Monday, July 4, 2011

Read Me A Story!

Hello, Dear Ones! Here you'll see I was playing with Charlotte before she met her fate as a TV cabinet! She said she really didn't mind! :) If you'd like to see Charlotte's new zest for life, you can click HERE.

I set up a sweet little olden vignette here on her top.



Lovely olden things.

First I'd like to show you my olden Royal Copley Daffodil Vase. Isn't she pretty? She just makes me smile with the pretty yellow daffs and the stems and leaves are the pretty girly pink. I poked in some summery sunflowers. My little vase didn't mind at all.


Next, I want to show you my little olden wrought iron puppy door stop. Just love little Boston Terriers. But look at that darling little face! No smile...

Oh, poor little darling, I hope she sits very still so she won't get stung! I do have some Benadryl just in case!

Olden books! When I was a little girl, every two weeks when my daddy got his pay check, we would go to the dime store and I would get to pick out a book! Somehow I've lost many of my books but do have some survivors!

Here are my Little Peppers books. Oh, how I loved these. I keep these little books on a shelf above where my sewing machine is and now as I look at this snap I see a blue thread! Oh, well... :)

You can see when the copyright was on these two - 1955. I was born in 1951 and was probably around 8 or 9 when I bought these. Now it was so important to me that my books were signed with my little signature. There it is! :)

Now this is the same book as one of the above that I found a few years ago at an antique store. Look how nice the book cover looks ~ so colorful. I saw it and had to have it. Why, do your most wondering tiny minds wonder?

The copyright is the same year of my infamous birth! 1951!

Here are a couple more of my olden books. Just to think my tiny creamy little girl fingers flipped through every one of these pages! :)

The Bobbsey Twins! Did any of you read these little books when you were younger? I also read other Bobbsey Twins books from the school library too.

Just in case someone should grab my little book ~ I put my sig in the front cover again.


Well, Dear Ones, there you have my most olden vignette. Did I make you want to run and pick up a book and get to reading? :) I've often thought I would reread some of my olden books just to be nostalgic, but alas, I haven't done it yet! Maybe when every project is done I will? I won't hold my breath though! :)

Be a bunch of sweeties,
Shelia ;)



I'll leave you with a little Note Song ~

Forever Young

May God bless and keep you always

May your wishes all come true
May you always do for others
And let others do for you
May you build a ladder to the stars
And climb on every rung
May you stay forever young
Forever young, forever young
May you stay forever young.

May you grow up to be righteous
May you grow up to be true
May you always know the truth
And see the lights surrounding you
May you always be courageous
Stand upright and be strong
May you stay forever young
Forever young, forever young
May you stay forever young.

May your hands always be busy
May your feet always be swift
May you have a strong foundation
When the winds of changes shift
May your heart always be joyful
And may your song always be sung
May you stay forever young
Forever young, forever young
May you stay forever young.
~ sung by Rod Stewart

40 comments:

  1. Hi Shelia!
    I love your sweet little memory shelf with the little doggie and your childhood books. I remember my Mom reading Treasure Island to me. Another favorite was Tom Sawyer. Loved Nancy Drew books.

    Have a wonderful week.

    hugs
    Sissie

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  2. OK, since I was born the year after you...now we know why there are so many similarities...I had those very same books and remember them being a purchase on "payday" also. Did you collect the Nancy Drew or Trixie Belden books??? I read everything I could get my hands on. I didn't keep any that I know of but thanks for the memories...btw...that lace drape must have been worn by a lot of girls for their portraits. lol

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  3. Shelia, such a great vignette. I love the olden books and that precious little puppy is way too cute. Such a precious little face. Thanks so much for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

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  4. Hi Sheila, what a lovely vignette. Those books really bought back memories. My mom always bought us books for Christmas, I loved Trixie Belden The Bobsey Twins and Nancy Drew. There were so many I've forgotten the names of a few. I wonder if they are still in circulation? I sure do wish we had saved ours.

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  5. Shelia,
    I enjoyed the Bobbsey Twins and the Five Little Peppers, too! Got to read them aloud to Chickie when she was little, too. They were wonderful.

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  6. Shelia, I love that beautiful daffodil vase. I've never seen one before. And, I do remember those very Bobsey Twin books as I read them as a youngster. I don't remember reading the Five Little Peppers but have seen the books. Lovely memories. Thanks and have a wonderful week. Hugs, Pamela

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  7. I still have my Five Little Peppers book that I loved and read over and over as a child. You have brought back some pleasant memories.

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  8. How sweet -- I loved those books as well -- and Nancy Drew, Laura Ingalls Wilder, Mrs. Piggly Wiggly....such wonderful times reading. I don't have any now though -- what a wonderful treasure to hand down to your little Carter one day.

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  9. Shelia, that little puppy has loads of personality. I too love books and always have just like you. It is wonderful you still have these from your childhood with your signature. ♥O

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  10. Love that daffodil vase!

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  11. Beautiful post! Gorgeous flowers. Love those books..very nice! Everything about this post is great:)
    Happy 4th!
    Hope to see you on my blog:)

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  12. 1951 huh? Hmmm, did you have that birthday yet this year? I will be heading to SC in October for Ro's...but shhh, don't tell her I told you!

