April 27, 2012

Vintage Chinese Children's Books...

It's Friday and I'm participating  in Corey's
 Lil' Vintage Story Books Link Party.

Today's featured book is a vintage children's Chinese story book
that I purchased from Dime Store Chic
By the way, everything  in Dime Store Chic
is currently  50% OFF! SQUEAL!

You do need to enter this code at check out to get your discount: DSCHALF.
If you don't enter the special code you won't get the half off discount.
The sale begins today around 6 a.m. EST Friday, April 27th and
ends around 7 p.m. EST Sunday, April 29th.

Even though I can't read the books,
I fell in love with the sweet illustrations. 

I loved one of the graphics so much, that I framed one of pages
for Josie's bedroom.  I took a $1 frame and covered the
frame with glue and added pages from a Chinese-English dictionary.

I also added a fortune from a recent take-out dinner
before sealing up the glass.

"a bold and dashing adventure is in your future"

The print is hanging on the wall above a special dress that my
friend Renee (My Vintage Mending) made for Josie last year.

Josie's grown so much that it no longer fits,
 but I wanted to give the dress a special place of honor.
The other items you see hanging from the ceiling
include a goldfish kite purchased in Beijing
and Lion puppets purchased in Guangzhou.

Just look at the pagoda on the dress.
So sweet.

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


vivian said...

what a sweet room josie has. I love how youve decorated it and that your celebrate her chinese ethnicity every day. framing the page out of the book was such a good idea and the chinese/english dictionary was the perfect touch! You are so clever!
And of course.. the dress...!!! just darling!
Happy Weekend Kimmie!

Debby said...

Hi there. Love her room. I am a Nanny for a china doll......she is 4.
I am having a Golden Book swap. It doesn't have to be a golden book but anything vintage and children's. You can read about it on my blog.

craftyles said...

I love how you framed that adorable print. Josies room is so cute. The dress that Renee made is worthy of hanging as wall art. She 's so talented.Have a great weekend.

Corey Moortgat said...

Such a cute book-you're right about the illustrations. You should find out what the one you framed is about! I love the way you framed it with the decoupaged frame! Her room looks really sweet...

Cheryl G. said...

That book is so sweet. The writing is beautiful even though I can't read it!
The pictures are darling. What a clever girl you are! LOVE the frame! So perfect! And that dress is so beautiful!

Ric Rac and Polka Dots said...

Oh Kim, I'm sorry you are still using crutches. I was thinking that maybe by now you were able to get around easier. I'll say some prayers tonight! Hope you are all healed up and able to move around very soon!

La Vie Quotidienne said...

What a wonderful room Josie has: so full of pretty and fun things. She is very lucky to have such a creative and thoughtful mother.

I love how you framed the picture!

Tammy's in Love said...

I love the idea of using the Chinese print on the frame! I have lots of Korean story books, I thought it an important part of raising my Asian children, books that have characters that look like them. I never hung a picture of a Caucasian in my home until baby number three (the homemade one) came along. Next time you might want to take the picture to the color copier at Office Max/Depot and then you don't need to cut the story book!


Nellie said...

I really love your vintage books posts. Look forward to them every week. Guess that shows I'm a "book person," too.:)

You have done a wonderful job decorating Josie's room in tune with her culture. Just beautiful!

NanaDiana said...

I have never seen those books before. Aren't they just darling? I love all the graphics.

Josie's room is just so cute. That dress is certainly a treasure and makes a lovely accent hung up like that.

Hope you have a wonderful Friday- xo Diana

My Vintage Mending said...

Those are the sweetest prints. I missed those somehow...I told Beth I would be making a dent in her stash...You too sweet to hang that dress. As usual I have overwhelmed you all with my sewing...sorry...smiles...Renee

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I love this precious book and will run over to the shop to look at her fun stuff. I always get lost in all of the neat things she has...especially books. I love all of the pretty things you've put in Josie's room....she's a little Princess!

vintage grey said...

Such a sweet book, and images!! Love how you framed one of the sweet pages!! That dress is so cute, and what a great place to display it!! Have a great weekend! xo Heather

Perfectly Printed said...

What a lovely book!! I love the special frame and picture. And the dress is so special too!!


Janet said...

Those little books are so sweet and it's so special that you have them! I really like how you did the frame! Is that a "Welcome Home, Barbie" I see?

GardenofDaisies said...

That is such a cute idea for the frame!! Super sweet illustrations! Just goes to prove that children are the same the world over.

KJ@letsgoflyakite said...

Beautiful post, the illustrations in those books are lovely and I love how you have incorporated them in Josie's room with her other treasures - the dress is beautiful.

Karin said...

I LOVE Josie's room! It's so beautiful! What a great idea to cover a frame with Chinese newspaper. :)

Betsy said...

What a cute room and so meaningful. Thanks for letting us know about Dime Store Chic. I went there and lo and behold found the cookbook I've been looking for for so long. And the half-price code made it affordable. I can't wait to get it and love the shop. Thank you!

Pam said...

The illustration looks adorable framed. I think I was meant to be a children's book illustrator and someone just forgot to give me artistic abilities, because I love childrens books graphics.