February 24, 2012

Lil' Vintage StoryBook and Children's Playstoves

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

Today's book (The Bedtime Book) is a recent addition to my vintage storybook collection. Copyright 1963 by Western Publishing, written by Mabel Watts, illustrated by Florence Winship. It's a Whitman Tell-A-Tale Book Golden Book.

As they get ready for bed, two siblings discuss what it would be like if they were animals instead.

Such sweet pink ribbons on the lamb.

Aren't their fur trimmed winter outfits adorable?

One of my favorite pages includes a puppy and kitten sleeping in front of potbelly stove. So very very cozy. Each week, I've tried to tie a personal collection to the a page or theme of my featured book. This weeks collection has nothing to do with bedtime, but focuses on my small collection of children's playstoves.

This vintage metal playstove sits in my craft room on top of my wooden dish hutch.

As you can see, it's very small in size and the red paint is worn on the handles/dials.

This next stove was formally in my childhood dollhouse and I remember putting the kit together with my mother.

Made of plastic, I'm honestly amazed at how well it has stayed together all these years.

It sits on top of a shelf in my craft room, along with several tin dishes and a framed reproduction of a 1931 Goodhousekeeping magazine.

Back in 1975, my sister and I received this
wooden playstove for Christmas.
It was handmade by my grandfather and mother.

My longtime followers will recognize the stove
because it has found its way into Josie's bedroom.

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...

good morning kimmie! (hope that doesnt offend you.. I have a dear friend named brenda and I call her brennie sometimes.. but she really doesnt like it! lol... I call her it anyways! cause Im just that kind of a friend! heehee!) anyways... Love the little stove collection you have.. especially the little white one. How awesome that you still have yours for Josie to play with. I have only 2 things from when I was a kid and they are from when I was a teenager. I wish I had some of my old toys! Oh well.. such is life.
woke up this morning at 5:00 and couldnt remember what day it was. I laid there thinking it was saturday for a few minutes... then realized it was friday. but its all good... at least its friday! you know how I love my weekends!
Happy Friday and have a great weekend!
vivi !

Jodi said...

your collection makes these storybooks come to life!! Beautiful!

Nellie said...

I really enjoy the Friday vintage feature you post. The books are such treasures! I have no toys from my childhood, but have some dolls from when our daughters were children. Have a great Friday!

Susan from The T-Cozy said...

Great post! I have a weakness for play stoves. I sell them in my Etsy shop and I used to have a full-sized metal one when I was a girl. Who knows where it is now. How lovely that you still have yours for your daughter to enjoy!

Corey Moortgat said...

oh, I really, really love this book! So cute!
And love your little stoves! Especially the play one that Josie uses- I can't get enough of vintage play kitchens!

MissShapes said...

Haha, I love the heap of seals!! Such an adorable book...and your stove collection is AMAZING! I love them all..so cool!

Cheryl G. said...

Love the last pages with the puppy and kitten. So sweet.
LOVE the little play stove and the little glass cupcake!
LOVE the wooden play stove! LOVE that your grandparents made it and LOVE that Josie has it for her very own!

KJ@letsgoflyakite said...

Oh I also love those fur trimmed coats and boots! Wonderful post, I have never seen such a lovely collection of play stoves, the black one is just lovely.
Have a great weekend.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

What wonderful photos, my friend! And I remember that book! Today I went to the thrift store and found a 1960 Golden Book, Polyanna! that's one I didn't have! I was so happy and thought of Storybook Friday! ♥

Lee said...

Great stoves~great post full of nostalgia.
Spent the day in TC; several hours in the antique and vintage stores. Bought a few treasures. A store was selling Halloween at a deep discount so spent the most there~but walked away without the glittered skeleton (5'3" tall) but even on discount a bit steep for me! Would have looked great sitting at our piano....drats! Maybe I should go back tomorrow?! LOL
Have a great weekend!

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

I love the vintage books that you share with us!!
But that hutch and everything that you have displayed on it, just took my breath away!! So very Charming!!


My Vintage Mending said...

What a wonderful collection. Maybe that is why I love children's books so much. Since I don't have many things from my childhood I try to recapture them in books. Your vintage lovelies are not only darling but you display them beautifully. Enjoy your weekend...Smiles...Renee