Monday, March 21, 2016

"Buddy Books"

I was so happy to find these vintage children's books at the library recently. ('for sale' in the lobby)

 

The Buddy books were very neat and I found a place for them on the shelves around the tv. I mixed them in with some of the pottery I have on display.

 

Sorry for the brightness! Good ole Florida sunshine! 

 

And don't you love the old picture books!

 

These are from the '30s and earlier. (even before my time! lol)

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Do you love vintage books as much as I do?

34 comments:

eileeninmd said...

Good morning, I love almost any kind of book. Looks like you found a nice place to display your books and pottery. I would never complain about the sunshine. Happy Monday, enjoy your new week!

Donna said...

I love vintage books and especially vintage children's books....but I had not heard of the Buddy books. They look wonderful. Enjoy that sunshine and warm air!

Donna@Gardens Eye View
and Living From Happiness

Vee said...

I do love vintage children's books. This series is unfamiliar to me. Do you plan to read them?

Susie said...

Diane, The picture of all the kids on the pony took me back in time. Our 6th grade teacher took our class to her farm and about 3-4 kids rode the horse at the same time. LOL. I love seeing books of old and thinking how very simple life once was. Emma is here with me and OMG she has grow so tall. Blessings, xoxo, Susie

Beca said...

Those old books have so much vintage charm. I don't think I could have passed them up either. Enjoy!
xx Beca

Sherry@Back2Vintage said...

My hubby's childhood nickname was Buddy and I've picked up a couple of the Buddy books at estate sales for him. It was such a fun surprise to see your post this morning... Thanks for making me smile!!!

Lorrie said...

I've not heard of the Buddy books, but they make a great addition to your shelves. Clothbound books are the best!

Linda @ A La Carte said...

The Buddy books look like they would be fun reads for a child. I found an old book at our church book giveaway and will share it soon. The illustrations make me smile.
hugs,
Linda

Arlene Grimm said...

Those books look darling!! I have several old readers that I have picked up at various places. They remind me of the good old days.

Pamela Gordon said...

The graphics and drawings in the old children's books are so nice. I have some that have shiny coloured paintings in them. Some of my books are almost 100 years old too. We're having a snowstorm here today. Enjoy that Florida sunshine Diane. xx Pam

Linda Kay said...

My hubby has a number of books from when he was a kid, and Buddy books are among them.

BeachGypsy said...

Great find on the books! Not familiar with those particular ones but i love all old childrens books...just another thing we have in common. Its chilly here today.. Are yall getting any of this chill down there? I enjoyed your pretty pictures from the other day too...pretty reflections. Have a happy monday my friend!

Stacey said...

Your Buddy books are wonderful! I love children's books too, especially if they have a red cover. ;)

Primitive Stars said...

I also love vintage children's books, such sweet Buddy books.Blessings Francine. . .

Diane said...

Great find! How nice they're in good condition too. I never heard of that series. Thanks for sharing!

Lynn said...

Those books are awesome!!!!

Ariadne said...

If I lived in the States I think I would spend lots of time waiting for what libraries take it to sale!These seem to be great books.AriadnefromGreece!

Gina said...

Diane, I've not heard of the Buddy series before but I am sure that they are delightful! I love vintage books. The stories are so sweet and generally have a life lesson to their stories!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Oh my gosh, what a wonderful find! You know I envy you the space for your book collection... I just don't have that luxury. (

Denise inVA said...

What a neat find and such a lovely display! Florida sunshine is always great in my 'book' :) Have a great week!

Christine said...

They are in great condition and look perfect on your shelf! You have a super collection of vintage books I am quite jealous!
Enjoy!

helen tilston said...

Hello Diane,
What a treasure of rare books. I love the energy and atmosphere books give to a home.
Wishing you a spectacular week
Helenx

Wendy @ Ravenwood Whimzies said...

Wonderful find! I love library book sales!

Rose said...

I bet I would like these books even now. LOL

Margie said...

Great finds! I love children's books too. I have some Nancy Drew hardcovers, but I'm not sure if they're old enough to be considered vintage.

Joy H said...

Such a neat set of vintage books you found! Great find :)
Hope you Have a Very Happy Easter!
Joy @ Books and Life

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

I have to admit 'Buddy' is new to me but they're in good shape and were a reasonable price.

A Joyful Cottage said...

Yes, I love vintage books. They are one of the few things I can never pass up at a yard sale or thrift store. Your Buddy books are wonderful, and they look great with all the colors on your shelves. xo

Art @ Home said...

I love all books, but I'm unfamiliar with this series. What are they about?

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

You found some wonderful vintage books, Diane. Imagine all the children that read them through the years?

Beatrice Euphemie said...

Looks like you found some real treasures! I love vintage children's books. How cute is the 'Just Puggy' book? I see 'The Black Stallion' is part of your library - I recognize the jacket! That was my very favorite children's series - I read them all. I could use some of that wonderful Florida sunshine about now! Here it is Seattle gray! Happy Easter week, my friend. Hugs xo Karen

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

I've never heard of some of those but they are so precious. I don't have many but a few. Thank you for sharing yours and yes, I love the illustrations too.

Carla from The River said...

Hi,
I love books like this. :-) Fun finds.
Happy Spring,
Carla

shortybear said...

wonderful books.