Buying Childhood Reminders in Thrift Shop Finds.....

Last Sunday I took up my whole finds post to show you one glorious book, and I have yet another wonderful vintage children's book find to share.

The inside cover designs are incredibly sweet. I'm particularly smitten with these ones too. Seriously it's hard not to swoon over vintage pixie-like illustrations, don't you think?




Here's another great find and childhood blast from the past a Denise the Menace hardback comic book.

Then finally and totally not book related, who remembers these drawing stencils as a kid?


I have very, very early memories of playing with these tracing around them with pencils on butchers paper mum saved from meat shopping each week. I bought these recently for no other reason then they connected me to an actual flash of memory from my childhood and having no possessions from childhood it was once again just one of those things I had to do for myself.

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My Vintage Childhood: Buying Childhood Reminders in Thrift Shop Finds.....

Sunday, February 17, 2013

Buying Childhood Reminders in Thrift Shop Finds.....

Last Sunday I took up my whole finds post to show you one glorious book, and I have yet another wonderful vintage children's book find to share.

The inside cover designs are incredibly sweet. I'm particularly smitten with these ones too. Seriously it's hard not to swoon over vintage pixie-like illustrations, don't you think?




Here's another great find and childhood blast from the past a Denise the Menace hardback comic book.

Then finally and totally not book related, who remembers these drawing stencils as a kid?


I have very, very early memories of playing with these tracing around them with pencils on butchers paper mum saved from meat shopping each week. I bought these recently for no other reason then they connected me to an actual flash of memory from my childhood and having no possessions from childhood it was once again just one of those things I had to do for myself.

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15 Comments:

At February 17, 2013 at 12:57 PM , Blogger Anne @ Domesblissity said...

What beautiful books Trudie. Happy birthday to little V. I can't recall those stencils Trudie but plastic wasn't invented when I was very young. LOL

Anne xx

 
At February 17, 2013 at 3:55 PM , Blogger Vintage Bird Girl said...

What beautiful books....they take me back to my childhood. We're finally home from our holidays. I've been reading your posts on my phone, but it's a pain in the neck to comment. I hope Little V has a magical birthday, & I hope we get a chance to have that catch up soon. Xx

 
At February 17, 2013 at 5:50 PM , Blogger Gillian for Tessie Girl said...

I think we had that My Giant Fairytale book- it looks very familiar! Love those illustrations x x

 
At February 17, 2013 at 7:31 PM , Blogger Trudie said...

There's just something about these old children's books I'm picking up at the moment. Oh Anne you're a crack up, you are so not that old. X

 
At February 17, 2013 at 7:33 PM , Blogger Trudie said...

Glad to hear you're back my sweet love. I've been having quite a run on the children's books lately such sweet illustrations. He's catch ups are a must and soon. X

 
At February 17, 2013 at 7:34 PM , Blogger Trudie said...

I've been thinking of you so much lately when I've been picking up these children's books with these gorgeous illustrations.

 
At February 17, 2013 at 11:22 PM , Blogger Thoroughly Modern Me said...

Love the Dennis the Menace book. I remember watching that show when I was young. I think my passion for vintage stems from my childhood memories as well. Glad to have found someone with a common love of nostalgia. All the best, Tricia M.

 
At February 18, 2013 at 2:42 AM , Blogger Vix said...

Love the illustrations in the first book, both those and the stencils are proper blasts from the past!
Our Dennis the Menace looks nothing like that blond child, the Bri boy has black spiky hair and a red and black striped jumper, Sid Vicious style.
Sending love on Little V's birthday! xxx

 
At February 18, 2013 at 11:34 AM , Blogger OP SHOP MAMA said...

Yes I remember those stencils too!
I love that book - the illustrations are fantastic. I might have had it as a kid - or I may have it now - it looks so familiar! x

 
At February 18, 2013 at 11:47 AM , Blogger Sunae Reilly said...

Such gorgeous finds, yet again, Trudie! Happy birthday to Little V, as well! xx

 
At February 18, 2013 at 2:46 PM , Blogger Trudie said...

There's certainly something comforting about things that remind us of another time or our childhood, especially when associated with fond experiences and memories.

 
At February 18, 2013 at 2:47 PM , Blogger Trudie said...

Little V accepts your lovely birthday wishes.
I kind of like the sound of this Sid Vicious kid.

 
At February 18, 2013 at 2:49 PM , Blogger Trudie said...

I remember spending so much time tracing around those stencils.

 
At February 18, 2013 at 2:50 PM , Blogger Trudie said...

Thanks Hun, I just seem to have a knack for finding these awesome books at the moment,

 
At February 18, 2013 at 7:19 PM , Blogger Melanie said...

Oh I have this book! I have a soft spot for faery tales x

 

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