August 23, 2011

New Thrifty Finds...Craft /Party Books

One of my favorite vendors at our local antique mall is fabulous at finding vintage craft/party books. When I visited her booth over the weekend, this little gem was waiting for me.

My home scanner refuses to work with my new laptop. Excuse the shadows caused by me standing over the book with my camera.

Some of my other craft/party books (found in my personal collection) include:

The graphics in the books are just as inspirational as the crafts inside. My books proudly take up residence in my craft room awaiting a rainy day.


XOXO



21 comments:

Ann said...

How fun, I love these vintage books. The illustrations are always so neat,
Ann

~~Carol~~ said...

Hi Kim! Just catching up with you, and I see in a previous post that you're already thinking Halloween! I've been picking up things here and there too, and I can't wait to start decorating. Those party books are perfect for you, because after all, you are The Party Queen!

Lee said...

You have so much fun!
Hope your foot is healed and you are out of pain.
Thanks for sharing!

My Vintage Mending said...

Aw! I would love to peek inside. Better yet, I want to come and sit by the book shelf...I need a book shelf, but I am running out of room...I need a bigger room! You weren't out walking were you? These are so fabulous...this is why God gifted you girls. Smiles...Renee

birdie blue said...

sweet book kim. you're just the person for it, but i think you most definitely have the skill set to write your own. i'd buy it.

xo
molly

LV said...

You are fortunate, most vendors just want to get rid of things. It pays to have a friend in this business.

vivian said...

nice collection of crafty books! I cant wait to start crafting halloween stuff! hey, I need to email you about the halloween swap. see you there!
xoxoxo
vivian

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

Things just get better and better as they age!

SEEING RED

A man who was out of his head
Was claiming he always saw red.
He saw it all day,
At work and at play,
And saw it at night while in bed.


© 2011 by Magical Mystical Teacher

Teleférico rojo

Jodee said...

Wow! What fabulous finds!

GardenofDaisies said...

What wonderful illustrations! You are the queen of children's parties, so I know these books will come in handy time and time again.

KJ@letsgoflyakite said...

That Betty Crocker book is a great find! I don't have that book, but I do have a couple of other vintage party books that are just treasures. The girls love to look at them! Thanks for posting about your collection!

Michelle @ Dream Home DIY said...

Oh how CUTE!!! What a fabulous find :) You'll have to let us know when you guys try out some of the games inside :)

Jboo said...

So cute! I love these!

Janet

Janet said...

Those vintage books look very interesting! I especially like the graphics!
Blessings,
Janet

Diann said...

What fun vintage party books Kim! I look just sitting down with those kinds of books and enjoy going through them.

Cindy said...

These are great vintage books. Reminds me of my childhood:) You commented on my blog that you have doll beds. I would love to see them sometime. Glad I'm not the only one!

Pam said...

How fun. I bet their idea of a party was a little different than the big old ones you see on TV nowadays. I would love to sit down in front of your bookcase for a few hours.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I actually HAD that book and used it to plan some parties when my kids were growing up in the '70s! I wonder if I still have it! heehee! You have a FUN collection! ♥

C. Joy said...

Thanks for sharing. I love old books.

SueLovesCherries said...

What a great book! I especially like the page with the scissors on it!

jeanne said...

Hi Kim, These books promise from fun projects. The colors are so bright and cheerful. a great find.
Hugs, Jeanne