Sixty nine lovely "ladies" all up. A few of them I've discovered, quite rare. A teetering stack of happiness found amongst a pile of junk at a local Swap Meet on Sunday morning.
I paid a dollar a Ladybird, the bloke selling them wanted two "they're collectable, you know"
I spent hours pouring over their delicious illustrations when I got home (delicious = perfect adjective to describe L.BS.) and then even more time arranging them, colourful spine by spine on my little bookshelf. Which is now jam packed you'll be happy (for me) to know.
In total I now have one hundred and fifty Ladybirds. How awesome is that! Pretty bloody awesome I say!
This bounty from the Swap Meet also means I'm now in possession of a handful of "doubles" which I'm planning to give to anyone who wants them. I've been the lucky recipient of much Ladybird lovin from generous bloggy friends, and I'm chuffed to be in the position to spread some Ladybird love myself. More details soon.
And on lovely bloggy friends, big thanks to Curtise and Max for their generous donation to the Lucy Violet Vintage Ladybird cause x
Ladybird fact: more than six hundred and sixty Ladybird titles have been published! That's alot of little books out there for me to get my hands on. The hunt continues...
Doing the flea market thing with Sophie