The Photograph Keeper

This post is about photographs and a dress and book I recently stumbled across.. The Photographs My Grandma had to clean out her home of more than 50 years to move into a smaller apartment. There were boxes of photographs in the basement and albums on book shelves and photos on the walls. I had a chance to go through some of [...]

I Can Read

  Little Chick's Story 1978 by Mary DeBall Kwitz illustrated by Cyndy Szekeres Published by Harper & Row I was drawn to Little Chick's Story by the simple soft blue and brown color palette. I love the pencil lines of Cyndy Szekeres through the wash of pale colors and how in places she uses no color at all, only the pencil. It's beautiful how well [...]

To Think I Found It In Goodwill

My latest thrift store stop has to be one of my favorites. I spent the afternoon with a friend at Goodwill. We looked at pants and shirts and skirts and talked up and down the aisles. I found an amazing Christmas sweater vest with candy canes and sequins. I managed to leave it behind for a happy ugly-sweater-loving person. I [...]

Don’t Start!

My Throwback Thursday Picture Book PSA Don't Start There's a title for you in the midst of New Year's Resolutions! I found Don't Start at thrift store in November and I knew instantly who would be getting this little book for Christmas. I love the sneak peak back into the not so distant past of vintage children's books. Sometime it's a giggle, sometimes a [...]

For Dreamers Who Dream Big

This post is dedicated to the big dream dreamers– For the men and women who looked up at the sky, beyond the clouds and beyond the stars, and imagined it was possible to live in the heavens. This month, December 2013, marked the 15th anniversary of the International Space Station. Today's book is perfect for such a celebration. A Book of Satellites For [...]

Washington D.C.

Throwback Thursday ~Picture BooksI love finding old children's books in thrift stores. It's great discovering out of print books I've never seen before from authors I know (like Maurice Sendak) or books with a bit of history attached. And the artwork, all the illustrations from a time gone by–I love those too! Just incase those who say, 'print is [...]