Wednesday, March 14, 2012

A Rainbow of Beautiful Books

Hey guys!  Just a quick little post from Spring Break land!  Just before I left to come visit my parents, I stopped at a few thrifts and came across these amazing books.  I can honestly tell you that originally, I only bought 6 of them.  When I got to my car and put them all in there (no bag, of course, cause that's how I roll!) I realized that the set didn't look complete without blue.  I knew originally that I was missing some, but I figured that there was a deal if you only bought 6, so I would just pick my favorite colors.  Well, I realized that I needed consecutive numbers, which included the blue book, so I walked back in, dug for them and found them!  Now I have 9!  I love them so much that I might go back and see if there are any more that interest me.  There was a TON of old Reader's Digest books and their covers are all so beautiful. I found one with "To Kill a Mockingbird" in it, but I didn't buy it because it didn't match this set.  I am hoping that is still there, because I love that book, hence why my dog is named Scout...

Anyways, I set up the books for display and had a little Instagram photo shoot!

Gorgeous, right?  I have volumes 1 through 9, and they are all in nice condition.  Dust jackets?  Who needs em, I love the color and patterns of the covers.  I was originally inspired by Vanessa at Thrift Core who recently blogged about her love for rainbows (hey me, too!) and books (hey me, too, too!).  She has such a fun and awesome blog, go check it out sometime!

Oh, and Vanessa also recently blogged about how much she love vintage suitcases and that re-inspired me to pursue a tutorial from A Beautiful Mess.  I will show you the product of mine as soon as I get home, silly me forgot the camera at home!
Click HERE for this great tutorial!
Lastly, I would like to say how awesome my boyfriend is.  I got home the other day and found these (before they had blossomed) in a cup of water on my coffee table.  Two days later and I had a cup full of these!

Isn't he just the berries?  Yes, I borrowed that saying from "A River Runs Through It".  Anyways, until I find some more awesome stuff, take care!

Free Style Friday (Happy Hour Projects)
Potpourri Friday (2805)
Pearls and Lace Thursday (Faith, Grace, and Crafts)
Vintage Thingie Thursday (Coloradolady)
Time Travel Thursday (The Brambleberry Cottage)
Treasure Hunt Thursday (From My Front Porch to Yours)
Thrifty Thursday (Thrifty Decorating)
Would You Buy It Wednesday (Junker Newbie)
Anything Goes Linky (Bacon Time with the Hungry Hungry Hypo)
Thrifty Love (Caps Creations)


  1. Love the look that the books create together! I too love Van and AMB blogs!
    Hey check your fb, I messaged you :)

  2. I'm your newest fan from brambleberry cottage's blog hop. cute blog and I love anyone who loves books but listen to your mom and stay in school :)

  3. I inherited some of those vintage Readers Digest books from my grandmother, so much fun! Enjoy!

    "A River Runs Through It" is one of my favorite books and movies and I adore daffodils - what a sweetie your boyfriend is.

    Happy VTT!

  4. I think it is great you share such a love of books. I enjoy reading very much. You certainly have a great collection.

  5. You have a nice collection of books. Reader's Digest did produce some great covers! Thank you for sharing at Potpourri Friday! Your participation is always appreciated!

  6. I remember those Reader's Digest book sets! I don't think I ever saw them in those bright colors though!

  7. Hey Chelsea! My eyes were riveted to those gorgeous books the instant my computer went to your link!!! WOW!! GO BACK!! get some MORE! What beauty all set up like soakin' it in! I'm so glad you went back for just wouldn't be right if you didn't have them all!!!
    Thanks so much for joining me...or else I might have missed those!!!!
    Blessings, Doni

  8. Love the rainbow! Reader's Digest sure does have some pretty covers don't they? What color was to kill a mocking bird? Just curious. Thanks so much for linking up at Cap Creations.