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Thursday, April 26, 2012

Vintage White Pillow Case with Eyelet Border

I love eyelet patterns and white on white embroidery.  Makes me kind of wish I had a little girl who could wear a pillowcase dress.  (But little boys are wonderful, too.)

Green Toile de Jouy Border Bedsheet

I still like the Toile style, even though it's possibly out of fashion now.  I'd possibly make a fancy robe out of this, if I could!

Wednesday, April 25, 2012


This is a really nice collection of stories for kids.  It includes some stories from Golden Press and some other sweet stories from the 1950s.

Edited by Leland B. Jacobs and Jo Jasper Turner
Charles E. Merrill, 1960
160 Pp.

Something Different

Ye gads!  This artwork is perfect!  Better than Dick and Jane!

Written by Eva Knox Hughes
Illustrated by Pelagie Doane
D. C. Heath Company, 1955
184 Pp.
Hardcover Textbook

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Rotkappchen / Little Red Riding Hood

I wish I knew where this book came from!  The illustrations are nice and clean and detailed.

In German

Everybody Loves the Comics

Wow!  I wish I'd gone to a school that used comics to teach me about idioms and character and everything!  

Provided by Newspaper in Education
and distributed by The Courier-Journal and The Louisville Times, circa 1980s
19 Large Loose Sheets
11" x 18"

Monday, April 23, 2012

Vintage Patchwork Print Fabric

This is a patchwork print in such a beautiful "Little House" or "Holly Hobby" style!

21" x 43" but if you took the piece apart, you'd have 42" x 43"  of fabric.

Sewing is Fun

This book is awfully cute and I've been lucky enough to find it 3 times!  Some day I hope to make every single thing in this book.

Written by Edith Paul
Illustrated by Catherine Scholz
Scholastic Book Services, 1972
64 Pp.

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Puppet and Pantomime Plays

This book is full of puppetry ideas with cute illustrations and lots of information.

Written by Vernon Howard
Illustrated by Doug Anderson
Sterling Publishing, 1969
108 Pp.
Small Hardcover

Betty Crocker's Cook Book for Boys and Girls

I love the recipes in this book.  Just look at the Kitty Cat Cookies above!  It's a great collection of cooking illustrations.

Illustrated by Gloria Kamen
General Mills, 1957
191 Pp.
Spiral bound Hardcover

Little Duckling A Rand McNally Junior Elf Book

Poor little duckling!  He tries and tries!  Will he ever get it right?

Written by Helen Wing
Illustrated by Lucy Ozone
Rand McNally, 1961
26 Pp.
Small Hardcover

Drawing the Circus for Young Artists

I'd love to have a room full of these images embroidered on hoops.  I'd even use the same colors they use in the books!

By Mary Black Diller 
Pitman Publishing Corporation, 1960 
66 Pp. 

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Bedtime Stories A Rand McNally Junior Elf Book

Oh, I truly love these exaggerated baby animals and their gigantic heads.

Written by Miriam Clark Potter
Illustrated by Tony Brice
Rand McNally, 1951
26 Pp.
Small Hardcover

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Better Homes and Gardens Junior Cookbook

This book is almost as good as the Betty Crocker Cook Book, but more concise and a bit sturdier.

for the Host and Hostess of Tomorrow
Revised Edition, 6th Printing
Meredith Corporation, 1963
77 Pp.