Sunday, June 6, 2010

While away the rainy hours...with a game and a book

One of my favorite finds in London was this charming Woodland Old Maid card game.

The characters have names like Betty Bun, Pinny Needlekin, Hetty Hoot and Wigwags Bobble...

Izaak Finny, Tabitha Tabbitail, Millicent Littlemouse and ~ my personal favorite, the demure and beautifully dressed ~ Bridgit Croak

I also found this wonderful book by H.A Rankin: Simple Lessons in Colour

Each lesson is 2 pages; first page of intruction begins with "To Paint a......" and a description of the desired color and object...

And on the facing page...a painting!





11 comments:

Linda said...

Both the cards and the book are wonderful. I love the illustrations!

Vintage Christine said...

How sweet! What are you going to do with the cards--something crafty perhaps?

Chickens in the Basement said...

The artwork in the book looks so much more contemporary than the cover! The cards remind me of Australian animals. Fun!

concretenprimroses said...

Great finds. So much charm!
Kathy

JustJoan said...

I love that watering can!

Susan said...

I adore the cards. It reminds me of the wonderful things a friend of my Mother's use to send to us when we were children.

Karena said...

Brings back memories and what a wonderful book, as an artist I can truly appreciate!

Karena
Art by Karena

Van said...

Very admirable art in this post, I love it all!

mother★lode said...

oh, those woodland old maid cards are so, so very sweet! our son's nursery is decorated in a woodland theme, and we love european treasures... great find!!

EverydayMe said...

amazing art work... love love love everything.... just too sweet!
{{hugs}} Michelle

Anonymous said...

Just googles 'Tabitha Tabbitail' on the offchance - and you ahve the cards!
Still have my pakc in the attic (I hope!). I loved all of the images - but te cat in the weding dress and the babies in the pram are just too cute!