Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Let's Talk Vintage #19: Ye Olde Books

Welcome to Let's Talk Vintage!

Each week I host a "Link Party" ...every Tuesday at 9 AM, inviting anyone who has a blog, sells vintage, or loves to create and repurpose using vintage things to link up in this weekly space.

This week I'm sharing my love for old books. Yep. I love 'em. Especially if they have artistic spines.

These photos are straight from my own collection.
I have noticed that some of the spines match,
coming from the same publishing company.

I have some of them grouped together.
Like the poetry theme above.
The gold gilding helps them shine
so nicely! Amazing how well
 they've lasted. Most are
from the late 1800's.

Where do I find them, you ask?
Several years ago my Hubby and I used to
travel to Maine each summer to visit my Dad.
I found a lot in New England.
Some are found locally,
here in Pennsylvania, too.
Some I sell, and some I keep.
I've decided to sell this wonderful
They look stunning, all together!
I'm not sure when my fascination
with old books started... but it
does run in the family. My maternal
Grandparents had their own
antiques and bookstore in Florida.
(I apologize this week there
will not be any features, due
to a mini-vacation during the
President's Day holiday.
Features will pick up again next week.
Thanks so much for being 
a faithful participant!)
Well, now it is your turn.
Let's Talk Vintage!

Also linking with these fine bloggers:
Ivy and Elephants for What's It Wednesday


Gina @ VictorianWannaBe said...

Hi Jillian,
Your antique books are gorgeous! They look like they are all in such great shape for being so old. I have a fascination with pretty spined old books too. :)
Thanks for the party and have a great week,

Joy@aVintageGreen said...

Beautiful covers Jillian. Such a wonderful collection. Treasures. Thanks for Lets Talk Vintage 19.

Debbie-Dabble Blog and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

Lovely old books!! I too love the look and feel of an old book......

Thanks so much for hosting!!


Diana said...

LOVE you beautiful books, Jillian :) Thanks so much for hosting your party every week--

Denise @ secondtimearoundfinds said...

Old books can be beautiful you have some lovely examples. Thanks for the party.
Hope you have a wonderful week.

Mrs. Kelley Dibble said...
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My thrift store addiction said...

What a charming book collection! Blessings, Cecilia

Deanies Stash said...

I love old books! I am drawn to the covers and spines like the ones you have. I think they are decorative and like to display them, too. Thanks for the party!

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

What a beautiful collection you have! Thanks for sharing them with us at Vintage Inspiration Party.

Tea Cottage Pretties said...

Hello and thank you for the invite. I posted an older blog post of mine featuring some of my vintage handbags. Thank you so much for hosting and have a great week. Beverly

concretenprimroses said...

I love your books. We certainly have a lot of funny old book stores here in New England.