Vintage Children’s Books Make Great Accessories

I spend as much time as I can in our sunroom, which I call the solarium when I’m feelin’ “all it”.  It’s a great place to get away from the air conditioning when the house is too cold for me but just perfect for Mr. Autumn.  It’s also a great place for reading the paper and blogs, writing blogs, sipping some tea, or just hanging out.

 

 

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The accessories in the sunroom are mostly leftovers from inside.  Rarely do I buy anything special for it because the ceiling is glass, and everything gets very hot and/or faded.

 

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That changed, though, when I bought a bunch of children’s books at the library’s used book sale.  They’re for the grandkids I don’t have yet.  (Where are they, anyway????????????)

 

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Here are a few of them.  Each book cost less than a dollar, they are by different publishers, some are paperback, some are hardcover, and some are Little Golden books.

 

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Even though they are so varied, the do have one thing in common.  Can you tell what it is?

 

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Here is a closer look.

 

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Here’s another clue.

 

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You’re getting warmer!!!

 

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Yes!  That’s it!!!  They all have something to do with the outdoors.

 

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These little tabletop accessories are not only cute, but they are practical – that is if I had someone to read them to.  Hmmmmm, I wonder if the neighbor’s kids want to come over and play.

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Comments

  1. says

    Ha Ha! Boy this post rang true with me too! I have a few children’s books stashed away for “future grandchildren”. And NO I don’t know where they are. My girls would flip out if I blogged about it. LOL But, yes, the croquet balls and books make a sweet tabletop.

  2. says

    I love children’s books and have some out here in my lanai, where I spend most of my time. I love that Golden book…I don’t think I have that one! Enjoy the week!