Sunday, March 6, 2011

“Once Upon a Time”....Mosaic Monday!

Oh how I LOVE to find vintage childrens books!

I experimented with PICNIK to make this mosaic.

What do you think?

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I found a few at my favorite thrift store this week!

I was SO excited!

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It’s a Christian Thrift Store and they charge 10 cents each.....

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and they didn’t charge for this one!

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What joy!!!

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Did you know that my sister and I are fairies?

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I’m joining Mary at the Dear Little Red house

for Mosaic Monday!

Have a joyful Monday!  sun

29 comments:

Emily {WhipperBerry} said...

I LOVE vintage childrens books also. I love your mosaic board.

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

You know I am loving your mosaic! Mine is book related this week, too, LOL (Irish writers who ROCK)....*giggles* I love old books.... *le sigh*

Sherry@Back2Vintage said...

You found such precious children's books!!! Your mosaic is great...good job with Picnik!!!

Donnie said...

What a cute little fairy jar. Loved the vintage books too and that mosaic was really original.

Vintage Gal said...

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE, vintage books and you are a lovely fairy in that jar~! ;-)

Diane Writes said...

When I saw your vintage book finds, I started to miss my books. I was regretful for not preserving them. I never realize that when I grow up, I will also appreciate them.

The jar is a nice idea by the way.

Happy Monday also to you! :)

⚜ ↁℯℬℬᴵℰ⚜ said...

Hope you have a wonderful Monday too Diane. I love your vintage books, they really make for cute vignettes. XO

Vee said...

I think it's clever and what a title "The Enchanted Schoolhouse"... makes me want to read it. Bet you'll be visiting there again.

Carol @ There's Always Thyme to Cook said...

Love your vintage books, and they make an awesome mosaic! you and your sister make very cute fairies :)

GrandmaK said...

What wonderful treasures you found! The vintage pictures are exciting! Good for you! Cathy

pam said...

How fun...I've seen many books like those in my mother in law's basement. We've laughed that we could get the Antiques Roadshow to her house for a month and they wouldn't make much of a dent. Lovely mosaic!

Snap said...

i love books, but there is just something extra special about children's vintage....wonderful mosaic!

Cindy Adkins said...

Oh, I love children's books too!!! These look wonderful and what finds they are!!!
XO

eileeninmd said...

What great finds, I love the old vintage childrens books. Have a wonderful week!

Carol at Serendipity said...

I love your mosaics. Picnik is one of my favorites. I just have to plan time to upload the pictures!

The books are wonderful and you and your sister are adorable fairies!

Have a great week!

Carol

Della said...

This makes me wish I had kept all of my childhood books! Little Black, A Pony, sure looks familiar. I must have read that many years ago. Your fairy jar is cute! What a neat way to display old (or new) photos!

Gardening in a Sandbox said...

Great finds. I think I may have one of those books downstairs in a box. V

time worn interiors said...

I love your mosaic and I dearly love me some lavender, it's my favorite scent! Have a great week!
Theresa
aka:tot

time worn interiors said...

Oh, I forgot! Congratulations on losing the 25 lbs!
Theresa
aka:tot

Lorrie said...

The black and white illustrations in your mosaic are so lovely, and evocative of the books I read as a child. I have only a few of my own books from the past, but I kept many of my own children's.

A Garden of Threads said...

Must be so nice to be fairies, no worries. Love the vintage book mosaic, great finds. Have wonderful week.

LindyLouMac said...

I like the mosaic and of course anything to do with books, though none of these titles are familiar to me here in Europe.

April C said...

Thank you for the birthday wishes. I love all the vintage books you found and the jar with your pictures in it is too cute!

Donna said...

Isn't Picnik fun?! And the illustrations in the old children's book can't be beat!

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

I haven't tried to use Picnik to make a mosaic as yet, Diane Yours looks fantastic! I also enjoy finding vintage children's books at thrift stores. Their illustrations are usually so sentimental and beautiful.

Wishing you a belated happy Anniversary!

Tales From My Empty Nest said...

As a former pre-school teacher, I love children's books, but don't have too many old ones. I do have some of my books that I had as a child. I will have to be on the lookout for some while I am thrifting. Loved your mosaic. I have never done one. I'll have to check into Picnik and give it a try. Have a great week. Love & blessings from NC!

Rebecca said...

You are entered into my drawing my friend! Thanks for stopping by!

I love children's books...some are sooo old they are falling apart! :(

xoRebecca

Konda said...

Oh my Goodness...Oh my goodness...your pictures really touched me today. I love these books...Always go to the book section at antique malls looking for The Boxcar Children.

Claudia@DipityRoad said...

WEll, now that I know that you are fairy's I know who to call on for some magic!!

Darling mosaic -- but the wonderful books!! OHH my the Black Pony -- i remember that one.

Lovely walk down memory lane.