I’m so excited about these two old books I can hardly stand it. When I saw the famous and fabulous Miss Effie last weekend, we got to talking about our newly-acquired property and what kind of house we may be built. When I told Cathy that we both like small bungalows, especially in the Sears or Craftsman variety, she loaned me this fabulous book.
I’ve been really enjoying looking through this plan book from the 1920s. And apparently we can build the houses in the book for around $4,000, excluding plumbing and electricity. SCORE!
Then, because I was on an old-book roll, I had to bring this little baby home from the Junk Asylum store.
It’s a classic.
I love the images from the 50s and 60s, but I really like the information. There are sections on flowers, shrubs, trees, ground covers, vining plants, vegetables, fruits … I think it’s going to be a great resource.
What old books have you found lately?