I added my miniature domed Queen Victoria bust on the middle shelf next to my Victorian furniture books and atop of some lace, a daily handbook and a Queen Victoria book.
Would you like to take a peek at some of the books that I have?
The Godey's Lady's Book below is the second oldest book I have, it is dated 1868. Sorry about the blurry photo.
Here are more old books and another book box, Adventures of Tom Sawyer.
Let's take some of these books over to the Library table so you can get closer look. On the table I have a photo album on a stand and a photo box. Below you can see just a tad bit of another photo album on top of my Victorian Scrap book (red).
In the photo above, you can barely see this wall pocket/hanging magazine rack that houses a vintage fan, and a few Gleason's Monthly Companions, dated 1876.
And now for some books. Below is my oldest book dating back to 1856. It belonged to my 3rd Great Grandmother and as you can tell it was definitely used.
And inside is the family record that she wrote. I just love this small glimpse of her penmanship.
A few late 1800's, early 1900's books with pretty covers.
And there's this one that someone replaced the spine with this purple material, it too was used a lot.
It has beautiful color illustrations throughout and the book is dated 1889.
And two of my favorites, Anne of Green Gables and Anne of Avonlea. 1908 and 1913.
And in the below cabinet section of the bookcase I keep these books from my childhood. The Family Circus! I just adore them and always have! This is only a very few of what's down there though.
Livy dog wants to show you her favorite's too.
My favorite bookmark that reads
"A room without books is as a body without a soul."
Thank you so much for visiting and have a beautiful week.
I am linking up to the following parties, please come and join in the fun.
WHAT'S IT WEDNESDAY with Paula
HISTORY AND HOME LINK with Dawn
A RETURN TO LOVELINESS with Kathy
HOME AND GARDEN THURSDAY with Kathy
SHOW AND TELL FRIDAY with Cindy