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Friday, September 04, 2009
Show & Tell Friday for September 4
Recently Mr. T covered one of our living room walls with pine paneling which he had made. He will eventually do all four walls, but hopes to replace our old windows as he goes, and we don't have those yet. So he decided to begin with the one windowless wall. It turned out beautifully as you can see, and looks so nice with the ceiling which we put up a couple of years ago. It meant, though, that someone (read me) had to take everything out of these two nice bookcases so they could be moved away from the walls. It was a good time to declutter them. In the process, I found some treasures.
When I was a child, a favorite gift was one which would sometimes be given to me and my siblings at Christmas -- a box full of small coloring and activity books. I came across several of these books and thought they were too cute not to scan and show you.
A Mother Goose coloring book. A Round the Mulberry Bush activity book. A Twelve Months coloring book. I'd love to make a sampler like this! A Little Fire Chief coloring book. A Playtime coloring book. I couldn't resist showing some of the inside of this book. To me, the drawings look like Eloise Wilkin's art, but there was no credit given to the artist.
A ballerina and skater. Girls jumping rope. These are so adorable, don't you think?
And that is my simple Show & Tell for today. To see what others have shared for Show & Tell Friday, head on over to There is No Place Like Home.
I live in scenic northern New England with my handsome husband. We're empty-nesters with a bunch of adorable grandchildren. We love (tent) camping and traveling, but don't get away as often as we'd like to.