Friday, July 10, 2009

I love books...

...especially old books!

And what's better than a Nests, Eggs
and Nestlings identification book?

I was so thrilled to find this book and it was perfect timing!

I was gathering up all the old plastic bags that I could find
and pulled this box down in the garage!

Looks like a sparrow had built a nest in this cushy spot!

Here are a few more pics from the bird book.

I love the beautiful illustrations

and there were several notes inside of sightings
which makes it even more precious!

I also wondered if anyone knows what these are?

I guess they are place mats but they have cork on the back and are quite sturdy.

I bought 4 of them at Goodwill and
they have Pimpernel, Made in England on the back.

I'm not sure how I will use them yet but I think they are beautiful!

Enjoy your day!


Suzy's Vintage Attic said...

I too love old books. The trouble is that I now have more books than I have room for...
Have a great weekend
Isabelle x

Michela said...

Hi Diane!
Those "pictures" (I'm sorry, no idea of what they are..) are really beautiful!
Have a lovely weekend!

Anonymous said...

Looki the lovely illustrations! Wowie! Whatever you do with them will be brilliant i know! And, i am always so excited when i buy a book with something from the original owner in the book a sense of history beyond the words on the pages, dont you think?
Have fun!

Vee said...

Nice finds...especially love the last four prints as their color is wonderful.

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

I love your bird book! It's funny, today I was downtown waiting for my husband to finish some errands so we could meet for lunch and I went into the antique mall on Main Street. Upstairs in the front of the mall is a room with vintage books. I was looking through the bird books, trying to find a couple I liked. I wish the one you had was there!

Shelley said...

That looks like a great book with beautiful illustrations...great find...
Have a blessed weekend

Gretchen said...

What a great book to find! I love all the egg pictures. I'm not sure what the others are.


Reflections from the Stone Nest said...

I found similar place mats and they were in the original box. They are beautiful. Love your moving cards. They are just too cute. Hope your move goes well.


Q said...

I think your lovley cork backed mats are trivets!
They are lovely!
Have a happy move and let me know when you are hooked back up and blogging again.