‘Tis The Season

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My gift to you.

Toys.

Lots and lots of toys.

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Beautifully rendered illustrations, all from Folk Toys les jouets populaires.

Published in 1951 by Artia books.

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Thanks to Stephen Foster at Foster’s Bookshop for letting me take so many photos at his shop.

Happy holidays, everyone!

5 responses to “‘Tis The Season

  1. Deirdre O'Sullivan from Australia

    You certainly can’t get these from Toys R Us! The hideous deluge of plastic toys began with Barbie in 1959 – the joy of hand carved wooden toys can never be replicated in plastic. Toys these days, have a serious charm deficiency. What’s the alternative? Make your own!
    Have a cool Yule!

  2. Beautiful.

  3. I’m with you, Deirdre! Handmade, home made toys are the most unique and imaginative. Encourage kids to make their own too!

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