Monday, November 6, 2017

The “Glad Books”

I made a ‘quick’ stop at the library this week and came away with some wonderful old books from the lobby ‘book sales’.

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This was my favorite, Dora Deane. Isn’t the cover gorgeous?

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And I had no idea there was a whole series of Pollyanna Glad books. Did you?

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I love the covers and illustrations in all of these books and still find it amazing to be finding books that are printed in the 1800s and early 1900s in such good shape.

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I also went to the Arts and Crafts show at the Palm Grove Auditorium this weekend.

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Can you find me in the pics?

I bought a copper chain and two beautiful silver rings, made in Thailand. The lady that had them for sale actually visited Thailand and brought them back with her. I got a little quilted eyeglass case from the ladies at the quilt club.

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And hubby surprised me with 2 of the sweetest little clip on charms. I didn’t even know that he had bought anything! One has ‘diamonds’ and a little heart and the other a flip flop with a tiny dolphin.

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Did you have a good weekend too?

I’m joining Mosaic Monday HERE .

50 comments:

NanaDiana said...

Found you right away- Lower left/mosaic. lol
Those are all great finds and I love that your hubby bought you two sweet gifts.
Those old books are wonderful. I am still holding on to a few I can't bear to let go. I didn't know there was a Pollyanna series either!!!!
Have a good day, Diane. xo Diana

Linda said...

I think I did spy you! Holding the red bag?
I love old books and you truly got some treasures! You just had a lovely weekend all the way around!

Linda @ A La Carte said...

I did have a good weekend. Visited a friend, did some shopping and rested! Love your jewelry and book buys!

Maggie Ann said...

I love your new treasures....especially the books, what beauties! I didn't know there were THAT many Pollyanna books! I'm so glad you posted the rest of the titles....I'll look for them where I can. On Librivox I enjoyed an audio book read by Phile Cherezz (thats not the correct spelling of course) and I'm not sure but think Phil may have read version two of Pollyanna. It was superbly read, how I loved it. I think in version 2 Pollyanna gets hit by a vehicle but oh so so good. Have you seen the dvd version of Pollyanna from Masterpiece Theater....with Georgina Terry as Pollyanna.....very very enjoyable. Have a nice day dear friend, and yes, I spotted you in the picture pretty quickly, what fun you have!

Maggie said...

Spotted you instantly, such a great smile is hard to miss. Love the books from the Library, so precious. The Thai jewellery is so pretty, how sweet of DH to buy the charms for your new bracelet. the flip flop is so cute & perfect for a Florida girl.
Have a wonderful week.

Stacey said...

I'm joining the ranks of those who didn't realize there were Pollyanna books. I'd love to read one or two...I'll be on the lookout for them.

Don't you love craft show season? You look adorable in the crowd. :)

Red Rose Alley said...

Oh, these old books are so neat, Diane. You always find just the right ones. And you found lots of goodies at the arts and crafts show. I like those silver rings. : )

love, ~Sheri

Debbie said...

YeP...i saw you and your pretty smile!! even though i don't read, i really like the way old books look, displayed in a home!!!

i like the charms hubby bought, especially the flip-flop, that's right up my alley!!! we had a quiet weekend, as we had rainy weather all weekend!!!

Joy@aVintageGreen said...

What a great outing and no I didn't know that that there were more Pollyanna books - I will be out looking for them when I am out thrifting.
Joy

Pam Jackson said...

Love flip flop charms and I love craft shows. Those rings are great.

Anonymous said...

I love your jewelry finds and the quilted case but I adore those old books - I know you will enjoy everything!

Terri D said...

It is always so much fun to find new treasures, even when they are only new to you! The books are wonderful and your jewelry finds precious!

Karen Ann said...

I love old books - and today's post is on that very thing! I think you'd love the author - now I have to google "Glad books", never heard of them.

Poppy said...

How sweet of your hubby to buy you those pretty pieces, Diane. You two are always on the go!

Have a lovely week

The Joy of Home with Martha Ellen said...

I love those books you got at the library book sale, Diane. I like going to arts and crafts shows as well and this one looks huge. Your silver rings are nice. Your hubby sounds like a sweetheart to have bought a surprise for you. Have a lovely week. ♥

Annesphamily said...

What a fun post and lots of treasures. A sweet, terrific hubby too. Sends me your address as you won the first of my tea tyme giveaway. Woo Hoo! HUGS to you. I am at 53strait@gmail.com

Deborah Montgomery said...

I love old books. The illustrations in them are so beautiful! They are treasures. Never did read the Pollyanna books. She gets kind of sneered at for being so cheerful, but it seems we could use a little more of that these days. xo Deborah

Jeanie said...

You've been a busy woman and doing well for your economy! I loved the Pollyanna movie as a kid. We'd play Pollyanna and I'd be Jane Wyman. The sale looks great and what wonderful things you found at both of them!

gillena cox said...

Lots of nice pics. Thanks for droppi g by my blog today

Much💖love

Michele said...

What a fun post - and that art shopping had to be a riot!

You look happy in that environment.

Funny those vintage books? My mom had one exactly like yours - the one that says The Young Folks Treasury. I am really not sure exactly what the estate did with the family library. I know all the books were donated somewhere - kinda wish I hadn't been so engrossed in grief to really pay attention.

You have some real treasures there, my sweet friend. Hugs.

Rajesh said...

Really interesting books.

Anonymous said...

Diane, Oh I love the hair style on the woman on the Dora Deane book cover. It must have taken a long time to really have one's hair look like that! What wonderful books and jewelry that you discovered!

