Friday, November 4, 2011

Little Red Hen and a Winner


Whitman anything is magical to me.  This company based out of Wisconsin made books, games, cards, stickers and the like.  Saturated colors and hues that jump off the page and animate themselves.  Characters with whimsical features and stories to match.


This weeks vintage storybook is one I don't see much in modern days.


The tale of work ethic is timely at my home.


Polka dot apron and bonnet to match.


Oh my is that white bread!  Yum.....  Heavens to Betsy the thermos and basket to match.


Tug of war with the worms....too sweet to be true.

Join me again for more sweet Vintage Story Books over at Corey's...






Miss Claire drew Jess's name out of the bowl.





Jess said...











Reading your blog is one of the highlights of my day at work. I take a break from law and enter your world. I love seeing what you find at sales and many times am a little green with envy! And have been digging out all the aprons, material and needlework that I have accumulated the past 20 years so that I can possibly recreate some of your apron creations.

Thanks for taking the time to take pics and write your blog. I so appreciate it!

18 comments:

Carly said...

Yeah for Jess!
Fabric also a yeah!
The little red hen is for sure a favorite of mine!
As a pre- k teacher my children love it too, they play the dog,mouse and cat!
Happy weekend Renee!
Carly

Betsy said...

Hi Renee,

Thanks for your nice comment! We are on the same wavelength today! This is my favorite Little Red Hen book. The illustrations are so charming and the colors are amazing. My copy is a little worn around the edges, but I still love it. Have a good weekend!

Betsy

Corey Moortgat said...

Yes, my kids know this story well! But our version isn't as cute as this one!

And I've thoroughly enjoyed your posts as well! We certainly are lucky we don't shop together, or we'd be fighting over all our purchases! BTW, I found yet another dollhouse this morning...I really do have a sickness!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Congrats to your winner! And you've posted about one of my favorite children's books! The story and illustrations are altogether wonderful! I collect children's books and can't wait to join in the fun next week! ♥

Kathy said...

What a sweet comment - congratulations to Jess!
I agree, the illustrations in that little book are awesome color inspiration.

Kim K. said...

What vibrate illustrations. The Friday link party is a great way to get a sneak peek at your special collection. Thanks for pointing me to Corey's blog. Have a lovely weekend!

GardenofDaisies said...

This is such a sweet book. I love Whitman too. I have some of their card games and paperdolls. Congrats to Jess.

delia hornbook said...

Congratulations to Jess. I just adore old books simple wholesome stories and beautiful art work. have a lovely weekend, dee x

Holly- Cutie Pie Cottage said...

Congrats to Jess! What a sweet comment she left!

It's so fun to get to see two little Red Hen books this morning! What could be better than a hen in an dotty apron? ♥

Sandy said...

Way to go Jess! I so love this book too! The colors, the story, I might have even had this book! LOL I amamzed at the people I have met blogging who are my sisters from other mothers! Thanks for the photos.....I might snag one of them! :) Sandy

Lynn said...

I love your blog. The pictures of the little vintage books always make me smile. I lucked out and found 7 Little Elf books (including Captain Kitty) for $5.00 at the antique mall a couple weeks ago. That made me very happy. Thanks so much for writing this blog and sharing your lovelies with us.

Lynn said...

Congratulations to Jess!!
I love that book!
Hugs,
Lynn

Nan said...

Good going Jess on your win.
I adore the Little Red Hen. I often mention her to Bob when I spy a similar situation in life. I agree those books are so colorful you can almost eat them!

Jess said...

Oh my goodness! I am so very excited. This is the first time I have won anything online. What a great ending to a very long Saturday. I needed a little pick me up and thought "I will just see if she found anything great this weekend."

Thank you so very much for all you do to make us smile.

A Vintage Chic said...

Wonderful, Renee! These books are some of my favorites, too--the saturated colors just warm my heart...

Wishing you a beautiful weekend, dear friend...

Julie

❁Velma ~Down Our Country Road❁ said...

I read that very same book to my grandkids the other night! ;)

ingrid said...

Yay for hens in hats!

Tammy's in Love said...

I collect Little Golden Books, I love the old ones with the adorable illustrations full of sharp lines and deep colors. I keep a list now, alphabetized so I can add to the growing collection when I go to Thrift stores and vintage book sellers. Do you have a list? I have a few Whitman books that I would be happy to send you.