Friday, March 14, 2014

Books and a Photo from long ago

I’ve been reading the BEST book and sewing, too.

(You can tell around here. I desperately need to dust and vacuum!)

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I just finished The Constant Princess by Philippa Gregory and it gets the highest rating in my Goodreads page. Oh, how I love this author and the historical novels she writes.

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Here’s my stack of books from the library this week.

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And now… the photo from long ago.

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I bought it at the thrift store. I didn’t even hesitate. It just seemed way too precious to pass up and I think it looks good on this shelf. (I took it apart to see if there was a name on the back of the photo…but there was not.) Even the frame is old. The back is a soft green velvet.

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I’m joining Ricki Jill for Literary Friday.

And the Friday 56 HERE .

The page 56 quote from The Constant Princess,

“Henry glanced across at the princess. She had bent her head to listen to something being said by the youngest Tudor princess, Princess Mary; and he saw her smile and reply. “D’you know? I think she is something special,” he said.”

Are you reading something special this week?

33 comments:

Montanagirl said...

That's a really neat photo. Wouldn't it be fun to know the history behind it?

Amy Jo said...

That is so sweet! That is definitely a cute baby picture. I will have to look up your book recommendations.

Blessings,
Amy Jo

Happy@Home said...

What a sweet photo and it looks so cute by the vintage phone and clock. That baby has a healthy head of hair :).

Linda aka Crafty Gardener said...

Your book this week looks good, another to add to my list. The Daring Ladies of Lowell sounds intriguing as well. Have a good weekend.

September Violets said...

I like those old sepia photos too. Hate seeing them in thrift stores though ... sent there when eventually no one knew anymore who the person was ... end of the line. It looks great on your shelf with your old telephone. Wendy x

ann said...

I have that book on my reading attack, too, along with The Other Queen about Mary Queen of Scott's, also by Gregory. First I have to finish a Norq Roberts that isn't holding my attention. That sweet baby has found a perfect home. I always wonder who gives up family treasures.

Vee said...

Yes, I am, but more on that another day. What a darling little baby...boy do you think? I am glad that you rescued him.

Kathy said...

I'm so glad you appreciated that photo and took it home to be with you. I often wonder what will happen to my photos -- who will want them when I am gone since I am the end of the line.

I like Phillipa Gregory's books too. Right now I am reading a book called "How To Be A Princess" and is the history of some famous princesses. I finished Mary and Elizabeth Tudor, Marie Antoinette, and am in the middle of Victoria.

Tree Hugger - Suzan said...

Love comparing baby pictures to the person as an adult!! Bet he had that beautiful head of curly hair for ever!!
He looks like an Uncle Henry!! Or maybe an Aunt Henrietta??

Linda @ A La Carte said...

What a sweet photo and so glad you gave it a new home. I just started a new book this week and will jump in with both feet this weekend I think! Hugs sweet Sis. Linda

Kim@Snug Harbor said...

Housework ALWAYS takes a back seat to reading a good book. Happy weekend!

Linda R said...

That photos looks wonderful there on your self. I also love that old phone.. I haven't had much time for reading. But I have done a little bit of knitting.

Hope you enjoy your weekend.

Hugs~

Cranberry Morning said...

I have that book, but haven't started reading it yet. Glad to hear you like it! I'm re-reading 'Being Human' by Ranald MacCauley.

Susie said...

You are a softy . :):)I like that old baby picture. I bought an old photo once , it had to be brother and sister...I tell Ted it's us and he says, "so we are brother and sister?" I say yes we are !! LOL. Blessings for a wonderful weekend, xoxo,Susie

Scrap for Joy said...

I think I would have taken that sweet baby's picture home with me, too. It is lovely. (Love that old phone, too!)
I haven't read any Philippa Gregory yesterday, but The Virgin's Lover is our book group pick for May. I'm looking forward to getting it.
Happy weekend!
Joyce

Jean Berryessa said...

Fits right in on the shelf. Sweet picture.

Debbiedoos said...

I wish I read more I know it would be relaxing. Enjoy! We are finally getting some nice weather here in the Carolinas!

Gina said...

Love the title of the book! Sound like one of my daughters! (At least she thinks so!) :-)

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Oh I wish I were reading something other than schoolbooks! :)

I am SO glad you rescued that sweet baby. She looks perfect.

Happy St. Patrick's Day weekend!

Barbara said...

Wouldn't you just love to know the story about the sweet photo? Very nice indeed!

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Diane,

Thanks for sharing the books you are reading - will have to look out for them. Also love the darling sweet baby photo - yes, makes you wonder the story behind the photo.
happy weekend
hugs
Carolyn

BeachGypsy said...

I read "Necessary Lies" a couple months ago I think it was........it was really really good!! Just discovered this author recently. Am reading through her books pretty quickly. They are all great! You can see more of them on my book shelf on my site.
The old portrait is so neat! Very vintage!

Nancy's Notes said...

Great books you've got there! Oh that is an adorable baby photograph, love the vignette too! Love your happy posts, always get a smile when I drop in!
hugs,
Nancy

Art @ Home said...

I loved The Constant Princess. I think I've enjoyed all the Philippa Gregory books I've read so far. My favorite is The Queen's Fool. LOVED it!

You have a nice stack from the library. I hope I can check out some fun books on Tuesday.

Thanks for linking-up to Literary Friday!

xo,
RJ

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

I love that you rescued that photo from oblivion. Such a sweet child and it looks lovely right where you put it.

I dusted today and Swiffered my tile floors; couldn't even remember the last time I did that:))...

Denise said...

Thank You for dropping by to say hello :)and enjoying My post.Your latest book I will investigate for Myself,we do have a lot in common so I imagine I will like the book.I have seen it around but have not read what it's about from the jacket in awhile. I like the idea of You taking care of the sweet baby photo.It just seems right.Hugs across the miles.Denise

must love junk said...

That photo is so fun! I'm reading the new Anna Quindlen book 'Still Life With Breadcrumbs'...really good so far!
Susan

Ruth Weston said...

Looks like another book to go on the reading list! I have read some by her before and enjoyed them. Thanks for your visit!
Ruth

NanaDiana said...

What a fun tind that photo was. Not reading much this week with New Baby girl here. I hope to read a bit in the next week or so as we adjust to a new schedule. xo Diana

Red Rose Alley said...

Diane,
This picture is so special. It looks so old with a history attached to it. What a treasure. I can see why you didn't want to pass it up. It looks just right there on your shelf.

love,
~Sheri

Sam I Am...... said...

a cutie pie!

Donna said...

That baby photo is precious!

Lynnie CottageGalstyle said...

Hi GF,

Loving the watercolor prints that you can do now on the ipad! Your book looks really good and might just check to see if my library has it for my kindle...
Hugs, Lynnie