Friday, January 25, 2008

Friday Show and Tell

Good Morning! Kelli at http://kellishouse.blogspot.com/ is hosting Show and Tell Friday. Click over and join the fun.
Today I would like to show you 4 of my most favorite books. I am definitely a bookworm and am on the lookout for books everytime I go to a thrift store or yard sale.

The first book is a very worn copy of The Encyclopedia of Organic Gardening by J.I. Rodale and Staff. This copy is dated 1959. This is my gardening "Bible"! You can look up anything garden related alphabetically. I spend untold hours during the winter reading this book.
The second book is a really cute book by Rebecca McCann, called the Cheerful Cherub. My copy is dated 1947. This book is filled with absolutely adorable pictures of the Cherub with cute little poems for any occasion.
One of my favorite little poems is called Food:
"When work seems rather dull to me
and life is not so sweet,
One thing at least can bring me joy
I simply love to eat"
The third book is a very beautfiul book by Howard Chandler Christy called "The American Girl". This book was in a box of books that I bought at an auction once for $1.00 for the entire box of books. This copy is dated 1906.
The book has photos very much like the "Gibson" girls. There is a section called The American Girl in the Coiuntry, The Debutane, The Bride, etc. The photos is this book are just beautiful.
The last book is another very beautiful book. It is called The Song and Garden Birds of North America. It was put our by National Geographic and mine copy is dated 1964.
The color photos is this book are frame worthy. It shows photos and descriptions of practically every bird in this country and at the back of the book there is a little booklet that has some very flimsy vinyl records that plays the birds songs. I have played the little record and it is so neat!
I hope you enjoyed my Show and Tell!

Hope everyone has a wonderful and blessed weekend!

Linda

31 comments:

Hootin' Anni said...

I do so love books!!!! My friend got me a 1st edition of Gone With the Wind when I was going into the hospital for heart surgery this last time....they're ALL so wonderful. In fact when we go to used book stores and antique shops, that's where I spend a lot of my time...near the OLD books. There is just something about 'em. [My hubby LOVES the Gibson Girls!!!]

My show n tell is posted, won't you drop by for a visit? I love visitors!! ;o)

Judy said...

I really love your books. Thanks for sharing them.

the teach said...

Oh Linda, those books are beautiful! They are treasures! I have some first edition Dickens' Christmas Carols I'll show one of these days. Thanks for sharing those editions and thanks for visiting my S&T post.

ellen b. said...

Wow! What wonderful old books you have. I love the poem you shared :)
I think we have a copy of the bird book from Dear's mother. Enjoy!

Jessica said...

The pages with the pictures of the birds really caught my eye. I think the colours are so vibrant! What a nice S&T.

Sharon said...

I love all your books!!! I have the exact same cherub book! I keep it with all my Valentine decorations and just came across it yesterday. I will have to pull it out and read the cute poems! I love old books too and have way too many, but when it is time to get rid of them, I just can't bring myself to do it! I would like to make a library in my house!

Take care! Sharon

PamperingBeki said...

What a great collection of books!

MammyT said...

Linda, these are ALL wonderful. I'm so glad I got to see them. I am definitely a Rodale fan. I'll bet you use that book a lot.
Nancy

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

What special books you have there! My favorite is the cherub book!

I re-posted my S&T since it wouldn't work last night.

Katherine

Revee said...

Old books are wonderful! I love the brightly colored plates of the birds - it's very beautiful. :)

Penless Thoughts said...

A wonderful variety of old books. My husband would love the bird one!!!
Susan

Barbara H. said...

What wonderful finds! I love the American Girl book and the bird book with the record.

Barbara H. @ Stray Thoughts

Charlotte said...

Thanks for the comment you made on my blog. Yes, the dress does look white in the photo, but it was always blue. I'm amazed that it has not faded in all these years. I love your books. Until I got down to the one published in 1906, I thought, boy, I'm older than all these old books. About Charles, I never could tell for sure which of us he liked the best. I think it was about equal.

Nora Lee said...

I too love books. What wonderful finds you have there. I especially love the cherb book of poems. Thank you also for stopping by and visiting my show & tell today. My heritage scrapbook was one of the hardest ones to do because of all the research, but it was the most fulfilling one I have done yet.

Please stop by and visit often!

Libby said...

Vintage and children's books are just the best in design and graphics . . . thanks for sharing your favorites *s*

Julieann said...

You won't believe this, but I have a book almost identical to your bird book--it has a little record too--it is called song birds and it is an oldie too :) I will have to share it soon, so you can see it. I adored all the books you shared today, thank you.

Julieann

Feathering My Nest said...

Oh you have lovely books. They are wonderful. I am so happy for you. The bird one has such beautiful artwork, and the songs must be so pretty.

Thanks for stopping by my place. Yes, I do need to take another picture on the porch. We celebrate our 25th wedding anniversary this year.

Oh, I also loved your post about your birthday. The purple frosting is so cool. Hugs ~ Kathi

Lori said...

Your books are treasures indeed.

Pretty Life Online said...

That's a great collection for old things!... Lol!

Cookie Sunshine said...

Yes, I really enjoyed your show and tell. The images were wonderful, especially the cherubs.
It's interesting to see how much illustration has changed over the years.
-Cookie

diana said...

very cool books. i just love the old stuff. thanks for sharing. and thanks for stopping by my place and leaving me a comment :]

Lib said...

Hi,
I enjoyed seeing your show and tell. I Love gardening books.
Have a great wkend.
Blessins', Lib

Cheryl said...

Ok missy.... hand over that cherub book and no one gets hurt! Your so lucky to have such wonderful old books! I think that little poem was written especially for meeeeeeeeeeee lol

Leah said...

those are incredible books and deals! *sigh* i love buying books!!

Rebecca said...

Oh I love your books...especially that American Girl one. What a find!! Thanks for sharing them and thanks for visiting my site.

mrsjojo said...

Thanks for sharing your book finds. I enjoyed the "American Girls" book photos! The bird photos are so beautiful.

genny said...

Oh i dont know that books but looks like interesting. Happy weekend. mine is here http://www.happymomiam.us

Mrs.T said...

Thanks for sharing your books! I love the American Girl one. The bird book is beautiful too!

Kelli said...

Ooh..those are wonderful books, Linda! I love old books too!
Hugs,
Kelli

Betty said...

I'm a book lover also...your books have beautiful illustrations....

Thank you for the visit and comment....Betty

Bovey Belle said...

What fabulous books, especially the 1906 Gibson Girls type one. I cannot resist books (particularly old horsey and countryside books). I have a houseful! Jennie