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Saturday, November 13, 2010

It's Saturday!

Hi Everyone! Today is Vintage Love Saturday over at Southern Lady Vintage and the theme for todays get-toether is Vintage Children's Books. I was so excited about this theme. My Mom had me reading Little Golden Books by the time I was 5.






This was my first Golden Book. Alas, I colored on the inside cover and some of the pages are torn, but I still have it.


I thought these Christmas Books would be fun to see.











I love reading..still do, but can't find the time today :(. In the 2nd grade we joined the Scholastic Book Club...you could order books monthly.....they were under a $1. Holy cow I still have some stashed away that I couldn't give up........................................

This was one of my favs.
In  early 1970/71 Our school library was getting rid of some some hardcover books that were no longer wanted and my Mom was a helper one day a week and the Nun asked if she'd like them......of course she brought the whole box. It included titles like PollyAnna, Anne of Green Gables, The Five Little Peppers, and The Nobody's.

Now I don't know if any of you rememeber the Disney LP's.....okay the precursors to 8-tracks, cassette tapes, CD's, MP3's........LOL.......that came with book albums as the jacket, so that when you played the record you could read along and look at the pictures. I have a whole collection of sountrack record books, but again wasn't able to dig em out today. Sooooo, I went online and found some examples of my collection........................................................................





I would sit for hours at my little record player.........alright if you're too young to remember record players.....ask your Grandma........better yet look it up on your IPhone!!!!!!...................anyway....
this is my post of yesteryear reads.  I'm on my way over to Barbara's thru Here  to see all the other vintage literary finds!


10 comments:

ThreeOldKeys said...

Remember the little sound the record would make ... when it was time to turn the page ...

....simpler times ....

Antiques Galore Gal said...

Wonderful post! I was a bookworm as a child and loved looking at these books!

Vintage Tinsel said...

Love looking at all the books, especially Santa's Workshop. Christmas is just around the corner! Time flies!

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

This was fun. I had some of these books and a record player!

Southern Lady's Vintage said...

Melody, what a joy to recall these old books and record players and all the fun that was in those simple times. Great post! I had one of the little record players. I bet it is still at my Mom's home.

georgiamarbles said...

My son collected the little golden books...sigh...so long ago!

Shelley said...

I love old vintage story books...Eloise Wilkins is one of my favorite illustrators...thanks for sharing these...blessings

Beeutiful by Design said...

Oh I had some of those same disney lp's with books! I still have the first book I learned to read to - Jennifer

Tricia@The Dull and the Dutiful said...

Oh, I love the Santa's Toy Shop book! We have a much-loved copy, plus a couple of others I picked up for the grandchildren over the years. My favorite was Five Pennies to Spend -- I still have my copy, but it's very battered!

Cinderella Moments said...

I had a record player. I played Strauss waltzes on it for my Barbie's when they went to the castle balls with GI Joe(that I borrowed from my brother without his knowledge). What do you think about that! Thanks for the stroll down memory lane.

Caroline