Friday, June 08, 2007

"Show and Tell Friday"



Welcome to Show and Tell Friday!" Do you have a something special to share with us? It could be a trinket from grade school, a piece of jewelry, an antique find. Your show and tell can be old or new. Use your imagination and dig through those old boxes in your closet if you have to! Feel free to share pictures and if there's a story behind your special something, that's even better!


My show and tell this week is more books. I found these school workbooks from 1929, 1933, 1935 and 1937 at the resale store a few weeks ago. They were $3.00 each. I'm sure they were much cheaper 70+ years ago!!


I love the pictures on the covers...


Here is a peek at the math workbook. There are plenty of pictures inside, some of them have been colored.


Click on the pictures to enlarge. It looks like someone didn't do their homework. :0)


Here is a page of riddles...

"I fall without a sound a sound. I cover all the world with a soft blanket of white. I keep the seed babies snug in their beds. What am I?

I come at night. I help the leaves turn red and yellow and brown. I help nuts and pumpkins ripen. I make pictures on your window. What am I?


My plan is to type up a bunch of these pages for fun summertime schoolwork and I would be happy to share them, just send me an email and let me know!


If you would like to join in for Show and Tell, here are the guidelines:

-Post your "Show and Tell" on your blog, copy the post link, come over here and add it to Mr. Linky. Please do not use Mr. Linky unless you have a Show and Tell or the link will be deleted.

~In your post, link back here so that others can share and read through all the links. If you don't know the code to link here, email me and I will send it to you.

~Please do not host your own "Show and Tell Friday" at your site. I'd appreciate it if you keep There's No Place Like Home as the only home of Show and Tell Friday.



56 comments:

Tiany said...

These books are so neat, I love perusing through stores looking for old/ antique books. I have asmall collection and I adore them. You have found something very neat here! Thanks for hosting the S & T, this will be my first!

Anita said...

Wow, you really found those little treasures at a resale store? What a great find!

I would be definitivly be interested in a copy of the bunch that you intend to make, will you scan all the pages to be able to share them by email?

Have a wonderful day and happy gardening!

Best wishes from Germany on a very sunny Friday morning (as you know, we are 7 hours ahead of you in Texas)

XoX,
Anita

Susie said...

Kelli,
Those books are a true treasure. The illustrations are just delightful.
I didn't post a show n tell this time, but I truly enjoy each and every one you do. I will join in again from time to time if that's OK!!
xoxo

Ruth said...

Those workbooks are great. That's neat that you just found them. I wonder if their work is easier or harder than ours this day and age.

Pam said...

I almost cried when I thought about the little hands those books have been in previously. What a find! I would love to recieve some summer worksheets for Shane through email!

Kim said...

Neat, neat, neat.

Becky said...

Those old books are wonderful. Great idea to use them for your kids. Your resale shop is a treasure trove!

Penless Thoughts said...

Love your old school books. A great find. It would be fun to use them for summer teaching and entertainment.

I have my name in there twice already and the link isn't working going to try a third time. Please remove and adjust them if you have that ability. Sorry!!
Susan

Penless Thoughts said...

P.S. Just realized what I was doing wrong and going to try the 4th time. Sorry I've taken up so many slots but I love your Show & Tell and want to be a part of it! :o)

Mrs. C said...

Kelli, what a great find! I slways get so excited when a come across jewels hidden among the junk at resale/thrift stores.

Jenn4Him said...

You have a gift for finding the beauty in things. I probably would have passed on by those adorable books! Great job!

Karen said...

Those are really neat!

charish said...

Books are such a treasure. To me they are like candy you can never get enough.
Sarah

LBP said...

Those boooks rock! I would definitely paid $3.00 each. What a bargain. The illustrations in them are so cute!

ellen b said...

Great find, I'd love to go shopping with you...
My show and tell stems off an old black and white photo taken in the 50's.

Lori B said...

Kelli, Hi!

Love the books that you found at the resale shop. You are so good at finding these type of treasures. I'm sure you will have fun using them this summer.

I posted my show and tell after all today. (Hehe) I'm supposed to be on a blogging break.
I wasn't going to but knew I would be gone all week long next week.
I knew I would miss all of you fellow blog friends if I didn't post today.

Barbara H. said...

What a neat find! It would be neat to read some of the exercises from those days, and to think of the little scholars who used the books. And it's neat that it can be used for kids today, too!

Mrs. Pivec said...

Fun stuff, Kelli! I love the illustrations in those books. Have a great weekend!

Morning Glory said...

I love old books like that. The pictures in them are so quaint and fun. What a good idea to use them for summer school practice.

PEA said...

What a wonderful find those school books are! Makes you wonder which little girl or boy owned these way back then:-) xox

Diane @ Candid Reflections said...

How fun! I have a few old books that have sentimental value. The pictures and coloring is often so neat and different than now. Thanks for hosting Show and Tell Friday. I really need to get my act together and join the fun soon!! Have a great weekend! Diane

Sharon said...

Kelli,
I love old books and you have found some really good ones! Isn't it nice that you can still use these books for teaching your children? I bought the old McGuffy readers and used them when I homeschooled my daughter. There was always a moral lesson to be learned in each story. I just love them!

Have a great weekend!

