Friday, December 7, 2012

Great Holiday Give: Day Five ~ Grab Bags Galore!

The last day in our Great Holiday Give will involve not one, but two gives. A grab bag from me of, say.... ten books of the vintage variety. Don't ask, I'm not telling what they will be, but for sure, they'll be awesome.

In addition to that personally-selected collection of fabulousness, you'll also get a very special treat. A five book mystery grab bag from my BFF and fellow vintage children's book collector Thingummery. Her blog is one of my favorites, and if you are a thrift store shopper or estate sale pillager, you'll appreciate her obsessive commitment to the call. Her writing is clever, savvy, and sentimental as evidenced by this piece on estate sale shopping she wrote for Oprah Magazine. You can also get a sense of her style and story on this post about how one becomes a coveter of all things past tense.

Her vintage children's book collection is the only one I've seen that surpasses mine. I live in a two-bedroom craftsman bungalow--she lives in a sprawling four-bedroom atomic ranch house, but I still give her a run for her money. Her Etsy shop sells lots of midcentury design books, vintage children's crafting titles, and she will be selling more vintage children's book like this one, The Night Before Christmas, in the coming months. Trust me when I say, whatever is in her mystery grab bag will be an utter delight!

All you have to do to win this double-power punch of vintage kids' goodness is comment on this post between now and midnight (CT), Sunday, December 9. A winner will be selected at random and announced the next morning.

That said, I wanna thank you guys for always reading. I know my new day job has taken me away from these pages more than I'd like, but I promise in the new year to be around more. I'll even be launching a new, more regular blog, that's truer to where my son's reading interests currently sit, so stay tuned. 

In closing, I want to give my yearly shill, as well, to Amazon. Of course, I love independent bookstores, but the reason I am an Amazon affiliate is because of the thousands of used booksellers that sell through Amazon's site. If I am looking for a specific out-of-print title, I almost always find it there. So remember, every time you click through my site to Amazon and make a purchase (even if it is not the specific item you originally clicked on --electronics, clothes, toys, whatever) a small portion of that sale comes to me, and eventually goes into the purchase of more books to feature on this site. 

Anywho, good luck everyone. I have a short stack of holiday titles to share next week so stick around.

Day One was No Kiss For Mother by Tomi Ungerer. Enter to win here.
Day Two was Pippi Moves In! by Astrid Lindgren. Enter to win here.
Day Three was The One & Only Shrek on CD. Enter to win here.
Day Four was Wolf Story. Enter to win here.
Day Five is... wait, that's today! Just look above!

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50 comments:

Peter K said...

Glad to see you posting for the Holidays. Hope the job continues to treat you well. Grab bags are wonderful.

Peter

riasavhga said...

Thanks for sharing your friend's blog...I love to thrift, so this will be a great blog for me to follow! I have found many great books on your site that my son and I have had fun reading. A lot of treasures that I probably would not have known about otherwise. Thanks. Looking forward to your new blog. Thanks and have a blessed Holiday season!

Matt W. said...

Exciting!

PuppyLovePrincess said...

um... world's best giveaway ever!

hope i win :)

puppylovepreschool(at)yahoo(dot)com

AmyB said...

Awesome!

Kristi Hazelrigg said...

I'd love to win some vintage books! Your site has introduced me to some classics I have missed--the latest is Trina Schart Hyman's How Six Found Christmas. I'm determined to find a decent copy to buy online so I can read it for myself!

A couple of my favorite vintage children's books from my childhood are Wilhelmina Harper's The Gunniwolf, and Petersham's The Box with Red Wheels. One year my husband bought me every old edition he could find of that one online. So sweet. :)

Kristi Hazelrigg said...

I'd love to win some vintage books! Your site has introduced me to some classics I have missed--the latest is Trina Schart Hyman's How Six Found Christmas. I'm determined to find a decent copy to buy online so I can read it for myself!

A couple of my favorite vintage children's books from my childhood are Wilhelmina Harper's The Gunniwolf, and Petersham's The Box with Red Wheels. One year my husband bought me every old edition he could find of that one online. So sweet. :)

Kayli said...

Goodness gracious it would be awesome to win this one!!
Merry Christmas~

Kayli said...

Goodness gracious it would be awesome to win this!
Merry Christmas!
(sorry if this is a repeat comment, I'm not sure it worked the first time.)

