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Sunday, January 23, 2011

Don't We All Collect Vintage Decor "How To" Books? Status: Filling The Shelves.

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It's like a "Wish Book" for all the things I love! ::sigh:: If only it Was a catalog...




That's Martin Denny playing Take Five in the video.

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These are just a few of the pages from One of the books; book number 12. There

are hundreds of cool pics in these and lots of great info. I picked up this complete

set up at the South County Value Village a few months ago. The set is called The

Practical Encyclopedia Of Good Decorating and Home Improvement.

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These are the same pics as in the video above. I've included them so that you can

see the images in a little better resolution if you'd like. You still might not be able

to read the text though. See anything you've got in your Modern Furniture

collection? I do!

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4 comments:

  1. that's an amazing set! of course i grab them when i find them; this week alone i found 3 or 4. for the eye candy and reference they're priceless.

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  2. Nice. I was just thinking I should keep an eye out for mid-century decorating books. Now I know what to look for!

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  3. What luck to find a whole set! That would be really nice to have.

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  4. stacey - I wish I could take them apart and scan them properly, but I just can't see destroying the books that way.

    m-girl - I've been collecting them for a couple 3 years or so and only have about 5 or 6 others besides this full set. They're kinda hard to find!

    Dana - It was really cool find. The books were spread out so it was a lot of looking around. Then the set was pretty heavy to take up to the counter. THEN they were priced at $1.81 each which is cheap for A book but there are 18 books! That turns into like $35 with tax! A real "hmmmm, is it worth it?" moment.

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