Favorite Finds: Ephemera.

I found this edition of Mother Goose Nursery Rhymes at a Candace estate sale a month or so ago. All books were $1, but I had gotten there pretty late and there wasn’t much left. It was a fascinating sale, at the home of a woman who had been a faculty member of the University of Chicago for many, many years. The house was rambling and beautiful, it was a pretty day, and I just really enjoyed looking around, so it was a bonus when I found this book. I almost didn’t look at it — it had an ugly library cover on it and didn’t look cute at all. Thank God I pulled it down and flipped through it, because I found this:

Dreamy! It’s a music book, and for each piece of music…

…there is a beautiful illustration.

I think it would be cute to frame the music and the illustration and hang them together.

I love this one, because I recently introduced the twins to “This Little Piggy Went to Market.”

I found this while doing links for Zero to Twins — six reproduction nursery rhyme prints for $200. Whatevs, people. Hit a few estate sales and you can find a treasure like this one — for the princely sum of $1.

February 18, 2012 - 4:27 pm

janie hightower Now, if I had this book, and then if I had any money, I would have every one of these framed, as you say, with the music, and hang them down low where the twins could see them. These would be pictures to dream on for hours!! I love the mouse border on the music sheet.

March 12, 2012 - 6:56 am

Project #2 » Zero to Twins […] may remember my disdain for Restoration Hardware’s faux-vintage nursery book prints. I found these prints a couple of months ago and had been itching to frame them for the nursery. Since I was changing […]