Friday, December 2, 2011

I’ll play the Piano...You can Sing!

I don’t have many things from my childhood

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but I do still have my little Golden Book hymnals!

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If they look old....they are! heehee!

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They bring back so many happy memories!

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I have my Christmas music books on the piano now.

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My most favorite Christmas carol is Silver Bells

but I enjoy playing them all at this time of year!

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I’m joining Cory for Lil’ Vintage Story Books!

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What is your favorite Christmas carol?

(and can you sing?)

 

31 comments:

Vee said...

Why yes I can and I can play the piano and I have all my Christmas books out, too. Though none are as totally charming as the ones you are showing today. I didn't even know that Christmas Carols were printed in the Golden Books, that's how old they are! LOL! You're ready to run me out now, Diane! My favorite Christmas carol? Oh I think I've even written about it, but I might not choose the same one. I truly love them all. Did you happen to watch the CMA Christmas show last night?

Tammy@Beatrice Banks said...

I have such fond memories of the Little Golden Books. I had a headboard with a shelf and it was full of the books. I don't recall the Christmas hymns. My favorite is Away in a Manger. I can sort of play it and sing it too. ;)

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Oh I wish I had my golden books like yours. I love so may carols but my favorite is Oh Little Town of Bethlehem!

Christine said...

Oh I LOVE your vintage (much nicer word than old!!!) hymnals!
The illustrations are so sweet!

Della said...

I wish I had my childhood books! Yours are so very special!

My favorite Christmas song is...
Do You Hear What I Hear...and I cannot sing, just ask my kids!

Corey Moortgat said...

Oh, I just love the cover on the Christmas Carols one, but all the illustrations are so sweet!

My favorite is O Holy Night, especially if sung by the right person!

Shannon@Cozy Home Scenes said...

I also love those little books as a child and still appreciate them as an adult. I was so proud when I learned to read them by myself. I like most Christmas music and carols except Grandma Got Run Over By A Reindeer which is my brothers favorite. Honest. ---------- Shannon

laurie said...

beautiful, I love little golden books , my grand kids have mine, and their mums.What lovely sheet music, beautiful.
Silent Night,

ingrid said...

What lovely sweet treasures. I have these as well, but I have only had them as an adult so they don't hold all the precious memories that yours do. I do love them though.

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

How I LOVE old childrens books, or any childrens books for that matter. Those are so special!and you saved them all these years! HOw wonderful that must be to look at them and remember your childhood.
But..of course I can sing. All Grandma's can sing.. :) Favorite song? Ummmm...That would probably be..ummm..."Silver Bell's!"
Ring-a-ling, hear them ring? Soon it will be Christmas day! :)
Loven'hugs!
Mona

Pam said...

I have quite a few Little Golden Books, but I don't think I have any Christmas ones. Those hymnals are amazing. Love the graphics in them.

It's Just Dottie said...

Oh! Such lovely thoughts.
Hugs,Dottie

Grandma Yellow Hair said...

How sweet that you still have your Golden Books.
No I can't see in fact my children use to beg me not to in church. lol
Just wanted to say hello and to give you heads up on my giveaway
Love
Maggie

Sweet Bear Creek Whims said...

These little golden books I loved as a child! this brings back good memories for me too. These are treasures and I see why you love them!

Beatnheart said...

Just adorable. Thank you so much for your visit and sweet comment. Have a beautiful weekend.

The Polka Dot Closet said...

Oh, what a treasure! In my Christmas box every year I bring out the pictures of my brother and I sitting on santa s lap, the older I get the more they mean to me!

I'd have to say, I'm dreaming of a white Christmas...Us Florida girls can only dream!

Carol

Ginger Zuck said...

Love your music books. So glad you still have them. I love Silver Bells also, but have to say my very very favorite holiday song that always makes me smile and cry is Christmas in Dixie!!

Blooming Rose Musings said...

I have those two little books too! They were also from my childhood days. I cherish them.
I'm afraid I don't sing very well but that never seems to stop me when it comes to Christmas carols!
I love them all. I guess if I had to pick a favorite it would be Silent Night(brings tears to my eyes)and O Come All Ye Faithful...And Oh Holy Night...and Silver Bells...And...Well, you see where I'm going...it's endless. I love them all.

Kim K. said...

What fun! I especially love seeing your name in the front cover. As many golden books as I own, I've never seen your books. So sweet.

Jane@Cottage at the Crossroads said...

Well, I can't sing (but I do anyway) and I can't play the piano (had 5 years of lessons!) My favorite songs are O Holy Night and Sleigh Bells!

Kim@Snug Harbor said...

I loved my Golden Books but I don't remember having any hymnals. My favorite Christmas songs are: O Holy Night sung by John Berry and Michael Buble's new cover of White Christmas.

Terra said...

These books are priceless, and charming. I love all the Christmas hymns like Silent Night, Oh Come All Ye Faithful, It Came Upon a Midnight Clear, etc.

Loveforfood said...

i am sure is going to be good musical.

Tammy said...

Away In a Manger has always been my favorite Christmas carol. I can't sing, and am rather self conscious about it, but when no one's around I'll sing. Seriously, I can't even sing with my Australian Shepherd in the room because he goes berserk! But a loooong time ago, when I was in the second grade, our teacher taught us to sing Silent Night in German and I still remember most of it, so I guess that means while I can't carry a tune in a bucket, my mind is like a steel trap! heheheh Happy Weekend!!!

GardenofDaisies said...

The illustrations are delightful! I love vintage books like this.

LindyLouMac in Italy said...

I think it is wonderful that you still have these books from your childhood.

Lauren @ My Wonderfully Made said...

Oh how sweeeet those are!! So glad you kept them "all this time" haha! I love What Child is This? but recently learned the words to The Holly and the Ivy and I just adore that one!

68sesentera said...

WHAT BEAUTIFUL CHRISTMAS BOOKS! I LOVE CHRISTMAS, THERE ARE SO MANY THINKS TO DO, TO SEE, TO SING.

HAVE A HAPPY WEEKEND, DIANE.

LOVE,

CATY

lila said...

remebering Little Golden Books...(and Diane Tucker!)
I wonder who illustrated those books?
Eloise Wilkins, or Tasha Tudor or someone else?

Love of the Sea said...

Love those books. They are precious. I remember them when I was young. And I think I love Joy to the World the best, then SIlent Night, then Jingle Bells. Such wonderful memories.

Becca said...

I love Little Golden Books, too. I have fabric with the design from the inside cover. I am saving it for just the right "vintage" project. Thank you for sharing your books.