Thursday, November 20, 2008
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Wednesday, November 5, 2008
This charming tiny book was a dollar at the lovely School Days Antique Mall in Stirdivant, Wisconsin.
It was published in Germany, although it says not when.
It doesn't look very old to me, but has an old-world look about it.
Tuesday, November 4, 2008
In Wisconsin last week I found the John Thompson Hymns and Fur Elise. Both were a dollar. Tonight I played through the hymns, which wasn't too taxing, as it isn't much above Teaching Little Fingers to Play.
I also played through Down By the Bay. Jonge and Famke are in Florida this week, but that is no reason for me to slack off in the piano playing department. I found that book years ago for a dime. It isn't something I remember singing with my kids, so it seems new to me.
Not so with Perhaps Love, which came in a wedding song book for two dollars a while back. That one is loaded with fabulous songs. Perhaps Love and For You being two of my favorite John Denver songs. My favorite is Grandma's Feather Bed. Sadly, that song didn't come in the book of wedding songs. Perhaps it should have, for me.
Anyway, I have stacks and stacks of piano music now. I cannot stop myself, because I remember being told that it was too expensive, so when I see it for mere dimes and dollars, I buy it. Wouldn't you? If you are reading this blog. You would. I know you would.
Monday, November 3, 2008
Sunday, November 2, 2008
Look what I found!
A lovely copy of "The Egg and I" by Betty MacDonald.
I have wanted this book for years. I found it at an antique mall in Wisconsin. One of my favorite things about hunting for something for a long time (as opposed to buying it on ebay), is that delightful thrill one gets upon finding it! Just like a treasure hunt. And, this book is green, so as soon as it's finished, it will have a place of honor in my 'green book' collection.