Friday, January 6, 2012

“A Little House of Your Own”

Today is the day to share vintage Story Books with Corey HERE

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and I was inspired by Kim’s beautiful dolls houses on her blog HERE.

I know I could ‘play’ with my house more to customize it

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but I do love having it in the doll room.

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“The Dollhouse Magic” book is propped beside the dollhouse.

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(written in 2000 by Yona Zeldis McDonough with illustrations by Diane Palmisciano)

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I love the two little girls in the book, Lila and Jane.

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But this is the book that you see on my coffee table in the lanai.

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“A Little House of Your Own” by Beatrice Schenk De Regniers, Drawings by Irene Haas, written in 1954…a book I might have read when I was a child!

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Don’t you love the black and white drawings in this book?

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Do you have a favorite childhood book?

My ‘all time’ favorite is “Heidi” but I’ll leave that for another post!

21 comments:

jordan@the2seasons said...

Ahh this makes me think of all the dolls I had when I was younger. I also had a beautiful doll house that I spent many hours playing with when I was young. As for books I really liked a lot so I can't narrow it down to a favorite.

Vee said...

Oh that book does look charming! I also loved Heidi both as the book and as the Shirley Temple movie.

Ginger Zuck said...

Very sweet Diane, reminds me of when I was a little girl. I use to collect dolls. Lord only knows what happened to them!! The book is adoreable.

Sherry@Back2Vintage said...

You have a wonderful collection of vintage children's books, Diane. I know you have such fun collecting them! Thanks for letting us take a peek at one of your favorites!

Shelley said...

I always love your dolly post....your dollhouse is wonderful.....the sweet picture of the little girl in her clothespin tent is precious...I made one for my granddaughter back in the summer...the kids had such a good time playing in it.....blessings dear Diane...have a lovely weekend.

Susan At Glen Oaks Primitives said...

That's a cute book. I loved my Curious George Books and Babar.

Kim K. said...

Your post brings a HUGE smile to my face. Love it! Darling book and sweet doll and dollhouse. Have fun playing!!

Thuis Thuis said...

Lovely all those old books.
Back to our childhood.
Fine Weekend.
Love Annette

Corey Moortgat said...

oh yes, I may have to search for that dollhouse book! Looks so sweet! Thanks for linking up!

Ali said...

I love the illustrations! Reminds a bit of the "Madeline" books that I love so much.

Ali x

Shannon @ COZY HOME SCENES said...

I still have my childhood dollhouse up in the attic, complete with most of the original furniture that came with it. The only think that didn't come with the house was a family, which I've always thought was odd. I used to play with tiny baby dolls instead.

That book looks like one I would have liked as a child too. I remember reading "The Doll's House" when I was a youngest. I loved it except for the end when one of the dolls "died".

Thanks for the trip down memory lane.

Joy said...

What a cute meme..I don't have a many vintage books. Wish I would have kept more of mine from years back. I love the Little House books though.

Nezzy said...

I have kept many of the vintage books to read to my grandkiddos.

I lost my childhood favorite and never found it again. It was called Diggie. Later on The Secret Garden stole my heart.

God bless ya and have yourself a wonderful weekend!!!

Nancy's Notes said...

Oh my, love this post! Great memories and love those old books! I still have my "Heidi" book!

Joanne said...

I am a doll house fanatic! I have a book about Colleen Moore's castle dollhouse and it is one of my favorites. I keep it in the living room. I love your books here. Thanks for sharing.
Blessings, Joanne

Celestina Marie said...

Oh these books are fabulous. I love the illustrations. Your doll house is darling. What fun and perfect in your doll room.

Many blessings in the new year my friend.
Hugs, CM

ingrid said...

Beautiful!
I love those black and white illustrations. My sister and I used to make tents under the washing line just like the one pictured.

❁Velma ~Down Our Country Road❁ said...

This is my first time stopping at your blog...thank you for taking a moment to visit my blog. :)

I did ALOT of reading when I was younger...even Heidi...but I'd say that my favorite books were the Donna Parker mystery books. I had lots of them. I need to see if I can find them again.

Marie said...

Heidi was my favourite book as well. I do so love doll houses. I have one now and I play with it often, but haven't done since before Christmas. Must play with it today!! xxoo

Sandi @ The Primitive Skate said...

What wonderful Vintage Books. Love the illustrations.
I loved The Little House books.

labbie1 said...

I love that blanket tent! Takes me back a few decades! LOL