On The Bookshelf: What’s Old Can Become New Again

 “I think books are like people, in the sense that they’ll turn up in your life when you most need them.” – Emma Thompson

Books have been part of my life since I was a little girl.  I truly love books and seem to have formed a fondness for vintage books of late, especially from the early 1900s (the Edwardian Period).  The covers were a beautiful work of art and the stories rich with love, betrayal and humor.

One author I really enjoy is Myrtle Reed, author of Lavender and Old Lace.  I have been collecting her books over the last few months and so very happy to find ones with such lovely covers!


I keep the majority of my vintage books inside our antique Swedish cabinet that my Mom gave to us many years ago.  It’s perfect and it’s also a great place for me to keep my collection of Turkish spindles.


And inside view …

I am slowly running out of room but my husband is encouraging me to keep collecting, even if they have to be boxed up.  Some day we hope to have a larger home that we can have one room turned into a library.  I’ve always wanted a home library and can’t wait to have that dream come true.

Do you love old books too?  

If yes, who is your favorite author?

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