January 27, 2012

Little Miss Muffet and doll bed(s) collection...

It's Friday and so it's time for another Lil' Vintage Story Books Link Party.

Today's book is Little Miss Muffet and Other Nursery Rhymes, copyright 1956. It's a Rand McNally Elf Book, with illustrations by Mary Jane Chase.

While browsing through the book, I noticed several nursery rhymes that were unfamiliar.

Such delightful graphics.

Each week, I've tried to tie in a personal collection with a book illustration. Today's collection features my daughters' doll bed(s) collection and may look familiar to my followers. My mother (the talented seamstress) has always provided lovely bed linens for my girl's doll beds. Thanks, Mom!

The doll bed on the left was my first doll bed (Christmas 1969)
It also became Emma's first doll bed (Christmas 1999)

The doll bed on the right was picked up in Wisconsin when I attended a conference and I had an opportunity to browse a local antique store.

I just love the decals on the bed.

This was also the first doll bed Josie received
when she came home from China.

December 2008
(Josie had just undergone hand surgery...note the cast)

This next bed I found at a local antique store.

Aren't the decals are charming?

This bed is another one of my childhood doll beds.
The cloth China dolls were purchased while in Guangzhou.

My mother painted the sweet little pictures on this bed.

This last bed was picked up at my favorite local antique store where my mother gave it a complete make-over for Emma. She made beautiful bed linens, including a butterfly quilt and all new paint.

Christmas 2007

It's a good thing I have girls to justify my slight obsession...I mean collection.

Don't forgot to visit Corey Moortgat's blog for more great vintage books and illustrations.

Happy Friday!
Happy playing!
Have a thrifty crafty weekend!


vivian said...

obsession.. collection.. either way, its ok! I am obsessed about some of my collections! so many sweet doll beds.. any dolly would be happy at your house!
those nursery rhymes are sweet and of course so are all the graphics.
and now..... TGIF!!! its play time! (well in a few hours anyway.. just need to get past today!)
have a great weekend!

Jodee said...

Cute beds! I hope you have a great weekend!

Corey Moortgat said...

I am DROOLING over your pink doll beds! I am such a sucker for anything with a decal! Someday I'll have to show all my doll beds (and doll high chairs, and doll dressers, and doll wardrobes......).
Also love your book this week- adorable illustrations!

My Vintage Mending said...

Ooooh....ahhh! I need more pink for sure and certainly more decals. That book is amazing. Never have seen that one. Perfection in a post. Thanks for sharing. You made my morning...smiles...Renee

DearHelenHartman said...

Cuteness overload! I'd never heard those nursery rhymes either but the graphics are so fun. Have a great weekend.

Shelley said...

What a wonderful post...some of my favorite things...your sweet girls are adorable.Blessings

Cheryl G. said...

I just love those little beds!
So sweet!

Laurel Leaf Cottage said...

Your doll beds are adorable!! I love the book too, 'specially poor little Pussycat Mew!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I love those precious doll beds! I need some for my dollies! Fun book, too! I still like to read poems aloud...children's rhymes are the best! Enjoy your day! I linked to the party today, too...thanks to you! ♥

~~Carol~~ said...

Love those dolly beds! I've still got my doll bunkbeds from when I was little. Dolls have slept in them, cats have slept in them, my daughter's dolls slept in them, and now they're just sitting in the attic. I wish I had a bigger house, because then they would be down here for me to enjoy every day!

Jboo said...

All of it -- adorable!!

Have a fun weekend!


Anonymous said...

I love the pictures of the little sisters having tea, such beautiful art! and I love your doll beds, each one unique and lovely. Thanks for sharing with us at the vintage book party! Hugs ~ Mary

Nellie said...

What a wonderful "obsession!" You have a collection that will be treasured for years to come!
I recognized the "Coffee and Tea" nursery rhyme, but the others were new to me.
I really love your vintage book days!

MissShapes said...

Love little Miss Muffet's sweet little face! What a great copy...I've never seen it before.

Those doll beds are adorable...I have one that my Grandpa made for my Mom when she was little and I played with it when I was little too. I have one boy but I'm really hoping for a girl in the future because I want to play with it again! :-)

Creative Breathing said...

Happy Valentine's Day to you and your sweet family. What a cute header! What an even cuter post. Such love to be found here! Elizabeth

Betsy said...

Those nursery rhymes were new to me too! Such a cute book. I loved the doll beds and the decals are so cute. The one that your mother painted is so special.

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

Thanks For your visit!
I love your vintage doll beds! So charming and sweet!!


Pam said...

Those decals on the beds are adorable. Wish they made them now. And you are very lucky to have girls. A boy just probably wouldn't appreciate his Spiderman sleeping in one of the beds.

GardenofDaisies said...

I love your sweet little cradles! We found a little dolly bed for my daughter's dolls when she was young... it's still up in her room... I suppose that will stay here a few more years, until she settles down and buys a house. I see really cute little dolly beds and cradles at the shops from time to time and wish I could bring them all home with me, but I don't have a place for them.