Wednesday, October 12, 2011

My Favorite Things

Well, two of my favorite things...
Book sales... 


...and quilts...


My son was home on fall break this past weekend, so that meant a trip up to Ithaca and the local library's famous book sale. The book sale is held twice a year (May and October) for three weekends each time. The sale is so large that they have a permanent building to house the books. Here's a shot of part of the interior -- I would estimate that's about a third of the entire place.


I came home with this...


Published in 1935, written by Carrie A. Hall and Rose G. Kretsinger.   The book has lots of pictures, but alas, all in black and white. But it's still quite an interesting find. You can read more about Carrie Hall here and Rose Kretsinger here.  I'm most intrigued by the title of Carrie Hall's other book -- From Hoopskirts to Nudity: A Review of the Fashion Follies and Foibles of 1866-1936


The quilt in second photo above was hanging on the wall inside the book sale. 


3 comments:

Jackie said...

Now that is something that I could totally get into. We are such readers in this house and have entirely too many books. After we read them we just can't seem to part with them. What a fabulous place to spend the day.

gherlashdawn said...

I had a wonderful weekend away with a friend of mine. We went to Ithaca, New York, which isn’t really known as a “destination location” but turned out to be a fantastic weekend getaway locale. Australian work visa allows you to work in Australia for 12 months. You can now work for one employer for a maximum of 6 months and study for up to 4 months. I hadn’t been there in about 15 years (and even then, my trip was brief) and I had a great time exploring new places!

Karen said...

Now that is some sale! Books and quilts, my favourite things too.