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Wednesday, January 13, 2010

My RED vintage book collection



I LOVE RED, it is my favorite color! Anything RED catches my eye and I think "can I use that, can I make a home for it?!" Red inspires me! I also LOVE vintage items. So this week for my first official link up at It's A Very Cherry World for Rednesday AND for Vintage Thingies Thursday at the Colorado Lady, I am sharing my budding RED Vintage Book Collection. In addition to loving red and vintage, I LOVE books! Everything about them, I love blank books, the potential they hold is exciting, I love to learn from books, to smell books (I know I'm strange), I love the smell of an old book store or library, everything about books makes me happy. One day it is my dream to own a book store, specifically a children's book store. But until then, here is my collection of red vintage books. Their home is on our dresser in our bedroom.

Just a few, but I'm looking for more! I have found them at garage sales, Goodwill and antique stores.


This one has a beautiful prayer that Washington wrote for our country. No publishing date.

A collection of children's stories. Published in 1953



The book itself is not vintage but it made the cut because it is red! The poems inside are dated from 1500-1980s.

Published in 1896

Published in 1946


No publishing date but very old, you can tell by the pages.

Not sure of the date it was made, it is a blank journal. Probably newer but again, it is Red!




8 comments:

Kate Smith said...

I just love your vintage red book collection. Makes me want to run out to the used book store and hunt for books by color :-) Thanks for sharing and for stopping by my red room post, too. Happy Rednesday!

~~Carol~~ said...

I love your old red books! One year for Christmas I bought several red books, just for decoration. Old books have such wonderful graphics in them, don't they? That little mermaid picture is adorable! Hope you find lots more red books!
Happy REDnesday!
Carol

daylily777 said...

Wonderful old red books!
Happy Rednesday !
~Myrna

Dawn said...

What a great collection. You would love my attic, hundreds of old books to smell! We haven't even got to them yet because of all the boxes in front of them.
Glad you joined in Rednesday.
Dawn

Linda said...

The red books new and vintage are a really nice collection. The little mermaid picture is so cute!

SueLovesCherries said...

You know I just love them! I should show my red books sometime, too. (By the way, my husband smells books, too!)

shinelight said...

I love the vintage red books!! If you ever want a shopping partner for vintage finds I'm in. :)

Tammy Williams said...

I have a nice red vintage cookbook I am selling on my Etsy site. I've gone vintage too...haha.