Thursday, December 4, 2008
More Gold For A Country Christmas
When I published the last post about the 1950 Little Golden Book Christmas in the Country I didn't realize that not only the cover but also the entire book had just been published on another blog. The blog of Barbie Miller, Golden Gems features tons of great illustrations from Little Golden Books and other books, magazines and additional sources. As Barbie herself puts it, her blog is a "collection of little golden books and other vintage & modern illustrations meant to inspire and delight." The Christmas in the Country art Barbie has posted is a delight indeed. Pictured here are several of my favorite images from this nostalgic tale, in which little Betty and Bob visit their grandparents on an old-fashioned farm for a glorious Christmas in the countryside. To show all my favorite illustrations from this entrancing book I would have to post every artwork in the book (but no need, as that's what Golden Gems has done), but certainly on the top of my list is the family (including Grandfather with his Santa-like beard) gathered around the organ to sing carols. Be sure to set aside some time (say a day or two) to explore Golden Gems—it's like Christmas morning every time you visit.