Tom Kitten - Oh woodgy woo!
Miss Moppet I adore you!
The very distressed set of early and possibly first editions from around 1916 or so
And a few more early editions
1950s strip story books
As a child I loved Mary Mouse and am now amazed to realise that Enid Blyton could command double the price of the Kitty Styles strip story books. One shilling ( 1/-) was very expensive in an era of two ounces of sweets for three pence (3d - a quarter of a shilling) and when you could get four liquorice chews for a penny.
These pretty books were all recent finds at a rainy day car boot. I think I'm going to frame the cover of the Tom Kitten book for my darling little grandson of the same name. ( Tom not Kitten!) But the pages are so lovely as they are only illustrated on each double page, so have blanks between them and could easily be framed up for an adorable set of nursery pictures. Although from my researches these are probably very early if not first editions, they are so 'distressed' physically that they are coming apart from their binding and missing their badly attached spines but at least not defaced by small hands.
*And now for some vintage quilts*
Tied quilt with funky mid-century fabrics
Each square is in fact a little pocket containing the filler
And here are the traditional Paisley eiderdowns
I have four of these of the same size, single bed toppers
These are also newly acquired stock and all these bed-covers could do with refilling to plump them up. They also make decorative displays just as they are, when rolled up on open shelves or as cosy sofa throws. Just the ticket for winter evenings curled up in front of a roaring fire. And so much nicer than those ubiquitous acrylic blankets.
I shall be taking these winter warmers with me to The London Antique Textile Fair in Chelsea on Sunday 2nd October, though not sure they will fit on my very small stand. But if not then on to my more generous sized space at The Vintage Bazaar in the Cheese and Grain, Frome on Saturday 29th October where I shall also be taking the majority of the children's books.
Maybe see you at one of these events?