Favorite Things Friday – Vintage Books For Displays

Welcome to Friday!  I’m starting a new series of posts on my blog called Favorite Things Friday.  Every Friday I will share with you just that, some of my favorite things.  Hope you enjoy the first one.I’m so excited my vintage books have arrived!  I found them on Etsy from a wonderful little

shop called  SG Books and Maps.  If you’re looking for really quality vintage books, I highly recommend them.  I plan on using this set for my upcoming craft show season, but once that is over I will use them in my home decor and photo shoots for products.  Let’s take a look at them.

I selected this set for the muted colors they have and it would go well for my shows and home decor.  They are really in incredible condition considering how old they are.  They range from 1900 to 1951.  But they all have the yellowing tint on the pages that I was looking for and just enough wear on the covers and binding.

The subjects are varied as you can see, but to be honest I didn’t really care what they were about, just the look of them.  Is that too superficial of me?  Anyway, one of them is a selection of poems by Rudyard Kipling and the cover has almost a leather feel to it.  That one I would actually read.
You can really see the age in the pages. Love it!
This was a nice surprise to find in the Rudyard Kipling book.  It looks like it was a Christmas gift in 1918.  Very cool to find something like that.
This is the oldest book from 1900.  Really incredible condition.
I’m really looking forward to using these, I know it’s a weird obsession, but it makes me happy. 🙂
I’ll share pictures of the displays soon.

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27 thoughts on “Favorite Things Friday – Vintage Books For Displays

  1. Allison @ Dream a Little Bigger says:

    The only things that I have to remember my grandfather by are the books he willed to me. I love the idea of putting them on display in a creative way (they’re currently in a trunk at my parent’s house). Perhaps I need to rescue them! Thanks for linking up at Link It or Lump It!

  2. Dawn@ We Call It Junkin.com says:

    Hi Carmen, I don’t think it’s superficial, I think you can appreciate them for their older typography, old-style illustrations, and just all-around Olde-with-an-e goodness! Yay! I love old books, too, it’s something I just can’t let myself buy or I’d need another house for them. Thanks so much for joining my We Call It Olde Link Up. New one starts tomorrow, hope to see you there. Take care – Dawn @ We Call It Junkin.com

  3. Parlor Room Ponderings says:

    Love the old books! It’s neat to see handwriting in the books that were given as a gift. I have some too. I just book some old softcover hymn books which I did a post on. Nice to meet another fellow believer. Following!
    Blessings, Diane

  4. Anonymous says:

    You might be very surprised to find that old books make very good reading. I’m a reader, but not of current novels. I search out the oldest books I can find, many times they have the loveliest covers, and have found the stories wholesome and refreshing compared to the things we see and hear around us these days. I read the Odyssey and the Iliad when I was a teenager – you might like the Iliad, too! When I find an old book with a rough-feeling cover, too worn to be attractive anymore, I cover it with clear vinyl Contact so it feels smooth to the touch and helps preserve it. I hope everyone will not only enjoy the looks of these books, but also find what they have to say very enlightening. I just finished Thomas Hardy’s “Far From the Madding Crowd” published in 1895 and was surprised to find the word “plastic” used to describe the slipperiness of muddy ground (a movie is now being made of that book in England!) Enjoy your books and read them!!! Ruth from PA.

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