Personally, I think a shelf full of colorful books is one of the most inviting objects in a room, the first thing which catches my eye. I recently read an article from the Wall Street Journal about decorating with books. The focus of the article was based on recent interior decorating trends of turning the books around on the shelf so you just see the pages, backwards books.
If you don't like a rainbow of color for you book shelf, an option is to find books with spines all the same color. Or you could choose 2 different colors and add other vintage goodies as accents. It doesn't need to be the whole shelf or several shelves. A grouping of 3 or 4 books makes a beautiful decorative display. Stack them, tie a piece of jute around them, add some greenery, whatever makes your idea of a warm inviting display.
If I remember correctly, my first Raggedy Ann and Andy dolls had bright red or orange yarn hair which stood out from their heads. They had blue outfits with red and white striped legs. I took them everywhere, dragging them by their arms. They gave me quite a bit of joy as a child. I'm pretty sure if a similar one crosses my path in the future, it would be very hard to not buy it!
However, I tend to drool more over the vintage books about the droopy dolls then the acutal dolls themselves. Johhny Gruelle first published his Raggedy Ann book in 1918. Gruelle was a cartoonist, illustrator and author. There is quite a bit of legend surrounding the creation of Raggedy Ann. The basic story line is his daughter found an old ragdoll which he transformed into Raggedy Ann. A couple of years later he introduced Raggedy Andy into the story line.
Whatever Raggedy Ann and Andy book you choose to read, it will definately bring joy and spark your imagination!! Let me know what your favorite Raggedy Ann book is!
For the 1st time ever, I am offering free shipping for US orders over $35. Use coupon code USFREESHIP You can buy just one item:
The People's Common Sense Medical Adviser by RV Pierce 1876
Antique Medical Adviser Book. This antique hardcover book is a copy of The People's Common Sense Medical Adviser, in plain English, or Medicine Simplified. The book is by R.V. Pierce, M.D. It is the third edition, revised. The book was published in 1876 at the World's Dispensary Printing Office and Bindery. There are 912 pages in the book. It is in good condition especially for its age. There is wear, aging, staining, yellowing of the pages. The spine is loose and cracked. There is writing in the book. There is damage to the cover and spine. The edges/corners are bumped/scuffed. The pages are creased.
RW Germany Creamer Sugar Autumn Flower Rudolstadt Hand Painted
RW Germany Rudolstadt Creamer and Sugar. This beautiful creamer and sugar set is from RW Germany Rudolstadt Works. This set dates to between 1904 and 1924. It is hand painted with Autumn Flowers in yellows and mauves. The handles are very ornate and heavily gilted. The background of the cream and sugar are a creamy white. The covered sugar is approx. 5 1/2" from handle to handle and approx. 5" to top of the lid. The creamer is approx. 5 1/2" from spout to handle and stands approx. 3 1/2" tall. There are no chips or cracks on this set. The gold and the design are worn and show signs of age. There are also a couple spots of discolorations on the set.
Aurora Borealis AB Crystal Watermelon Dangle Brooch Vintage Pink Green Dangle Pin
Here is a vibrant pink and green dangle brooch. It has Aurora Borealis crystals in watermelon colors. They dangle from a gold tone setting. The brooch is approx. 2 3/4" long x 1 1/2" across. It is in excellent condition.
Cranberry Glass Tumbler Thumbprint Polka Dot EAPG
Antique EAPG Glass Tumbler. This antique cranberry glass tumbler is Early American Pattern Glass. It features a thumbprint or polka dot pattern, with the dots being felt on the inside of the glass. There are 5 rows of 9 dots, counting the partial row on the bottom. The glass is approx. 3 3/4" tall x 3" across the top. There is wear and aging and some slight scratching.
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Vintage Turquoise & Blue Enamel Daisy Clip On Earrings
Vintage Turquoise Flower Earrings. These enamel daisy earrings are in a turquoise and medium blue color. They are clip ons. The earrings are unsigned. They are approx. 1 1/2" across. The daisies are in good condition with little wear and aging.
Light Blue Silk Flower Ladies Pillbox Hat Union Made Baby Blue and White
Vintage Light Blue Silk Flower Pillbox Hat. This gorgeous hat has large white flowers with baby blue under petals accented with bluish green leaves. The hat does have an union made label. The base of the hat is mesh with larger holes. The hat is approx. 3" tall and is approx. 21 1/2" inside diameter. There is some discolorations to the flowers along with some to the mesh. The flowers could be fluffed up. Overall condition is pretty good.
Fostoria Jamestown Blue Sherbets Set of 2 Heavy Blue Glass Desserts Champagnes Tall Sherbets
Fostoria Jamestown Blue Sherbets. This set of 2 heavy pressed glass dessert bowls were made by Fostoria between the 1960's and the early 1980's. The sherbets are approx. 4 1/8" tall x 4" across. They are in excellent condition with no chips or cracks.
Vintage Heavy Linen Hemp Tea Towel Sunbonnet Sue Tea Towel Purple Flowers Girl Appliqued Red and Blue Striped Towel
Vintage Heavy Linen or Hemp Tea Towel . This tea towel features an applique of Sunbonnet Sue. She has a purple floral dress and is smelling embroidered purple flowers. The tea towel is hand made. The bottom/top edges have been hemmed. 32" x 16". It is in good condition but does have a dark stripe running down the folds of the towel.
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