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I'm enjoying documenting & sharing some of my fun little collections here with you... Today, old library cards and pretty books :) I love colorful, hardcover books with great titles :) Especially when they have children's hand writing inside or old library cards! This ones a gem... (nancy drew, the secret of the old attic) the 70's? that seems pretty far back now that we're in 2K10! We're in the future now, aren't we ;) She's my favorite! If I ever found a second copy of 'How to Become a Good Dancer', I'd make it into a personal journal of my life story :) If you like collections too, check out Lisa Congdon's Collection a Day. It's a blog project documenting one of Lisa's collections for 365 days in 2010. Thanks for showing it to me Serena, I love it! Today, if I finish all my goals, I'm walking (wearing my new jacket) to a cute shop in my neighborhood to get a manicure :) Hmmm, what color shall I make my nails...

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  1. not only are old books pretty but they smell amazing!

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  2. I'm a sucker for pretty vintage books too! I have a huge collection of books all over my house that will never be read. :)
    One of my friends got me a 70yr old copy of Peter and Wendy for my birthday, and it has "Emily's" written in a child's handwriting on the inside cover. I LOVE it!

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  3. I think sometimes you are the Canadian version of me, lol. I LOVE collecting old hardbound vintage books,and have tons of children's anthologies, even from teh 40s! I love them, and always love finding them at garage sales!
    Thanks for sharing!
    Sarah M

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  4. Wonderful post! I love books too, and I'm glad to hear someone else likes the smell of them too.. (tina matilde!). This just puts me in the mood to go and browse round a lovely old second-hand bookshop right now :D

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  5. OPI just came out with a new line of nail polish inspired by Alice in Wonderland! Mad as a Hatter is my fave--can't wait to pick it up!

    http://www.opi.com

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  6. love your site!! i used to love reading nancy drew books.

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  7. I love collecting old young adult books too, particularly Nancy Drew. I have such good memories of spending hours at our town library reading them as a child. I, too, am most fond of the ones with inscriptions or notes.

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  8. Such wonderful collections. I'm a bibliophile myself and I have several 1800s books. Love! And yes, if you do find a second book, it would make a great journal.

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  9. oh man! old nancy drew book! i actually quite liked that one in particular. *sigh* i miss those days of reading nancy and the hardy boys. ;D

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  10. ooo! i collect nancy drew books, and that is a beautiful copy! early 40s, right?

    such great condition, lucky find!

    XO.

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  11. Just stumbled onto your site and I LOVE it! So super cute! Have a great day!

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  12. I love love love collecting old books!!!! And the "How to be a better dancer" book is soooo amazing!! love it!

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  13. I remember those Winnipeg Public Library cards soooo well. When we were kids, we would go to the library on the corner of William and Ellen,(building still there but not a library now) and the librarian would open the books so carefully, and the books would actually creak because the binding was so dry and they had plastic on the covers. Then she would take the metal rolling stamp and stamp the card, you could hear it through the whole library, it was so loud. I envyed her for being able to stamp all those books and so wished I could do that when I was older. (I guess that's why I was a library helper (I mean geek) at A.D.) And there was NOT a sound in the library, whispering was even too loud. I'd love to go back into that building just for the memories.

    Love all the old books from the lover of books!

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  14. i love your story mom :) remember mrs.tabanaka? i wanted her job so bad!! and librarians always have nice tape!

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  15. I love the smell of old books when you open them with that stuffy paper smell. They take me back to childhood.
    But then I also love the smell of crayons as the remind me of being young once more.
    Love AK - Sleepless in Surrey

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  16. Wasn't sure how to leave a response to your note on my RVA Flikr photo...so I will leave it here :)

    About the hanging light fixture- yes!! Plastic cups! I think it is the greatest thing I have seen and I am waiting for her to post just the right one for me!! Here is where you can find the shop:Sunfish820.etsy.com

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  17. Aww this was so lovely! I love the colours and the authenticity of old signatures and dates.

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  18. Oh, weird - I know a Jim Keeley! My mom went to school with him in Calgary, so it's entirely possible. Weird! lol. And vintage books totally make my heart skip a beat!!

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  19. That 'how to become a good dancer' book is to die for!

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  20. i just noticed that you get to see tegan and sara this week! love it! i hope you have a great great time and dance loads :)

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  21. Oh you write such sweet inspiring posts!
    Thank you so much for your visit to my blog... :) You asked me if I'm a Graphic Designer and actually I'm an Illustrator. I've worked as a graphic designer before and I really like it!! Hope to see you around!

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  22. I just read nancy drew, the secret of the old attic:) I got some old nancy books who used to be my mothers when i was around 12, and i loved them then. I read one frome time to time, just for the nostalgia:)
    <3

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  23. I love old books too! I have a bit of a problem with my book collecting ;) I was super happy to get two big crates from my mom of my childhood books last week and I found one of her old nancy drew books in there. I can't wait to read it!
    pic:
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/46067049@N05/4249030405/in/set-72157623024247253/

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  24. I meant to comment on the earlier post, but I had to say that you are beautiful on the outside, and not just because you are beautiful on the inside. Based on nothing but face value, you are beautiful.

    Have a good day!

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