Friday, May 11, 2012

a present for the princess

This Friday's book is A Present for the Princess written by Janie Lowe Paschall and illustrated by Elizabeth Webbe, and published in 1959.
This is such a sweet book, and I adore all the precious, soft images!
Who wouldn't want to be born in a pretty white castle with animals as your friends!!
Such a sweet little princess, with those adorable blue birds!! 
Is this boy not adorable!! Lovin' his cute outfit, too!! He didn't live far from the castle, and was blind, "But he could feel in his heart the whole world around him." I just love that!!
He heard the princess was coming, and wanted to give her a present.
The little boy goes through his garden to see what to give her, and decides a strawberry!! That is my favorite part!! Oh, how I love strawberries!
Beautiful image!! This would be great framed!!
The little boy asked for help so his strawberry would grow. 
And it did!
When the day came for the princess to visit, he went to check on the strawberry. It was ready to be picked! 
Love this image of the two! The little boys strawberry "It was the best strawberry in the whole, wide, wonderful world."
The Princess loved the strawberry, and thought it was the nicest present she ever had. She ate the strawberry, and kissed the little boy to thank him!! How sweet!! I love the last page. What do you think is it the blush or the strawberry juice making this precious boys cheeks red? 
Look at his face!! Couldn't you just squeeze those cheeks!! Such a cute book!! Have a wonderful Friday, and a Happy Mother's Day!!

Join me for this Friday's Lil'Vintage Story Books with the most lovely Corey.  




43 comments:

  1. Hello sweet Heather, This is a beautiful book and such a sweet story! Thank you so much for sharing! I loved it and enjoyed every gorgeous illustration and lovely word! What a treasure you have! I hope your weekend is wonderful! Love, Paula xo

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  2. Thank you for this sweet story, it took me back to my childhood when all the books were so precious and innocent! xo

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    1. Thank you Sherri!! Oh, I just love how these sweet vintage books bring back such great memories!! xo Heather

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  3. How adorable! The illustrations are so pretty, what a great find! xxx

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    1. Thank you!! The illustrations are so sweet!! xo Heather

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  4. How funny! I have this same book, and a couple years ago, I framed two of the images for my niece. She looks just like the little princess- long blond hair- and loves fawns and princesses and pink. So I framed the picture with the fawn and the one with the bluebirds for her! It's such a sweet book!

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    1. Oh, how fun!! Your niece sounds adorable, and what a great illustration to frame!! That is such a sweet one!! ;) xo Heather

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  5. What a sweet little book!
    Hope you have a great weekend - and Happy Mother's Day!

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    1. Thank you Tina!! Wishing you a wonderful weekend, and Happy Mother's Day!! xo Heather

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  6. I love your vintage book Fridays...
    I have been a very bad blogger and bad blog reader these past few weeks.
    Spring just puts me in such a tizzy, I guess! So many things to be doing...
    but! baking a pie later today!

    Happy weekend, my dear-hope you find some more fun estate sales:)
    Christine

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    1. Hi Christine!! No worries!! Spring does that to me, too!! I love being outside on such gorgeous days! Look forward to your delicious pie!! Have a beautiful Mother's Day weekend!! xo Heather

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  7. How adorable!! Love the pictures, they're to cute! :) Hope your having a lovely Friday! :) ~Hugs, Holly

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    1. Thank you Holly!! The pictures are so sweet!! Have a wonderful weekend!! xo Heather

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  8. What a lovely book!! Great pictures!!

    chris

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  9. What an adorable book! Yes, that little boy is just precious in it! Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Thank you!! It was a fun book to find!! Have a lovely Mother's Day weekend! xo Heather

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  10. What a sweet book.
    Hugs
    donna

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  11. Love that pink thatched roof. Such sweet illustrations.

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    1. That is a great pink roof!! ;) xo Heather

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  12. Oh, that surely is such a precious story book! Yes, it has adorable illustrations! Thanks so much for sharing it!
    Blessings
    Susie

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    1. Thanks for such a sweet comment on the book!! Have a lovely Mother's Day weekend!! xo Heather

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  13. Beautiful book, beautiful images, so cute!
    I love the colours.

    have a nice weekend!

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  14. I had that book! I wonder what ever happened to it. It was one of my most favorite books as a child. Thanks for bringing back the memories. =)

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    1. Oh, how fun Amy!! Maybe it will show up one day!! I am so glad I shared this one today!! That is why I love these sweet books!! They bring back such wonderful childhood memories!! xo Heather

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  15. 1959 is the year my husband was born. Those illustrations are so sweet. And that face and those blue eyes. Precious! Have a wonderful weekend. Tammy

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    1. That is great!! Yes, those blue eyes are precious!! Have a lovely weekend, too!! xo Heather

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  16. What a sweet little book.
    Thank you for sharing!!

    Have a wonderful weekend!!

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    1. Thanks!! Have a lovely Mother's Day weekend!! xo Heather

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    1. Oh, thanks!! It is a precious book!! xo Heather

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  18. Hi Heather ~ Love the bible verse Ephesians 5:19-20 Cute story too.

    Happy Mother's Day, Would love for you to follow me too :)

    Sincerely,
    Michele

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    1. Hi Michele!! So happy to have you here!! Can't wait to take a visit to your sweet blog!! Have a lovely weekend!! xo Heather

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  19. That was a very pretty book. Sweet story, more sweet drawings. Thanks for sharing. I'll look forward to the next. Mary.

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  20. Those are some of the sweetest images. I can never turn down a vintage story book...those strawberries are good enough to stitch...smiles...Renee

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  21. Oh - thank you so much for posting this book page by page - it was my favorite book as child. It taught that we all can give back in some way and because of this book, my grandpa and I stared growing strawberries every year on their farm. I would love to find a copy once again. You have made me so happy - I'm literally in tears from all the lovely memories. Peace and joy... Diana

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