A Me Day and Wow Us Wednesdays 18

6.08.2011

Do you ever have a me day? We all need a me day and that is what I had today. I have been working so hard on this house lately and have been painting the deck the last three days and I cut the grass in this heat. So today I had a me day.

I went to my favorite antique mall and scored some pretty good deals. So glad I went today. Let's take a look.

 I found these great vintage books in a booth. I don't usually luck up on these there, but today I did.










I love the print on this book.

Linda from Nina's Nest blog told me this information.  Verlaine was a French poet (whose poem "chanson d'Automne"was used among as code for the French Resistance broadcasts to alert them of the D-Day attack date). The word "Bibliothèque -Charpentier" means Library at Charpentier.

This is a Danish bible.

For those of you who have collected vintage books you know how expensive they can be. I bought all five of these for $45. I think that was a great deal.

I was on the hunt for a large vintage jar and this one is perfect.


I also lucked up and found this large down filled pillow in my favorite booth there. Usually I don't buy from this booth because her prices are up there. Today this pillow was marked down from $99 to $40!
Sold!

After I left the antique mall I stopped by two children's consignment shops to find some stuff to have here at the house when I keep Leila. I lucked up and will share those things another day.
All and all a good me day.

Now it is time for you to share your wows this week.

Check the post before this one with highlights from last week to see if you were featured. There were several.

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74 comments:

  1. I love your books and the price didn't hurt much, either! Great find! Thanks so much for hosting!

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  2. I give you a whole bunch of credit, dear friend, for working on your deck. WOW!!!! I'm glad you took time for yourself and it looks like you picked the perfect day because your trip really paid off! I love everything you got!
    Thank you for hosting WUW!
    Yvonne

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  3. Love your books~ sounds like you had a great day! Thanks for hosting :)

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  4. The books are fabulous..and that pillow? Did they have any left? I LOVE it! Enjoy your evening! Thanks for the fun tonight! ♥♥♥ And I saw your cute pic with Debbie on her blog! You both look great! ♥

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  5. I love your "new" antique books! What a find!

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  6. Lucky girl!! Those books are fantastic, and I can't seem to find a single one of those jars here in Dallas, dangit. Looking forward to the blogging block party! I'll get a few projects done before then so I can show off something at your party :)

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  7. Love the vintage books and a French one too! Thank you again for hosting this linky party!

    Carol

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  8. The books are wonderful finds Kim. Thanks so much for hosting. ♥O

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  9. hi Kim, I was able to join just before I shut down! thank you for hosting!! love the books and the jar (i have a collection of those!) and the pillow too!! xo susan

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  10. Great deal on the books and pillow. "me" days are the best and looks like you had a good time.

    Thanks so much for hosting & I hope you're having a fabulous week.

    Hugs,
    Marie

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  11. I love finding old books for a good price. You really found some great deals! Thanks for hosting.
    Faye

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  12. great finds Kim. Thanks so much for hosting.

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  13. I love all your new treasures!
    It's my first time linking up.. thanks for hosting!
    Have a great day!
    : ) Cheryl

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  14. YOU scored in a BIG way...love, love, love old books. I have lots of them and don't think I will ever have enough...lol.

    Kristine

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  15. You found some wonderful things! Especially those beautiful books. Thanks for WOW Kim!

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  16. Love the colors and the patterns on those books, Kim. They'll be a great addition to your vignettes. ~ Sue

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  17. Hi, I so agree with you on a me day! I to love old books..Great
    old treasures!

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  18. you had fun shopping, great finds~

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  19. Kim, I'm glad you had a "me" day--you're such a hard worker! You amaze me with all you do. . . if anyone ever deserved a little time to herself, it's you! :)

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  20. Me days are good and necessary sometimes! I'm glad you had a good one!

