Tuesday, November 3, 2009

The Pages Of A Little Golden Book

It was one of the many little Golden Books that I had for my girls when they were small. I would read the books to them often. The simple prayers in the particular book, she chose to have copied, enlarged, and framed for the new room she is creating for their daughters.




This is the book. I took it to the office supply store and asked them to enlarge four of the pages, into 8 x 10 inch matted finish. She chose shabby chic white 8 x 10 inch frames and the project was completed. I thought they turned out so nicely, that I wanted to share them with you. Don't you think they will look so cute on the softly painted green walls of their little room?




She might use clear glass knobs on the wall with pastel colored ribbons to hang the pictures from.




However, they are hung, I think it is a clever way to use a childhood book or childhood photos, to decorate a child's bedroom. The glass causes a bit of a glare on these pictures, but I thought I would share them anyway.

25 comments:

Stacey said...

That is an absolutely precious idea. Ask her to show them to us when they are on the wall.

I still have all of the Golden Books from my boys. They are so innocent and sweet. Some of them are by authors who are very famous now.

Charli and me said...

What a great idea! These are absolutely beautiful. I would also like to see them on the wall. I really like the idea of using glass knobs. It sounds so pretty and who would have thought. Thank you so much for sharing so many wonderful ideas with us.

Tracy said...

What an incredible idea! I love those pictures, the frames and yes, they'll be lovely on a pale green wall! What an awesome addition to the girls' bedroom. = )

Marty said...

What a wonderful idea. I've been giving books to our grown children for Christmas - books that they remember from their young years. Love hearing their discussions and reminising about the things they remember with each book - almost my favorite part of Christmas. In this tech age books are still the BEST!

Judy ~ My Front Porch said...

What a wonderful idea! The frames are perfect...and to hang them from glass knobs is a great idea.

Now...why did I not keep all of the children's books?

Brenda Leyland said...

A charming way to bring these wonderful children's books into the present.

As a child, I loved those Golden Books, esp. the sweet artwork.

Barb~Bella Vista said...

Judy, they are just precious.

Barb ♥

Love Being a Nonny said...

I LOVE this! Can you tell me where she got those frames? Looking for one like those!

Happy@Home said...

This is a darling idea and they look so pretty in the white frames. I have a large collection of Golden books illustrated by Eloise Wilkin. I adore her artwork. When my boy's were little I loved to read them "We Help Mommy" and We Help Daddy".

Jeni said...

What a charming way to adorn a child's room. Love it! Thanks for sharing your idea.

Jen said...

Those are so adorable - I remember that book well. My mom still has her copy, and we read it to Grace. I did something similar in her room with four different books from my childhood. I should post the pictures! Can't wait to see her little girl's room - I'm sure it will be precious!

Thoughts on Life and Millinery. said...

I'm a big fan of Eloise Wilkin too.
I wonder who owns the copyright to her works? I think lots of people would love to be able to purchase prints of her works.

Just a little something from Judy said...

In light of this idea on the post, I want you all to know I am very well aware of copyrite laws. I only copied these four pictures for our personal use. We have no intent of making copies for anyone else, or selling any that we made. It was just an idea to use from our daughter's old little book.

Wanda said...

Again, you're never ceasing to amaze me! WOW! Love it! Great idea!

Teeny Tiny cabin said...

I have always loved that book! Wonderful idea! and I know they will look charming on the pale green wall!
I use a lot of vintage illustrations and ephemera, for my personal use in my artwork, to decorate my home and for gifts for friends,too! Such a joy to see this lovely, vintage art, given new life!
Blessings to you!
Claudia O.

Country Dreaming said...

Really good idea. Those are pretty.

Melinda

Blessings each day said...

This is a marvelous idea and I am going to mention it to my creative DIL here in Arizona and then to my duaghter when we get back to Georgia. The book covers just look so beautiful.

blessings and hugs,

marcy

Lissa said...

cute idea! I would like it with the ribbons and glass knobs!

a woman who is said...

Oh my gosh I read that same book to my little girls. What a beautiful idea. Thank you so much for sharing it with us. Precious are these moments.

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

I have had the same book since my childhood Judy! I read it to my children and i bought a new edition for my grandson. Eloise Wilkins' illustrations were always so charming, and she is the artist in many Golden Books. I've collected most of them over the years.

I think they make lovely wall art! A wonderful idea!

Grand Occasions said...

Hi Judy,
I found a beautiful Little Golden Book Treasury of Eloise Wilkin at T.J. Maxx or Ross that I bought for Caroline for Christmas. I absolutely love her pictures. A gentler time for sure.

RoyalTLady said...

Just to let you know I came via Kim's Happy @ Home.

You have a lovely blog.

southerninspiration said...

those are so adorable!!! And the glass knob idea with ribbon will only heighten it's adorableness! :)

Suzanne

Joan Carr said...

I love it, what a neat idea. they are so beautiful.

Connie said...

Judy...my daughter has that same book from when she was little. What a great idea!!

Connie

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