Sunday, August 8, 2010

Beautiful old things

On my way home from house-sitting for a week I stopped at a garage sale that claimed it had "antiques and stuff" - ha ha!

I always gravitate towards boxes of books, and I need another book like I need a hole in the head, but this one I couldn't resist.
The preface states this to be a second edition (of one of my all-time favorite books) and is dated "December 1847." It cost me a whole 50 cents. It's in some disrepair but it is 163 years old.

This little guy...


Was - unbelievably - the only thing I took home with me from the Vintage Gathering sale last weekend. I chose it because it's smaller by about half than any of the older floral frogs I've ever seen.

It cost two dollars.

Currently it's holding a photo of my brother and his girlfriend. :)

Visit Rhoda at Southern Hospitality to see all the found weekend treasures!

Visit House of Grace for a collection of twice owned goodies!

Visit A Picture is Worth A 1,000 Words for treasures that are loved a second time around.

Visit Cindy at My Romantic Home for Show and Tell Friday!




And I'd love for you to join in the Lovie and Boo covered button earring giveaway - Natalie is such a sweetheart, let's show her some love!


17 comments:

Jessica @ This Blessed Life said...

That book is such an amazing find! I'm a sucker for old books, too. :)

Webmaster said...

You did good on that book! One of my all time favorites as well. Nice job!
Anna

kristin said...

Oh my god! That book! I want it!!!!!!
LOL I am so far beyond jealous! The only older book I found was a book of sheet music and it was cool but overpriced (at least for what i wanted to spend that day).

I cant stop looking at the book LMAO

TheEccentricLady said...

That is an awesome find! Just knowing how old that book is makes it very special. Love it! And that tiny frog is so cute. Good choices.

BailiwickStudio said...

The book is a true find! Lucky you! ::Jill

Anna said...

great find for 50c!

theUngourmet said...

I've heard of a frog but can't think of what it's for. What is it? Love the old book. I'm a sucker for unique old books like this! ;)

raggygirlvintage said...

Great vintage treasures, I have a hard time passing up books too, that one is a steal!
Tracey

cat said...

That book literally makes me drool.

What is a floral frog? It looks like a torture device.

And look! I'm going to use my blogger account so you have a return email. ;) I am SO nice to you!

Wait.. I always use my google account here - why won't it let you reply to me via email?? Weird.

Dianne said...

Great finds!

Blue Ridge Altered Art said...

What a great price on that lovely book. ~~Sherry~~

GardenofDaisies said...

That's the littlest frog I have ever seen... it's barely bigger than your thumb!!! I love the designs on old book covers too. And Jane Eyre is one of my favorite tales! I recently read it again after finishing a biography about the Bronte sisters. Put a lot of things into perspective.

Marilyn Holeman said...

Wow! Fifty cents for that book is amazing! And a cute frog. Great deals. I'm over visiting from Southern Hospitality.

Anu@My Dream Canvas said...

This is Lovely :-) I am hosting a jewelry giveaway on my blog. Would love for you to visit.

Donna said...

Jane Eyre was originally published in 1847. Is it possibly a first edition?

Curtains In My Tree said...

I love flower frogs. I have a metal dish pan full. That is the smallest one I have seen. I always buy them at sales if they are reasonable priced.
I think the book cover is so victorian looking.

p said...

floral frog. so thats what they're called. i picked up 3 for 50c, i wasn't sure what they were but i knew i had seen them somewhere. now i have to find something to do with them.

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