April 13, 2022

A book is a gift you can open again and again...

Since my grandson is turning three in August, I thought I would climb up in the attic and bring down some of my vintage books. They are filled with delightful illustrations page after page.

♥ Many vintage books had illustrators that have become very well known for 
their incredible work...such as this one illustrated by Eloise Wilkin! ♥

This timeless classic, featuring some of Eloise's best artwork, will delight little ones and their families as much as it did when it was originally published in 1960

♥ How cute is this little "Blondie"?  ♥
This precious book celebrates 73 years this year!

For sixty years children have been captivated by this classic story of Mary and her dolls. Mary's father was a sea captain who took long trips across the ocean, bringing back a doll from each journey. Soon Mary had six dolls and wished for a seventh one to become her Sunday doll. But Mary's father said six dolls were enough for any girl, so she set off to visit the Dollmaker and, oh, was she in for a surprise!

Remember the "Bobbsey Twins" and the "Five Little Peppers"
 My sister, Diane from Saturday Finds and I loved ♥ these books.

The Five Little Peppers covers the lives of the five children in their native state and develops with their rescue by a wealthy gentleman who takes an interest in the family.

♥ Just in time for Easter ♥

♥ These are mini "Golden Books" ♥
Perfect for tiny little hands.

Books are the best...holding a child on your lap and sharing a book together ...
even better!

Stay Cozy and read a book,


acorn hollow said...

reading to children is just the best thing you can do for them. These wonderful books will make great memories.
Happy Easter

Madeline's Album said...

Wow What great little books. You were great to collect and keep them. Have a blesse and wonderful day and evening.

Mevely317 said...

I'm loving the title of this post, Carrie! As a lonely "only" child, books were my first best friends. I remember the Little Peppers, and guess I read every Bobbsey Twins book. A few years later, I became a fan of Cherry Ames, Student Nurse. Don't suppose they even exist any longer.
Thanks for this stroll down Memory Lane!

Ginny Hartzler said...

What memories! I remember the Golden books. And I LOVED The Bobbsey Twins, I read quite a few of them!!

Red Rose Alley said...

Carrie, your vintage children's books are treasures, and your grandson is at just the right age for you to read them to him. The Surprise Doll sounds delightful and just right for the ages of my grandgirls too. You have some of the Golden Books also. Those are classics for sure, and I didn't know they had the mini Golden Books. I have kept many of the kids childhood books, and they are in a cabinet. Your collection of books is awesome. How wonderful you have them all.

Happy Easter Carrie.


carrie@northwoods scrapbook said...

I love so many vintage things - including books! Amazing that you have so many beautiful ones. I love the artwork and they are the true classics. I have some vintage postcards and other vintage paper ephemera like that and love it so much. What a beautiful treasure to share with your grandson. xoxo

carrie@northwoods scrapbook said...

Not sure if my prior message went through? But what a treasure those books are and being able to share with your grandson. I love vintage things too. You have such an amazing collection. Happy Easter ahead! xoxo

Catherine said...

Thank you for visiting my blog.
I still have got some of my child’s books especially pop up ones.
I love your garden it’s very nice.

Debby@Just Breathe said...

Those books don't look familiar to me. My parents were not readers and I wasn't introduced to many books growing up. These look wonderful. Our grandson is 3 1/2 and I buy him a lot of books. He is currently loving the books by Nastja Holtfreter. They are board books where they have to "Find What's Different." I recently ordered him a few more. They are on Amazon.

Granny Marigold said...

You have a wonderful collection of childrens books from times past, many of which I also have. No one is small enough around here to want to be read to any more but I'm keeping those precious books! Have a happy Easter with your family.

Junkchiccottage said...

How sweet Carrie that you collected these and saved them. It is an amazing collection to share with your grandchild. Have a wonderful Easter. xoxo Kris

Marilyn McLeod @ Pink Paper Cottage said...

Oh yes... I remember the Golden Books... as a child myself, and then reading them to my two boys in the 70's and 80's. I have saved a few of their books and bring them out now and then to show them. I wish I would have kept more. I don't remember some of the ones you show, but I myself loved the Bobsey Twins.. I don't remember the Peppers! We never had the tiny ones when I was a child, but I have seen them here and there and think they are just precious! I read to my boys so much.. sometimes the same books over... and over... and over.... again and again! They loved them! Marilyn

Julie's Creative Lifestyle said...

Hi Carrie, You have such a nice collection of vintage books. How wonderful to be able to read these books to your grandson.
Thanks for the lovely visit to my blog and enjoy the weekend.

Billie Jo said...

I cannot tell you how much I love this post! Reading to children is perhaps one of my very favorite things in the world. I remember reading to Madison when she was two months old. I have so many children's books that I cannot part with. I so loved seeing your special ones. And I LOVED the Bobbsey Twins!

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