Market Bargains and Old Books!!

I love a trip on a Friday to the local market.  At this particular market there are a lot of ‘junk’ stalls.  But as the saying goes ‘one man’s trash is another man’s treasure’.  Abi and I found a few ‘treasures’ today.

There was this horse for only a pound, so he had to come home with me.

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Just a little glue needed and a new tail and he will look great in our conservatory.

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Then there were the vintage buttons!!

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Abi fell in love with this little suitcase, and then the camera that, with her love of photography, she just couldn’t resist either,

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A bit of stitching needed on the case

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and it has got wet at some point but a pretty fabric lining should make it into a nice little case.

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My other bargain was these two books at only 50p each.

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I love the old illustrations.

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I just love old books, the smell, the feel of the pages, the covers, there is just something about them.  It started when I was a teenager and an old lady at our chapel used to buy old books in secondhand bookshops for us.  They were nearly always old Victorian novels.  I have read these books over and over and still enjoy reading them now.

Since then, whenever I see a book by one of my favourite authors that I don’t already have I will add it to my collection if it is not too expensive.

Some of them are well over 100 years old, (1876)

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I like the inscription in this one

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I have some of them up on shelves

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guarded by Josh’s stick family

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this old man is my favourite

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I have so many favourites among my books but here are a few of them,

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well worth a read if ever you get the opportunity.

Happy Crafting … and reading!!

Sharon xx

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