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Thursday, February 10, 2011

Vintage Inspiration: Antique books with a family name!

I thought I'd come out of hibernation long enough to join Debra @ Common Ground for Vintage Inspiration Friday! I have a small but hopefully growing collection of antique books that are authored by John Theodore Mueller, a german writer who shares the name of my husband's late grandfather! Sometime in the 30's or 40's my hubs grandpa changed the spelling of Mueller to Miller. So the first time I spotted one these old books I was quite excited and hence the start of a new collection!

Some versions are in English and often the covers are very romantic and feminine!

This version is in German...

and has beautiful illustrations...

and lovely script.

I've been cleaning, re-arranging and just plain purging around here lately! It's also been extremely cold, perfect weather to stay inside, tweek the nest and enjoy all the wonderful vintage inspiration around me ~ both in my own home and in all the lovely blogs I enjoy visiting whenever I get the chance!

So head on over to Debra's blog and soak in all that great inspiration!!


  1. They are such beautiful books!

  2. Wow Julie I like those books, they are so beautiful. Isn't that funny how things like
    name change came about back then. Thanks again
    for my extra and I can now finish my project.
    I received them in the mail today.

  3. Those books are beautiful, don't make them like that anymore!

    Hopefully you are over your flu and feeling great again, Spring will be right around the corner, I know so many people have been hard hit with snow this winter.

  4. Old illustrations are so beautiful, aren't they? What an interesting collection with an interesting connection!

  5. Such a delightful collection. I love collections that hold meaning. So much nicer than just collecting stuff.

  6. Gorgeous books, Julie! I haven't seen any like these! Love the new blog look, too~ feels like spring!

  7. Those are beautiful Julie....and your new background is too.
    Jackson looks so adorable in his Packer shirt; he's getting to be a big boy!

    Have a good weekend and stay warm.


  8. Oh what beautiful books! I am visiting via the Valentine linky.
    I wanted to invite you to the two linky parties I am planning. The first will be on February 23~ High Tea Tablescapes. Details can be found on my Wednesday posts. There will be PRIZES!

    Happy Valentine's Day!

  9. Hi Julie, I just adore these little gift books, and even more special is that there is a family connection. The illustrations in these are so pretty, so glad you linked up for the party!!

  10. Collections that have a family meaning are the best!! The books are wonderful, such beautiful covers.
    I've said it before but it's worth repeating....you have the cutest grandson!! Love the Packers picture on your sidebar.
    Have a great weekend.

  11. Sigh...sweet vintage books are one of my weaknesses! Love how yours tug your heart strings!

  12. Wow so pretty!
    Family stuff is always the best!

    Nice to meet you!
    I just became a follower of your blog!

  13. Your posting was lovely--and I always say these days you can judge a book by it's cover if it's blog-worthy! Beautiful!

  14. Thanks for sharing these lovely books!

  15. These books are gorgeous. Even though I can't read it, I'd enjoy just looking at the pages in the German book. The graphics are beautiful on all of them.


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