Saturday

vintage books that shaped me part 1

Last summer I went down to my dark and dusty basement to find the childhood books that I still remembered.. I had SO many books as a child.. and I remembered a lot of them. I went searching through them ALL for my absolute favorite books that shaped me as a child. These books were picked up from Goodwill by my Grandmother when I was a child. My Grandmother LOVED to read books with me! I definitely feel that it improved my vocabulary and speech in general.
The Glass Valentine (1969)
I LOVE the illustrations in this book! The color scheme is really what gets me, though!
Pelly and Peak (1978)
Pelly and Peak is a book of short stories about a peacock and a pelican that are more or less.. a couple. It's so cute! The pages are very fragile and even turning the page makes them rip now! :(
The color scheme in this book is beautiful, as well. 
Seasons (1987)
Don't you just want to squeeze the crap out of these cute little cats? They are the perfect models- and, yes- they are real cats!
love, polly

12 comments:

Rachel said...

They're so cute! I still have a lot of my picture books from when I was a kid. :D

[Anna] said...

Oh i love the cat one! I did research for a college project about a year ago and came across these kind of old vintage books. Some of the illustrations creeped me out, so i don't know about the kids! They deffinitely don't do them like they used to anymore. I loved them though because they were all so quirky. I remember i looked at a version of The wizard of oz where it was illustrated with little dolls. I'm unsure of the author though :S

iwouldliketobeaduck said...

I love your blog and this post! I adore vintage books; I recently purchased a couple by Patrick Mcdonnell called Hug Time and South. The illustrations are adorable! x

The Lilac Rabbit said...

Those are great. I lost a lot of my books along the road of life, but I try to get them off Amazon when I can remember certain titles.

Kellie said...

I love this post so much! I recently went through a box of my old books—it's amazing how memories of reading them came flooding back.

gee said...

my grandmother ALWAYS has a ton of old children's books at her house...i love them so much.
i wish she still had them..
wonderful post love!
xoox

Yajaira said...

great books.. cute... colorful...
is great you have such great childhood memories that those books remind you of your grandmother!

kymberley said...

I remember some of those books from when I was a child. I always loved to read...it always took me on such an adventure.
Nice post :)

YOURS TRULY, JOSELYN said...

These are so adorable!

lindsay fisher-collie said...

it's so fun to reminisce of childhood days. i've been finding myself doing this a lot lately. xo- lindsay.

Mary Lee said...

those books are so cute! really reminds me of when i was a small kid haha :) love your header, so gorgeous! :) following

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Breeanna @ a brilliant melody said...

I had a book with those cats, but mine was about the cat going to school. so cute!