Friday, January 20, 2012

Not So Little Vintage Storybook

 It's Friday, so it's time for Lil' Vintage Story Books on Corey Moortgat's blog. This week, my vintage book isn't little, but it sure is cute. It was published in 1945 by Whitman Publishing Co., and the illustrator was E.B. Segner. 


Each page features a different animal charmingly illustrated











Anytime I find a vintage book with a farm theme, I have to buy it (if the price is right). I'm drawn to these because I hope to live on a small farm someday. I really am a farm girl at heart, and hopefully that dream will come true in the near future.

Last year, my heart skipped a beat when I saw this fabric:


It matches the book! How fun is that? I haven't decided what to do with it yet, but think it would make a cute quilted wallhanging. A project to add to my long list!

If you haven't had a chance, be sure to stop by Corey's blog and link up with your favorite vintage story book.




25 comments:

Holly said...

What a sweet book and I can't believe you found that fabric! What a great find. Thanks for sharing it with us. I hope your dream of living on a farm comes true some day.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

The book is very precious and I love this pretty fabric! It would make a cute lap quilt! Enjoy your weekend! ♥

Corey Moortgat said...

oh, so,so cute! I love that very first one, with the little girl dropping her egg! How neat that it's been made into fabric!

Becky~ said...

I just love the very first one.How sweet.Fabric too Im loving it.

Kim K. said...

I'm completely in love with all the images...however my favorite is the broken egg girl. Totally charming.

Holly- Cutie Pie Cottage said...

Love these pics, Betsy! ♥

Sandy said...

The book is wonderful but the fabric is better! Betsy, if you ever see this again please but me some...I will pay you! Or let me know if I can get it online....My gosh this is cute! :):)

Sandy said...

Betsy,
I went online, it is called Blue Hill Farm Play...the panel also comes in red, and there is coordinating fabrics! Just LOVE this!!! I am so glad you posted it!

My Vintage Mending said...

Just so cute. I love the kids expressions. Whitman always seems to get it right!
Smiles...Renee

Kris said...

Oh my gosh, I love those!!!

Carol Ann said...

I'm new to your blog and really enjoyed seeing this cute book! Carol Ann

Teresa said...

I have that very book (mine is pretty tattered, though), and I can't believe you found matching fabric! My mom also has a collection of that type of Whitman book. You sure don't see them very often, but they are just the cutest books ever.

Shannon@Cozy Home Scenes said...

I have learned to appreciate these beautiful books because of you and some other bloggers who collect them and love them. I gave a large stack of the books that I had as a child to someone years ago. I could kick myself for doing that. This book is very cute. The first picture is cute but I also like the one with the boy and girl feeding the rabbits. Thanks for waking my love for these wonderful books.-------
Shannon

magie said...

I adore the illustrations in this book, they are just lovely! I especially love the cover, just so sweet :)
That was a bit of luck finding matching fabric as well, I think it will make the perfect wall hanging.

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Debi said...

What a darling book. Some of the pictures reminded me of growing up on my grandparent's farm. I was very surprised to see you found matching fabirc. Where whould you have to go to try and find such items?

From Beyond My Kitchen Window said...

I want this wonderful little/big book. I remember books similar to this one growing up. The illustrations are lovely.

Mecky said...

Love Love LOVE those pictures!

Ms. Redo said...

Love your farm book - vivid pictures, and brings back such memories of being in my Grandmother's farmyard growing up. Thanks for sharing at Corey's party. Hugs ~ Mary

Stampin D Amour said...

These are so cute!!! Love your blog btw! xo

-pamela :)

Little Susie Home Maker said...

Betsy,
I really love this book. I am a farm girl at heart, too. I have lived out in the country for the last almost 18 years and started keeping chickens about 12 years ago, if I recall right. It's not a farm, but close enough for me.
This book is so darn cute! I can't believe you have fabric to match. Do you know where I might find some? I have to start looking.
BTW I had to laugh at the page that the little girl get scared by the Turkey. They can scare the dickens out of you!
Blessings,
Susie

elibene said...

Grazie Betsy, sei molto carina e gentile, il tuo blog è delizioso!! Un abbraccio dall'Italia!!! Benedetta

Laurel Leaf Cottage said...

I love your "Farm Friends" story book!!

Christine said...

These Farm Life Childrens Book are My Favorite, this one has the most beautiful Animal Illustrations:D
Thanx for Sharing,
Christine

Kim G. said...

I really love this Farm Friends book, my little ones would love it as well. Long live the farm!