Dual Post: Vintage Books and Whimsical Yard Decor

Hi everyone!

I am have two post in this post.

First I want to thank Suzanne for hosting Vintage Thingie Thursday! Stop by and see all the fun vintage things everyone is showing today!

This past weekend I stopped at a used clothes store.

I visited this store every time I went up to our trailer last year because I have gotten some AWESOME deals here. Besides clothes, the store owner has a few odds and ends like books and linens.

After some looking around I found the princess 4 pairs of shorts and 3 t-shirts and me 3 tops, 1 pair of shorts, a scarf and some table linens. I also found some books.

I saw this set (missing book 2 & 3) and knew I wanted them. I remember reading these in Sunday school. The Princess is still a little too young for it, but not for long. They were published in 1963.

Wonderful illustrations.

My other vintage book find was this 1965 edition of "Emily Post's Etiquette: The Blue Book of Social Usage". I love this book! It covers everything. Well, okay not everything like email, blogging and all that, but almost everything!

Okay, now on to the fun yard art.

Thank you to our hostess, Mary for giving us the chance to participate in her weekly party, "Yard Art on Thursdays"! Go check it out and see all the pretty things people have in their yards!

This is definitely nothing exciting but, it adds color and more importantly, it is the Princess' contribution to decorating our yard.

While out shopping the day we stopped at the above used clothing store,we also stopped at Family Dollar. they had a sidewalk sale going on and a bunch of outdoor items were marked 50% off. I picked up a couple of things and then I told the little munchkin she could pick out 2 things. Well, she had to have 3 because she needed one in each color! And since they were .50 cents each, I figured what the heck.

So, this is her yard art....

Now don't forget, I have a fun giveaway going on this week! Win 50 Custom Greeting cards!

Go and enter HERE!


  1. I just LOVE old books...
    The princess's yard art is pretty special too!

  2. Your vintage Bible books look fun and interesting. ♦olive

  3. Hi Diann, I love all those lovely colorful butterflies. Thanks for joining Yard Art on Thursdays... :)

  4. I love your yard art, the butterflies are so pretty and colorful.

  5. Your little one has a great eye for pretty things! Those little butterflies are beautiful!

  6. Love the old books. The Bible story books look so great, love the illustrations! Emily Post, I think my Mom might have that book! I will have to look next time I'm home. The little princess picked out perfect yard art! I love butterflies also, but my favorite, dragonflies!

  7. Hello Diann~I've just strolled in for my first visit...I've enjoyed taking a peek around. Your blog is so beautifully inviting.We share similar tastes for so many of the same creative design elements.
    I loved your idea of adding text to the flower pots. It really transforms the whole look.
    It's wonderful how inspiring blog friends as yourself can be, that's why I love returning the gesture and with summer in our midst it's sure to prompt some creative juices.

    I look forward to coming by your charming blog again.
    Come by for a visit. Your company would be nice.

    Sweet wishes,

  8. I enjoy old books also. I have an old Emily Post but not one that old. Your butterflies are precious.

  9. Love the butterflies in your garden. BUT I especially love the Bible books--the pictures are great in them!

  10. love the books. i love the butterflies. make the yarda little happy.

  11. Great books, and now you have an excuse to hunt for the missing volumes.
    I've never seen clearance items at Family Dollar. How lucky!
    Thanks for the reminder of Yard Art party too.

  12. That's pretty cool that you let your daughter buy stuff to decorate your yard -- so good for kids to be part of the household! And she picked out darling things -- the collection makes a great display.

  13. I remember those books!
    And your munchkin did an good job with her yard art.

  14. What great finds, and that store looks amazing....I can imagine finding wonderful things in there! Have a great VTT!

  15. Love the etiquette book! Great finds.


  16. Great finds, that Bible Friends series does have great illustrations.

  17. Diann, I'm loving the Emily Post book. That was back when people thought etiquette was important! The Bible story books will be a wonderful teaching tool with your "munchkin" who, by the way, obviously knows how to shop. Her butterfly yard art is beautiful. laurie

  18. The book with those illustrations inside are a super find!
    Love your yard art butterflies. At least they don't fly away. :)


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