Vintage Serendipity Books by Stephen Cosgrove...

I recently popped into a favourite op shop of mine which I like to visit part of my Friday morning routine, once I drop Cohen off at family day care.  Sarah will often fall asleep after dropping Cohen off and since she rarely transfers well from car to pram or to the house to continue her nap, I take a good old drive to this sweet op shop. Sarah will often wake when we arrive at which time I give her morning tea and she is happy whilst I have a look around the shop and have a chat.

I have such a weakness for old children's books that I can rarely say no to them. Hence the haul you see here. 



The Enid book is obvious inclusion, but do you know what the others books are?



There are twenty-six hardcover "A Serendipity Book's" by award winning children's author Stephen Cosgrove with many of them having been illustrated by Robin James. Check out some of these illustrations and titles, they are too die for.















Then there is the Enid book and colo,urful illustrations to swoon over. 



I scored the whole haul of books for five dollars, but I wasn't to know at the time that five to eight dollars a book is going price by collectors. Considering all my titles are hardcovers I'm rather pleased. 

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My Vintage Childhood: Vintage Serendipity Books by Stephen Cosgrove...

Friday, January 13, 2012

Vintage Serendipity Books by Stephen Cosgrove...

I recently popped into a favourite op shop of mine which I like to visit part of my Friday morning routine, once I drop Cohen off at family day care.  Sarah will often fall asleep after dropping Cohen off and since she rarely transfers well from car to pram or to the house to continue her nap, I take a good old drive to this sweet op shop. Sarah will often wake when we arrive at which time I give her morning tea and she is happy whilst I have a look around the shop and have a chat.

I have such a weakness for old children's books that I can rarely say no to them. Hence the haul you see here. 



The Enid book is obvious inclusion, but do you know what the others books are?



There are twenty-six hardcover "A Serendipity Book's" by award winning children's author Stephen Cosgrove with many of them having been illustrated by Robin James. Check out some of these illustrations and titles, they are too die for.















Then there is the Enid book and colo,urful illustrations to swoon over. 



I scored the whole haul of books for five dollars, but I wasn't to know at the time that five to eight dollars a book is going price by collectors. Considering all my titles are hardcovers I'm rather pleased. 

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10 Comments:

At January 13, 2012 at 7:50 PM , Blogger Vintage Sweetheart said...

I was a kid of the 90's and I loved these books. I never owned any but was jealous of other kids who did. I love have a good yarn with some of the ladies too. x

 
At January 13, 2012 at 7:54 PM , Blogger Anne @ Domesblissity said...

How gorgeous Trudi. Thos illustrations are just beautiful as are the books themselves. What a find. I love a good Enid Blyton book too and have picked up a couple myself lately. Great stories.

Anne xx

 
At January 13, 2012 at 7:55 PM , Blogger Noelle said...

Wow, what a score! They are groovy!

 
At January 13, 2012 at 8:32 PM , Blogger Kylie said...

Awwwww Little Mouse on the Prarie! Too sweet. I'll say no more...

 
At January 13, 2012 at 9:01 PM , Blogger Nelly said...

A great score Love the pics too Have seen thse books in the past but will keep an eye out now.

 
At January 13, 2012 at 10:13 PM , Blogger b and e said...

Great finds!

Following your blog now!

Love!

bxx

 
At January 14, 2012 at 1:31 AM , Blogger Paulette said...

Love the graphics in these books. Nice to have friends at the thrift store that know you and your tastes. Great thrift find.♥

 
At January 14, 2012 at 8:12 PM , Blogger Debbie @ Aspiring Mum said...

My M-I-L had the whole series of the 'Serendipity' books. And I know she gave them away a little while ago... Enjoy them! They are very cute :)

 
At January 16, 2012 at 5:03 AM , Blogger Art by Wiley said...

Oooh, these are lovely! You did well here. Love that vibrant Enid Blyton cover :)

 
At January 16, 2012 at 12:36 PM , Blogger WolvesAtTheDoor said...

Just gorgeous! The artwork in childrens books is divine and mind blowing!

 

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