Sunday, 7 August 2016

Wynken Blynken and Nod - The age of innocence

On a recent trip to beautiful Rye in East Sussex I came across a sweet book shop called The Tiny Book Store.  Full of charm, I just couldn't resist going in.  If the weather had been cooler I would have stayed in there a lot longer, but after walking for what seemed miles, in intense heat and humidity, I was too hot and bothered to stay too long.  I did find two charming children's books.

This one from 1950 - Wynken Blynken and Nod, a book of poems with some lovely illustrations.

This tiny book called  "Dolls and how to make them" was published in 1949, it's a charming reminder of just how innocent children were.......and how the simple pleasure in making a rag doll was all that was required to keep your offspring happy.

Please leave a comment before you go!


  1. I love your treasures! The book is very special, some how I remember this title? And Yes the doll making book is perfect! especially the clown pattern!😍
    I resently cursed our sad libraries discard table and went home with some treasures as well! Nothing says a GREAT DAY! like finding a great book to eart! xoxoxoxo

  2. Beautiful vintage books, my fav sort of shop


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