April 10, 2013

Kittens and bird nests...a few thrifty finds!

It's been a long work/family week. Friday seriously can't get here fast enough!
 I haven't shared any thrifty finds in a while.  I picked up this 1958 Golden book because the kittens in the story reminded me of our very curious Luna.  At .50 cents, this thrifty find has been a big bedtime hit.

It's illustrated by Alice and Martin Provensen.  Throughout the story, the kittens (Brush and Hush) have many great adventures mixing paint together to make new colors. Super sweet illustrations.
  
 In other thrifty news, if you happen to be near a World Market, they have these bird nests on clearance with their Easter decor.

 They come in blue, pink and yellow (I picked up one of each).   You can order them online here.

I'll be back on Friday to show you how I've dressed up their nests.

Here's a teeny tiny peek. Viv - Skip my Friday post if you want to be surprised.
   

20 comments:

Jodee said...

Great finds! I especially love the sweet little nests!

I am single parenting this week so it has been a long week for me too! Hurry up, Friday!

chris mckinley said...

Love your book!! I just might need to take a trip to world market

VintageBettys said...

I love childrens vintage books...I can't wait to see your post! I love those little birds they are adorable :)

Lynne said...

I like children's books too . . . vintage old, new as well. I look forward to your post. Always sweet . . .

Jboo said...

Love that little Golden Book illustrations -- so sweet!!!

I agree - long week already -- come on Friday! :)

Lee said...

Sweet nests! And the book cover does look like Luna.
Hump day is over...you can make it~almost to Friday!
Hope you have something fun planned. Hugs!

NanaDiana said...

Those little nests just make me smile. I love those old books and have several of the little Golden Books from my childhood. I think I have that first one. xo Diana

vivian said...

Oh dear!! Now I'm going to have a hard time not peeking! Im one of those kids that searched the house and peeked at all the christmas presents every year! LOL! but I will skip your friday post... those little birdies are so cute!
hzve a great thursday!
xoxo

KJ@letsgoflyakite said...

That book is wonderful, love the illustrations. Oh do I wish we had world market in Canada! Always great clearance finds!

~Damita's Pretty Wrap~ said...

Oh my those little nests and birds are so cute! The kitty book looks so sweet too! xo Holly

vintage grey said...

Such a sweet kitty book! Love those birds nest!! xo Heather

Donna said...

You always find the most adorable treasures, Kim! I am in love with your vintage book, those kitties are darling! And so are those little birdies, they are just too cute! Thanks for the tip, I've been looking for nests, but the ones I see are either pretty skimpy, or are more $ than I want to spend!

craftyles said...

The Color Kittens was one of my faves when I was a kid and it became a favorite of son number 1. Love that book. Cute little birds nest.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I love the children's book...they always have the best illustrations! Love your cute little chicks, too! Tomorrow is Friday...hope you have fun this weekend!

Thoroughly Modern Me said...

Such a cute book Kim! You are lucky to have found it. My kids are really into the color combos. red and blue make green etc. So fun! Have a good rest of the week. Tricia

Karin said...

Oh my gosh....I used to have that book! :) Does that mean I'm vintage?! :) Loved that trip down memory lane and love that you post your vintage finds.

Pam said...

I need to be trekking over to World Market now!

Nellie said...

Very lucky find there, Kim. Golden Books have been the mainstay of libraries of many for many years!

GardenofDaisies said...

My sisters and I loved that book when we were growing up! The Provensen's are among my favorite illustrators! I still have a childhood piano song book and a bible storybook illustrated by them. One of my sisters must have the Color Kittens, because I know it's not in my children's bookshelf. (Yes, a whole bookshelf of kiddy lit. If I'm not careful, my house might get mistaken for a bookstore.)

Carly said...

The color kittens, oh so cute!
Happy weekend!
xoxo Carly