Thursday, June 23, 2011


I can't believe it is Friday already!  The last few weeks have flown by and been a bit crazy.  I hope we are all able to settle down a little now.  While in Athens I stopped at a Thrift Store and hit the jackpot on books! 
These are just a few of the great children's books I found.  All of the above were 50 cents each. 
Some wonderful vintage cookbooks
also 50 cents each
This one especially caught my eye!  I can see Tiger and I cooking in the future can't you!  

Both of these books were 10 cents each
I love the vintage First Aid book
The book about flowers has some amazing drawings

I picked up all these fun books again for the amazing price 
of only 50 cents each 

Do you look at books in the thrift store?
It's one of my favorites bargains! 

I'm joining Diann for 
 Please go visit and see all the fun things her thrifty friends have found this week! 



Ann@A Sentimental Life said...

Great should of been at the auction I was at, 2 boxes of childern books for $1!

love the cook book and flower book.

Chatty Crone said...

What makes Flamingo's Pink - right up your alley.

And you don't look like a grandmother! teehee

And I have that same First Aid book - from years ago - didn't know it was vintage.

I love to thrift with you!

Ames said...

I love looking at books in thrift stores. I managed to find most of the Left Behind series for my oldest grand and the Left Behind series for kids for the younger ones. They are glued to them. I used to bake with grandson #2. I helped him to make a dessert pizza for his mother's birthday. You will have loads of fun. Start Tiger young!
That book "Funny You Don't Look Like A Grandmother" looks like it might be funny. Enjoy!~Ames

Glenda/MidSouth said...

nice finds on the books. I enjoy looking at vintage children's book as the graphics are great.

SixBalloons said...

I love looking through children's books - I am always on the hunt for Sesame Street or Charlie Brown books. The prices can be so great!

sissie said...

Hi Linda!
You sure picked up a lot of nice books. Seeing the Velveteen Rabbit brought back memories of how much my son loved this book. I think it is a must read for all children and adults.

Love the pink flamingo book too. I think it was just waiting for you.


Kathleen said...

Great start to gsons library. I saved all my sons, plus what I accumulated through 33 yrs of teaching. I am giving away! Too many to hold on to!

Rae said...

I love getting books at the thrift store! Goodwill always has great 50 cent paperbacks and some wonderful 1-2$ hardbacks. What a savings! I adore those children's books- they look brand new!

Sherry@Back2Vintage said...

So many great books!!! You couldn't possibly have left the store without that flamingo book!!! Too cute! Love the boys and girls cookbook...Tiger, a chef...hmmm!!!

Anonymous said...

Hi Linda! Hey, thanks for the comment, and by the way... you might like this link to a blog that shares all of her childrens' favorite vintage books... I love it!


Anonymous said...

I love children's books and am drawn to them at sales I attend. I recently bought Make Way for Ducklings just because I love the story! I'll have quite a collection if I ever have any grandbabies to read to.
Love those vintage cookbooks, too! Great finds!

Charlotte said...

Looks like you are having better luck than me this year! I am trying to catch up on my reading of all the great books I have found at yard sales.

the cape on the corner said...

that flamingo one is right up your alley! you know, unless i'm going on a trip, i never really look at thrift store books. i should, tho.

Anonymous said...

I think I actually have that vintage First Aid book.....I used it in college MANY YEARS ago for a first aid course that was connected to a health class!!! I'm gonna go hunt for it! :)

Love all of your other finds....and I am so glad your SIL'S surgery went well. That Tiger is a cutie!!!


Ms. Bake-it said...

I love books and never pass up the book section of any of the thrift stores I visit. I started collecting books for Little Darling even before he was born. I love our quiet time together when we sit and read.

~ Tracy

Pondside said...

I always go to the book section in thrift stores. I like to look at old magazines too - I could spend hours just browsing!

Ann said...

there's a thrift shop not too far from me that I go to every now and then. They have a large book section and i have browsed through it but never really see anything that catches my eye. I guess I just don't know what I'm looking for :)

PⒿ @ $ € € ₦$ ₣®0₥... said...

I pick them up at thrift stores for several reasons....collecting, decoupaging and reading. Nice selection you have there!!!

Diane said...

Looks like you got yourself some good deals on those books. I especially love vintage cookbooks, I find them easier to follow and they make me feel like I'm back in Mom's kitchen! Diane

mrs. c said...

I have a thing about children's books, probably because I've been an elementary school teacher for over 25 years! I have my favorites and I love the old ones. The illustrations are so diverse and each one is a treasure. The cookbook looks especially fun! Have a great wekend.

Diann said...

What great children book finds Linda! I love to thrift for books. I am always buying them. Than ou for joining TTF and I hope you are having a great weekend!

Michele Smith said...

Great deals! Love that cookbook.
We have the candy cane book, we enjoy reading it around Christmas.

Anonymous said...

I have been banned (by my family) from the box and bag sales at the end of the library book sales. I have not met a 49 cent or under book I could not love. Blogging has made my addiction worse. Now I am almost convinced I can tear pages out (oh, I shudder even at books that are underlined) or rubber stamp an image over beautiful words and frame a page.
I used to think I was saving my Little Golden Books for those improbable grandchildren and now I have a love of the illustrations themselves.

I use vintage holiday books as decorations and do pick one up and read it during any season.

Thrifted Treasure said...

I LOVE vintage children's books, those ones look gorgeous :-)