Thursday, November 18, 2010

Blue Books at Bella


 My dear friend Zita from Mlle Magpie brought these wonderful French blue vintage books all the way from Montreal to give to me at Silver Bella.


I love this one with the marbleized paper cover...


 ...and this lesson book with rows of hearts across the front!



...and isn't the soft blue color dreamy on this one?


 This is one of a series that Zita has been collecting over time and now has shared with not only me but all the girls at our table in Colette Copeland's class!
Colette, who is from Toronto remembered reading this series in school.
Isn't Zita a doll?
Thank you so much!

Next week is not only Thanksgiving, but also my birthday!
To celebrate and because unbelievably my 600th post is almost here...
...it is time for a Give Back!

Time for me to give back to all of you!
Check back tomorrow for details!

:)

25 comments:

Itchin' Stitchin' said...

Those books are beautiful! The last one is so striking!

NessaKnits said...

Such beautiful blues.

Chrissie said...

Beautiful books, I love the blue!

Suz said...

Beautiful books, Laura. I wish I would have met Zita. I just love Colette!

Diane said...

What beautiful Books!

'odd and old' Linda Dacey said...

old books are charming as are these blue beauties. love the whole experience of an old book, the printing, language and even, or i should say especially, the musty smell. recently had some old french cahiers on etsy and they flew out so we are not alone in our delight...

Fräulein Klein said...

Dear Laura, so beautiful books! The blue covers are so gorgeous!
Have a wonderful weekend,
Yvonne

brudeblogg said...

I love old books, just because the way they look :) Why do not new books look like that?

Theresa said...

Wonderful collection of sweet books from your friend! How very thoughtful! Have a blessed day with your new blues:) HUGS!

Jacqueline said...

Oh Laura,
All of that blue.....you must be in 7th heaven and how kind of Zita. I LOVE old books. I have a few myself....... but not as many as you I'll wager !!!!
....and, nearly 600 posts....that it amazing.
Enjoy the weekend Laura. XXXX

Fräulein Klein said...

Thank you Laura, and Kisses to you!!!!!
Big Hugs,
Yvonne

*The Beautiful Life* said...

An early happy birthday to you!!! How sweet of her to give you those books!! Aren't blogging friends the best ever??? :)

XOXO

Ruth

Jamie said...

What a sweet friend.

katie kirby said...

Beautiful Colours!

A bird in the hand said...

My Cid says hello to your Cid! I have the exact same book. It's a classic so we had to study it in high school.

I'm so happy we met!
Colette xo

Andy's Attic said...

Your books are so pretty. I like the one with the little L's in the corners. Goodness, you are a November baby, too!! Happy Birthday...when is it? Mine is tomorrow. Glad to be celebrating it but not so happy to be older...just applied for Social Sec.
Annette

manon 21 said...

Tes livres bleus français sont un beau cadeau.
Je pense que tu as vraiment du te régaler cette semaine.

Bonne soirée

Manon

Sarah said...

Oh, I'm way behind on my visits here. I've had such fun scrolling down throught these recent posts that I had missed. Looks like the Bella Market was a wonderful experience. Thanks for sharing all the photos. These blue books especially make my heart sing. What a terrific gift!
Celebrating 600 posts. Wow! Congratulations!!!
~ Sarah

Curtains In My Tree said...

What a great gift. You have a beautiful collection for sure of blue books.

Janice

Jem said...

Beautiful hues of blue!!

Jem xXx

Zita - Mlle Magpie said...

So glad you're enjoying the books, lovely Laura!

Laurie said...

Oh, beautiful books! What a dear friend! I met her, too -- she was so sweet!

Andrea said...

Those books are sooo pretty!

Nadia said...

I love those blue vintage books! I'm really into this kind of things. Think you might like those enamel signs that can be found at http://www.ramsign.com by the way, they are also very classic.

The Blue Farmhouse said...

Blue books...I believe we share a kindred spirit.