Tuesday, 18 August 2009

I thought of you...I bought you a picture!

I had a lovely surprise last week!
My mum handed me this pic, (above) which she found in the local Oxfam bookshop.
Her words were, 'I thought of you when I saw this!'
(She knows how much I love steam trains AND, of course, the 1950s!)
Painted in 1951 by Brian Fawcett.
In turn, I thought of someone when I found this:


'Where shall we nest?' by Eileen Soper.
Dear Mr S loves the garden birds so I'm going to get it framed for him asap!
These popular classroom posters were produced by Macmillan in the 1940s, when Enid Blyton worked with Eileen Soper on a set of classroom nature readers.
I already have this one - 'Gloves for the party' - in our very 'Foxglovey' bathroom!


Meanwhile , if you want to browse these lovely nature posters, you can look here:

http://www.thechildrenspicturecompany.com/content/enid-blyton/page1/enid-blyton-1.html

16 comments:

Shabby Chick said...

All the pictures in this post are lovely! Reading blogs is a pain sometimes, I just think I know what I like and then something else irresistible comes along ;)

Mel xxx

Pomona said...

I really love that foxglove picture - just right for a foxglovey bathroom. But I have always thought that their paws would be too big to fit in them - maybe they should be foxcubgloves?

Pomona x

Professor A B Yaffle said...

What a lovely poster
I don't deserve it I am sure
I look at everything and think of you xxx

KC'sCourt! said...

What wonderful pictures - like you I love the one of the steam engine

Annie said...

I love these pictures too, I have 'The Little Fir Tree'.
Ann x

The Weaver of Grass said...

With your new header, sal, I thought for a moment that your post today was going to be a pink-free one - I should have known better - scrolling down I found that glorious pink foxglove.

Menopausal musing said...

Awwwwwwwwwww.... you two should have a picture of lovebirds! :o) X

Josie-Mary said...

Lovely pictures :)

sharie said...

What beautiful pictures! I love the bird nesting one and I bet my DH would love it too.

Bobbie Lynn said...

Love the third painting. The colors are so vibrant.

Rosie said...

Steam trains are wonderful aren't they? We are lucky to live quite close to two steam railway lines the Churnet Valley and the Foxfield and we often walk nearby and then sit on the platforms and watch the trains and just occasionally have a ride on them. What lovely pictures they all are:)
Oh, and yes - I will make jam!:)

Guenievre said...

Ohh, lovely pictures !
Thank you for the link, I love Enid Blyton so much !
I collect old French books (or English not easy to find here ... lol) of her. I'm so happy when I find one from the 50's !
It's funny to see how the children's drawings have changed all along the decades in the books .
Have a nice day Sal !

sarah-jane down the lane said...

Ooh thanks for that lovely link, I'm off to indulge my vinatge poster passion :D x

Fiona said...

The first thing I thought when I opened your blog just now was how lovely the bird banner was. But I also love the steam train picture too. Despite being born in the early 70s I have a huge love of steam trains. Wish I'd been born when they were still around. My favourite film is The Railway Children. We're off down to our beloved Dorset next week and I'm sure there will be a trip on the Swanage/Corfe Castle steam train.
Thanks for your kind comment on my blog. I've been such a rubbish blogger lately. Not just neglecting my own blog but barely calling in on anyone else. So it's been lovely to receive messages saying I would be missed if I stopped. Will definitely carry on and start being a better blogger again! Fiona

Wild Rose said...

They are delightful Sal. How I loved Enid Blyton when I was young ~ and steam trains have always held a special place in my heart.

Marie x

Miaou said...

oh I love these pictures, they are so nostalgic!