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Monday, January 16, 2012

Vintage Reads

One of my favorite things in the world is vintage children's books. I love the sweet stories, and nostalgic illustrations that sort of take me
back in my mind to a simpler time.

I was blessed
with a wonderful childhood and so many special memories associated with my younger days. I have the most wonderful parents in the world, and I am so thankful for them! I am also thankful that I grew up in a time when children were allowed to be children.

I guess vintage books help me revisit those days, but whatever the reason I can hardly pass up a pretty little child's book from yesteryear. I started collecting them when my children were little, and continued when they
were well pass the days of being interested in them. My husband teased me for buying them, he just couldn't quite get my fascination with them. I'm glad I kept it up now, with all of my grandchildren they certainly come in handy!

I picked up some a couple of weeks ago when on a thrifting jaunt and thought I'd share them with you.

Here are a few of them. I'll share more of them another day. Aren't these sweet? I haven't had a chance to sit down and read them yet, but I can hardly wait for a free minute to do so.

Do you have a favorite book from childhood? I'd love for you to share it in the comments! I loved the little red or orange biographies of great Americans, The Little House series, Little Women, books of poetry, and children's cookbooks, but my favorite books were the things to make and do type of books. Even as a kid I was a crafter at heart!


  1. Betty has quite a few books from Gina and Derrick's childhood days, including one of Noah's favorites, Little Black Sambo! We have Derrick's McCall Make It book, a craft book, we have my dad's Children's storyies of the Bible from 1970, and we have a set of Childcraft books from the 1960s, and my mom's Book House books from the 50s!!! The last two are more like encyclopedia sets, but they have lots of stories in each, and pictures too!!! Oh, and Derrick's Winnie the Pooh book, where he wrote his own name with crayon in it! I'm a sucker for good books too!!!

    1. Tiffany,
      I loved the Childcraft books! I never had a set as a kid, but if I visited anyone who did, they would have to pull me away from them to go play!

  2. I read everything Enid Blyton wrote when I was a kid. Loved her books.

    And I read the Anne series when I was a child too and have the whole set still.

    Im a lover of children's books too. I understand the fascination Mindy.

    1. Shay,

      Oh, you are a kindred spirit, as Anne would say! I love those books too! I'm thinking Enid Blyton wrote my favorite version of the Brier Rabbit stories. I read it over and over to my kids whenever we rode in the car. We all loved it!

    2. I loved her Famous Five series!! I still have a ton of the paperbacks somewhere.

    3. Jennifer, you'll have to show me one of these so I can keep my eyes out for them!