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SOLD - Vintage bookends, metallic unique literary decor, stylish cute birds standing on books, charming bookish figures for office, library

SOLD - Vintage bookends, metallic unique literary decor, stylish cute birds standing on books, charming bookish figures for office, library

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Overview

  • Vintage item from the 1950s
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From New Haven, CT
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NOTE: This book has been sold but I keep it up so someone interested can find it (like you!) so that I can know to look for it specifically for them. Of course it won't be the same book but I am good at and love the hunt for books, and can likely find you another copy of that same edition or another beautiful edition of the same book. :) Don't ever hesitate to contact me on sold listings, that's why they are here!

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There are no other bookends like these.

I could describe these in depth but instead I will just say that the pictures pretty much give the best advertisement for the specialness of these antique bookends. They are both bookish and natural, having birds perched in interesting, lifelike poses as they stand atop stacks of books. So, these bookends blend the literary with the charming freedom you associate with birds. In my mind, this makes perfect sense, as that freedom is what books and their stories give to me -- they carry you to other places and give you imaginary wings so you coast above your own self like a bird. Your mind is transported to another place and you feel high above the real world, or completely out of it.

This is what these bookends make me think of. They also match perfectly with many home decor in many different rooms, as they have that cute-ness some may be looking for, or the literary association / quality others may find attractive. The silver metal ensures the books and the birds will blend easily into many different stylistic environments and fit with all sorts of interior design plans. They will certainly be an addition to any room that has books in it that need to be held up with something interesting, rather than your typical bookend.

The books look antique, the birds look detailed in their lines and feathers, and the age of the pieces is apparent. However, I didn't know what to date them. Like many antiques, you can only just guess, so I put them at mid-1900s exactly, considering I know (or think I know) they were made in the 1900s, but with no idea which decade exactly. So the date is an average of that century, rather than a specific guess.

Still, these vintage treasures are going to be snapped up soon, that is apparent, so keep this in mind if you're interested--they may just fly away before you can catch them. :)
NOTE: This book has been sold but I keep it up so someone interested can find it (like you!) so that I can know to look for it specifically for them. Of course it won't be the same book but I am good at and love the hunt for books, and can likely find you another copy of that same edition or another beautiful edition of the same book. :) Don't ever hesitate to contact me on sold listings, that's why they are here!

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There are no other bookends like these.

I could describe these in depth but instead I will just say that the pictures pretty much give the best advertisement for the specialness of these antique bookends. They are both bookish and natural, having birds perched in interesting, lifelike poses as they stand atop stacks of books. So, these bookends blend the literary with the charming freedom you associate with birds. In my mind, this makes perfect sense, as that freedom is what books and their stories give to me -- they carry you to other places and give you imaginary wings so you coast above your own self like a bird. Your mind is transported to another place and you feel high above the real world, or completely out of it.

This is what these bookends make me think of. They also match perfectly with many home decor in many different rooms, as they have that cute-ness some may be looking for, or the literary association / quality others may find attractive. The silver metal ensures the books and the birds will blend easily into many different stylistic environments and fit with all sorts of interior design plans. They will certainly be an addition to any room that has books in it that need to be held up with something interesting, rather than your typical bookend.

The books look antique, the birds look detailed in their lines and feathers, and the age of the pieces is apparent. However, I didn't know what to date them. Like many antiques, you can only just guess, so I put them at mid-1900s exactly, considering I know (or think I know) they were made in the 1900s, but with no idea which decade exactly. So the date is an average of that century, rather than a specific guess.

Still, these vintage treasures are going to be snapped up soon, that is apparent, so keep this in mind if you're interested--they may just fly away before you can catch them. :)

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FAQs

Absolutely! I'm willing to do anything to get this book to you, but I will not write on it. If it is not in the condition you want, I know preservation techniques and will certainly oblige as best I can. You just need to let me know.
I will wrap the book any way you want. It is special and so are you, you deserve it! I will also write cards, include photographs, anything you'd like that would make this transaction more, well, you.
I won't tell you how to care for your book, but as to how they are cared for now, they are housed in two places -- some are wrapped in plastic in my main room in the part of the house that used to be a quaint B&B, lined on lovely old wooden bookshelves; others are stacked in piles or leaning on cool, creative and different bookends all round the room, and all are given care, attention, and kept away from my dog :)

Others sit in my library, in built-in authentic 1800s wooden and glass-door library shelves that line the walls in a secluded room in a historic home on the shore. With vintage, warm lamplights over the tiny marble fireplace, the library's windows catch plenty of sunlight--the books are in good homes and will arrive undamaged.
If the book comes later than expected this does not mean it was sent late. Every book is sent within 1-3 business days, unless one of the days is a Sunday, then it could be an extra day. This applies to International orders as well, but they might take longer to get to you than in-country orders. If there is a problem, please bring it up with UPS or see Etsy's policies.
I am more than willing to hunt down a specific book for you. This can take time, however, and would be a matter of personal back-and-forth on the site so you would have to keep in contact. There is no guarantee. I'm good at finding things however, and if I cannot find it to sell to you myself I will direct you to where I can find it online, if I can.

Important to note, however, that I may have it in my holdings already so it ALWAYS helps to check in with me. Listings come up continually, and it may just be waiting here to get processed and put up.
Contact me directly via the site and I will do my absolute best to help correct it. There should be no problems.
Always willing to make new friends and take on new jobs or opportunities -- this business does not stop me from working a full or part time job, and I am currently looking, so please contact me! Dempseylynch@gmail.com. I am definitely interested in talking with you and love meeting new people (especially book lovers of course).
Sure! Although the books are priced the way they are and are worth that amount based on a lot of factors (condition compared to others available online, if there are any available online or if it is the only one, age and whether it is signed or special in some way, etc.) I am always willing to hear you out as to why you think the books price is off, and work with you as best I can. I cannot guarantee the price will change, that is bad for my business, but I will listen to you. Don't be afraid to reach out. The worst that can happen is I will say no.

I put the reasons behind my pricing method for each item at the end of the listing so check that out if you're curious too :)

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