vintage bookshelves and a treasure found
I trotted of up the stairs to the cooking section ~ you see, I was on the hunt for some vintage housekeeping books.....but they are few and far between let me tell you. Either they have all worn out with use or maybe they are the trend in real life just like in cyber world ? who knows.
Plenty of books on wine, microwave cookery (yick) or chinese cookery from the 70's! oh yes and lots of books on cooking for the freezer..which I am not into either....so I browsed and browsed, each minute feeling more like I was wasting my time. Found a book for ms*louisa's bridal shower...vintage of course but shhhh, she reads this. So I wandered downstairs to the poetry section..thinking to myself oh come on..surely there is something to treat myself with. I found a nice book called 'Particular Delights - cooking for the senses' by Nathalie Hambro... and that looked about it for the day...I went to walk out and something stopped me...hmm maybe a silly frivolous love story is what I need..so I started looking in the fiction section - you know, the ones with Fabio all over the front..and there among all those books, just peeking out, was a copy of 'GIFT FROM THE SEA' by Anne Morrow Lindbergh - from 1955... so I picked it off the shelf and walked up to the counter to pay. $2, can you believe it? It is just a gorgeous copy, a true vintage treasure....
and as I was walking out, I spotted 'The Diary of Anne Frank' in the window for $6.... I have been promising myself to read this again..... hated it in high school but now in my 'more mature' years.... I hope to be able to grasp and enjoy her story. I then went and bought myself a fresh date scone to have for my lunch ~ wicked I was.....very happy with my puttering day in the old bookshop.