Welcome to my bookcase across the hall from my basement door. I thought I'd share a few of the porcelain hinged boxes from my collection.
That cutie pie in the frame is my oldest son, Tyler, when he was just a munchkin!
See those orange books? That is the other part of my post. The old worn-out Handy Man books above them belong to Alan. I pretty much stay out of those!
That set of World Book Encyclopedia's is old, too. My folks got them when my Sister was in High School. She graduated in 1969! The jug is one of many pieces of Stoneware from Alan's Mom's home.
And there is my other cutie pie, Alex! I love keeping framed family photos tucked around the house.
My Sister, Brother and I were so blessed as children. Life was carefree and filled with love and laughter. One thing we all enjoyed was reading time. Mom would gather us around and read out-loud to us. Sometimes as a group, other times just individually. We had quite a library that included Dr. Seuss, A.A. Milne & his Winnie the Pooh stories to name a few. One of my favorites was the Childcraft Child's Treasury. It was 15 Volumes filled with poetry and short stories. The art within those pages was breathtaking. My favorite of all the volumes was number 1 ~ Poems of Early Childhood. I'd love to have you join me as I re-visit this enchanting part of my childhood.
I think these Bo-Peep pages were possibly the beginning of my love~affair with Pink and Blues!
Although I liked the Animal Cracker poem, it was really this illustration that caught my eye. I loved everything about it... the curled up kitty, the soft colors, the little doll that sat in awe, just as I did, at how the lil girl could get those animal crackers to stand upright for her!
The beginning of the love~affair with the Beach!
How teeny tiny and precious! And so a passion for small things and fairies was born.
One of my favorite illustrations... love the big fat snowflakes!
I love this funny poem and the neat illustrations with it! But, truly, this was my Brother's favorite, and most likely still is!
Ohhh... how I would dream to be a lil fairy or pixie and live in a tree hollow with a tiny bed like that one!
And, of course, I would dream alot about that Pink coat with the white fur trim... and how it would look so much nicer on me, as a fairy, than on that big old toad!
Mom would always save The Sugar Plum Tree for last when reading at night.
It ended with the following...
So come, little child, cuddle closer to me
In your dainty white nightcap and gown,
And I'll rock you away to that Sugar Plum Tree
In the garden of Shut-Eye Town.
Thank you for visiting with me as I flipped through one of my favorite childhood books. Please come back anytime... God Bless...
Until another time... Pearl