Mary Leatherwood said...

I love rediscovering books from my childhood to share with my son.

Mary Leatherwood said...

I love rediscovering books from my childhood to share with my son.

Hayley Wells Illustration said...

Ooh what a great giveaway from a great blog! Hope you have a lovely Christmas and thank you for brightening up my days with your delightful posts :)

Hayley Wells Illustration said...

What a great giveaway from a great blog - I'd love to win, but I'm happy as long as you keep posting your delightful posts! Happy Christmas and thanks for blogging :)

Lise said...

Gotta love a grab bag! Off to check out your friends' blog; I need a new source to feed my vintage kids' book obsession!

Lucy Mitchell said...

I've been reading Thingummery for a while - great writing.

Rosita said...

A grab bag is a terrific idea! Fingers crossed.

Kimberly said...

Well this sounds fabulous! I wish I'd checked your blog earlier in the week so as not to have missed those great give opportunities. Thank you so much for continuing with the periodic reviews!

taliastravelblog said...

I'd love this!

Kimberly said...

Oops. I should have read the prior "give" posts all the way through before making my prior comment. I assumed (incorrectly) that the books were being given away at the end of the day on which they were posted.

caryn the designer said...

Oh my! This makes my heart race!

Gill said...

Another great giveaway!
Thanks for the link to your friend's blog!

momandsons said...

Love that your still posting. We love books...

Theng said...

Oh wow! Winning this would be like Christmas arriving early.

Liana said...

Oh, swoon! The idea of winning a grab bag you put together is too exciting... thanks for the chance!

Evita said...

Yowza! My girls and I would love a chance to win. And by the way thanks for all the great posts, my kids book collection has never stopped growing since I started reading your blog three years ago! To think if I hadn't been googling Leo Lionni and found your post on Tico and the Golden Wings I would have never heard of many of the books I now own. So thank you :)

Lynn said...

Oooh, a grab bag! Here's my entry. Thanks for the offer.

Leanne@VintageBooksfortheVeryYoung said...

Oh wow!! This sounds amazing!!!

Marty said...

How fabulous! Can't wait to check out the "Thingummery" blog, too. I love vintage!

John Stowe said...

Cool blog, cool giveaways! Hoping my baby-to-be wins!

Amy Johnson said...

Aww, I thought you were going to giveaway that awesome tin of toys! But I never pass up vintage books!

Antmusic said...

I missing seeing your site being updated all the time, but it is nice to see that it is still active once in a while. Please enter me into the Grab Bags Galroe give! Thank you!

Lynn said...

Hmm, I don't think my first comment worked. But I'm excited about the grab bag and hope I win so I can share it with my granddaughter.

Kelly Mc. said...

This sounds wonderful! :)Books are my life and vintage books are my weakness! I've loved your blog for a long time- thanks for sharing with everyone.

caperobin said...

Thank you for your always awesome posts! Always a treat to see new posts from you in my feed! :) Crossing fingers to win :) Have a fantastic Christmas with your family and loved ones xoxo

Nick Long said...

Grab bags are fantastic and I can't wait to see what's been stuffed into them, even if I don't win!

Mary said...

Love checking in with your blog! Thanks for including me in your giveaway!I will definitely check out Thingummery.

Anne said...

Sounds amazing! Count me in!!

Patricia said...

This is such a fabulous giveaway!

Celeste said...

Cool!

Amanda said...

what a fabulous giveaway! Thank you!

Heather VanTimmeren said...

I love surprises!

histtheo1 at yahoo dot com

OnePerfectDay said...

How exciting! Two mystery prizes that are guaranteed to be extra special! Just in time for the holidays.
Thanks for the great giveaways!!

KT said...

What a fabulous giveaway! I love your blog. Have a wonderful Christmas.

Lola said...

What a great giveaway! Crossing my fingers!
lola@pabloylola.com

Danzel @Silver Shoes and Rabbit Holes said...

Oh, goodness. I'm REALLY crossing my fingers for this one!!17

Dana said...

you've kind of inspired me to start and vintage kids book collection, and winning a bunch of them would be the perfect way to start!

Terra said...

Very exciting! Thanks for the opportunity!
Knappterra@hotmail.com

aly said...

I love a good mystery!

Michelle J. said...

Wonderful--we love vintage books at our house. :)

Jessica McLeod said...

How lovely :)

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