Monday, July 12, 2010

Books and Birds

I mentioned in my last post that I had a credit at my local used bookstore.  I went there this past weekend.  What a beautiful and well-organized store.  I had never been to this particular store before.  My husband took the stack of books I had pulled from my bookcase and said I wanted to get rid of.  Maybe he thought if he did not run put them in his truck that I would change my mind.  Anyway, he brought back a nice little credit.  I had forgotten about it until I was working on my little project last weekend.  I was pleasantly surprised.  This store had some beautiful collector's editions behind glass for hundreds of dollars.  It was not what I was looking for, but I enjoyed the browse. 

I was very pleased with my catch, though.  Aren't they lovely?

Look inside The Courtship of Birds.

Isn't he gorgeous?  The book is filled with beautiful illustations such as these.

And now The Gardener's Bug Book.  (I just love pictures, in jewelry....not so much in real life though.)

I can't wait to use some of these beautiful photos in some kind of project!  What to make is the question.

A page from the little book of Emily Dickinson poetry will make a lovely backdrop for something, don't you think?

And finally....a bird update.  Can you believe the little hatchlings I posted about a week or two ago are already this big?  Momma Bird has been coaxing them from the nest up a branch or two.  They are really too big for this little nest now and have many of their real feathers.  When I went out there with my camera this afternoon, many of the other "momma's" joined me in oohing and aahing over the babies.  I would not expect anything less!


  1. Hello Carol
    What wonderful pictures! I love the Morning Doves, how sweet they look and just as if they were posing for you. And the books are lovely.
    To answer your questions, the chandy wasn't up yet, I hung it later after the storm passed. We used zip ties to secure it to the poles of the tent. The little glass drops were hand blown shade pulls from the turn of the century and yes I sold them.
    Thanks so much for stopping by

  2. Rebecca - Thank you so much for stopping by! I'm thrilled!!

    Carol xoxo

  3. These books are a fabulous find - the illustrations are priceless - you did good!

    I love that you use quotes on your blog - I do as well. In fact the John Muir quote about nature is one that I have selected to use in a post coming up very soon! We have the same great taaste!

    I emailed you about the nests~~~




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