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:
The whimsical vintage Ameliaranne Bridesmaid book:
My treasured House By Mouse book:
And my other mouse books…
To add to my collection is this beautiful thriftstore find:
This one’s How Dunno Became a POET. Printed in 1984.
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:
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!