Monday, 14 March 2011
Ladybird Collection Obsession!
My collection increases and expands nicely thank you. But I had a "moment" we all dream of at a car boot recently. A dear lady was selling off her daughter's collection (now grown up and was there - so I don't feel too bad). She had a box full - every one perfect condition - even with a plastic dust cover. She had about 40 - -from the Fairy Tale to the Religious to the older 1940s ones.I dared to ask how much one was.........10p - 10p - yes I will say it again......10p!!!!! So of course I took the lot!!!! I have two of many - I have 3 Cinderellas (this will only make you squeal if you 'get it') I recently found a Ladybird Catalogue from the early 80s - such a sign of the times - including a Princess Diana book and one to mark the Pope's visit (yes I have those too!) But where to put them? I need an entire bookshelf - but lack the space. So for now they are stacked up against a little in-house window on our staircase. The children select one every night for their bedtime story - and it makes me happy every time I pass them. Small pleasures hey? Is there one Ladybird Book you would really like to see - because I am more than happy to do a blog post on one - any excuse to pour over those lovely illustrations!