Happy Thursday here we are back for another edition of TTT. The weeks are flying by and it will be Spring before we know it. Well let’s get started.
Do you recognize this boy and girl?
Vintage books rarely show up at my favorite thrift stores but I found three on this trip.
Did you ever read the Bobbsey Twins Series of books? I didn’t but I found the second book in the series The Bobbsey Twins In the Country at the thrift store. It is in excellent condition especially for a 1950 edition. Edward Stratemeyer, who used the pseudonym Laura Lee Hope, created The Bobbsey Twins in 1904. A common belief is that he wrote the first book and then hired ghostwriters to write the remaining books. The Bobbsey Twins series includes 72 volumes, written between 1904 and 1979.
The illustrations are wonderful and apparently Jane owned this book at one time.
Did you read the Beverly Gray Mystery series? No, I didn’t read it either. My mystery series of choice was Nancy Drew, in fact I still have a few volumes from my childhood. The Beverly Gray Mysteries include 26 volumes published between 1934 and 1955. My edition of Beverly Gray’s Discovery copyright 1953 is most likely from a reissue in 1955 under the Clover Books division of Grosset and Dunlap Inc.
It was only 49 cents which was pretty expensive in 1955.
Love the little illustrated teaser in the front of the book and
the promo for the next volume in the series in the back of the book. Marketing for books hasn’t changed much since the 1950’s.
The third book is a 1961 edition of a Selection from Leaves of Grass by Walt Whitman (1819-1892). Leaves of Grass published in 1855 is a poetry collection which Whitman wrote and rewrote for the rest of his life. It began as 12 poems and grew to over 400 in the final version published in 1892 and dubbed the “deathbed edition”.
You know how I love blue and this urn style vase is lovely.
It has a raised flower swag around the top. Can’t wait to use it for a nice spring bouquet.
I love the rattan four tier shelf but should I paint it or leave it finished as it was found? It is going in the booth so my inclination is not to paint.
It needs a good cleaning and a few places need gluing but overall it is in good shape. If it doesn’t sell I can always find a spot for it in my house.
A little promo of my own for an upcoming post.
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