Vintage poetry book for children

in books, children, children's rooms, collections, thrifting  1 comments
Apr 11 2010
Dunno's Adventures 4 by Nikolai NOSOV

As you will know if you’ve read my blog long enough, I have a small collection of vintage children’s books.

My recent acquisition, Aladdin jewel-like book:

My vintage copy of The Tales of Arabian Nights.

My vintage copy of The Tales of Arabian Nights.

The whimsical vintage Ameliaranne Bridesmaid book:

From my copy of Ameliaranne Bridesmaid by Ethelberta Morris, 1946.

From my copy of Ameliaranne Bridesmaid by Ethelberta Morris, 1946.

My treasured House By Mouse book:

Fox's house, House by Mouse, written by George Mendoza

Fox’s house, House by Mouse, written by George Mendoza

And my other mouse books

To add to my collection is this beautiful thriftstore find:

Dunno's Adventures 4 by Nikolai NOSOV

Dunno’s Adventures 4 by Nikolai NOSOV

This one’s How Dunno Became a POET. Printed in 1984.

Gorgeous huh?

I wish I had a reading nook for Hannah. Maybe when we move. She misses it so much.

I keep looking for a vintage plate rack in my thriftstore and eBay travels. I plan to use it to display my vintage children’s books. Like this one from Martha Stewart:

Plate rack used to display books

Plate rack used to display books

Don’t you have special books you love to pore over on special rainy days? I love to read to Hannah on gloomy days with some brightly lit lamps, or pore over the tiny images with a quiet but quick toast and coffee on Saturday morning before taking to a paintbrush. They make fantastically whimsical gifts to newborn bubs.

Make sure you look through some gorgeous reading corners from a previous blogpost. So many good ideas to steal.

Like using the oft-forgotten empty space behind the door for a reading nook. What else can you store there? Brooms? Store a pretty lamp on a little table, chuck some cushions, a beanbag… books… and you have the cutest, most special secret reading corner for a little one!

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