Saturday, November 28, 2009

Far Above Rubies

"Me? In an antique store? This could be dangerous." said I, as we walked into the basement of a historic building in a historic part of a small town not to far away. Full of the often-seen treasures of dishes, tea cups, farm tools, crocks, knick-knacks, books, and furniture, this basement was loaded with things to look at. That is, if you like things from the past.

It wasn't until I was on the main floor of this shop, waiting for Grandma to finish checking out at the register, that I decided to quickly take a peek upstairs which contained more antique/flea market type stuff. My eye caught this pretty looking book that had a familiar name gracing the front cover.

Though I've never read any of George MacDonalds books, it seems like my literary friends have brought up this name on numerous occasions. After scanning the 1898 book, and justifying the $2.50 price tag, I decided to add another fictional book to my vintage book collection.

A piping hot cup of tea sounds perfect right about now. Would anyone care to join me? =)

7 comments:

Jane G Meyer said...

I'm an avid tea drinker myself, and love winter just because it's that much more appealing to sit by the fire and sip... But, I really want to know how you find the book. It looks wonderful...

Elinor Dashwood said...

Oh oh oh!! I LOVE GEORGE MACDONALD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Every book I have read of his has been so spiritually encouraging! I have not read that one though, so you will have to let me know what it's like! :-D

Shannon said...

I've read some George MacDonald, and liked his books very much! The title to the one you found sounds promising -- congratulations on your lovely find!

Blessings,
Shannon

Happymom4 aka Hope Anne said...

I've read and loved other George McDonald books! Congrats on your find--I hope you give us a mini book report once you have read it!

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Rachel said...

That's a beautiful book. You'll have to let me know how it is. :)

Cheri said...

Thankyou everyone for your kind and generous comments. They do so brighten my day!

I'm thrilled to hear that Mr. MacDonald is a good author, and am anxious to start turning it's pages. I have three books that I want to finish reading this month, so we'll see what happens...

Anne said...

You have found a true treasure. It is next to impossible to find any of George MacDonald's original books and this is what it looks like you have found. Enjoy!