Thursday, February 28, 2013

Alain Gree- Board Books


Here's my next instalment of Alain Gree!  These board books are too fun.  Check out the Alain Gree website for more information and fabulousness.  There I learned the names of some of the recurring characters that he draws - Pilou, (the little guy with the hat and sailor suit) Mirabelle,(the bird) Capucine, (the fox) Romeo, (the dog)and Achille and Bergamote (the brother and sister).  Not all of them are pictured here but you can see some more of them in my previous Alain Gree post, or I will show more in an upcoming post about Alain Gree's work in PLOC magazine.

Now, get ready for more Alain Gree to-die-for cuteness!  I found some of the most amazing products with his images on them while surfing Pinterest!!

Home pouch  Alain Gree's zoo  metal frame pouch by octopurse, $63.90

Aaaahh!  This pouch purse!!
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How awesome would this be for my 1-year-old??!!

Restored Vintage Blocks - Alain Grée

These blocks would be SO CUTE on the shelves in her room too!!

Alain Gree by Anne-Claire Petit

AAAAAHHH!!  I could go on and on!  I will restrain myself for now!

While we're at it - go ahead and follow me on Pinterest!  At some point I need to get my boards a bit more organized, but I've got a lot of fun stuff pinned to my Vintage Children's Books board!

Linking to Cozy Book Hop

Monday, February 25, 2013

Betty Crocker's Parties for Children

Posted by PicasaSo my friend Hilda, who is over at the blog From Overwhelmed to Organized, being her organized self, was purging some of her books that she no longer wanted to make the space for. She brought me this adorable Betty Crocker book from her childhood as she didn't feel the need to keep it any more.  Of course I snatched it up!  You know what they say, one man's junk is another man's treasure!  Thanks again, Hilda, your book has gone to a very good home!  (Readers, go on over and check out her blog!  Hilda and I started blogging at the same time and she is rocking it with the organizing tips over at her site!)

As I'm sure those of you with children have noticed, parties at home, where children play the types of games such as the ones found in this book, are definitely on the decline, while parties that you pay to have at a place of interest are definitely on the rise.  So far, besides home parties, my 6-year old has been to parties at places such as the bowling alley, Chuck E. Cheese, a cooking class party at the grocery store, a princess party at a dress-up type of place for little girls, a sports party, a gymnastics party, parties at indoor play places, a ceramics party... you name it!  So far we are still having our daughters' parties at home.  I figure we'll do that while the girls still enjoy it and we are able to.  Our house has enough room and I like being able to decorate our house with different themes.  (If you'd like to see some pictures of our Eric Carle and Dr. Seuss themed birthday parties, click on the blog post labels over at the side.  Nothing jaw-droppingly Pinterest-worthy or anything, but it was cute and we had fun! Oh and if you'd like to see my other Betty Crocker book that I posted about last year, look for the label on the side as well.)

Linking to The Children's Bookshelf

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Alain Gree- Nature

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I was so excited a few months ago when I heard that Alain Gree was going to be putting out a few new books! I ordered them quickly for one of my daughters for Christmas.  In a future post I will show the board books by Alain Gree that I got for her, and I will also show the PLOC magazines that I have by this amazing illustrator.  Alain Gree was born in France and has published over 300 books. Most of these were published in the 1960's.  They totally still have that fun groovy feel!   Check out this YouTube video of Alain Gree at work:

Linking to Kid Lit Blog Hop

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Retro TV and Toys for the Very Young - Holly Hobbie

Vintage Days of Holly Hobbie A Cricket Book, Picture Book, 1977 American Greetings Platt and Munk Childrens BookPosted by Picasa
Source - Etsy
Holly Hobbie 1978 Christmas Collectible Plate
Source - Etsy

Here's one of  my daughters holding my Holly Hobbie doll, which I got when I was 2 and has somehow survived all these years and through all of the times we have moved.  Who else had/has one?  There's a ton of adorable Holly Hobbie paraphernalia that you can buy on Etsy - check this adorable book and collector's plate.  This Holly Hobbie colorforms commercial made me smile- so sweet!

Sunday, February 3, 2013

The Monster at the End of This Book/ Muppets in My Neighborhood

Posted by PicasaI think pretty much everyone has read 'The Monster at the End of This Book' starring lovable, furry old Grover.  Grover is the best!  Much better than that little upstart Elmo!  ;)  Check out The Monster at the End of this Tweet for a modern-day twitter version of the story that will make you laugh! Then we have 'Muppets in my Neighborhood' - both of these books I have here are in board book form.  I just love this one - the illustrations just draw me right in. When I walk by and see this book on the shelf it makes me smile. The modern-day Sesame St. books are just not as cute.  I love vintage Sesame Street.

Linking to The Children's Bookshelf