Monday, April 9, 2012

My Children's Book Obsession

It's only fitting to have Money No Object Monday (MNOM) focus on things that I really drool over - and plot how I could fit these in the budget. Yes, it's shockingly expensive collectable vintage children's books. I have several bookmarked that I covet to a degree that I may need to repent of. Here's an example.
Vintage Book from WonderDiva on Etsy
This is a cloth book published by Volland.  Volland was a publishing house active for only about 25 years in  the early 1900's. It died in the great depression of the 1930's.  They did greeting cards, calendars and books for adults and children but the children's books are considered treasures.  Instead of copying high end European printers they followed their own path and used some wonderful artists for stories that are clearly aimed at American  children.
I'm so in love with this book.  It's all I can do to not click  "Add to Cart". What's stopping me?  Dollars, cash, scratch, etc.  This is priced fairly at $165.  Way over my "flinch point". 
I'm over the top over the Norwegian children illustration.  I love snow pictures and these children are way cute. At 12.25" x 9.25" the pages are pretty big.  It's good I won't be buying this as I would be so tempted to separate and frame the pages and I think it's a sacrilege to wreck a book in good shape.  I would so decorate with these in adult rooms.  

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