Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Books, the Treasures of Childhood!

A beautiful vintage picture from a recent garage sale book purchase! Don't you just love the beautiful RUBY RED footstool and pillow!

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And a lovely award from my dear friend Janine. Thank you so much for thinking of me, Janine. I'm honored to accept this thoughtful award gift!

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  1. My childhood memories are built around my Grandmother & the library & books!!
    Have a Great Day!!

  2. I love that picture..beautiful..it feels so special..love the red footstool too..gorgeous! A wonderful post!

  3. Ih how I enjoyed reading my books as a child - I still do. What a lovely photo :)


  4. What a lovely jumble sale-find! If it be mine, I'd be tempted to dot the red footstool with white thread, if you know WHAT I MEAN! (Do give last words a click!)

  5. What a lovely lovely picture! I love to read--I can hardly put a book down once I've started it. I've been known to finish a thick book in less than a day. I recently finished an entire series of four BIG thick books in three.

    lol I really like this illustration! Thank you for sharing it with us!

  6. Oh yes they make the picture more beautiful! Thanks for sharing!

    Barnyard Express

  7. A beautiful picture and a lucky find!

  8. A lovely illustration Coralie, it was meant to be yours to love and appreciate.

    I went and found you a few good quotes on childhood, I hope you like them. Hope Betsy Belle is doing wonderful for you also.

    There is a garden in every childhood, an enchanted place where colors are brighter, the air softer, and the morning more fragrant than ever again. ~Elizabeth Lawrence

    Childhood is measured out by sounds and smells and sights, before the dark hour of reason grows. ~John Betjeman

    We could never have loved the earth so well if we had had no childhood in it. ~George Eliot, The Mill on the Floss, 1860

    Childhood is the most beautiful of all life's seasons. ~Author Unknown

    Childhood is the fiery furnace in which we are melted down to essentials and that essential shaped for good. ~Katherine Anne Porter

    There is always one moment in childhood when the door opens and lets the future in. ~Graham Greene

    When you finally go back to your old hometown, you find it wasn't the old home you missed but your childhood. ~Sam Ewing

    In childhood, we press our nose to the pane, looking out. In memories of childhood, we press our nose to the pane, looking in. ~Robert Brault

    If you carry your childhood with you, you never become older. ~Tom Stoppard

    I'd give all wealth that years have piled,
    The slow result of Life's decay,
    To be once more a little child
    For one bright summer day.
    ~Lewis Carroll, "Solitude"

    The older I grow the more earnestly I feel that the few joys of childhood are the best that life has to give. ~Ellen Glasgow

    Old age lives minutes slowly, hours quickly; childhood chews hours and swallows minutes. ~Malcolm de Chazal