Welcome to this months ‘Queenie’s Top Ten Vintage Picks’, with so many things happening in April it’s hard to pick just one theme. This month we have April Fools Days. National Tweed day on April 3rd and Record Store Day on April 21st.
However it’s also the month of bookworms! With International Children’s Book Day April 2nd, and Drop Everything and Read day on April 12th.
Plus we celebrate the birthdays of Hans Christian Andersen, William Shakespeare, Harper Lee and Terry Pratchett.
So in conclusion here are ‘Queenie’s Top Ten Vintage Picks’ for a Happy Bookworm April !’
Hans Christian Andersen (Barnes & Noble Omnibus Leatherbound Classics) Classic Fairy Tales
£17.24 from wordery.com your online bookshop
One of my personal favorites “Hans Christian Andersen Classic Fairy Tales collects 100 of Andersen’s incomparable fairy tales and stories, among them “Thumbelina,” “The Little Match Girl,” “The Princess and the Pea,” “The Red Shoes,” “The Wild Swans,” and his fantasy masterpiece, “The Snow-Queen.”
Antique upholstered Victorian Chair
£1,250.00 from Etsy seller TheSittingPlace in Stockport, England
A dream reading room needs a dream ‘reading chair’, and this “exceptional gents armchair with molded show wood mahogany frame” fits the description perfectly.
William Shakespeare, The Complete Works of William Shakespeare
£14.70 from Etsy seller BetterThanBellows in California, United States
“William Shakespeare The Complete Works. The Edition of, The Shakespeare Head Press, Oxford. Barnes and Nobles Books New York 1994”
To Kill A Mockingbird – Paperback
£6 from Amazon
“Enduring in vision, Harper Lee’s timeless novels illuminate the complexities of human nature and the depths of the human heart with humor, unwavering honesty, and a tender, nostalgic beauty, and will be celebrated by generations to come.”
Round black/gold occasional/side table.
£95 from Etsy seller UniqueHomePieces in Doncaster, England
Of course the perfect reading room, with the perfect reading chair also needs the most perfect side table for your cup of tea and biscuits.
Andersen’s Fairytales – Ward, Lock & Co. Vintage Book – 1920’s
£11.20 from Etsy seller NewallWright in Botesdale, England
Described as “A beautiful edition of Hans Christian Andersen’s Fairytales. No printing dates, but published circa 1920 by Ward, Lock & Co.”
Handmade bookmark Gift for book lovers
£10 from Etsy seller AllForHappyAndLoveV in Poltava, Ukraine
These decorative handmade bookmarks are both pretty and usable.
Hamlet Scarf/Shawl. William Shakespeare
£28.69 from Etsy seller UniversalZone in United States
“A classic tragedy written by William Shakespeare – “The Tragedy of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark” book pages printed on soft , dark beige colored viscose shawl with linen texture.”
Hammersley Cobalt Blue Teacup and Saucer
£28.69 from Etsy seller CupandOwl in Cranbrook, Canada
Our Top Tip: It’s so easy to get drawn into a book. Yet a cup of tea can never be forgotten and is the perfect addition to a good book.
Book Lover Enamel Pin – Go away I’m Reading Enamel Pin Badge
£7 from Etsy seller LiteraryEmporium in Frome, England
“A shiny little enamel pin badge parodying a classic book cover design. A perfect gift for a book lover.”
*Queenie’s Top Ten Vintage Picks is a monthly blog feature where I showcase a number of beautiful Vintage Finds from all over the web, from independent sellers, collectors and small businesses.
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