Saturday, January 12, 2013

A Classic Saturday Find

We were up early this morning  to haunt a book sale at a local church that I picked up great old books last time and it didn't disappoint ..... I love this old  classic book and a bargain at $5. I wonder what happened to Emma

The  first King Penguin book arrived in the post, for  my new collection. There are 79 gorgeous collectable editions in the series to find and they all have wonderful covers from the 1940s  to 1950s. This one is number 30. I fell in love with them after seeing a story in BBC Homes &Antiques magazine last year all displayed together

I opened a Christmas gift yesterday for the first time... a gorgeous quilt roll on winter!
We are battling to keep our vegetable garden alive in the above century heat

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  1. Little Women is one of my favourite books, the one you've found is amazing! Hope your veggie patch makes it through this awful weather.
    Cas x

  2. Hi Cas....the heat's been terrible this summer hasn't it!!!

  3. Hi

    A little research for Emma. Born Emma Berta Fiedler 10th April 1887 at Schomburg Robertstown around Kapunda. Parents were William and Mary Fiedler nee Darletz. She married Kenneth Murray Buttrose on Dec 10 1910 at Point Pass and registered at Kapunda. She died Feb 14 1952 in South Australia. Kenneth died May 4 1950. If you want any more info it is available. Let me know, Helen

  4. Hi Helen....thanks for the info!! I will print off your reply and put it in the book because who knows who will get the book after me one day.....after I found it in a church sale in Burnside. Regards Meg

  5. Fabulous books - and wonderful now that you have a bit more information about the previous owner.
    Liz @ Shortbread & Ginger

  6. both those books are lovely!....1899! don't get me started re the heat....its 9.30pm and still 30 degrees here at the to the river/pool/beach tomorrow....I know im a spoilt brat!!
    Allison x

    1. Hi least it wasn't 45 degrees here like last week....our garden fried!

  7. I just love old books. The personal inscription makes it so special!

  8. Lovely books! Watching your weather - and dreadful fires - on the BBC, whilst throwing another log on our fire and waiting for the snow to arrive!

    Keep safe and cool!

    1. Thanks Carol ........ohhhhh snow.............

  9. That is the most beautiful copy of Little Women I've ever seen, and the inscription is lovely as well. What a find! Take care and stay cool...

  10. Little Women one of my favourites!! and what a beautiful old copy of it very lucky. Heloise @daisies and dragonflies

  11. Your Little Women copy is so neat!! I loved that book!!

  12. What a find! I love the graphics on your thrifty book and it looks like it's in such good condition. We're having quite a cold spell here...just the opposite for you.

  13. Oh...I LOVE your find!! One of my very favorite books! I'll be featuring you next week at Knick of Time and there's an "I was Featured" button waiting for you there.

  14. I love those old classics. That floral fabric is gorgeous. I know what you mean about the heat. It's 43c here today.:(

  15. Thrifted antique books and gardening... Bliss. The weather is getting warm enough that it's permitting me to start thinking about my garden. Yours is lovely!

    PS- Enjoy your quilt!

  16. Books are great no matter what age they are.

  17. Hello, Meg. I'm so happy to have found you through Ivy and Elephants. I can always tell a book by it's cover! That is how I choose my books to read. I have an older edition of Little Women, that was given to me as a gift when I was 8 years old. The cover is not as pretty as yours and it's not as old!!Almost, but not quite. I'm looking forward to seeing more of your posts. I would love you to visit the Cottage when you have the chance..Happy Thursday..Judy

  18. The inscription is beautiful and is a work of art in itself. Great find!

  19. The books are a wonderful find! They are so pretty. But, that still my heart! Thank you for sharing at TTF.


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