Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Party at the Zoo

This fun Disney record album dates from the early 1960's. I'd like to think it was illustrated by Mary Blair, but it has no signature so I can't be sure. It's up on the wall in my office and makes me smile.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Etsy Greetings Challenge

I am a member of the Etsy Greetings Team and this month we had a card-making challenge. Everyone used the same digital paper pack from Katies Wish to create their cards. Here are my 3 contributions. You can see all of the card designs on the Etsy Greetings blog here and even vote on your favorite design. My cards are available for sale in my shop.

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Vintage Postcards

I purchased these vintage postcards years ago from a Belgian dealer. The images are done in black on a kraft card stock and highlighted with white and one other color (yellow and brown). I love the graphic quality of these cards.

One of the cards was mailed and is postmarked 1909. The handwriting on the back and the stamp make the back almost as nice as the front!

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Oh Baby

In honor of my soon-to-be-born niece or nephew (any day now), here are a few baby items that I wouldn't mind receiving if I were having a baby myself. I wish stores in my area carried such fun stuff-thank goodness for Etsy!

Top (from left): THE REAL TEAL Cotton Hand Knitted Ivory Lace and Teal Baby Cloche (sgardner) Hugo, Joshua and Morella - giclee print (29blackstreet)
Middle: Toot - A Mini Owl (tiddlywinks) COLORS Fabric Quiet Book (turnbowdesigns)
Bottom Row: Three Tangerines Quilt (scarletthreadquiltco) Creative Kids Art Buckets (momnmiaquilts) Pogo with sleepsack (pogoshop)

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Sally Go Round the Sun

Here is another of my recent children's book finds. "Sally Go Round the Sun" is a book of children's songs, rhymes and games collected in Canada by Edith Fowke (a Canadian folklorist) and published in 1969. It has wonderful illustrations by Carlos Marchiori (born in Italy in 1937 and emigrated to Canada in 1956, currently a muralist in Northern California) I wish I could show the whole book, but these few illustrations give an idea of the style.

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