Saturday, 7 April 2012

An Old Nursery Rhyme Book & Happy Easter To You All!

I adore old children's books and whilst rummaging through my vintage collection,  I came across this old treasure that I had not looked at for a while. Needless to say I found myself flicking through the pages, drooling over the illustrations once more.....they are simply gorgeous.

This is a well thumbed nursery ryhme book with 48 exquisite coloured illustrations, all by Margaret Tarrant. I am guessing that this particular fourth edition was issued around c1920.  

Mary Had A Little Lamb
Little Bo-Peep.

Mary,Mary, Quite Contrary.

Little Boy Blue

Humpty Dumpty

Although this book is 90 years old, the vibrancy of the colour in the illustrations are still retained and just beautiful.

I am closed over this Easter bank holiday weekend but hope to begin listing on the website some more  rather lovely vintage miniature goodies from Tuesday onwards.

Happy Easter To You All!


Robin said...

Absolutely gorgeous!!!!!
Happy Easter1

Rachel said...

My Mum loves Margaret Tarrants Illustrations, me too! Happy Easter!

carmen said...

feliz pascua

KT Miniatures said...

Thank you ladies for your comments. Glad you liked the illustrations. There is something so special about these old children's books. Celia

Sandra Morris said...

I just love old books.... especially children's books.

This is really lovely...