Friday, December 23, 2011

Lithograph Santa

Santa's Merry Carnival
Copyright 1955 by Polygraphic Company of America, INC.  Lithographed in U.S.A.  
Given to Little Jeffery at the tender age of 3 by his Grandma and Grandpa. 
Rescued by me in a dusty basement early this past year at an estate my treasure.

Santa plans a carnival?

Complete with top hat and center ring!

Spinning monkeys (still in working condition).

Dancing elephants and elfish bands.

It is the most remarkable pop up book.  Perhaps the most intriguing page...take a gander at the Tattoo Lady!  Straight out of the circus.

Lithographed treasures are truly perfection.


Musings from Kim K. said...

Such gorgeous graphics. It found the perfect home. I just love happy endings!!

Merry Christmas!

Kathy said...

Too funny - Santa has a carnival, who knew!

busymartha said...

What a find Renee! The colors are so beautiful, don't ya just love the vintage images? Why don't they start to recreate some of these?

Mecky said...

Oh how cute!! I am glad it founds it's way to be treasured by you!!

Merry Christmas

Betty said...

Oh my goodness Renee! That book is adorable!!

laurie -magpie ethel said...

Adorable and a good basement rescue! Happy holiday!

Unknown said...

I looked this book up on Ebay...very expensive every place! You got a wonderful find! I just adore books like this !!! Hope tomorrow and Sunday are the best! Merry Christmas! Higs, Sandy

Lynn said...

Oh my goodness this is so sweet!! You find the most amazing treasures!

Unknown said...

aahh that is so beautiful and cute...old really is the best ;-)) dee x

fee @ chipper nelly said...

happy christmas eve to you my friend. I've loved your blog this year and look forward to being inspired in 2012.
I hope the new year brings you tons of fun and happy memory making.
Love fee x

Anonymous said...

Such bright, happy colors! Merry christmas, Renee! ♥

Corey said...

Really beautiful! What a treasure!

And your comment about savoring the years until the kids won't sit on Santa's lap brought tears to my eyes! Oh, childhood is just too short for us moms...!

BucksCountyFolkArt said...

One of the cutest books I've ever seen!

Hearts Turned said...

What a treasure, Renee! You always share the most wonderful vintage images--thank-you!

Wishing you and your dear family a most wonderful Christmas, dear friend!


Carly said...

I <3 the dancing elephants!

ImagiMeri said...

I hope your Christmas was merry and bright. I've been quite busy with my mom and doctor appointments. Thank you for sharing this wonder of a're the best!

Love ya'