Wednesday, February 10, 2010

The Treasures In Books

At a recent visit to my favorite Goodwill store, I discovered a few treasures.
I simply adore the artwork of Eloise Wilkin.  I have a sweet collection of her books that I have picked up over the years.
I found this book....and I would have paid any price for it... imagine my delight to see it was priced .49 cents.

The little boy resembles my little Friendie.....and then add a drum....and some couldn't get any better!

I think the reason I find her artwork so endearing is the fact that her drawings remind me so much of my youth.
In fact, we have one book where her drawings of the interior design of the home is very similar to the home I grew up in.  I get a warm feeling everytime I look at her artwork.

I found  a lovely little devotional book also.
Nestled among the pages I found a hand written page.

The book was .99 cents.....the note inside...a priceless prayer for wisdom.
Lord, keep my lips from uttering any word that may damage or deface the image of another in the eyes of his fellows.  Let me be silent if I cannot speak in love.  Help me to be charitable to all, and malicious toward none.  Lord Please help me.


Blessedmom's Simple Home said...

What treasures you found. Thank you for sharing that sweet prayer found in the devotional book. It was wonderful. What a good reminder for everyone. I think I might frame something like that.

Judy S. said...

What interesting finds! I'd seen that book before and you're right the artwork is perfect.