Another find

by Kate on August 10, 2011

I scored this stack on my last trip to Tyabb.

Vintage Books

Actually, it was Kirst who found these, I was elsewhere in the shed having a conniption over blue glass but that is beside the point. The point is, I think they were the ‘collective’ find of the day.

They are fantastic.


The illustrations are superb, as are the messages in each book and the kids have been picking one each night to read. Win Win.


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{ 18 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Kirst August 10, 2011 at 2:28 pm

LOVE these books…flat out!


2 Kate August 10, 2011 at 3:44 pm



3 andi August 10, 2011 at 2:53 pm

I’m surprised you’ve let the kids anywhere near them ;-)


4 Kate August 10, 2011 at 3:44 pm

Only under STRICT supervision ;)



5 ingrid August 10, 2011 at 3:38 pm

boy oh boy, I am so jealous. these are fabulous and I haven’t even found a decent little golden book lately. Lucky you!


6 Kate August 10, 2011 at 3:44 pm

I am chuffed! They are brilliant x


7 Anne August 10, 2011 at 3:41 pm

Wow, my brother and I had these books and they were so well read that I remember most fell apart eventually but there are still a few in the “toy box” at our parents’ house (40 years on).


8 Tania August 10, 2011 at 4:34 pm

My kids would have to promise to wear white gloves, not breathe and turn pages telepathically before I’d let ‘em within spitting distance of those treasures…


9 karlyn jackson August 10, 2011 at 9:00 pm

great find Kate/Kirst, I found a similar set of vintage books recently too. I bet the kids love them.


10 Lynn August 10, 2011 at 11:00 pm

Score! I’ve actually been searching for this set.


11 Annie August 11, 2011 at 6:22 am

What absolutely fabulous books. Have fun with them x


12 Kylie August 11, 2011 at 7:19 am

what an awesome find, i too am so jealous!!


13 Kirsten N August 11, 2011 at 8:41 am

I recognized these straight away too:) We still have the 1966 editions my brother and I had as children on my kids bookshelf – they were very well loved back then!


14 Mel August 11, 2011 at 5:23 pm

Very cool. And the font is almost exactly the same as your blog font! Double cool!


15 Michelle August 12, 2011 at 9:44 pm

O.m.g. How wonderful are these books. I love the whole pile of them stacked like that. Total score.


16 Di August 17, 2011 at 7:59 pm

Wow- what a find! Can’t beat those retro illustrations.


17 glenda August 22, 2011 at 3:35 pm

I have a passon for books and I can tell you that everything about your picture is a wonder.
The colors of the spines-beautifully bold, the shelf wear-they were so loved, the titles-oh please, carry me out…… I love that Stories and Poems is the thickest just as it should be. Wish I was a little girl again, just for a day, but sharing loved books with children and grandchildren is even better. Enjoy!


18 sarah August 26, 2011 at 8:26 am

I grew up with these books and still have mine. My mum bought them from someone selling door to door. It must have been in the early 70′s. Luckily my mum is a hoarder.

I read them endlessly. My children liked them but not as much as I did. Probably because I owned less books than they do.


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