After you finish admiring my display this week, visit Suzanne and the other Vintage Thingies Thursday participants at Colorado Lady. I think every Thursday will be vintage Christmas items through New Year's Day, I have so much for you to see and envy!
I have a pretty cool vintage book to share this week! Most everyone knows the basic storyline of Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol, featuring the famous character of Ebeneezer Scrooge. Dickens wrote two other stories for the holidays, The Chimes, and The Cricket on the Hearth. All three are in this vintage book, Christmas Stories. Of course Charles Dickens first wrote these stories in the 1840s, but this particular book was published in 1939.
The book cover is a chocolate brown linen with some kind of a matte coating. The illustration and writing are lightly pressed into the cover and the ink is orangy-red.
My mother bought it at a yard sale in the early 1970s. The book has the name of a previous owner stamped on the front end papers several times, and my mother wrote her name in red at the bottom of the front page.
The Chimes is the story of Trotty Veck, a poor ticket porter, whose view of life changes from despair to hope by the spirits of the chimes on New Year's Eve.
A Cricket on the Hearth was published as a holiday story in 1846. It is a story of hope and family love.
Next week is Thanksgiving! I hope you all have a wonderful day with your families and have much for which you give thanks.