July 17, 2010

OLDE FABRIC COVERED BOOKS

I just had to post something about my two, early fabric covered books. They are in the most wonderful blue, early fabrics. I have had them for several years. They were the only two I have come across in my antiqueing ventures over the years....both purchased at different places and at different times.




The larger book on the right, was purchased at an antique show in Ann Arbor several years ago. It was a bit pricey, but when I opened the front cover..I was blown away! Inside was a crudely written name "Bobbie Shane". Now..first of all..I didn't think Bobbie (my name) was that common of a name but the last name "Shane", just happens to be my second oldest son! I knew it was meant for me! I know that the signature is not as old as the book...but I still thought it was a strange coincidence...

The small book I found at a little mall by my house about 10 years ago. There is a really cute poem on the front page:

And when looking thru this book, I found a couple of old newspaper articles that someone thought was important enough to save..something about taking care of your body and your babies. Then I found the paper cutout of this beautiful Victorian Lady.

Thank you to all for reading my blog..I really appreciate hearing from you!

6 comments:

Rugs and Pugs said...

Bobbie ~
The books are wonderful and I love the coincidence of "Bobbie Shane".
Life certainly can get in the way of things we want to do. I'm glad to hear your life is getting back to normal ~ whatever that may be.
Pug hugs :)
Lauren

Lori said...

I love the blue fabrics on your books Bobbie and the stories behind them and your purchasing of them. I have 3 original ones. I don't see them very often in person either. I'm really enjoying your posts!

Deb said...

What great finds. I don't think I've ever come across fabric covered books. Definitely that one was meant for you!

Kathy (woolfind) said...

Your books are lovely Bobbie. And I call the similarities a "God wink".....

Linda said...

What wonderful old books and what wonderful treasures you found inside each...hugs, Linda

Jeanne said...

It's fun to see what other people have saved isn't it? Cute finds with personality!