Friday, November 12, 2010

The Guest Room


I'm just popping in to say "Hi" and share a little addition to the guest room.


If you follow CeeKay of Thinkin' of Home or Marty of A Stroll Thru Life then you know that the 3 of us got together last Saturday for a
wonderful day of shopping and lunch.
We found these darling editions of some of Jane Austen's novels. I was going to walk away and leave them, but Ceekay said that I just really NEEDED to buy them.
(she know's how I love Jane Austen)


I'm soooooo very glad that I got them. They are so beautiful. They have the cutest little illustrations and the covers are gorgeous.

They were specially published in 1996 for the New York Book-of-The-Month-Club!
That means that the original owner probably got them at 4 for a buck!


I paid $7.99 each.... But I Googled them and they are on
amazon for $98.00 for the set.


So I feel like I got a great deal! They are in beautiful condition.


My mom gave me her old Samsonite train case..... so I put them in there.
(and of course the faux foliage, I can't let it go)




Love it when things have a story behind them....


Have an awesome weekend!


11 comments:

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Hi Liz Sweetie...
What a beautiful share this evening. I love these books you picked up, and yes CeeKay was right, they are amazing. I love them in the trunk how you have them displayed.

I bet you, CeeKay and Marty had a wonderful time shopping and finding treasures. They are lovely friends to gather with. Blogger friends are just the best.

Many hugs sweetie, Sherry

Whimsicalnotions said...

So good to have friends who know what we need and i can see you most definitely needd these.What beautiful issues and what a lovely place to keep them !

Betsy B. said...

Sounds like a great deal and it makes a cute vignette. What more can you hope for? :)

Kit said...

I just love your find! I too love Jane Austin and you were smart to scarf them up. I have a similar collection of Little House books that I just adore. Happy Saturday! Kit

Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

I knew they would be perfect! And I see the little mirror stuck in behind...cute! I am so looking for one of those cases!!

Margaret MacCabe Ritchie said...

Very cool! Fabulous find! I love Jane Austin, and love the way you have them displayed in the little case, such a cute idea, that I might just have to copy!

Jessa Irene (Holiday-Haven) said...

Beautiful covers on those books. And such a great deal. Love them in the trunk with the foliage! Very pretty.

Valerie@travelingthrough2 said...

Hi Liz,
Oh how pretty and feminine. Love how it turned out!
Valerie

Lisa said...

Liz,
These are gorgeous! I'll have to keep an eye out for them at Half Price Books.:) You did a beautiful job displaying them in your guest room.:)

Melissa said...

I like the cover for Emma the best.

Melanie {The Tiny Tudor} said...

These books are beautiful issues! Books with pretty covers... these are a few of my favorite things!