Tuesday, March 27, 2012

A Special Gift


I love giving gifts,
but have a difficult time receiving.
Are you like that or is it just me?
When giving a gift I love to think about that person
and figure out something special I think they might like.

For my birthday this year my husband gave me such a thoughtful gift.
It is a Mother Goose book, but just not any Mother Goose book.
It is a first edition book from 1944.
What makes it extra special is the illustrator is one of my all time favorites,
Tasha Tudor.
I have a collection of Tasha Tudor books, but nothing as special as this one.
I wish I could show you all the illustrations and sometime I may share more.
But for today just enjoy two pages here of my very special gift.

12 comments:

Linda J. said...

What a special gift from your hubby!

Marion Williams-Bennett said...

A special gift from a very special man! I imagine that is not an easy gift to find!

I can see why you love her books. The illustrations are glorious, like little works of art!

Steph said...

OH! (Gasp!) Precious.

Relyn said...

What a precious, thoughtful gift. I know you know this and are thankful every day for it, but what a wonderful man you have.

S. Etole said...

The illustrations in children's books can be so charming. This is truly special.

Rosemary said...

So simply sweet.... both the book, and your thoughtful husband!

Laurie said...

What an awesome gift, Marilyn, I too love Tasha Tudor, one of my favorite children's illustrators.
I too have a hard tome accepting gifts, but love to give them. Especially when I find the perfect gift for someone.

Angela McRae said...

Wow, that IS a great gift! I love Tasha Tudor, so I can just imagine the graphics are all as lovely as these. And a first edition too ... your hubby outdid himself here!

Karen's Place said...

What a thoughtful gift!

somepinkflowers said...

{{ i love most
That
your husband
knows U
so well... }}

Storybook Woods said...

Oh my that is a verrry special gift. He has good taste ;-)
Clarice

Jeanie said...

What a perfect gift! I also love Tasha Tudor and to have a first edition, beautiful illustrations -- and they are gorgeous -- well, I'd just say you are known well and loved more!