Thrift find…vintage books

Recently while thrifting I found four more of my favorite Junior Deluxe Edition books.  It always feels like Christmas when I do find them. The books are hardbound and come in a variety of colors with beautiful embossed designs on the cover, back, and spine.

Often when I come in the living room to check on Henrik I find him sprawled on the floor with a stack of the Junior Deluxe books looking at the pictures.  He loves them just as much as I do.  Last night we read ‘Puss in Boots’ and it brought back memories of my childhood reading with my mother.  I can’t wait until he is a little older and we can read the longer chapter books together.

Some of my favorites that I’ve collected over the years are:  The Wizard of Oz, The Wind in the Willows, Grimm’s Fairy Tales, Andersen’s Fairy Tales, Robin Hood, and National Velvet.  If you’re interested in collecting them too, you can find them here.


  1. Thank you so much for posting about these! I love these books and have meant to get some but never gotten around to searching. I totally bought some on ebay though thanks to you!

    Love your blog!

  2. mer:

    we just read from Hans and the Silver Skates tonight! I’m so in love with the cover and colors of that one and I can remember listening to this chilling tale as a child.

  3. We had these books growing up. They’re so wonderful!

  4. Lindsey:

    hi love your cute ideas. Love these books. Just wondering which one is the one by the lamp with the blonde haired girl on it. Thanks!

  5. Isabel:

    My grandmother has that exact same copy of the Wizard of Oz! It’s wondeful!

  6. hello! stumbled on your blog from pinterest. avid book readers over here, so I sincerely appreciate your childrens book (vintage) finds. I was wondering where you found that adorable yellow and white dot lamp? love love it!

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