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  13. Shelia,
    Oh! how I love your olden books, and the fact that they were yours when you were little tugs at my heart. Love your blog, following you. And thanks for your kind words of encouragement.
    Patti

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  14. Sheila, what precious items and those books with special sweet memories. 1955 is my birth year.

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  15. Such priceless memories. I too remember these. The daffodil vase is beautiful. Reminds me of Roseville pottery. I've missed my visits with you and hope to get back into the swing of things in a few more weeks. Summer does a number to blogging. :-) Have a great week.

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  16. I have the same two Bobbsey Twins books that you featured plus a few more. I loved them and saved my allowance so that I could buy more! I even have one without a copywrite date that belonged to my Mother in Law. A date of 1945 is handwritten in the back. Guess these books have stood the test of time, wouldn't you say?

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  17. Hi Shelia, The vase is so pretty! I love olden books, especially the colorful illustrations and book covers. What special memories these books hold for you. Hope you have a wonderful week. Mildred

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  18. Pretty vase...Oh! Even I love collecting my favorite books... I love reading these books now as well.. Have a fab week !!

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  19. I also loved the Bobbsey Twin series and Nancy Drew as well. You can often find them on eBay. I collect vintage childrens books. They are wonderful and many homeschooling parents use them today for their children due to their more innocent content.

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  20. Shelia,
    I had to laugh out loud when I scrolled down and saw The Five LIttle Peppers!!! That's because they were the books I thought of when you mentioned going to the five and dime to get a book.

    Love that little Boston Terrier statue. Reminds me of my mother's last two dogs. I just posted about her 100th birthday and I have a picture with her little Boston "stuffie" Terrier.

    xoxo Bunny Jean

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  21. Hi Shelia - I'm a 1951 baby as well! Loved the Bobbsey Twins and Nancy Drew! Time sure does fly...

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  22. This is such a smiley post Sheila!
    It just made me all smiley indeed!
    Love all of your olden treasures and what a great vignette!
    Hugs,
    Cindy

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  23. awww, these are all so cute. Love the little doggie..and the books are so sweet.
    xo bj

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  24. I spotted those Bobbsey Twins books right off and was very excited to see them. Yes! I read the Bobbsey Twins as soon as I learned to read, and I kept them for many years. Too many moves and I guess during one move I let them go. Your little Boston terrier is a sweety. I love your blog so much, you make me feel welcomed like a very dear friend.

    Hugs,
    Mary

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  25. Pink and yellow are one of my favorite combos, and your vase is lovely. I read these books, too, and still have the Bobbsey Twins. My other favorite was Little Women. I think I memorized it!

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  26. I guess we are dating ourselves as I too had the five little peppers and how the grew and Nancy Drew books. My Aunt would buy them for for Christmas.The little dog makes me laugh. My son has a boston terrier so can relate. Have a good day

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  27. Oh what memories. I think I read quite a few of those books. I loved the Bobbsey Twins. V

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  28. Hi Shelia,
    What a fun post! I'm a fifties baby too..1956 that's me.
    Loved your post today....
    Have a sweet day and hugs, Elizabeth

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  29. Just love the old books...I grew up on Laura Ingalls and Nancy Drew. I was born in 1959 so I'm not quite a flower child! Have a great week...

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  30. That is the sweetest vignette! And so special with the childhood memories attached! I adore your books, and I want that little doggy! lol Have a most lovely week!

    Waving from Our Back Porch,
    Rebecca

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  31. Shelia, I was born in 1950 and I do remember those books, I used to sit up in our apple tree most of the day reading them. Love your little doggie, sweetest thing ever and the bee..too cute! ;D

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  32. Shelia, I loved the Bobbsey Twins, and still have some of mine too (you're not surprised, are you?). That daffodil vase is stunning, and the little door stop is just too cute. Such a nostalgic vignette. laurie

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  33. Your vintage book collection is wonderful! I have a soft spot in my heart for children's books because I was an elementary reading teacher for years.

    Smiles & Hugs,
    Carol

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  34. Shelia, I love the old books, they are so colorful. I noticed your last name was Blalock, so is mine, and I play piano for my church. I just found your blog, and I love it. Can't wait to see more.

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  35. What a treasure you have on those plates, especially with that signature, Shelia. Love your vase and the whole vignette...Christine

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  36. Absolutely charming, Shelia! What a lovely way to combine decorating with the sharing of childhood memories and possessions.

    Have a great rest of the week!
    Bill

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  37. Lovely post! I love old children's books.

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  38. You have such a nice collection of children's books and you post certainly does them justice.

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  39. I love that song. That's what I chose to dance with my son at his wedding. Perfect wishes, and our kids are forever young to us, aren't they?
    I remember those books! Sadly, I don't have any of mine.
    Glad you have yours and such precious memories!

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  40. What sweet memories those books hold for you. Treasures that will endure eternity. I love your pretty vase with the daffodils and the door stop too. So pretty together. Many blessings, Marlis

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