Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Cookies...and Vintage Golden Books

I find myself in a familiar place on the sofa right now.  Baby is napping.  Breakfast dishes are piled up.  Guests coming for dinner and list making and shopping needs to be done.  Please note there are this many cookies on the plate right now:

Needless to say, there's a lot to do.  But cookies are important.

At my mega yard sale this weekend (ya know, the one where books were 5 for $1.00?) I bought 15 Little Golden Books.  I just couldn't help myself.  They were a part of my childhood.  Part of laptime with mama.  Part of quiet time in my room.  And when I see them at a yard sale, I just can't seem to pass them up.

When my first girl was little and my yard sale obsession began, I started to collect Little Golden Books for her.  I loved the vintage Disney ones:

And the ones with illustrations by Eloise Wilkins:

Some of the books from our collection are sitting on Charlotte's shelf in her room.  She loves to pull them all off and watch Mommy put them back on.

Whenever we take car trips, the big girls pack a little bag full of these to read in the car.  And if the house is quiet, and I'm not sure where everybody is, I often find the big girls curled up in Charlotte's chair with a stack of Little Goldens Books.

We have so many of these I had to put the brakes on my collecting, but now that I think about it, I'd love to pass down a big basket to each of my three girls.

Did you collect Golden Books?  Which were your favorite?  Do you still have any of yours?  If not Golden Books, what do you collect for your kids?

And if you know this girl, can you believe she is walking?

Okay, it's time to do something productive.  Would you like to see how many cookies are left?


  1. My family has Whitman Tiny Tales. They are so cute and vintage. They transport me to my childhood every time I see them and read them to my kids. I'll have to look for them on Ebay.

  2. I just found this blog through money saving mom and love it. Hope you post more of your finds and Sunday outfits soon! Thanks for the fun read. It's gotten me excited about yard sales- we have them on Wednesday's and Saturday's here.

  3. I love Little Golden Books! I was kind of hard on mine, so very little is left of them. My favorites were by Eloise Wilkins, and I collect them when I find them at Half Price Books.


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