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Thursday, August 23, 2012

Vintage 1776 / 1976 Patriotic Print Fabric

2 pieces (53" x 40" and 13" x 80")

Whoa!  Dig that crazy '70s patriotism!  Stars and stripes all over!

Both pieces are hemmed at the edges. This is excellent retro fabric and would make great curtains or seat covers, I suspect, although I can't tell at all how the original owner used them.

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Chester An I Can Read Book

Story and pictures by Syd Hoff
Harper & Row, 1961
64 Pp.

Chester is tired of his wild life, so he heads to the city to find some fun.  Oh, but he's a horse, so there are complications.  As always, Syd Hoff's illustrations are adorable.

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

1 is One

Written and illustrated by Tasha Tudor
Henry Z. Walck, 1956
48 Pp.
Medium Softcover

Sigh.  If ever a book made me long for the past, this is the one!  The pale, soft colors are so charming.

Monday, August 20, 2012

Vintage Floral Pattern Pillow Case

Cannon Monticello
No-iron muslin
Standard Size 42" x 36"
50% cotton  50% polyester
Made in USA

What are these flowers?  I have no idea, but I love the colors!  Large pink, green, turquoise, blue, and white flowers on both sides of the pillow case.

Friday, August 17, 2012

Miniature Flower Arrangements and Plantings: 31 Miniatures in Color, 104 in Black and White

Written by Lois Wilson
Hawthorn Books, 1963
179 Pp.

My mind was a bit blown by this book, because I learned that there is a breed of daffodill that only grows 4cm high!  It's too cute to imagine, so I'll have to buy some to grow at home.

Islands of the Tiny Deer

Written by Julian May
Illustrated by Rod Ruth
Young Scott Books, 1972
46 Pp.
Large Hardcover

A lovely little book about the endangered little Key deer that live in Florida Keys.  The illustrations are enchanting!

Thursday, August 16, 2012

The Littlest Matryoshka

Written by Corinne Demas Bliss
Illustrated by Kathryn Brown
Hyperion Books, 1999
28 Pp.

The artwork in this book is perfect.  Pretty paintings about a pretty little doll who needs to find its way back home.

Fish Head

Written by Jean Fritz
Illustrated by Marc Simont
Weekly Reader, 1972
36 Pp.

A scruff, proud, troublemaking cat finds friendship with adventuresome fishermen.  His fierce independence makes him invaluable to the crew!  Such a hero, to be certain.

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Leonard Visits Sitting Bull (Leonard and His Time Machine)

Written by Gene Darby
Illustrated by Barbara Robinson
Harr Wagner Publishing Company, 1967
44 Pp.

It's from a time when people were trying to understand more about Native Americans, but still called them Indians.  It's pretty neutral politically and just tries to teach about history.

The Mickey Mouse Make-It Book

Random House, 1974
42 Pp.

I don't usually like Disney stuff, but this is a great craft book for tiny tots!  The crafts in here are very, very easy to make, and they're actually kind of cute, in an old-fashioned kind of way.

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Gus Was A Friendly Ghost

Written by Jane Thayer
Illustrated by Seymour Fleishman
William Morrow & Co, 1962
30 Pp.

I love Gus and his peacemaking ways!  He tries to keep the humans pleased even when they're at odds with his animal friends.  

Pippi in the South Seas

by Astrid Lindgren
Translated by Gerry Bothmer
Illustrated by Louis S. Glanzman
Scholastic Book Services, 1974
116 Pp.

Pippi!  Irresistible Pippi!  Causing trouble and winning our hearts.  Awwww.

Monday, August 13, 2012

King Grisly-Beard A Tale from the Brothers Grimm

King Grisly-Beard A Tale from the Brothers Grimm
Pictures by Maurice Sendak
Farrar, Strauss, and Giroux, 1987
16 Pp.

Two Maurice Sendak characters walk into a production of a Brothers Grimm tale and add something wholly different and delightful. 

Let's Play Football Card Game

The DMR Company
Louisville, Kentucky

A fun game about football!  It includes 2 sets of cards, instructions, a pad of play sheets, and comes in a plastic case.

I wish I knew when this game was produced!  It seems to be sort of '70s looking, with kind of retro-looking illustrations of football players.

Vintage Recipe Print Apron

Has recipes for Welsh Rarebit, Fruit Cup, and Apple Pie, with lots of pretty illustrations of the ingredients.  And the colors are completely delicious.  Rich, full colors for rich, filling dishes!

Friday, August 10, 2012

The Story Parade (Child Horizons) Textbook

Edited and compiled by Esther M. Bjoland
Art Director: Glenn Price
Associate Artists: Joan Anglund, Claude Bentley, Eleanore Bowman, Elmer Jacobs, George Okomoto, Joe Pearson, and Henry Wenclawski
Standard Educational Society, 1954
192 Pp.
Medium Hardcover

A great old book with beautiful illustrations and stories by Elizabeth Coatsworth, Katharine Garbutt, Hazel Dannecker, Rachel Field, Jane Taylor, Kate Louise Brown, William B. Rands, A. A. Milne, Hans Christian Andersen, Margery W. Bianco, R. L. Stevenson, James S. Tippett, Frances Clark Sayers, Marguerite de Angeli, Nancy Byrd Turner, Rose Fyleman, Betty Boyles, Laura Ingalls Wilder, Elizabeth Baker, James S. Tippett, Jack Conroy, Rose Fyleman, and Elizabeth M. Roberts.

Oh, wow!  The illustrations in this book are so very, very beautiful.  The very best of animals in outfits!