September 7, 2011

Vintage Picture Records

One of the many collections that I have in my craft room are these children's picture records. Produced in the late 40s and 50s, I collect them for their graphics and have them hanging on the bulk head.

This three little kittens album is my absolute favorite.

I recently came across a few more (at a decent price) to add to my growing collection. The graphics are on both sides of the records and are just delightful.

Although I don't play these vintage records on my turntable, I do have several albums that I do enjoy regularly...including several storybook albums that Josie looks forward to. Some of the albums were my own. Yes. I kept everything growing up.

I'm amazed at how inexpensive I've been able to pick these up lately at my local Goodwill. Definitely fun memories to share with my girls.

Happy Thrifting, everyone!

XOXO


27 comments:

Lesley said...

I had forgotten all about these records, though I don't think I ever had any. If I did and I learn they were thrown out I shall now be quite cross!

Mom Walds Place said...

Love the graphics! No wonder you have them on the wall, and no hangers needed.

GardenofDaisies said...

Kim, those are so sweet. The Three Little Kittens is the cutest of all, especially to this kitty cat lover.

Lee said...

You bring back many good memories, Kim!
I really need a room so I can collect even more-I covet your special craft room! LOL
Thanks for sharing!

My Vintage Mending said...

The genius that you are created a monster in me. I love to find these now...Although no sweet kitty one yet. We do have lots of similar ones....I hang mine with curtain pins what are you hanging them with? Monster Mash! Did a lip sync/ speech to that in middle school for speech and drama. Terribly hard for this shy girl. Heaven knows if I passed. Darling finds...smiles...Renee

LV said...

A great collection and real treaasures. Hang on to them.

Donna said...

Your records are just darling, Kim! I've never seen them before. I love the three little kittens one the best, too! You have some wonderful collections and treasures, and it looks like Josie enjoys them all, too:)

VintageBettys said...

Kim,
What a nice collection! I (Laura) wish I saved everything when I was growing up... I find myself buying everything all over again...

❀~Myrna~❀ said...

They are fantastic , I love them !

~~Carol~~ said...

This is one of the cutest collections EVER! I loved listening to records when I was little, and still have some of them, but none are picture records. What a sweet way to decorate a room!

birdie blue said...

absolutely darling graphics, kim. love the three little kittens, especially.

xo
molly

Katia said...

Adorabili!!!

Janet said...

I've never seen records like that before with the pictures! I think they are so cute and like how you have them displayed!
Blessings,
Janet

Heather said...

Kim, you have so many interesting collections...and a great eye too! I never see such neat things at my GoodWill!

Cheryl G. said...

What great finds!
Those really are darling records!
That Josie is so adorable!

Ellen said...

These are the most cutest thing ever....what a nice thing to collect and a super thing to introduce to your children.And you display them so nicely. Wow they just don't make things like that anymore....such a pity.....
Hugs,
Ellen

JenGrenko said...

Oh my gosh. I didn't remember these! What a precious thing to collect! Thanks for sharing!

Karin said...

Those records are beautiful! I've never seen any like that. I need to start going to Goodwill!!

My Vintage Blankie said...

Ok...I've got something else I need to collect now. I forgot about those records and their cute labels and jackets. You are right the graphics are darling. Thank you!

Boo-Bah AKA Iris said...

Love them all!! What a neat thing to collect.

BucksCountyFolkArt said...

These are so cute! I'd never seen them before. I can see why you collect them.

C. Joy said...

I have never seen records like this. Where have I been all my life? They are wonderful artwork. Thanks for sharing.

Jboo said...

So cute! How cool are those!

Janet

P.S. Love the Monster Mash!!!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

These are wonderful! I have one...but it's not a children's record! They are such fun! And yes...let's do the monster mash! heehee! ♥

Diann said...

Kim, those are just too cool! I love them. Now I am going to be checking out old records! And they look wonderful being displayed! Thank you for joining TTF and have a fun weekend!

Ann said...

Those are FANTASTIC--never seen these. I had a record player as a child and I have some in sleeves, I need to take a look at them. Great pictures.
Ann

dogsmom said...

AMAZING finds. I can't imagine them being in one of our GW or charity thrift shops. I would imagine an employee would grab them as soon as they came in the door. I rarely even see them in such good shape in an antique shop around here. I guess we were just rough kids in the midwest.