Friday, July 25, 2014

Books for Fun!

These aren’t what we normally review.

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But I have to say, I was thrilled to find them at the thrift store for $1 each and I’ve enjoyed looking through them and reading stories I haven’t read in years.

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They even have dust covers!

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The Blue Fairy book by Andrew Lang was published in 1959.

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The Red Fairy book was published in 1960.

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The stories are a joy to read and the illustrations are delightful.

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I’m joining Ricki Jill for Literary Friday.

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How long has it been since you read wonderful classic stories like these?

(and how much longer can I stay in ‘fairyland’?)

 

41 comments:

Empty Nester said...

I've never seen those! They look like good, fun reads though.

Susie said...

Does Charlie Brown's Christmas count?? I read that every year. LOL. Those two books you have found are very nice. I never have heard of them. They look in great condition for their age. Blessings to a fun day, xoxo,Susie

Donna said...

Oh, I would have grabbed them up just for the beautiful illustrations!

ann said...

Oh what a find. I would love those for my little granddaughters. We live in fairyland. Tomorrow we are going on a six garden fairy garden tour. I never grew up. Have a wonderful weekend.

LBP said...

What cute books! I love the illustrations on the front. I would have grabbed them too!

Trace4J said...

What wonderful treasures.
Hehehe loved the comment does Charlie Brown count?
I recently found Charlottes web.
Not real real old but I sure do love.
Woolie Hugs

Diane said...

What great finds!!

Nancy Jo said...


Hi Diane,
Yes you have to love thrift stores and old children's books. I think that should be a law.
I still wish you could read "Hetty her first 100 years". I see you can still get old copies on amazon for not much.
I might go to the thrift later today.
Nancy Jo

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

I've never heard of those but they look charming. What a find!

Cranberry Morning said...

What fun these are, Diane!! And I love it that you put up that fun header. ♥

Cranberry Morning said...

Great finds, Diane! And I love it that you put up the new header. It's so magical and cute. Have a lovely weekend.

Lorrie said...

I loved fairy tales for a very long time. My 3 year old granddaughter is getting into them now and it's fun to revive the old stories for her. Those books look wonderful. Great find!

Tricia said...

How fun! (And stay in fairy land as long as you want!)

Jeannie Marie said...

I love your header!! Alice is a favorite character of mine. I did not have those two fairy tale books, but what a find for you! I've missed stopping by!

20 North Ora said...

I love finding old books at the thrift store that I enjoyed as a child. The children nowadays don't know half of those great stories.

Judy

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Wonderful books and great stories! I love children's books!
hugs to you sweet sis!

Linda

Vee said...

It's been awhile. You can stay there as long as you feel lovely...why not?!

Red Rose Alley said...

Oh, I love these fairy books, Diane. They look so old with delightful stories in them. Books like this are such treasures, don't you think?

Have a very nice weekend.

love,
~Sheri

Linda aka Crafty Gardener said...

What a wonderful find. Last year I re-read Little Women when I won a give away from Ricki Jill. I've got lots of Trixie Beldon books that I should re-read. It seems I liked mystery stories way back then too :)

camp and cottage living said...

It's been way too long!
I do love to occasionally watch a children's movie.
You're never too old to enjoy your
'younger' you!

Shelia said...

These look darling! What a find! Thanks for popping in to see me and hope you're doing well.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Jean Berryessa said...

Great finds. Been way too long since I've read any of the books. Maybe I'll renew my friendship with them with Sean, my 9 month old grandson very soon. How are you dear friend? I've been so busy have not had time to catch up on all going on with you, till now. Have a great week end.

cucki said...

wow they looking so sweet to read :)
i wish i can get them here..i will look :)
enjoy them xxx

Julie Corbisiero said...

Hi Diane, it's been a really long time since I've read one! Too long! Lol! Take care and enjoy.
Julie

Primitive Stars said...

Oh what wonderful books, love them both. Been along time from reading a classic, Blessings Francine.

Laurie M said...

what beautiful books, they are truly treasures, the dust covers too! I just read Anne Of Green Gables, and sometimes I reread Nancy Drew, lol, I just love old books,

Thammie TheDollMaker said...

If I may say so rather than staying in fairyland, you can take regular trips there anytime you feel like doing so. This way you will still be able to go hiking around Florida, chase fences, craft ans sew beautiful things, review books, take amazing pictures, spend time with your love ones, blog and have fun in fairyland ;-) I have got the feeling I'm forgetting something.
Take care!
Arlette

Inger said...

I think you live with one foot in fairyland all the time.

Kelly said...

I'm sure that I'm dating myself, but I haven't ever read or even heard of those stories! But then again, it was published before I was even born. Glad that you found some nostalgia as you re-read them.

Kelly said...

oops! I take that back. I have read Jack and the Beanstalk. Didn't see that one in there.

Cheryl @ TFD said...

You live however it makes you happy, I say. Love your finds and did I ever say that I love your header? If not, I do!! Have a nice weekend, Diane!

Susan Marlene Kinney said...

Oh I have a post on my Graceful Touch blog about Fairy Tales! LOL! I was shocked at how scary and...well I was glad my mom didn't read me some of those Grim Fairy Tales. I have some of my Mom's and they are illustrated beautifully though! We wrote some Holy Tales for our writers group! That was fun and everyone had something different to share! :)

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Diane,

What lovely old books you bought - love the sweet illustrations.
Wishing you a happy weekend
hugs
Carolyn

valerietilsten59.blogspot.com said...

What precious books you found Diane.
I would love to read them.
Just looking at the covers, takes me back to my childhood.
There is the child in all of us.
I love fairies.
happy summer days
val x

Michelle said...

What a great find for these delightful books! I can't remember the last time I read fairy tales. The illustrations look amazing.

Incipient Wings said...

Lucky lady!!!
Congrats on such amazing finds!!!!!!!!!
I read a fairy before bed most nights:)

Noelle the dreamer said...

Great banner Diane!!

Blackberry Lane said...

Great finds. I love vintage books and the sweet illustrations.

Chris said...

I lived those books as a child! I think there was a white fairy book too. I took them out of the library a lot. What a find, lucky you!!

My Little Home and Garden said...

What fun to revisit some old stories and see the lovely illustrations as well in these old books!

Diane Writes said...

I call them treasures and you are the best owner for them.