Monday, February 3, 2020

Books and Dolls and Books


It's been great getting a new shelf at the right level to work on my Golden books and get them in order. I managed to spend most of a week working on this project. We hiked and did a few other interesting things too but when I close my eyes I see books! lol


I have a wooden doll house so I put it in the center of the shelf below the books...all centered up, of course! And I put just a few things in front of my books. I don't want to make it hard to access the books. I don't want to 'what not' every shelf to death. heehee! I love putting cutesy things here and there but when you have too much, it looks cluttered. 


I've enjoyed your stories about the Golden books you had and the memories of reading them to your kids too.  I still have a few that were my sons but most of these I've bought for a nickel or a dime at the thrift store or library book sales.


Have you ever seen a Golden book with a dust cover? I bought one at a library book sale a few years ago. It's from the 1940s.


The cover and dust cover are identical. I don't remember ever seeing one before!


And recently I bought another one from a shop on Etsy.


Thanks to all of you that leave such sweet comments. I collected my dolls and books over many years and enjoy them all. I probably wouldn't start a collection now. But hopefully I'm preserving some things that someone else can enjoy when I'm too old to play.
TOO OLD TO PLAY??? 

I hope that day doesn't come any time soon!


(no dolls were harmed in the making of the Golden books shelf....really! I promise!!!)


I'm joining Angie for Mosaic Monday HERE .


29 comments:

Julie's Creative Lifestyle said...

It feels so good when you get things organized like your books Diane. Have a fun week and enjoy your hikes.

Gillena Cox said...

Happy Monday Diane. Luv your book shelf accesories. Enjoy your book collection

Much­čĺŁlove

MadSnapper said...

I don't remember ever seeing a childs book with a dust cover. this is a first. I knew you had the dolls but did not know about all the Golden Books. I do know I picked up a golden book at Walmart a few months ago and was shocked at the price. when I bought them in the 60's they were really cheap... my boys were not interested in books, and still are not and neither was their dad or my husband now. My dad never read a book but the Bible and commentaries on the Bible. my mother and I devoured books from and early age... your collection is impressive

Vee said...

She’s prolly just playing and not breaking her neck. No, I have never seen a Golden Book with dust jacket. That’s pretty cool!

Arlene @Nanaland said...

I have never seen a Golden book with a dust cover...pretty neat! Oh that doll house is so sweet....I had a big one when I was a little girl and I wish I still had it I do have the Fisher Price Doll House that belonged to my children. I should use it at Grimmwood as decor.

Tom said...

...it's fun to still be a kid.

Edna B said...

I have never seen any of these books with dust covers. What an amazing find for you! I hope I never get too old for my dolls and books. You have a wonderful day, hugs, Edna B.

Creations By Cindy said...

Cute dollhouse! Hugs and blessings, Cindy

Inger said...

If I ever got inside your house, it would be very difficult to get rid of me!

Dawn said...

I had so many Golden Books as a child and then for my boys. Sadly I lost them in a flood a few years ago. Lots of memories of the wonderful books. Thanks for sharing.
Dawn aka Spatulas On Parade

eileeninmd said...

Hello,

Your books and dolls are beautifully displayed. You are never too old to play. Enjoy your day, wishing you a great new week!

Sue said...

Love your collections of dolls and children's books, Diane, I too collect dolls and old children books, I hope you and I never get to old or tired to play with dolls!
Thanks for sharing your treasures.
Sue

Terri D said...

You do have an extensive and fabulous Golden Book collection! Love your dolls too!

Ann said...

Your shelves look good. I've never seen a Golden book with a dust cover. Looks like that doll is head over heels for those Golden books...lol

Susie said...

Diane, I love seeing your golden books. Plus those dolls sure are nice. Please never get too old to play. LOL. Love the tiny wagon too. LOL Blessings, xoxo, Susie

Jeanie said...

I love seeing the Golden Books. You have a wonderful collection. Aren't the illustrations great?

Suzy said...

That's quite a collection! A dust cover on a Golden book...humm

Jenn Jilks said...

It's wonderful to be passionate about something.

Su-sieee! Mac said...

Golden Books were my first readers. I'm very grateful that my parents bought me a Golden Book each time we visited the Five and Dime, which wasn't often. I have a small collection of books that I gathered along the way as you did. I've noticed around our home that stuffed animals and dolls have been coming out of their hidey holes. :-)

Angie said...

Diane - I am sure that some people would say that my house is sparse with its decorations, but I prefer to think that it is nice to actually be able to see what's on a shelf. And less to DUST! Speaking of, I have never seen a Golden Book with a dust cover - I wonder if they are worth more? And so glad no dolls were harmed with your make-over - we might have to report you to the authorities! Thanks for supporting Mosaic Monday!

handmade by amalia said...

I love the vintage vibe of your treasures,Diane.
And I recently put a book recommendation on my blog that I think you will like :-)
Amalia
xo

Sam I Am...... said...

Love your shelf and all your cute toys and books.

Lea said...

I remember Little Golden Books, but I did not realize that there were so many!
Have a great day!

Pamela M. Steiner said...

Oh my, I missed this yesterday. Love what you have done with your bookshelves and Little Golden Books and beautiful dolls. I remember the prayer books for children. I am sure I had that at some point for our children. I need to send you a picture of the few little Golden books that I have. They are in sad shape I am afraid. Love your upside down doll too! So cute. And that little red wagon! Love it. I do hope we are never too old to play. What a sad day that would be.

SImple and Serene Living said...

Too old to play? Perish the thought. I dread the day when my youngest grandchild decides she is too old to play with me. xo Laura

Carla from The River said...

Hi Friend, no I have not seen a dust cover on a golden book. That is a fun find.
I loved your last line in your post. " no dolls were harmed in the making of the Golden Books Shelf," You are so fun my friend.
xx oo
Carla

My Tata's Cottage said...

I still love Golden Books. Sweetest little books on the market still today. :-) I have a long history with dolls. Sigh....love them so much. It is nice seeing you today. HUGS xo

Lowcarb team member said...

I think your books and dolls are displayed so beautifully.
Keep young at heart and enjoy yourself.

All the best Jan

BeachGypsy said...

Hi there girlfriend, how's your week coming along? Wow, your Golden books look AMAZING all up on the shelf newly arranged now, love it! Did YOU COUNT THEM??!!--HOW MANY??? Of course I love any post of yours with dolls and books. I've never seen a dust jacket on one of those either! The Golden books used to be so inexpensive, and easy to give the kids if they had behaved while grocery shopping....now they cost so much more. Like everything else i guess...(sigh). Are y'all hiking any this weekend?