Several years ago I checked out these books by Time Life from our local library. They are a series called American Country. I absolutely loved them and have checked them out several more times. I picked up the volume titled "Country Decorating" at an antique shop last fall and got my interested going again. My curiousity got the best of me the other day while searching e-bay and look what I found! A set of 12 for $21.95. That works out to be under $2.00 each. I can't wait to get them. In researching them more, there are about 12 more that I don't have. I am going to try to get the complete set. They have such great pictures in them. The Country Decorating volume that I have even gives old painting techniques. I don't normally buy too many books, but these are definitely worth adding to my collection!