July 18, 2009
I have borrowed a beautiful song book from my mum - we think it was my younger sister's. Mum used to play the songs from My first sing-a-song book on the piano for us. The book brings back lovely memories. I loved the songs ... and the colourful pictures more-so.
The illustrations are by Mary Blair. She worked on animated features for Disney Studios in the 1950s. Later she worked freelance: illustrating and colour-styling sets, murals and books, including some Golden Books which are still in print. Her work is distinctive, colourful and charming.
And 40-odd years on, almost certainly considered vintage. These days the song book itself, sells for a pretty penny on "antique" book websites.
It has got me to thinking. If treasured books and toys from my childhood are now considered vintage, er ... what does that make me?
Filed under: Vintage