Lana G! said...

The pictures on the covers are great. Those were a great find!

HsKubes said...

Oooh. I love old books! The pictures were lovely on them and I love the critical thinking questions.

~ Christina

Christie Belle said...

How neat, I've never seen anything like these. What a good find!

StitchNchick said...

Oh, those are so neat! I LOVE old books of all kinds! I posted my show & tell. :o)

Amy

Betty said...

Kelli, I, too, am a book lover and our home reflects that......I like your books.....thanks for your visit and comment....Betty

Mrs.B. said...

I just joined in the fun of Show and Tell Friday for the first time today...Thank you for hosting it! (o:
I'm new to your blog but have been enjoying what I've read so far.

Those workbooks are a great find.

I just love old books and magazines...I like to imagine the people who read them and wonder what they were like. (o:

Blessings,
~Mrs.B

Susan P. said...

Those books are truly a treasure, indeed! I love the darling illustrations and I love to imagine the little children that have learned from these books throughout the years. So neat!!

Cheryl (copper's wife) said...

I love the books you found!! How cool!!

My show and tell offering today is a piece of pottery given to me by my husband's grandma. I'm sharing it today in honor of her homegoing and today's funeral service. It's a fun story!!!

Jennifer said...

What neat books! I LOVE old books. My granny has a bundle of these that I hope to display one day. Thanks for sharing this... and for hosting the show and tell!

Have a wonderful weekend!

CaraqueƱa said...

Your book are so sweet...don't make books like that anymore, do they? I've shared something too!

Naturegirl said...

Kelli I am sure you and the children will enjoy these books! Very interesting! I see that you have quite a few followers or shall I say participants of ~Kellis'show and tell!~ Iam enjoying browsing when time allows ...I seem overwhelmed these days...can't seem to catch up!
Hugs to you and your family.NG

Doberlady said...

Love your books Kelli, treasures!

Kitty said...

How cute!! I love vintage books, too. My favorite are vintage homemaking books, but anything from these years are SO much fun for me! :-)

Corin said...

Oh how fun!

Sharon Kay said...

Oh how I love old book and yours look very interesting.....neat pictures. I forgot to post your Show and Tell Friday but will remember next week.

Anonymous said...

Hi Kelli!
I'll bet you could enlarge some of the fun pics from these workbooks and embroider them on kitchen towels. I think the last one, the lady being chased by the mice would be adorable done up on a towel! So many projects, so little time! HUMPH!
Have a great weekend!
Kelly in MN

Just Mom said...

Those are fantastic. I love the illustrations in old children's books. I have some old illustrated children's books and have been meaning to scan the pictures so I can print them and frame them. That way I don't have to rip up the old book.

Thanks for the show and tell.

Amber said...

What a great find. I would love the pages if it wouldn't be too much trouble for you. You are so lucky to have nice resale shops near you!

Jodi said...

Oh, how fun! I love the pictures. Kelli ~ I can't remember the title of our old-fashioned, re-published grammar books, but I'm going to pull them out, find a link and send it to you. You and your girls would love them (You may already be using them - lol!).

Trudi M said...

Oh I love vitage school thing, being a teacher and all. Neat find.

Heather said...

I always have good intentions of participating in your show and tell Kelli - but I never get at it! I'll get my act together some day soon!

I love you workbooks - they are just too sweet for words! I would love to be e-mailed your typed workpages for the children, but no hurry at all! We are just getting warmed up with our summer plans!

Lynne said...

What a great find. I love the illustrations. How kind you are to share them with us.

Jackie said...

Oh...I just love old books...what a great find! Well, it took me all day, but I finally posted my show and tell!

Myrna said...

I love your workbooks! I love old books, particularly those connected to school/learning. Speculating about the people who had them first is fun.


Thanks for letting me know that my link was not working. I fixed it. I made a mistake the first time--probably because I was trying to do fifty things at once!You know, that seldom works out well.

Karen said...

What a treasure you found! I love looking at old magazines, books, etc. I'm always spending way too much time in the book sections of antique stores. LOL!

Autumn said...

what a cool show and tell! Old schoolbooks are so neat. I like looking at old Mcguffey readers.

Suzy said...

The children will really enjoy those books...what cute riddles!!

picketfencemom said...

What a wonderful treasure! I love old books, and these are a great find! Can you imagine all the children who learned so much from these pages...well, maybe except for the little one who didn't finish his work! LOL
Have a blessed weekend,
Amy

bombshellstudios said...

Wow! What sweet books. I love how they were colored so long ago. That is so neat to imagine them, isn't it?

Patty said...

great find Kelli, love them

Rose Mary said...

What neat books to find! It always feels like you've found a 'little bit' of treasure when you come across something like that! I think your idea of show and tell is great-I may try it next week.

Sandra said...

Love these Kelli, amazing, I wish I could find such wonderful things too :)

I completely missed Show and Tell this week again, bummer....I need to make sure I participate next week :)

Hugs,
♥Sandra

kim said...

I love your little treasure! You can never go wrong with old books in my book! :) I love your blog, by the way. Such fun to visit it.
*smiles*
Kim

bombshellstudios said...

I second Kelly in MN's idea about embroidering the three blind mice picture onto a towel! :D