Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Old Books and New

I love children's books.
Especially the older ones.


They have the sweetest pictures and hold the best memories.



Times were better, I still believe.



They don't make them like this anymore.







I have my favorites now, too.
Will Hamish ever find true love?



If you haven't read this series, you're in for a treat.
Flavia de Luce is adorable.



Another good British mystery series.


I jumped for joy when I saw I was partnered up with my friend, Shirley, from Zetta's Aprons
for the next swap!!


Wilma sends her love, she's too busy to talk, her best friend Huey P. Long is staying with her this week.
(Poor Huey)
He can only stand so much sugar from Wilma!


Have a Blessed Week,
Dorothy



















26 comments:

Jill said...

Definitely - the illustrations in the older children's books are just so much better...great post!

Ramona JapaneseRedneck said...

Looks like Ms. Wilma is giving Huey a lot of good lovin'!

Those are very cute pictures.

Little Susie Home Maker said...

Yes, the illustrations were the sweetest! I love them, too! Wilma and Huey should have lots of fun this week! Hooray!
Blessings,
Susie

Librarian said...

Not sure about "the times" being better in general in those days - our memories are, of course, very much tinged with nostalgia. But old children's books are lovely, and I don't ever want to part with mine!
How nice for Wilma to have her friend staying over :-)

Shirley Hatfield said...

Hi, partner! Thanks for posting the Hamish Macbeth book...I immediately went to Amazon to order it for my Kindle. I sure wish that the downloads were cheaper...sometimes you can get the hardbound copy at Costco for less than the Kindle version...lol!

Denise said...

Enjoyed the books. Wilma is so sweet.

GardenofDaisies said...

Oh, I LOVE the Flavia De Luce books!! I've read the first 4. Wilma and Huey are so cute. :-) Such sweet illustrations. I love the vintage children's books, too, but also love many of the current ones.

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

It sounds like we have a few things in common, Dorothy! I, too, love to see children's books that bring back memories. I could look through them for hours when I come across them at thrift stores. I also love British mysteries! : ) I read M.C. Beaton, but her Agatha Raisin series. I just finished a bunch of books I picked up at our library's book sale and am hoping the new Elizabeth George will be available at my library when I go. They don't always have the new ones right away. Do you watch any of the BBC America British mystery shows? I caught Whitechapel and Ripper Street, which I thought were both very good. Unfortunately, they won't have any new episodes until 2014 now.

~Damita's Pretty Wrap~ said...

Aw the dogs are too cute! I love the illustrations in the children's books! :) And your new header is pretty too!! :) xo Holly

COUNTRY PICKINS said...

I love your pictures, and I agree with you about the older childrens books...they are delightful, as is your blog.Blessings,
Linda

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

Love those old children's books. They have such cute pictures.

Createology said...

I too adore the images from old books as they were simpler times. I remember because I am old. ;o)

Kellie @ Delightfully Ludicrous said...

Old books are the best books, I think. My absolute favourite book of all time is one called "Sally's Family" which was written some time in the 40's and is about a girl who gathers together all her brothers and sisters from their foster families after the war. Damn, I love that book.

chris mckinley said...

I love the graphics in old books! Chris

vintage grey said...

Such sweet graphics!!! Have a wonderful week! xo Heather

vintage grey said...

Such sweet graphics!!! Have a wonderful week! xo Heather

MissGinger said...

I love the pictures and the sentiment. i found a beautiful childrens book in an antique book shop recently. i was so happy until i took to the till and they wanted £120....

Patti said...

I love vintage illustrations, too. I love to scour Pinterest for cute pics to copy. Have a great week!

Connie said...

I just love the graphics in your older books . . . there is a charm from that era that's missing today :)

Sopa Azul said...

I agree with you, old children's books have something special. :D

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

You always have the sweetest photos (and find the best stuff on Ebay : ))
I love holding a book, a real book. Reading has always been my escape. Kisses to Ms. Wilma and friends. XOXOXOX

LV said...

I agree the older children books were so much better. I have a few.

Jenn said...

ooh your blog looks great - new duds?
Cute books
Huey and Wilma - cute too!
Happy Pink Saturday!
Jenn

VintageBettys said...

Hi Dorothy!
I love your header it is adorable!! Those vintage childrens book images are the sweetest! Wilma is so cute... :)

CraveCute said...

I love these darling books! I recognize the hen and chicks in your header from a little book I sold last year. Adorable!

CoriLynn said...

OK, I am so excited to have found your blog. You love your pupster, you have the most adorable vintage imagery, AND you are a book lover!! You're awesome!
I just read the first Flavia de Luce and loved it! It's always great to find a new series to start!
~xoxo, CoriLynn