My grandparents had a huge set of Reader's Digest condensed books in their house and I've always loved them. I've also always loved thrift store shopping and yard sailing...
There's a nasty little thrift store not too far from our house and I'd never dared to go inside until a recent wave of desperation hit me. I was trying to find some specific things for Everett's room (and we all know that the thrift store is NOT the place to be looking for specific things)... but I thought I would give this crusty ol' store a visit.
The inside was much worse than the outside let on... but I fell in love. An old, hoarder-type man runs the place and he has PILES and PILES of stuff everywhere. It was like a goldmine for the useless stuff collector. Just mounds of stuff everywhere. Everett and I got to digging. Everett found some little toys that the old man gave us for free and I found some of those Reader's Digest books that I've been coveting all these years! I bought all the books I could find... they were scattered all over the store.
They all have the original paper covers too! I'm in love with the designs on the books.
I also found a vintage children's book that I adore.
I didn't find what I was looking for but I found a whole lot more!
This past Summer I was at a yard sale and picked up two vintage Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle books for two dollars. They were just mixed in with a bunch of other books for $1 each.
I don't know what it is about these books that I love so much. Maybe it's how cute and colorful they are... or maybe it's just the history behind them. The inside covers have dates, addresses, and names of the previous owners... I'm assuming three siblings.