Thursday, September 13, 2012

Vintage Books and Vintage Knees

Hi everyone, I'm so glad to be able to sit up at the computer this morning. It's such a beautiful, cool day outside, it's starting to feel like fall a little bit.

 I have some vintage children's books that I won on eBay to show you.

This one has pretty graphics.

I love these Ladybird Books for children.

We had the Colliers Encyclopedias while growing up in the fifties and sixties. My brother got the Children's Classics, so I found the whole set on eBay last week for a song. I will still go back and read out of these sometimes.

A friend gave me this book, is this not too cool? I didn't know they had a Nancy Drew Cookbook!
I believe this one was published in the seventies.

I bid on Midge, but lost....

I remember these from childhood, they could make a cupcake seem like magic.

Tiny Tears got herself a new bottle last week.

I'm still looking at these, haven't decided yet. The main colors are pink and brown.
I do like them.

Vintage Knees

I want to say "thank you" to everyone for your sweet thoughts and prayers over my knee surgery. I went in Friday and got out on Sunday. I have six weeks of rehab and physical therapy.  I'll spare you the picture of my knee, but with 26 staples and a 3 1/4 inch incision, the pain is pretty tough. I am trying to back off on the pain meds, they make me a little loopy (can you tell)!!

In a few weeks, I hope to be up and running again playing with Ms. Wilma.

Looking like this! Ha!

Hoping you all have a wonderful week,
Love, from me and Ms. Wilma


The Japanese Redneck said...

My husband just had knee surgery but it was nothing like that.

He was up and at work the next day. Had PT for a couple of weeks.

Hope you get well soon.

Tammy's in Love said...

Isn't it fun to "find" our childhood toys? The set of books is beautiful! It reminds me that I have the Golden Children's Encyclopedias that I should give grandkids. They have beautiful illustrations and colorful covers. The bottle for Tiny Tears...sweet! I put a little crocheted doily inside my vintage pint milk bottles to decorate them. Take good care, friend! And keep trying on that Midge! I'll keep my eyes open here too, sometimes the thrift stores don't know what they have!

magie said...

I never knew there was a Nancy Drew Cookbook, I use to love reading the Nancy Drew books though as a child :)
I really like the Halloween cupcake decorations..they are spookily cute!
I hope you recover soon. I know what you mean about the pain killers, I am still on codeine for pain relief after the birth of my little one..5 weeks on it, it does make one loopy :P
Take care x

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Oh I know you are glad to get the surgery done but take it really easy so that you can heal. I'll keep you in my prayers, my friend. I just love the encyclopedias and the Nancy Drew cookbook...all of the children's books are a treasure. I actually bid on a book on ebay this first time to bid on anything in YEARS! I REALLY wanted it but I had to stop! It was the 1955 edition of 365 Bedtime Stories. I have my childhood copy but it is missing the covers and several pages. I wore it out! lol Hugs!

Kellie @ Delightfully Ludicrous said...

Nancy Drew certainly used a lot of pineapple in her recipes, didn't she!

Kay G. said...

Oh yes, please get that swimsuit and I will get a bikini! Yeah, right!
I love that British Wildflowers Book, would love to have that!
And I hope you are much better soon.

Trace4J said...

Evening Friend
Praying for you.
Take it easy. I had knee surgery in May but not replacement.
You'll be running soon.
Love the treasures you have won.
I love Nancy Drew.

My Vintage Mending said...

Glad to hear you made it through the surgery. Your finds are darling as ever...Keep that pretty doggie close..smiles..Renee

Sarajan said...

So glad you're doing well. I had a total hip replacement in my 40s but I hear the knees are even more painful than the hips. Good luck and keep up your spirits! -- Jan P.S. LOVE your eBay treasures!

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

I missed the post where you said you were having knee surgery. Glad you've had it and are home again. I had knee replacement 2 years ago so I know what the knee looks like. Those staples are ugly. Take it easy but be sure to do your rehab and physical therapy and you will be back in shape in no time.
Love all you finds from the past.
Sending prayers for a fast recovery.

vintage grey said...

So sorry you had to have knee surgery. Will be praying for your recovery! I have the same Junior Classics! My mother-in-law just gave me them, and they are such a pretty display! Take care, and blessings! xo Heather

Erica of Golden Egg Vintage said...

Hey Dorothy!
I've been thinking about you...hoping that your recovery is going well. Looks like you got some cute books and things to help the time pass!
Take Care,
Erica :) said...

Glad to hear your surgery went okay - I hear the therapy is tough but that it's best to do it and work at it for the best results. Hang in there and get'r done.
I use to have a Midge doll... but had long disposed of the box (and now the doll is long gone too.) Actually I had a huge family of Barbies at one time.
You didn't sound loopy to me - but maybe it's me too?
Take care!

Denise said...

Thanks for sharing such awesome things. Praying for your recovery.

Francie...The Scented Cottage Studio said...

oh my, hope you mend well and quickly too.
Just found a book about Babar and had to have it :)

Little Susie Home Maker said...

Well, Dorothy, I am so happy to see a post from you! Sounds like the surgery went well. I am happy for you. You sure got some neat books and other fun items! I didn't know there was a Nancy Drew Cookbook. How fun, I wonder what was on her menu? Tiny Tears will love her new bottle. And I that embroidery is divine. That would be pretty far fall!
Glad you are back home!
Tell Wilma hi,

Librarian said...

Sending many good wishes and kind thoughs your way - get well soon!
Your pictures of vintages toys, books and other items always make me smile.

Art and Sand said...

Oh, what memories. I loved our Junior Classic books. They might have been my inspiration for colorful books. I wonder where they are? Perhaps they are still in my childhood home. My sister rents it to her step-son and many of our items are still there.

Thanks for the bit of nostalgia.