Wednesday, 17 December 2008

Childhood Christmas Books...

Christmas books of times past...

Do you remember the books you read as a child? The ones you couldn't wait to read aloud or maybe ones your parents read to you? Beautiful illustrations that you sat for hours looking at....The ones you never forget, that to this day still have the same affect they did all those years ago.......

I also have those such books, which I have been enjoying recently.For many a year I have had these books put away in storage, in bed drawers, in boxes....... then last year they moved to my new home . This year they sit amongst my Christmas decor, where they belong, to be enjoyed once more!

Merry Christmas Ernest and Celestine.

A sweet story about a little girl mouse and her best friend. Ernest helps Celestine prepare for a Christmas party, that she would love so much, Ernest becomes Santa to please is little friend, and together they make the most wonderful Christmas story book...

I love the illustrations in all these books...So much detail. My mum used to read aloud Ernest and Celestine, and it brings back many good memories! Enlarge the images for a better look, I hope you enjoy them!

Notice Ernest making the Santa costume in secret ... Here they are getting ready for the party,

Another book I love is called
Tilly's Rescue.

The illustrations in this book are my favourite.

Tilly is a wooden doll and her friend is a teddy bear named Edward, Tilly cant find her friend and looks all over for him, the images portray just how small she is in our big world. I always used to think how realistic our world is depicted in the images! So, so much detail!

Tilly carefully escaping human feet!
Looking or Edward. Just look at the Green Grocer's shop, it looks like one in my local village ha,ha
First page of the book, Tilly decorating her home for Christmas with bits and bobs she has found,all she needs is a Christmas tree which Edward says he will help her find....

I have some other books I would love to share with you, I will talk about them in another post as this one is getting long! Can you tell how much I adore these books... I hope you have enjoyed them also, I wish I could copy each page and every image to share with you!

I leave you know with best wishes for Christmas, I hope you are all ready for the big day! Thank you to everyone who wished me a Happy Birthday! I had a great time and received some lovely pressies (which I hope to Blog soon!)See you all again soon

Priscilla x


BittersweetPunkin said...

Oh I love them!!

I display one of my favorites...YOU ARE SPECIAL by Max Lucado...makes me tear up every time I read it.


Linda said...

Such sweet books...I'll never be too old for wonderful little treasures as these. I'm sad to say I have no idea what became of my chilhood books but I do have all my Nancy Drew and Oz books. My all time favorite book as a young teen was a book titled Double Date....I loved it and still do....hugs, Linda

Vintage Tea said...

I love hunting out books I read as a child and I just recently brought my new nephew a copies of books my brother & I had as children like The Hungry Caterpillar & Not Now Bernard.

I too have been watching Nigella... I hope they release it on DVD!

Victoria xx

Wild Rose said...

Merry Christmas Priscilla,

Marie x

Vintage Amethyst said...

I used to always read 'Twas the Night Before Christmas' on Christmas Eve and I still have the book albeit a little raggedy now!
Hapy a very Merry Christmas and sorry I missed your birthday, hope you had an extra special day!

Books I have read and enjoyed

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