Sometimes the coolest stuff is right under your nose. The Leopard and I have been staying with his parents since early April while we look for jobs and an apartment. He and his family are avid readers (and his mom is a librarian) so their house is full of books. Recently, his parents sorted through much of their collection and had about ten boxes ready to donate to a charity book sale. These boxes were down in the basement for a few weeks and apart from grabbing this book from the top to add to my 'to read' pile, I hadn't paid much attention to the rest. Well, the Leopard's mom had arranged to deliver the books this week so as he carried the boxes upstairs, I was able to take a closer look at the bottom ones. And look what I found - vintage children's books! Score!
TWO copies of My First Golden Dictionary (circa 1979)!
And my very favourite - An activity book from the Metropolitan Museum of Art! This one is from 1983.
So cool! Great pictures and illustrations. Added bonus - it's meant to be cut up!
I don't know what I'm going to do with these yet. I'm definitely going to make colour copies of a lot of the images so that I can make different things with them. I'm going to try to keep them intact for as long as possible. Right now, I'm just enjoying looking through the images. I know they're going to be a great source of inspiration. I'm so glad I spotted them!
Have you scored any cool freebies lately?