kim, and that trophy was a steal! I'm trying to collect ironstone, but I can't seem to find any bargains! I'm going to a barn sale this weekend, so maybe I'll get lucky! I also love the new arrangement from your last post, it looks great!

    Kat :)

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  7. I'm sure he likes all the "junk" when you arrange it so nicely. Love the books and that trophy!! I'm on the lookout for a trophy myself.

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  8. Great finds and they look great on display!!!

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  9. Wow Kim, what a great find on the books and your trophy cup. I just love how you arranged them with your silver pitcher on top :)

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  10. What great finds Kim. Your bookcase is really starting to get that library feel. Martina

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  11. Wonderful Junk Kim! Love the old leather books and the silver trophy bowl is very chic!

    Looks perfect in your home.

    hugs
    Sissie

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  12. Hi Kim, I love the leather books! They look great on your bookcase. I'm still collecting white ironstone.

    Kathy

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  13. What a great find at the antique market! I have been collecting antique silver plates and dining accessories recently. Last week I found the most perfect silver tea set and dessert stand for $12 at Goodwill! Love finding amazing deals on other's "junk"! :)

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  14. Oh Kim, what great junk finds! Love the silver trophy.

    Enjoy your evening,
    Gail

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  15. Kim,
    I bought some books very similar with the marbled paper, I think they were Dutch for a client and I paid a whole lot more than that...great hunting!!!

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  16. I love old books too and your new old tropy is to die for. Who the men think I'm always bringing junk home my hubby just shakes his head and leaves the room.

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  17. Great "new" old books and silver! I have a few new old ones, but have been finding them only one at a time. I have 3-4 more now, almost enough to use in a vignette setting.

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  18. I love the marbling and the trophy is just divine. I would have run from the store after paying also. Hugs♥Olive

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  19. Leather books make any room more interesting, I think. Your books are awesome and for such a great price.

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  20. Kim~I Loved old leather books and the trophy is beautiful. Lovely Treasures for so little~ Have a wonderful Monday.

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  21. OH I LOVE everything you found! They look wonderful!

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  22. Old books, leather and silver!!!Always a winning combination.Thanks for sharing.

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  23. Love old books! I just changed some things around today and were using old and some new books in vignettes in the family room!
    They are an inexpensive way to make a big statement.

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  24. Kim, All your new purchases are wonderful. I miss being able to go to Scotts and I heard it is a lot bigger now than when I lived in Atlanta.
    Hugs,
    Sherry

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  25. Kim I really like the leather books...great buy and they look wonderful on your shelves. That trophy is way cool girl!

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  26. Kim I just love well made older books. The craftsmanship and the beautiful bindings fascinate me. I love the marbling on the covers of yours. What a great way to add patina to your already beautiful room, KS

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  27. I love this look ... the time worn books ... soft patina of the silver ... and the burlap behind your shelves ... all really great! Thanks for sharing.

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  28. Kim,

    The books are wonderful! Great find!

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  29. Such eye candy! I love to decorate with books to.

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  30. Wow Kim, your library is growing beautifully : )
    Have a wonderful week -
    ~ Deanna

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  31. Awesome books Kim!!~ I really do not collect any one thing...I guess you can say roosters have been my collections, and for my husband Old pub related things. It's fun whatever it is:)

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  32. I love old books and I love to decorate with them too! These were a steal Kim!!
    I cannot find any old silver trophy's that is what I'm on the hunt for now..problem is I think everyone else is too!
    My hubby calls all my stuff junk too...especially my china! :)

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  33. I love old vintage books...and leather ones - even better. The look great in your house. I wish there were some places around here that had things like that. Not too much antique and thrift shops in miami beach.

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  34. Great finds, Kim. I love old books too and have quite a few that were passed down from MyHero's gramma's library. I love the looks of them..and use them to decorate with too. Nothing like the wonderful old classics! Great find on that trophy. You could find them for nothing a few years ago and now they are becoming more and more rare...and expensive. That was a bargain..but you know that- Diana

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  35. I like to collect rolling pins.
    and I love your books.
    Don't listen to the naysayer, as if you would.

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  36. The books are fabulous. They have such character.
    I love the silver trophy and only wish I had a collection of those!!
    I'm always on the lookout but the prices are always out of my range.
    Jane

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  37. These are fabulous! They run about $25 dollars each around here! Occasionally, I can find a decent deal! Are the dutch? I am not sure, but they look really cool! Love the silver, too! My cousin keeps telling me to come to Atl. and go to Scott's with her! I will have to take her up on that!

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  38. Kim, your "junk" book are so lovely! And the silver pitcher is beautiful as well. I ahve an OLD trophy that was awarded to my Hubby's GRANDFATHER....many years ago. Love it! I also love all you do!!!!! XO, Pinky

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  39. All those years ago I won these silver cups at horse shows and don't have a clue where they are...I will have to ask the parents and see if they still have them...I hope so cause I am in love with yours. I collect starbucks mugs from our travels...pretty boring huh!

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  40. I love the trophy bowl Kim and the leather books, really neat finds!
    The bowl looks great on top of the books, can't wait to see what you have planned for the wall, I know it will be wonderful!

    Rondell

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  41. Kim the books are fabulous! I love the leather and those silver pieces are great too. Lets see what do I collect: milk glass,vintage silver,vintage dishes, vintage cut glass, ceramic roosters white only,sugar bowl and creamer sets preferably vintage, I cant remember the rest LOL.

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  42. Hi Kim- Love your old leather books!! They are gorgeous and they look so pretty all stacked up on your shelf with your silver on top! I am always on the lookout for old books at a great price too- great job on those finds!! I collect lots... and lots... recently it's been more silver finds and architectural salvage. Just depends on the mood, I guess! :)

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  43. I love your leather bound old books Kim. And that trophy was a steal. What do I collect? There isn't enough space! haha. Plates, books, majolica, oil paintings, alabaster lamps, linens, silver, pottery etc.
    Sorry you asked? I never tire of hunting and gathering!

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  44. Kim, I'd love to find some old leather books at that price. As for silver trophies, I picked up one today at Goodwill for $2. ;-)
    As for what I collect? Way too many things!!!
    ~ Sarah

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  45. Happy Tuesaday!
    Kim, I adore your books. I wish I could find some just like yours. I love how you display them on your shelves and the silver is gorgeous.
    XOXO ~Liz

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  46. The books are beautiful... but, you know I am a silver addict! LOL! Love your finds, Kim.

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  47. Love, love, love the books. What a fabulous find and they look so pretty in the bookcase. The trophy is wonder also. Great finds. Thanks for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

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  48. Hi Kimmie! I love your new olden books you've found and the silver pieces looks great with them. You find the most wonderful things!
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  49. Hey, Kim - that is a great deal. There's nothing like leather books for some great decorating. I love those old trophies, too!

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  50. Kim! awesome score on the trophy!!! Those are going for crazy money on ebay!

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  51. I especially love the silver pitcher that you found. I collect perfume bottles although I have not added to my collection for a while. I have the bottles displayed in a cabinet in a guest bedroom.

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  52. The monogram on the silver pitcher is fabulous too. All look so good.

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  53. luv your collection. alas my home is to small to collect scrapbook items and others..

    Don't forget to add this project in our linking party where every Wednesday we showcase projects for our readers to discover.
    http://www.passionatelyartistic.com/2011/02/colours-of-spring-be-inspired-linking.html
    Thank you,
    Maggie
    http://passionatelyartistic.com

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