Monday, November 12, 2007

A Tiny Treasure.


I discovered this tiny booklet at my local car boot sale one morning. It always amazes me that paper items such as this survive the years so well. I imagine it would have been given out at a Sunday School during the 1930's.

The illustrations truly are treasures and their colours are as fresh as when they were first printed.

Beautiful cottage gardens full of delphiniums, roses and hollyhocks....

...With pretty girls tending them.



Each one typical of the 1930's style.

17 comments:

  1. Hi Niki, you do manage to find the most wonderful things - I think I'm going to have to rummage much more thoroughly next time I go thrifting. The book is just delightful!
    Lucy

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  2. As a book lover, this is an amazing find. It looks like it is in such great shape and what vivid colors! Treasure it always.

    ~~ Heidi ~~

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  3. Oh my, this book is exquisite! xo, suzy

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  4. It is wonderful. I love all the beautiful pictures. xoxo Nita

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  5. Well that is just precious! I love the last little poem you've pictured!

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  6. Oh how beautiful all those wonderful illustrations, what a find.
    Love
    Alison x

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  7. I seem to have missed loads of your posts so have just had a quick catch up. Especially love this little booklet, I'm always attracted to those 30's type gardens full of herbacious flowers.

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  8. Hi Niki! Just dropping by with a vintage hi!

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  9. What a great find!! It's so pretty.
    Rosemary

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  10. Anonymous9:24 am

    Niki,

    What a genuine and delicate treasure!

    Stel.la

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  11. A lovely little book

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  12. Anonymous2:13 pm

    hi niki, i love to look at all your lovely things on your blog. your book reminds me of my old Mabel Lucy Attwell books i had as a child. sorry i missed your 3rd birthday give-away, belated birthday wishes to you. jean.x

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  13. What a great find! The illustrations and color are fabulous. Lucky you!

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  14. I discovered your blog through Micheles. This book is so lovely, I would have loved to have found it, you lucky thing. The last page on your post sounds like a Mabel Lucie Attwell verse, I have one of her cards with a very similar sounding rhyme. I am going to have a good trawl through your blog. x

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  15. WOW...THAT IS THE BEST BOOK!!!
    I love it!!!
    Can you frame the prints???
    What a wonderful find!!!
    Amy (Mom to the Four Sisters)

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