Tuesday, March 6, 2012


Today I'm going to share some books that have red in them!

This first, We Like To Do Things, was an antique store find this past weekend. It's from 1949, doesn't have a back cover, and I paid $3.25 for it - way too much for its' condition, but the graphics are so awesome!

Hey, where are the child labor laws?

No child abuse here - just grandpa abuse!

Picking cherries? Sounds good to me!

I'm sure many of you are familiar with this darling book from 1945. A little bunny saw a cardinal and decided he wanted red wings, too. So he went to the wishing well, got his wings, and no one recognized him, even his mommy. So he had to go back and wish them away.

The next three books are family heirlooms. This first one is called Song and Study for God's Little Ones, copyright 1894.

It was my great grandmother's.

In this book, "Nearer My God to Thee" was called Bethany. "Come Thou Almighty King" is called Italian Hymn!
This book was my grandmother's.

It has no date, but I'm guessing early 20th century.

And, this one was my mother's.

Yes, her name was Agnes . . . and she had red hair!

Now, this adorable little book is from Made In Pixieland. And, guess what? It's not a book! It's a secret book.
I recently put a gnome and mushroom inside it!


★Carol★ said...

That's an especially sweet blog header you've made there, Sue. Just adorable!
Love the illustrations in We Like To Do Things. One of my favorites!
Happy REDnesday,

JunqueMagnet said...

Oh how cute. I am completely in love with the Pixie Tales "tome"! Enjoy.

April D said...

They're all just wonderful! My favorite may be the heirlooms with the handwriting in them, though.
Happy Rednesday!

Sunny Simple Life said...

Love the graphics of the old vintage children's books. Such a sweet time.

Barbara Jean said...

Oh I love old books.
thanks for sharing yours!

thanks for hosting too.

barbara jean

Susan Freeman said...

The graphics in those first books are really precious!
Happy Rednesday. Glad to be back with you today and thanks for hosting.

Susan and Bentley

Debbie-Dabble Blog and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

Such lovely books!! What great treasures you have!
Thanks so much for hosting!!


Musings from Kim K. said...

As a former librarian who has too many books to count, I can understand not passing up any books...especially with lovely graphics. I'm totally in love with your special pixie tales. We're taking our girls to a water park later this week that's decorated with elves and toadstools. Can't wait for a little elfin magic!

❀~Myrna~❀ said...

I love vintage books ! You have some fantastic finds & heirlooms here.

craftyles said...

I love the pixie tales. Your heirloom book is awesome!

My Vintage Mending said...

That red wing book was written just for you. Gosh these are cute. Love it all from top to bottom. Smiles..Renee

Unknown said...

Hi Sue! Love your new banner and all the books! Thanks for hosting such a great party again.

Carol Ann said...

Great books you shared! Thanks for showing them to us, I enjoyed seeing them. Have a great day:)

Pam~ Virginia Retro said...

Thanks for hosting~love red and Rednesday! Now on to look at the great entries!

Zootsuitmama said...

The graphics in the old books make me happy! Such detail and so optimistic! The kids look happy! LOL! Cute post!

Jill said...

Your grandmother was a redhead - I just posted about my redhead - they're so unique..

Love the old books - the illustrations are sure from days gone by - so neat...

Sally Annie Magundy said...

Hi Sue,
I love all your books, thanks so much for sharing them with us. I'm having such a hard time thinking up things to share of late, so I jumped on the band wagon and followed your lead and have shared a children's book today.

Thanks for hosting Rednesday!

Pam~ Virginia Retro said...

Looking at your great photos again and have to ask - in the first photo next to the book, the sweet pitcher with the cherries looks wooden. Is it decorative or real? It's darling. Love all the book art too.

Sherry@Back2Vintage said...

I especially like the book about the little bunny who wanted red wings....so cute!!! Thanks for hosting the party!

luci wallis said...

Such a sweet blog you have! Glad I found you. Your header is very sweet.

LadyD Piano said...

I absolutely LOVE vintage books!!

Denise Price said...

Aw, such adorable books!

This is my first time participating in Rednesday. I'm entering a handmade Christmas card.