Here we are once again, at that time of year when weekday morning school buses stop at the corner and neighborhood children sleepily climb aboard. My, what a quick summer! Our kids are grown, so we don’t feel the back to school blues as keenly as we used to. However, our son is now a second grade teacher, so at least someone in our family still abides by the grade school calendar.
What a cute 1950s oak school room chair! Scaled down for the smallest of students, its seat is a mere ten inches high.
This instant collection of vintage books could be the start of a reference library. Published in 1939 by Doubleday, it’s part of a set called The Pocket University which covers a wide range of interesting (and obsolete!) topics.
My repurposed journals utilize vintage readers as the covers. Spiral bound, they now sport clean, blue-lined notebook paper inside— all ready to write essays, collect recipes, or record daily events.
Take a trip down memory lane with these vintage children’s primers featuring large, easy to read text and wonderful illustrations.
I've saved the best for last... yesterday’s discovery: a 1953 Pine Life Cycle classroom chart by the New York Scientific Supply Company sporting beautiful botanical illustrations by Louise Bush.
Isn’t it wonderful? I can just picture it hanging in someone’s loft or gracing the wall of a conservatory or garden room. Wish I could keep it, but it is so large that I simply don’t have the wall space for it in our cozy cottage. Therefore, it will be making its appearance in my Etsy shop tomorrow.
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