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  21. Hi Kim, I am drooling over the books - especially the French ones. "Lycée de Versailles"= High School of Versailles. Verlaine was a French poet (whose poem "chanson d'Automne"was used among as code for the French Resistance broadcasts to alert them of the D-Day attack date). The word "Bibliothèque -Charpentier" means Library at Charpentier. Debbie at Confessions and I would gladly get in a bidding war for buying those books from you!!! Linda

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  22. The books are wonderful. Such a great find. I really like them all. I also really like the jar and the pillow. I think you had a great "me" day. I need one of those. Thanks for hosting. Hugs, Marty

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  23. You found some really great treasures today! I want to go shopping with YOU....you always find the best stuff! LOL
    ~Des

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  24. Those books are fabulous. I love the print too. Thanks for hosting.

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  25. What a great ME day. I need one of those soon! Love your old books. I really like the ones with the old marbelized covers on them...and the ones that are embossed. Nice find with the jar and pillow too! All in all- a great day! xo Diana

    ps...the picture of you and Debbie over on her blog is wonderful..you just look so relaxed and natural in it!

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  26. Yay for a ME day! You totally deserved it. Great finds Kim! I really love all of those books. You have such a great eye!

    -heather

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  27. A VERY good day for you! Your books are beautiful and I can't wait to see where they pop up! Thanks for hosting.

    ~Melissa

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  28. Great finds and a nice way to spend your day. My favorite is your new pillow.

    Dee

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  29. You sure do a lot in your house, Kim. I have never held a lawn mower in my whole life. Great buys!...Christine

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  30. What great finds! Love the pillow! Thanks for hosting!
    Debbie

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  31. You certainly deserve a "me" day Kim, after all that painting and mowing. And what a "me" day it is! Great finds! Loved those vintage books and the Mason jar.. Thanks for hosting this fun party for us each week! Have a lovely evening!~Poppy

    http://withadashofcolor.blogspot.com/

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  32. Old books make my heart go pitter patter too. And good for you for taking a "me" day. Sounds like you deserve it. The Ball jar is sweet too. Thanks for sharing and for hosting. I was "wow-ed" for sure.
    ~Lynn
    www.cottageandcreek.com

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  33. I just love old books. Thanks for hosting this link party.

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  34. I love that pillow! Looks like you got lucky this week. I am so ready for a "me" day...hopefully sometime soon. As for my WOW of the week...it is simply that my brain is functioning well enough to actually read a few blogs this evening! There isn't a link for that!

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  35. Those books are wonderful Kim! I never see leather books...

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  36. Such gorgeous books Kim! Wow! What a lucky find!!

    Thanks so much for hosting!
    Sherri:)

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  37. I LOVE old books! What a great find!

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  38. Late for the party. We had to go help a friend with some speaker and wiring issues. Thanks so much for hosting. Glad you had a ME day, if there is anyone that deserves it, it is you Kim. Love the books!

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  39. Excellent deal on the books. So glad you go to shop...errr I mean rest. The pillow was a great find too. You're good!!

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  40. Oh, I would love a "Me" day! I would take a "Me" 2 hours for that matter. LOL! You definitely found some great treasures today. Thanks so much for sharing them with us and for hosting!
    Vanessa

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  41. I love old leather books too. I lucked out about 5 years ago and bought about 10 for $5.00 each - everyone in German or some unknown language - did I care? not a bit!
    I love yours.
    Good news!!! Robyn is offering free shipping on chalk paint for a limited time! I am going to buy a couple more quarts.
    I have had several folks come over from here for the givewaway- thanks!
    Rhonda

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  42. I love those books and the color of the jar! I could use a Me Week right about now. :)
    Thanks for hosting.

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  43. The books were a great find, Kim...they have such a good look and you got them for a great price, too!

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  44. Pretty vintage books and love that pillow! We all need ME DAYS and don't they make us sooo much easier to get along with! :0)

    Thanks for hostessing!

    BiG TX Hugs,
    Stephanie
    Angelic Accents

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  45. I think you are very deserving of a me day. The vintage books you found are lovely, such beautiful patina. And your pillow is gorgeous. Have a lovely day. x Sharon

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  46. you found some really fun finds Kim! I think we all need to have one of those Me days. thanks for hosting and have a wodnerful day!

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  47. Thanks for hosting again, Looks great, Love your books and jars.
    x Marnie

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  48. I love me days! Great finds, the books are beautiful.

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  49. I love vintage books, I can't wait to see how you use them in your decor. Thanks for hosting!

