Friday, February 26, 2010
For Valentine's Day my hubby took me antiquing. I love to go antiquing. But since we don't have much money, it's more like thrifting when we go. It makes it more of a challenge when you don't have much to spend.
Lucky for me there is one antique store in Temecula called Granny's Attic that tends to have lower prices than the pricier ones in Old Town Temecula. I usually can find stuff for thrift store prices there. And Valentine's Day was no exception.
Here is a treasure I scored on my last trip. Two Little Prudy books.
Now I had never heard of these books prior to laying my eyes on them. But it was love at first sight when I saw them. Maybe Valentine's Day had something to do with it. I paid about $8.00 for the both of them. They were marked 20% off. That was more than I would normally pay for a book. But it was "love"!!!! And it was Valentine's Day.
Little Prudy was first published in 1863. It was Sophie May's first book and the first in the "Little Prudy" series. Little Prudy's Cousin Grace is actually the fourth book in the series.
My two books were actually printed some time in the early 1900's. One of the books had 1916 written inside. The other book didn't have an inscription. But it looks about the same age. So I guess they aren't true antiques for a few more years.
I just love old books. It's a fairly new collection for me. Mostly I buy old books for their color or cover to use as decoration.
I used my new "old" books on my Valentine mantel. And I'm sure I will be using them in my Spring decor as well.
What treasures have you found lately?