Monday, March 21, 2011
Saturday, March 19, 2011
Here comes Peter Cottontail ... and he's bringing lots of antique Easter cards! All of the cards featured today include children or angels, and they are so sweet. All date from the early 1900's. Here are just a few more new arrivals at my store -- Easter postcards at Birdhouse Books
Friday, March 18, 2011
I absolutely love this vintage Dachshund book! One of the things I personally collect are vintage Dachshund items, especially children's books and ephemera. I have a copy of this book on my own shelves here and was happy to find another copy to share in my store. It's called Cat and Dog, and it's by Else Holmelund Minarik - with illustrations by Fritz Siebel. This sweet little picture book tells the story of a little girl and her cat and Dachshund dog -- a red smooth Dachshund. Charming illustrations throughout! It's in my store at: Cat and Dog - vintage Dachshund book
Thursday, March 10, 2011
Birdhouse Books - Easter Postcards -- and here is a preview!
Thursday, March 3, 2011
Carolyn Haywood children's books at Birdhouse Books. I highly recommend these books for anyone interested in vintage children's books.
Wednesday, March 2, 2011
Tuesday, March 1, 2011
I absolutely love this book, Little Swimmers by Virginia Hunter with Dorothy Grider illustrations! It reminds me of my childhood, in both the style of illustration, and also the pictures of children learning to swim. Dorothy Grider is one of my personal favorite baby boomer era children's illustrators. She is not mentioned as often as some other illustrators this vintage, but I think she captures a time and place so perfectly. You'll find this book: Little Swimmers at Birdhouse Books