Friday, May 11, 2012

Mike and Melissa


A Little Golden Activity Book
Mike and Melissa Paper Dolls


Written by Jane Werner Watson
Illustrated by Adriana Mazza Saviozzi
Copyright 1959 Golden Press


I couldn't bear to break the binding and put this one in the scanner.


A gentle story of two little people that play many characters.


The 1950's moon magic in full glory.


Coincidence....we have a Dr. Mike at our house too...


Pirate boots up to your hips!


Santa suits trimmed in fur.


But this airman and flight attendant suit are my favorite.


Meet me over at Corey's for more Lil' Vintage Story Books.

23 comments:

Tammy's in Love said...

"Boy" said Mike in plain English! I love the instructions: First read the story and THEN cut on the dotted lines! An Airman, WAY TOO CUTE!

You are the Estate Sale Queen my friend!

Tammy

Mariu said...

beautiful!

vintage grey said...

Such a great book!! I love the paper dolls, and all the fun characters they play!! I'll have to keep my out for books like these! So fun!! Have a beautiful Mother's Day !! xo Heather

Corey Moortgat said...

Love, love, love!!! Two of my favorite things- vintage children's books and paper dolls! My favorites are their space suits!

Nan said...

I've never seen this book, it's really darling lucky you to find it.

Perfectly Printed said...

This is a great book! I found one a few weeks ago, mine is minus the paper dolls, and the colors not quite as bright! Your's looks to be in wonderful condition!

chris

Erica of Golden Egg Vintage said...

Oh the cuteness!! I'm so happy that you found this! I can't believe that the paper dolls are still intact. A rare find forsure!
Have a great weekend!
Erica

Julie said...

So cute!! I just love old paper dolls and vintage children's books.

Mecky said...

They are so cute! I am having a hard time deciding which outfit I like the best!

Kim K. said...

I've never seen a golden book like this. Such fun characters and outfits. You lucky lucky lady.

GARAGE SALE GAL ~ Deb's Earthly Delights said...

Very sweet book with awesome pictures. Also sweet is the little apron for your dress form.
HAPPY MOM'S DAY!
Warmly,
deb

GardenofDaisies said...

So cute! I LOVE IT!! I've seen a few of these paperdoll books, but they always seem to be missing the dolls.

busymartha said...

Another sweet book Renee! Love seeing all the pages, thanks, Marilyn.

Kathy said...

You manage to find the most unique little books - love this!

Miss Holly said...

Oh.....I am in heaven...I just got that felling I would have gotten if I had seen these as a little girl.......thank you!!

Chenille Cottage said...

Good Morning, Renee!
what a sweet post to wake up to! Oh, to be a little girl again! What a darling pair these two are...thanks for sharing!
Hugzzzz,
Carolynn x x x

A Vintage Chic said...

SO adorable, Renee! Love these sweet books you share...

Wishing you a beautiful Mother's Day, dear friend!

Julie

Thrifty Vintage Peach said...

Renee thank you so much for stopping by my blog and leaving some inspiration. OUt of all the comments I left on my favorite blogs you were the only one to comment back! That means so very much to me! I hope you have a lovely mothers day!

Terri Sue said...

what a treasure. i can't believe you found it completely intact. i wouldn't have scanned it either.

Ric Rac and Polka Dots said...

Renee,
I LOVE those vintage children's books. I am thinking that I'm running out of space and need another shelf somewhere to put the rest up. If I could just stop buying them . . . but that wouldn't be any fun, would it? Thanks so much for the nice comment on my quilt table post, you come by and sew any time!
Julie

Mimos da ClaralĂș! said...

Have a lovely Mother's Day, my dear friend!!
Hugs
Luciana

delia hornbook said...

Oh Wow what a gorgeous book i used to love the cut out dolls when i was little ;-)) dee x

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I have a whole collection of Golden books but I have NEVER seen or heard of one of these! This is just the cutest book ever! Don't you love some of the outfits? the Santas are just adorable! I better put this one on my list to hunt for! Enjoy your week! Have fun!