Monday, April 6, 2009

Pretty Pictures

I'm a Librarian by profession (please, no Marian jokes, I've heard them all) and if there is one thing that really gets me going its the look, smell and feel of lovely old books. Our University Womens Association have regular book sales at the mall and you just never know what you will find. I happened across this little gem last year.

From the Preface "Art Stories, Book Three is the third of a group of books on the appreciation of art". This particular book was published in 1935 and is in pristine condition.

The "contemporary" drawings are wonderful- really shows the dress style of the time.

I'd live in the fourth house - wouldn't you - if only for the garden!

We all need a "Beauty Corner" don't you think?

Although I have to say I don't know what I would do if I woke up with all this stuff going on around me - and the dress for tomorrow - as a British friend of my would say "nightmare"!

I'm just sorry Books One and Two were not also there...

1 comment:

  1. What a cool book, Julie! I love anything from that era - that was about the time I was a little girl.