Tuesday, 17 August 2010

The elves and the shoemaker....

I was so excited to find a parcel on the doormat waiting for me when I got back from the dentist yesterday and quickly tore it open


The elves and the shoemaker was my favourite book when I was a child and I've waited far too long to find a copy in fairly good condition for it's age.

Of course I had to pay a fortune more than the original price of....



but......I'm happy!!

I'm looking for a copy of "the party" now to go in my collection, I have quite a few of Rachels books from when she was little and Alexa and I are enjoying reading/looking at them, maybe she'll be a bookworm just like grandma.



Bye for now

Love Lucey xxx

8 comments:

Jille said...

Lovely find! That was my favourite too! I often leave fabric around now in the hope of those little elves turning up but alas no!
Jille x

All things bright and beautiful... said...

Hi Lucey - a few months ago I got my very own "The Party" I was hyperventillating as I opened the package!
Happy searching.
I also got my other fave "Shopping with Mother" both came from ebay - they come up quite regularly but as you say for daft prices - I evntually did really well for about £4.
Love your blog by the way:)
Lynn

BLONDEDESIGN said...

I used to love that story!Memories. Kx

WoodbankCrafts said...

I love the old Ladybird story books, my mum and dad didn't keep all mine but the few they did have I've taken back. The illustrations are wonderful :) x

Knittings Nice! said...

Oh what whould we have done without our Ladybird books and Janet & John books come to think of it....no not the Terry Wogan ditties, that are so funny.

VintageVicki said...

I have that book as part of my ladybird collection - it was the only one left from my childhood collection. It is tatty & well loved as it was my favourite story.

I have a copy of the Party - not a an early one nor perfect but I buy the books for the pictures.

Do you have a copy of Helping @ home?? That is one I'd like to own - again mainly for the pictures that remind me of my childhood.

Celestial Charms said...

Well, I'm glad for you that you found that book. I only recently read that story to my son for his schooling. Such a great read.
Maureen

funkymonkey said...

I loved that book when I was little. You are so lucky to have found it again.

Tracey