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  50. Too funny Kim, I had a me day yesterday too, but I didn't go shopping I went for a much needed mani and pedi!! Great finds, I love your new pillow! Martina

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  51. Yes honey we all need ME days and I have my share let me tell you LOL

    These books encourage me to keep my old books because I had about 18 ready to take to the flea market and decided they were to yummy to me to let go, so glad I kept them especially the french ones

    Thanks for telling us about your Me day
    Also love the old blue fruit jar

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  52. Those books are wonderful, Kim! Definitely a great price at $45.00 for all! Great find on the pillow, too. It was definitely your day!

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  53. Hello Kim,

    What fabulous links this week!!!!!

    I'm digging in ;->

    janet xox

    thanks for hosting!

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  54. those books are fabulous! love the designs on the cover-great finds!

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  55. Love old books, I've finally got all my Daddy's old books moved out of the utility.Come take a look and tell me how to make it more appealing??
    ~Jo
    Lazyonloblolly

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  56. You know I love books and you got some really beautiful ones and at a great price! The jar is beautiful. I love the turquoise color. Glad you did a "me" day!

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  57. OH!Yeah!...A ME day sounds like a great idea, I need one also.
    ~JO
    Lazyonloblolly

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  58. Hi Kim-

    I love "me" days and buying gifts for me to me on those days. I try to plan ahead for them, but sometimes the impromptu ones are even better.
    I do like the font in the book, too. I wonder what it is?

    My best- Diane

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  59. Glad you had a well-deserved "me" day. You always find the best books! Love the colors and how they are aged. The jar is such a pretty color, too. Thanks for hosting!

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  60. Those blue jars are my favorites and your new books are wonderful finds! Thanks for the party!! t. xoxoox

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  61. Kim, Old books, especially poetry books, are one of my weaknesses! I love them. I like reading and displaying them. Love your find and especially the marbled one! Those are really hard to come by.

    Nancy

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  62. Hi Kim, Your books are wonderful! I just love your new pillow.You found some great stuff.

    Kathy

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  63. wow! I am new to the link up and your blog. So glad I found this. Amazing..the links look so fabulous...looks like I know what I will be doing after the kid goes to bed!!

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  64. yes, I do collect vintage books and you had some lovely finds! Isn't it a great feeling to hit the jackpot like that?? Yep...I will be looking this weekend.
    Wish me the same luck you had!!

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  65. Those books are a treasure -- great stuff for decorating and adding charm! I wish I had an antiques mall near me.

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  66. Hi Kim,
    You definitely deserved your "me" day. Glad you found such great stuff on your day out!
    Jane

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  67. Great party with lots of great ideas. I linked up and am a new follower!

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  68. Kim, you and I have the same sentiment for old books. Last year I found about 7 of these old 1880's books - leather bound, marbled papers - for 4.99 each. Now they are home with me...amongst my vignettes. Will do a little post of them soon.

    LOVE your collections!!

    xo
    Becky

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  69. Thanks for yet another awesome party!! I'm in LOVE with your blog, I used to live in the South, Atlanta and I miss it there! Your blog feels like my old home :) I love your vintage books too.. awesome!!

    Cheers!
    Lilli

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  70. First, I will say, I LOVE THESE BOOKS! You find the most awesome things! And NO, I didn't realize you featured the party!! Thank you so much!!!What a nice suprise on this Thursday morning! My fam has been down for the count this week with bad stomach bug...family of five, so takes a week or two to cycle through everyone...killin' mama!! More than you wanted to know, I am sure!! :) I will add your button to the post! Thank you Kim! Your words are very kind...coming from someone who's style I admire SO much! So sweet! Christie

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  71. Kim, You have been working hard on your home and so deserve some fun! What's more fun than hitting the antique malls? Love the books, mason jar and especially the pillow.
    xo,
    Sherry

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  72. I love "me" days! I think I'm going to have one today!

    Hope you're doing well, Kim.

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  73. Love your book! This is a great post! Now, am your follower and added a link here:) Hope to see you on my blog!
    Thanks for hosting!

    Sanghamitra.

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