Things I found in the attic… Vintage Books for Girls

On a recent trip back to my parents farmhouse, I finally decided (after being assured that it was now probably a rat-free zone) to brave the attic – an activity I had been both looking forward to and dreading for years. What treasures would I find? And would they all have been eaten by rats?

The answer is – some treasures (depending on your definition of treasures), and some rat damage. I managed to salvage a fair amount with the help of one brave sister and our mum shouting instructions from below. Amongst the salvage were these beautiful vintage books for girls – had they belonged to my mum? My grandmother? They aren’t in the best condition but I absolutely love their vintage black and white drawings, vibrant technicolour pictures, quintessentially British can-do attitude (we’ll jolly well show those rotters! And then make them a lovely cup of tea!) and Britain-of-yesteryear language. Dear old Blighty! The most fun for me has been randomly opening the pages and “marvelling” and “chortling” (two classic Britain-of-yesteryear words!) at the fragments of stories and pictures, and wondering what on earth they’re about. I hope you enjoy doing the same…


71 2 3 4 58 9 10 11

10 thoughts on “Things I found in the attic… Vintage Books for Girls”

      1. Oh , wow that means so much , of course you can! The more pointlessness we can spread may actually lead to a drop in ‘supposed pointful’ things that are actually the real pointlessness

        In simpler terms, spread the tomatos xx

        Liked by 1 person

      2. Awesome, thank you! Spain may have it’s Tomatina festival, Warhol may have his Campbell’s Condensed soup. But we have the tomato stand and its amazing power of meaningful meaninglessness. Jo x


    1. Thank you Karen! Yes it was worth braving the potential rats in the attic… I got some awesome 80’s stuff for a future post too! Not that I’m old enough to remember the 80’s or anything! 🙂 🙂 🙂 Jo x

      Liked by 1 person

      1. OOoooh the thought alone sends shivers down my spine though I’d take a rat over a spider anyday!!! Bloody terrified of them 😦 whey hey – I just may remember.. I was an 80’s child so looking forward to that post 😉 hehe X

        Liked by 1 person

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s