Wednesday, 9 April 2014

A little corner of my home...part of my children's vintage book collection

Hi everyone

This is a little corner of my home...


This shelving unit was a present, made by my lovely husband many years ago. I have been storing my children's vintage books collection here, but now it looks like this...


The bottom shelf now is home to Daisy's paints and painting equipment. Underneath you will see the boxes containing her other craft materials. The top of the shelving unit is home to Great Uncle Bulgaria...he's a Womble that I picked up at the Carboot sale a couple of years ago. The ladybird book collection are staying because we actually read these to Daisy. I intend to do a separate blog post about these. The other books are being packed away into the loft, but I thought I'd share them with you first...


This is my Famous Five collection. I have all of them but three. Some of them are really old and some are the more modern versions (1990s). My favourites are the ones to accompany the tv series that I absolutely loved! I have the DVD too. If you don't know of the famous five, they (Julian, Dick and Anne, George and Timmy the dog) go on lots of adventures eating potted meat sandwiches washed down with lashings of ginger beer! They were created by Enid Blyton, my favourite author as a child.


Once again, Enid Blyton...with Noddy, The Three Gollys and naughty Amelia Jane. I didn't want to offend anyone with the correct title of the middle book so I hid it...Enid Blyton was not very PC !


Sally Stawberry is from the Munch Bunch. Does anyone remember these? This was actually my husband's book.
The other characters on the back.


These Beatrix Potter books are old but I'm not sure how old because I couldn't find a date of print on them. They were childhood books and sadly I don't know what happened to the rest. Daisy has a huge collection box of Beatrix potter books so these can be put away.


The wonderful Mr Men! These vary in age and price given on the back. I loved these as a child and still do! Daisy has a big box collection of all these too and we have read them all! Most of these were mine from the 1970s, but some belong to my husband too. 

I love children's books!

Which books or authors were your childhood favourites?

Mandy xx

10 comments:

  1. I had all the famous five books and loved them, I never liked the Secret seven ones though, I think my favourite Blyton books were the Wishing Tree books, I read them to my son and then to my grandchildren as well as most of my nieces and nephews.

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    1. Hi Pam
      I didn't like the secret seven books either xx

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    2. The Magic Faraway tree and the wishing chair. Moon face, Mr Angry and Silkie, dame wash a lot, Bessie, Fanny and Dick. What great names! Chinky was the pixie from the wishing chair. I loved those books, as an only child I was enthralled with reading. They made my childhood! X

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  2. Aha, you're a ladybird collector too. So am I! Oh yes, a post on ladybird books would be great. Yeh, I was a fan of Enid Blyton too. I liked the naughtiest girl and the Mallory Towers series. Xx

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    1. Hi loo
      I've loved ladybird books since I was very young. A blog post coming up soon...I need to take loads of photos! My daughter loved the Mallory towers books but I didn't read them. Great to find another enthusiast!xx

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  3. Lovely selection of books - I loved Enid blyton as well

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    1. Thanks Shirley
      Great to hear from another Enid Blyton fan!xx

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  4. Thank you for taking me back to my childhood.. I remember begging my Dad to read me another chapter (I was only allowed one a night), Brer Rabbit was a favourite. I too have all my books from then.

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    1. They're precious memories aren't they? I'm so glad I managed to keep some of my books and the ones that were thrown away are slowly being replaced as I find them on eBay etc xx

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  5. Hi Mandy, just a quick bob in to say hope you're OK and all is well? thinking of you, take care jane x

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