my new old books

March 24, 2011

Vintage Books: ABC and XYZ of Bee Culture

On one of our “day time dates” with out the kids, Nathan and I were at the estate spe­cial­ist (duh) and started to look at some old books. We scored sev­eral unique vin­tage books that I am so excited about.
The BEE on the cover? Yeah, its crazy cool. It is called:

Vintage Books: ABC and XYZ of Bee Culture

Ahh­hhh! It is awe­some. Period. Look at the bind­ing:
Vintage Books: ABC and XYZ of Bee Culture

A col­or­ful vin­tage nurs­ery ryme book was in the mix:
Vintage Books: Pinafore Place Children's Book

And last but not least…THIS IS CRAZY. Here is the story on this one:
I grew up in a 250 year old plan­ta­tion home in Vir­ginia called the Ivan­hoe. Yes, it had a name. I knew it was named after a book by Sir Wal­ter Scott, but did I care about this book as a child? Heck no.
So we are perus­ing the book sec­tion and WHAT DID I FIND?! .….
Vintage Books: The Ivanhoe

CRAZY. What are the odds? I am excited to own it because it is defi­nately a huge part of who I am today.
More about that house…it was insanely huge and old. I spent all my week­ends grow­ing up repair­ing and fix­ing up the home with my fam­ily. Some­times I hated it, but its where I learned all my ran­dom SKILZ that I wow you with now. I will try to find a good pic of the plan­ta­tion house to post for ya soon.

Sweet stack of vintage books.



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  • Sun­blewis

    love! that reminds me.. i need to bust on over to estate spe­cial­ist myself. . i dig an old book.

  • Char­ity

    That’s awe­some that you found the Ivan­hoe book.

  • Loren

    I think I already told you this, but it wasn’t that long ago when I stum­bled upon some sweet pic­tures of us redec­o­rat­ing your room at Ivanhoe.


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