Teacups and Old Books

On Friday I embarked on a mission to an antique mall near us to find my friend a tea cup.

This is a very dangerous mission. Why, you ask? Because every time I go to the antique mall to buy something for someone else, I always end up coming out with something for me! You might remember this from that time I went to find a teacup for my mom - what did I leave with? A teacup for my mom, and a teacup for me.

So I go in and find a nice teacup pretty much right away. But as long as I'm there I might as well look around, right? I knew it was a big mistake even before I started.

As I was browsing I noticed a booth that had alot of old books, and I remembered that my friend loves old-looking books. So I stopped to find her a real antique book, just for something extra.

I browsed through different sections of the store looking for a good old book. As I was walking I was thinking how neat it would be if I found an old copy of a Jane Austen novel - because both my friend and I love Jane Austen.

I stopped to look at a few old readers, and low and behold, hiding behind an old speller was a copy of Pride and Prejudice from the 1940's! I knew as soon as I saw it that I had to buy it for myself!

Mission: Accomplished, but also failed. I found a great teacup and book for my friend, but I also failed to resist the temptation to buy something for me. But antique malls aren't like regular stores - you can't go back a week later and expect to find the same thing again, or even anything similar. So I had to get it while I could, right?

Here's a picture - I think it looks like a really cool old book, and I'm using it for a decoration in my living room. It was printed in the 1940's in Great Britain, so it's about sixty-five years old. I was just excited to find an old-looking copy of Pride and Prejudice! It can't get any better than that.

Doesn't it look neat? I just thought I'd share my great find! I love antique malls - you never know what kind of goodies you can find in there. Which is why I should never shop there - because if I find something I like, I have to buy it or it will be gone! I'm going to try to learn my lesson and not go there again unless I'm prepared to spend money.

By the way, I have something new up on my painting blog, and if you haven't read my guest book review on Bound to Books, be sure to check it out! Have a great Monday!
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Brittney Galloway said...

That is a really great find! And, in twenty years from now, when your daughters are interested in Jane Austen, you can pass on the love for cool old books!

Hannah said...

I love Jane Austen! Great find!

Anonymous said...

I love antique stores! The book you found is great! I would've had to buy it, too.

Unknown said...

I really liked your review Callie =) Plus, I love old books, the smell, look and even the texture of some =) x

BonBon Rose Girls Kristin said...

I'm the say way at Target. Go in for one thing and come out with a million. Ah ha

Tatiana said...

Oh girl, I can NEVER walk into a store and just buy something for someone else without treating myself too!
But a Pride and Prejudice book??? Now that's awesome! That is by far my favorite book ever, and Jane Austin is my most favorite author. She is just amazing!
I have never been to an antique store. I shall give it a try the first opportunity I get :)
Your painting blog is very cute :) You're very talented!

~M~ said...

What a great book! We have a ton of antique stores where I live. I need to start checking them out!

Jessica said...

I LOVE old books like that! Yeah, when you find something like that at an antique shop or thrift store, you gotta grab it! You might never see some of those things again :-)

AmyK said...

Girl, you need to embrace it, haha. If you can't beat 'em, join 'em... right? Of course right! I see nothing wrong with treating yourself to a great "antique" book... or a teacup!

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