So! Here is what I found:
First up, an old creepy-cool clown painting from the 50's or 60's. Did I mention I ADORE vintage art? Even the kitschy stuff! However, this one is going into my shop.
(Case in point: doesn't this collection of random vintage paintings from Oh Happy Day look super-cool?)
This somewhat garish 70's framed art beckoned to me, I'll admit.
It reminded me of Alice in Wonderland.
Keeping the kitsch factor going, I present to you this vintage potholder.
Isn't it funny how cartoon-y things like this
were a lot more common back then?
Now for some books, which a good book-a-holic like myself
can never miss.
This series by Peggy Parish was one of my absolute favorites as a kid.
Therefore, I was thrilled when I saw this book!
I loved books (such as the one above) about "mysteries," clues, etc. as a child.
I find it very cute that Addie already shows a like
for the same things. One of her favorite shows is Scooby-Doo,
and she's constantly telling me we have to "solve the mystery."
At the same thrift store, I found this old "Garden Flowers" volume of The Nature Library.
It's from the 20's, and has the loveliest pictures.
More old books--sigh :) The kids and I love Maurice Sendak.
"Little Bear" (the cartoon, not the book--yet) is big around our house.
(p.s. I also like the cute little retro price sticker on it!)
I dunno why, but I just liked this one--
maybe because I "believe" in ghosts and have caught a few evp's myself?
I have to share about this cool website I found!
It's called "Vintage Kids Books my Kid Loves."
The author reviews old vintage books, how cool is that?
The only worry I have is now I'm going to start falling
in love with a lot of old kid's books once I see them on her blog!
Okay, I gotta sneak these in....moreoldpillowcasesinbrightcutecolors.
I just can't resist.
This is a really cute 70's "teacher's" game. I found the illustrations charmed me.
Of course, whether some things make it into my shop or not
isn't always up to me. It's also up to Addie. The game above
is one such example. I think she's already claimed it as her own :)
Speaking of Addie, this lil girl is doing a number on me lately.
She is being SO sweet to her two little brothers...like crazy.
Not all the time, but enough to make me notice, lol.
Does she do this because she KNOWS even the most
stressed of mommies will turn into jell-o upon seeing
her kids--dare we say it--get along?
And actually being affectionate?!
Addie making one of her odd faces below.
She is such a comedienne.
And she's been buttering up to littlest brother, too.
Here's one of Jakey without his big sister draped all over him.
I'm amazed he's walking in this pic, and not running.
Well, that's what's been going on with us.
I'm again linking up with the fabulous Sophie and her cute blog,
called Her Library Adventures--stop by for more vintage finds!
Hope you enjoy your weekend!