Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Thrift Store Tuesday: Little House, Big Find

I walked to a little re-sale shop in my neck of the woods in search of thrifty clothes and found this treasure instead.  I've always wanted the complete set of Little House on the Prairie but could never justify the $50 or $60 price tag on it in the bookstore.  Imagine my (internal) squeal of glee when I saw this gorgeous old set printed in 1971 looking all worn in but not worn out! I probably paid too much for them actually but I know i'll love them for a long long time. $15 well spent...

When I was a little girl, my Mom and Dad read this series to us at bedtime.  I remember lying in bed in the dimly lit room nodding off to the sound of my Dad reading about the "olden days".  Visions of wagon trains and wide open spaces would lull me to sleep.  I still take inspiration and comfort in these books.  It almost feels like I was part of the Wilder Family.  As I got older, the t.v. series came out and it was one of the few shows we were allowed to watch on television.  Someday I hope to own that set too! 

Keep on Thrifting my fellow Scrimpers...


  1. wow!! what a lovely find!! im beyond jelous! my grandma just passed down an old set of dickens books to me, they make for the best decorations. And don't you just feel so wonderful reading an old book!!


  2. yes i do love reading old books! i even love the smell!! i'm one bookworm that cannot get into the new devices like the Nook...it's just not the same.