Tuesday, December 15, 2009

The Christmas ABC

The Christmas ABC
Eloise Wilkin ~ Golden Press, 1962


I have a handful of sweet Little Golden Books for the season sitting here on my desk and every time I look at them, they make me smile. And, of course, it wouldn't be the holidays if I didn't share a bit of Wilkin Christmas. All the little vintage details on these pages are so dear it makes me wish I could go back as a fly on the wall to one of my mother's Christmas mornings. I particularly love the illustration of the family leaving church, the little girl's pink overcoat and the mother's pill-box hat or the fact that the dad is wearing a hat at all. Though the pages are aged and beginning to crack, the Christmas spirit still rings true here in every element from the illuminated letters (isn't the wooden C divine?) to the silver tinsel hung from the tree. Tender memories, indeed.





Also by:
We Like Kindergarten
Wonders of Seasons
Birds
The Golden Bible
Wonders of Nature

7 comments:

Jonathan said...

This is darling. I have never seen this title. I love Eloise Wilkin!

Jonathan's mom

Antmusic said...

That is a great one! I haven't seen it before. DANG, look at all of those responses for your Monday give... and growing every day!

Ribambins said...

Thank you for sharing. I know someone who will like this. I'll forward your post.

vanessa said...

This is beautiful!

perilloparodies said...

a memory has been pricked in my mind... I may vaguely remember this one... huh. Lovely, truly lovely. thank you...

Sarah Fravel said...

LOVE Eloise Wilkin! My favorite is a French Golden Book I have...should go get it before I post this so I can give the correct title. But, I'd not seen this one! Now, I'm on a quest to find one for myself! Only one listed on ebay!! Thanks for sharing!

Queen of the Nook said...

I adore your blog and spent most of my afternoon browsing through it for the first time today. I am an avid Eloise Wilkin fan and collector. My two children have a huge library of vintage storybooks all of which have been salvaged from thrift stores and our local library bin of "outdated" materials. Thank you for devoting your writing talent to this topic!

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