Friday, 17 January 2014

New Year - New Goodies

It may be rainy and dark outside but inside the sun is shining!  
Pretty prints, vintage cards and telegrams together with an array of other beautiful things have taken up residence at March House


Lots of beautiful books, including Robbie's Birthday Wish are looking for new homes.  If you like elves and fairies' this is the one for you. 

Robbie’s day is perfect! He's blown out the candles, opened his presents and played with his dog Monty. Now as an extra-special treat he is allowed to stay up late.  He and Monty run out into the garden looking for Tinkletop the fairy. Robbie has visited Fairyland once before, but this time Tinkletop has promised to take Robbie to meet Blinco the bat, Crusty the cobbler, Busyfingers the tailor and the Fairy Queen…



All the featured items are available to browse at March House Books (unless sold) or by clicking on the following links.

Two Little Dicky Birds Birthday card - To someone who's so very nice. 
Many Happy Returns an illustrated greetings telegram from 1935.
Mullion Beach in Cornwall limited edition print by Graham Munt.
An Apple for the King published by Renwick of Otley in 1940.
A ticket to the Coronation of their Majesties King George V and Queen Elizabeth May, 1937.  
Vintage 1957 Margaret Tarrant Art Postcard - Morning Carol.  
Mabel Lucie Attwell and the Boo-boos, a postcard from 1956. (Sold, thank you for your interest)
"I’s right" and hope you are too a lovely black and white postcard from 1930.  
Pretty vintage Valentine Card for My Teacher.
Disney Snow White Postcard (see previous post here).
Rowland Emett and the Far Tottering and Oyster Creek Railway a postcard from 1951.
Robbie's Birthday Wish hardback book published in 1950. 

Wishing you all a joyful January, 

28 comments:

  1. Good morning Barbara!

    What a fantastic collection of the most BEAUTIFUL childrens' books! I have never seen so many all in one place. Even Kate and Nash's Much Ado About Nothing shoppe in Marblehead, they had super books, but not this many all together!

    What I love and have noticed is that back in this era,the dog of choice in many of the drawings is my favorite of all time: the fox terrier. And my favorite cover here is, "An Apple for the King." JUST DELIGHTFUL!

    Happy day my friend, Anita

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    1. Dear Anita, you are often my very first visitor when a new post appears. Thank you for that and for all your lovely comments. You are absolutely right about the little Fox Terriers they appear over and over again. Maybe they were ‘fashionable’ at the time. I don’t like to think of dogs in terms of fashion, but they like many other things do go in out of popularity. I don’t know very much about Fox Terriers, but I can safely say Cairn Terriers are the most beautiful, loving little dogs. I hope the sun is shining for you! xx

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  2. Those are lovely, Barbara! I particularly love the Morning Carol postcard - it's so beautiful and serene.

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  3. Wow, as always a wonderfully interesting post and so colourful.

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    1. Thanks Tracy, it was sweet of you to call in and leave such a nice comment. I hope you are having a good day, Barbara.

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  4. I love looking at the illustrations you have. They make me feel young again for a while.

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    1. Come now you are naught but a boy at heart!

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  5. Very nice, very nice, all of them cards and book! I smiled at 'Busyfingers the tailor' and 'An Apple for the King.'

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    1. Hi Claudine, I'm always happy to make you smile. Thanks for calling in.

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  6. Oh my goodness!
    I love all your beautiful new additions.

    I hope you're having a wonderful weekend :)

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    1. That's nice to know Yvonne! I'm having an excellent weekend, hope you are too.
      Off to the Bath & West antique market tomorrow, hoping to find more goodies.

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  7. Robbie's Birthday Wish has such beautiful, bold, bright illustrations. :) So many wonderful additions! I love the cards because they are so precious. So fun to look through!

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    1. Hi Stephanie, it certainly does! Glad you enjoyed taking a look at some of the new things in stock. Barbara xx

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  8. Hello Barbara, I am so glad that you share these wonderful treasures with us all. They are the kinds of pictures & dear stories that I might never have seen in a lifetime otherwise. (How adorable...tinting while you wait!!) I feel quite certain that one day I will even purchase one them from you. Much love my friend, Catherine x0x0x

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    1. Hello Catherine, I love the picture of the fairy Queen having her wings tinted. I'm not sure if anyone else spotted it – so well done you! Have a happy xxx

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  9. What a good start of new year, those illustrations are really wonderful and eye catching :)

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    1. Happy New Year Aunt Mary, thanks for calling in and taking a look. Barbara

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  10. Wishing you a joyful January too, Barbara. Another beautiful selection, the one that really appeals to me in particular is the 'Morning Carol' postcard, I love the tree, the mountains in the background, the bunny rabbits!

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    1. Thanks Lindsay, January is shaping up pretty well so far – fingers crossed. I hope the same can be said for you. Morning Carol is by Margaret Tarrant one of my favourite illustrators, so I agree with everything you say about it.

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  11. Tinkletop AND the monarchy too? Wow, you're keeping your scanner busy--so cute and simply delightful.

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    1. Yes and both in the same place! No scanner for me, just my trusty camera.
      Your visit reminds me to pop over and see if your new blog is open for business yet. Thanks for calling in.

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  12. All are so good but I like The Morning Carol ..the most. Its mesmerizing! what more to say. Its a blessing I found your blog and am able to lay my eyes on young, innocent , pure faces and hearts. Thanks a lot. Kokila

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    1. Hello Kokila, and I’m blessed by your visits and lovely comments. The morning Carol is very beautiful as are most things by Margaret Tarrant are.

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    1. Glad you like them. Thanks for leaving a comment. Barbara

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  14. What a wonderful collection to start your new year off right.

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    1. You are so right Donna! Happy New Year.

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Barbara xx

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