Weekend Score ...

So over the weekend I stopped by a few estate/yard/garage sales. Usually I go out with the idea that I'll score a vintage Birkin that's been hiding away in someone's garage for fifty years, or an excellent mid-century piece that the owner has no interest in whatsoever. However, sometimes the treasures we find are the least we expect. Enter Ed Emberley's Little Drawing Book of the Farm. I was drawn (no pun intended) to this little gem by its vintage looking cover and graphics. Sure enough, this little book was printed in 1973 and was in excellent condition!
I love the clear and concise intructions. The woman I purchased this book from was a former kids art teacher and she said she used this method of teaching all the time. Even for adults. My 5 y/0 took to it right away and sat drawing from it for a good hour. She loves it.
How wonderfully, bright and happy are these colors together? After some research it turns out this little book is now out of print, but you can still purchase used copies here. The prices start at $11, which makes it even crazier that I purchased it for .25 cents. Yes, .25 cents! Best .25 cents I ever spent.

12 comments:

Jess said...

That book is too fun! Hope you had a great weekend!

the girl is craftee said...

This is so sweet. I'd be torn between giving it to my daughter and tearing out the pages and framing them for artwork! Happy Monday!

brandis said...

total score! love it.

Dancing Branflake said...

That is the best book ever! Wow! I can only imagine how excited a kid would be to have it- I'm totally wishing I could have it, also! And I love the design. Is it weird to say that it looks like it was made today with a vintage feel?

Aubrey said...

I REMEMBER THIS!! I'm 22 but I remember having this as a kid. Probably passed down from my mom or dad.

Krissy :: Miss B and Hustle said...

Good find!

annie said...

Oh how cute is that book??

rebecca said...

what kid wouldn't eat that up? the cover is almost frame-able for a kids room.

TheBeautyFile said...

I LOVVVVVE it. And now I want one!!

natalie said...

I USED TO HAVE THOSE BOOKS AS A CHILD. Brings back a lot of memories, haha.

julia wheeler said...

this is SO adorable! total score!

dulci said...

I live for these kinds of finds!

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