Monday, October 14, 2013

Judging Antique Books By Their Cover

They always said
 
"Don't judge a book
by it's cover"
 
 
 
But in this case, I do.
 
If I find a book from
 the late 1800's
or early 1900's and
it has a decorative cover

 
Then I most certainly
will bring it home.
 

 
 
 
The hubby knows my

magic price. Sometimes
we find beautiful books
for around five. And then
there are times
when I break my own
rules...because I can't
pass it up!
 

I like to arrange them by

titles...whether they are
old classics, poetry, etc.

 
I have managed to collect
so many that some of the books
have the same publisher
which will often show the
same artwork on the spine,
as in the case with the
two teal colored books above.
 
 
Some are worn and shabby but
were once beautiful in their prime.

 
This is one of my favorite
collections, besides my
pastel colored dinnerware,
LuRay.
 
What do you like to collect?
 
I do have a category
in my Bella Rosa shop
just for vintage books,
 
Enjoy the day!
 
Linking with the ever
fun, ever classy ladies
at Ivy and Elephants

4 comments:

AnnMarie aka Vintage Junkie aka NaNa said...

Your books are so pretty when all lined up! I have floor to ceiling bookshelves in my parlor....maybe I should start collecting! I used to collect so many different things....now I just collect vintage to sell in my shop!

Donna Wilkes said...

The covers of books are like pieces of art. Yours are beautiful.

Gina @ VictorianWannaBe said...

Wow Bella, you really do have some beautiful bound books! I had been thinking of doing a post on my antique books but now I'm not so sure after seeing all your beauties! Wow!
Thanks for sharing with us.
Gina

Danice said...

What gorgeous old books! I love and collect them also. 'Found you on Ivy & Elephants' linky party. Now following your blog :)