Saturday, 17 May 2014

A stunning vintage book find.....

Hello and Good morning!

I am so excited as I purchased the most divine book!  It looks like it is all Christmas, by the cover, but it is not!  There are lots of sayings a rhymes inside for children mostly so it will be fantastic for Nursery samplers.

The book has been written and illustrated by a married couple by the name of Lizzie and Robert Ellice Mack.  The book was published around 1887.  The water colours are astounding and little old fashioned nursery rhymes and quotes will be perfect.

The book is published by Griffith, Farran and Company.  It is called The Christmas Tree Fairy.

I have tried to find out more for you about this couple but to no avail.  They wrote and illustrated several books but I can find nothing historical about their life.  Do any of you know anything?

I will be able to design some lovely Nursery samplers with this book in mind and use some of the little poems, sayings and rhymes from this dear little book.  There are a few Christmas ones too.... for later in the year!

I hope you all have a lovely day, I am going to curl up with this book and my design journal for a while..... Then to some lovely embroidery.

Have a wonderful Stitching Day!!






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