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Thursday, August 26, 2010

Fun Finds

Last week our family was in Vermont for a lovely four generation family gathering.  Fifteen people (at the end of the week) stayed in the house.  It was lots of fun, but with a lot of illness recently (including on vacation), it is good to be home!

While there we found a great big thrift store.  I bought a bunch of books, though the prices were as high as $2.  We now have three Bill Peet books.  This one is Ella, and I really like it.  Of course, I grabbed Richard Scarry's Nicky Goes to the Doctor since we love Busy Town.  M has a slight obsession with the Statue of Liberty, and I encourage it!  I was happy to get a second book about her.  (If you have any suggestions on how to help us make her the SoL for Halloween, please tell me!)  We've been borrowing the picture books based on Little House on the Prairie from the library, and now we have Dance at Grandpa's.  The Winnie the Pooh book is in super condition, but from the 1960's.

Heidi and The Bobbsey Twins in the Country are going to be such special books for me to read.  Both books were new in the 1930's.  I don't think I've ever read a copy that old before.

The fun quilt that the books above are on welcomed us home from our trip.  This is a close-up of one many cool snakes that we have been petting and enjoying.  A friend sent it to our family, and I just love it.


Laura Fabiani said...

I love thrift shops! Looks like you found a treasure of books. Enjoy!

Carrie said...

OOohh I LOVE finds like that! We've been reading some Bill Peet books around these parts too! It's fun!

Congrats on your haul!

Miller Moments said...

What wonderful treasures you found! Thrift book shopping is my favorite past time!

Bluerose said...

Old books like that are such treasures!!! I love that quilt, too. Me and my momma wanted to make one similar, but haven't yet. We always have such good intentions! :)

Everyday Mom Ideas said...

I cant believe you found those great books at a thrift store! I need to get me a thrift store like that!

Carole said...

My mother started me out on the Bobbsey Twins books back in the early 50s and I have loved reading ever since, especially mysteries. Like most other girls, I graduated into Nancy Drew, but the Judy Bolton series by Margaret Sutton was by far my favorite. I would love to read Judy Bolton again today.

MamaGames said...

I love seeing other families' book finds. We're Bill Peet fans too. :)

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