Friday, May 04, 2012

Vintage Children's Books

T.G.I.F.!  The work week is almost done!  Do you have big plans for the weekend?  Tomorrow I am volunteering for the Smith Mountain Lake Triathlon.  I am amazed at the stamina that these athletes have.  I could probably do the running and the biking but there is no way I could swim 820 yards in a cold lake!

Today I would like to share with you the vintage children's books that I bought at the last estate sale I attended. 
I have always loved this book mostly for the story but also because my grandparents last name was Bird.  The cover on this book just makes me swoon.  Look at that darling sewing basket on the floor.
Sorry for the glare on this!  This one was my favorite!  How cute is that little lass carrying those pumpkins.  This is called The Little Gardner and other stories.

This one is just adorable.  The Children's Book edited by Frances Hodgson Burnette.  She is the author that wrote "The Secret Garden" one of my all time favorite books and movies.

Mrs. Wiggs of the Cabbage Patch!  With a title like that how can you go wrong?  Love it!
And I guess technically this isn't a children's book, even though I read it the first time when I was probably 11-12.   Can you guess what book this somber cover is on?

Jane Eyre!  The drawings in this book are fabulous!

Hope everyone has a fantastic weekend!

Blessings
Linda


7 comments:

Ann said...

You found the right estate sale, the books are so cute. Mrs. Wiggs, what a darling name. The somber cover is just that--whew it's pretty dark looking. Come see what I found at my last estate sale. Have a great weekend.
Ann

Kelli said...

Those are beautiful finds...*drool!* I especially love old children's books.

There are 2 community garage sales I think I will go to this weekend. One of them is in the Sam's Club parking lot, so how could that not be amazing! :0)

~Kelli

Kelli said...

Those are beautiful finds...*drool!* I especially love old children's books.

There are 2 community garage sales I think I will go to this weekend. One of them is in the Sam's Club parking lot, so how could that not be amazing! :0)

~Kelli

~~Carol~~ said...

These are such beautiful childrens books! I'm trying to collect the ones from my childhood, and I could just look at the sweet illustrations all day!

Little Susie Home Maker said...

Wow, what wonderful vintage books! Love the artwork. Thanks for sharing!
Blessings,
Susie

Debby said...

You should join my vintage children's book swap. Great finds. We have family friends with the last name if Bird. The parents have passed but a wondeful family.

GardenofDaisies said...

I have that same exact Jane Eyre book. It belonged to DH's grandmother. It's one of my favorite books, so I'm glad it came to live at our house.