December 1, 2011

Lil' Vintage Story Books Link Party

This has been a tough 7 days at our house and it's not going to get any easier. Carol has been unresponsive since the massive stroke on Thanksgiving (the brain damage was significant) and she will be brought home with the assistance of Hospice. We're now praying for peace for my MIL.

But in keeping with the Christmas spirit, this week's featured vintage book is Santa Claus: A Fuzzy Wuzzy Picture Story Book.

Published by the Whitman publishing Co. it was written in 1947 and features vibrant graphics and textural flocking on Santa's coat.

It's about an Eskimo boy who visits Santa at the North Pole and gets into a bit of mischief.

Santa elves (they are referred to as "brownies" in this book) are hard at work preparing for Santa's big night when this little boy appears.

They nickname him Jingle Bell and he spends the next few hours causing trouble with the toys.

Once everything is put back in order (thanks to Santa's brownies) Jingle Bell goes outside and helps Santa with his reindeer.

In the end, Jingle Bell gets to join Santa on his infamous sleigh ride.

"Merry Christmas to you and
to all boys and girls everywhere!"

For more vintage book illustrations

Have a lovely weekend.



My Vintage Mending said...

A Fuzzy Wuzzy Book...I love these! What darling graphics. Brownies? Never heard of that one but sweet just the same. Thank for sharing such a sweet Christmas story...smiles...Renee

Cheryl G. said...

Such a sweet book!
Praying for tender mercies to be sent your way.

vivian said...

Ive been thinking of you and your family. wondering how your mother inlaw is doing. sounds like things are still rough. I'll keep praying. what is her first name Kim?
I wish I knew where all my kids christmas books were. Im sure they are somewhere packed away!
I love the little book you sent me. did you notice it in one of the pictures on my blog?
Do you go on flickr? you should see the all the commotion that your gift caused there! check it out.. I think you'll get a kick out of it!
well, I've woken up with a cold and my hubby isnt feeling well either. Busy weekend ahead.. will have to ignore the sniffles til monday! lol!
have a great day. I hope you can stay in the holiday spirit inspite of things. I feel bad for your husband. Prayers going up!
love ya!

KJ@letsgoflyakite said...

Thinking about you and your family. This is such a difficult time.

Lee said...

Adorable book-I remember the fuzzy wuzzy books, too.
I like the phrase 'tender mercies'. Such a difficult time for your extended family. Remember the good times and cherish the love. Sending hugs your way.

Karin said...

What a sweet book. Love the graphics. I am so sorry about your mother in law. Prayers coming your way, sweet friend.

Cindy said...

Hi Kim,
We are certainly continuing to pray for Nana and your whole family. I admire your strength and fortitude to keep things normal for the girls.

Know that we are here for you,
Much love,

Heather said...

I am so sorry, Kim. I will be thinking of you and your family.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I'm so sorry about your precious mother in law. I'm keeping her in my prayers! I wish I could remember the story book day! heehee! I love your beautiful book and my look and see if I can take part a little later! Hugs! ♥

Gloria said...

Trust in the LORD with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding. Proverbs 3:5

My heart goes out to your family.

Corey Moortgat said...

How funny! I have that same book, and I've hung the different pages as holiday decor! Soon I'll post photos of it!

What's happened to your MIL sounds very similar to what happened with my grandmother a few years ago... my prayers are with your family.

Lynn said...

Hi Kim,
That book is soo adoreable! Thank you for sharing it with us! I am praying for your family during this time. I pray that God wraps your family in love, peace, understanding, and strength during these difficult days. If you need anything that I may be able to do so far away from you, please just let me know.

ingrid said...

What a delightful book! Thank you for sharing.

Pam said...

Ok, that's it. I'm going over to the Vintage Story Books party to see what other books people have shared. Your fuzzy book is cute. I can picture the kids running their fingers over Santa's coat. Praying for your MIL.

Creative Breathing said...

Merry Christmas Wishes to you and your sweet family. Joy filled days hoped for the New Year. Elizabeth

GardenofDaisies said...

Oh Kim, I am sorry to hear that your MIL does not seem to be responding. Hugs and prayers winging their way to you.
This book is very sweet. I bet the kids loved the fuzzy-wuzziness of his red suit!