“Who ever converses among old books will be hard to please among the new.”
Of course, I adore everything old. I love the patina, the layers and the story seemingly contained within anything that had a life before it entered mine. My love of vintage is especially strong for books. I cannot stop collecting beautiful old books. However, I am most enamored by vintage storybooks of a certain era. I can’t get enough of the graphics from illustrated children’s books from the 60’s and 70’s. There is just something about the artistic style of the time that reaches out and grabs me. Here’s one I picked up last weekend.
This lovely book is about a number of things that float and fly in the wind. Here are a couple of my favorite illustrations. Aren’t they beautiful?
Take a minute to search your attic and old boxes of books. I’ll bet you have some treasures. Of course new books are wonderful, but the style of illustrations just can’t compare with some of the gems I find hidden in the dusty corners! Happy Reading!