Introduction Post

October 28, 2023

Introduction Post

Hi I am Wendy the owner here at Log Cabin Vintage. I figured it was time I shared a little about myself here on the blog. 

I am a life-long resident here in Historic Bucks County, PA where I live with my husband, our youngest daughter, two dogs & a handful of chickens.  I am an avid reader & have been for as long as I can remember - when I was little my mom would take my glasses away at night because I would just stay up & read with a flashlight if she did not.  I grew up read everything I could get my hands on.  My earliest memories are of my parents reading board books to me & I specifically remember Pat the Bunny. In elementary school I remember falling in love with the Billy & Blaze series by C. W. Anderson because horse books were my favorites.  My mom read all of the Little House Books to us kids & I had a subscription to Cobblestones Magazine (American History for kids). As I grew older, I enjoyed Nancy Drew, Sunfire Romance books (which, let’s be honest, were more historical fiction than romance), Janette Oke books & on & on. As an adult I still love to read & have found such joy in reading through the books of my childhood again (especially those books I should have read as a kid but somehow missed reading).

I never felt I had a calling for a certain career & happily stayed home with our youngest while she was in school. I had a little vintage home décor business (I sold online, at in-person events & in a booth at the local antique mall).  And in 2022 I turned my online business from the vintage home décor business to an online vintage children’s book shop. And I finally feel I have found my calling!  My lifelong passion for reading & my love of collecting books has blossomed into a job I love. To me, there is nothing better than helping people find their favorite books from childhood. The feeling of nostalgia when you reread a childhood favorite cannot be beat. The memories of the beloved books & even more beloved are the memories of those who read them to us.

What makes Log Cabin Vintage different than other book shops?  Well to start with, I only source books I would want in my own library. As I mentioned above, I am an avid reader & I also collect books as well. Rest assured; I am not going to source just any old book to make a profit. I source books I either own, I would love to decorate with in my own home or a book that is going to teach me something. It is why you will always find beautiful editions of children's books in the shop, books focused on nature & learning, great classics everyone should read, books beautiful enough for decorating, & books worthy of gift giving.

Another thing that makes Log Cabin Vintage different is my commitment to the environment. Yes, I could buy fancy boxes & padded envelopes to ship your book purchases in, however, I have made a commitment to use as much recycled packaging & shipping supplies as possible. Therefore, all of my padded envelopes & boxes are used - saved by friends & family. My packing peanuts are from a local honey company's shipments of glass jars & are biodegradable, & the tissue paper is made from 100% recycled materials. The only thing I have not been able to find that is sustainable is the bubble wrap - but I do use recycled bubble wrap when I can find it.

It is my hope this website will bring back wonderful childhood memories, encourage you to reread the books you loved growing up & to fill your home with books.

Happy Reading,

Wendy

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