Arlene Grimm said...

I am a bit envious of your finds Diane!! Isn't it fun to rummage in the Used Book Room? One of my favorite past times.

Connie said...

Looks like you had a lovely weekend. It's so much fun to get out and see what people are making . . . I love arts and craft shows :)

Angie said...

So much to enjoy in your post. Those book covers really take me back ... old books have an aroma all their own that I will forever associate with falling in love with reading. The rings you bought are simple but elegant. And good job to your Hubby! You can keep him around a little longer ...

Lorrie said...

I found your pretty smiling face right away! The first book cover is lovely with the detailed design on it. I do enjoy old books. Have you read it yet?

Beatrice Euphemie said...

I love your old books - such pretty covers! Who knew Pollyanna had such an illustrious life? I loved the Disney Movie when I was a child. I did see you right away, looking like you are having a great time. Love all the trinkets and isn't your hubby sweet? xx K

stardust said...

Yes, I found a smiling lady right away. Glad to see such a nice photo of you. Both your husband and you look to have had a good time. I was forgetting about Pollyanna but her name soon brought me back to my childhood when savoring reading experiences. Such antique editions are treasure.

Yoko

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

Oh, those books are gorgeous! I love Pollyanna and when my children were young I always said we lived in the 'glad' house. I had no idea there was a series. Thank you for telling me. I will be looking for them! Love all your treasures!

Kathy said...

Not only did I know about the Pollyanna series, I own them all! They were my mom's books. I've read them over and over. I love old books. It looks like a wonderful sale you were at. The jewelry is wonderful and how sweet of your husband to buy you the two charms.

Lady Fi said...

ooo - I love old books.

Ariadne said...

Oh what great books you scored!AriadnefromGreece!

The Sketchy Reader said...

I love vintage book finds, and I had no idea about the Pollyanna Glad Books! Do you follow the blog Series Books for Girls? You might like that blog!

Also, tomorrow I'm posting about a vintage book!

Curtains in My Tree said...


Yes I had a good weekend but not as fun as yours, I love the old books with women's faces on them. I missed my last library sale, which is good I usually can't carry all the books I want

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Oh what fun!! Yes, i see you at the show.. looks like you had a great time and came home with some wonderful finds (between you and your hubby!). I am amazed at those books as well!! And I remember Pollyanna, the Glad Girl very well, but only the first book. had no idea it had been a series. Wow.

JoAnn ( Scene Through My Eyes) said...

Your sweet face was the first one I saw when I glanced at the photo. And what fun you had. I love the old books - though not considered rare books by most people, I find them so enchanting. We had a great weekend - the snow is melting and I got pictures of 14 different kinds of birds in Birch Bay. Hope your week continues to be great. Hugs dear friend. I'm going to bake cookies tomorrow - why don't you stop by.

BeachGypsy said...

hello my friend, I LOVE LOVE LOVE THIS POST!! you know how I love the old books too, just like you. I could (and sometimes DO!) spend hours going through old books. I love to find children's and teen novels from the 1930s, 1940s, 1950s and sixties as well. As usual, we "are ticking on the same tock" as I had just began a post about old books so when yours popped up I just smiled and thought how much alike sometimes we are, LOL My post isn't ready yet, maybe in a day or so. And I did so love yours!--and some of those books I"ve never heard of. I love the old illustrations and the old covers too, don't you? So old fashioned. I'm glad you liked my "once upon a time" post....I just added my own pictures to the novel excerpt, it was fun. Well sometimes I just have to pretend to put on a long swirly white dress, like you said---and pretend to dance at a big ball---to block out the horrific things going on these days. That----or play with my DOLLS!!! LOL LOL ha ha

Cranberry Morning said...

I like your arts and crafts finds, but most of all that Dora Dean book cover!!! I'm always attracted to things like that. Have a wonderful Wednesday!

carol l mckenna said...

Neat books ~ bought self jewelry ~ what a treat for a neat lady ~ Lovely collage of photos

A ShutterBug Explores
aka (A Creative Harbor)

happyone said...

Didn't know about the Glad books.
Looks like a pretty big crafts show.
Spotted you right away with the red tote.

Cathy @ My 1929 Charmer said...

Those books are gorgeous with their covers...I love books and really have too many. My favorites are from teh 30 and 40's too! I don't wear much jewelry and just have a few pieces I use over and over.

Mia said...

I am glad you had a great weekend, Diane. I have a lot of Pollyanna books at home, because I love Pollyanna Kisses, my friend.

ann said...

Such great finds this time around. You have such good fun.

BeachGypsy said...

THANK YOU Diane!!--I haven't had time today, but I will go check out the fairytales tomorrow.....thank you so much for thinking of me!

Janey and Co. said...

That first book does have a beautiful cover. I so enjoy these types of sales.

I had a great week. Tom and I went down to Austin to care for our granddaughter Hannah who is five.

bj said...

I love olden books, too, and you really got some great ones

David Gascoigne said...

Library sales are wonderful. Over the years I have picked up some great deals.

Susie said...

Yes, you cute girl, I saw you in the pictures. :) Diane, I know you loved the surprise from you sweet man. The glass case is nice to have on hand. ..in your purse or glove compartment. Blessings to you my dear friend, xoxo, Susie

Jill Harrison said...

I love rummaging through old books sales,,,but I shouldn't be buying anymore!

Lowcarb team member said...

Some great pictures here ... and yes, I found you!

All the best Jan