Sunday, September 28, 2014

Estate Sale Books, Etc.

I was just thinking my Etsy book offerings have not been very plentiful lately. It has been awhile since I found any interesting books to buy. A recent estate sale offered some help.

The novel on the far left is from the 1920s, the brown book in the center is The Marble Faun by Nathaniel Hawthorne from 1902!

A 1980s release of Rikk Tikki Tavi on the far left. A 1908 embroidery book (how do these things survive?). Next is a poetry book by Carl Sanburg-- nice cover art too. The book on the far right is about a dog.

There are several old ads in the embroidery book.

Here is the "etc." part of this post. The deer planter my daughter had to have-- it is cute, and the little Deco style dog I added to my dog collection. The rabbit is a vase-- the carrot is the vase part; a yellow and blue carrot?

The above house is actually nesting houses. Pretty neat. I saw one of these on Etsy that stated it's from the 1960s.

Not a bad haul. Thanks for stopping by!


  1. I love those little stacking houses and of course the beautiful books you found. I found a couple that didn't have dates in them yesterday which was odd. Enjoy your day my friend! Hugs!

  2. Riki Tiki Tavi! Such a great book! Those stacking houses are really cool, I have never seen anything like that before....great finds!

    1. Thanks! I read Rikki many years ago. This is a really nice copy.

  3. I wish I could think of a cute craft to use old book covers for. You got some good stuff.

  4. You find some of the neatest stuff!! I came across some interesting books last weekend at an auction. Must have been something pretty good in the box because they went pretty high!

  5. Love the old books..They look like they are in pretty good condition too..

  6. Riki Tiki Tavi by Rudyard Kipling ... one of our favorites in this house. Love the ads and the embroidery book.
    The nesting houses... interesting.
    You've gathered an interesting bit of items!

  7. I was totally devastated when I saw Riki Tiki Tavi on tv back in the mid-'70s and the little bird fell into the cobra's hole. I'm still distraught over the whole thing

  8. Those little houses are so cute!