Thursday, March 31, 2011

old books old friends

Full of memories this bookcase
full of old friends that i and others have read
full of odds and ends found and given.
An antique pair of baby shoes, a Fairy catching kit (Professor Dalrymples no less)
some little saying boards from an antique railway carriage.
One proclaims "All the world is Queer,save thee and me and even thee is a little Queer"
From a time when queer didn't mean gay and gay meant happy. Where there were endearing little tomes such  as "Those two and the queer folk" a children's tale.
The William Shakespeare travel set of books from 1867 handy it says to take on your travels.
The enquire within about everything book.Very handy wiill see you from birth to burying, Then theres a girls story with the swastika emblazoned on the side from a time before Hitler when  it was just a symbol of good luck and not fear.
When noddy and big ears weren't accused of anything except friendship and golliwogs were funny little toys and not politically incorrect,Theres a gorgeous butterfly scrap sticker i framed because i couldn't bear to use it,there are so many magazines my other house was in.See memories and they are all good and all there behind the glass of the display cabinet marked believe (and i do).So here is tour number two the bookcase,

 Dear Little baby shoes over 100 years old Mystery ball game with numbered balls and bat
and dont you love the embossed spines of these old books.

Catch a fairy NO problem !

goodness how did Poppy get in
on her antique footstool (she has discerning taste and eats off a slightly chipped chintz plate)


Cottage Rose said...

Wow big changes! Im just catching up and we must catch up one day

Junk-it Junction... said...

She loves to pose!
They look great Jules, and your furniture is to die for!

Counting Your Blessings said...

Oh your old book collection is AMAZING!

Blessings... Polly

Twyla and Lindsey said...

I am drooling over your book collection! He, he, so wouldn't mind you coming to play in our craft room! I'm glad you like it so much:) Have a wonderful weekend! Twyla

vivian said...

hi doll! Love your post today. and Loved peeking into your treaure filled shelves.
also, loved the comment you left on my blog this morning. I hope you have a great weekend!