Do you collect things? Little treasures that mean something to you from childhood or from places you've been or things you simply find pretty?
I collect vintage teacups and linen and pretty, old or useful things. I have a small collection of seaglass. I collect crocheted cup cosies and classic novels. But by far my largest collection is my 'stash' of vintage Little Golden Books. I have over 300 in my keeping, some battered or coverless, perfect for preserving through crafty skill, some extra old and precious, and some we just love to read and admire. Harper has her own collection of twenty odd 'first little golden books', the small ones, and we have a decent pile of giant ones now too. The earliest copies are from the early 1940's and the earlier they are dated the more beautiful and saturated the pictures are.
Its no wonder you can find a Little Golden Book or a salvaged picture from one in nearly every nook and cranny in my home.
You'll notice I particularly love the Little Golden Books that are illustrated by Eloise Wilkin and I'd like to think I own 85% of these. I fell in love with her illustrations as a child and when the girls were born I found them comforting in a way. But there are so many others I love just as much.
Some other favourites:
Outside my window
Susie's new stove
My little golden book about God
The Lively Little Rabbit
Snow White and Rose Red
The Christmas Story
The kitten who thought he was a mouse
The wait for me kitten.........
Do you have a favourite Little Golden Book? What do you collect?