Wednesday, November 10, 2010

A Horse is a Horse, of Course of course!

Happy REDnesday everyone! 
Well, I've been called back to the jury pool and have to report back at 1:00 this afternoon! The bad thing is, IF I get picked this time it could stretch into next week because there is no court tomorrow in Honor of Veterans day.
     When I was a little girl I wanted a Horse or pony so badly but my parents never even remotely entertained the idea. So I had to live my Horsey dreams through books, TV shows and my collection of glass Horses. This is the first book I remember reading.

Oh how I loved this story. When I had my own little girls, I would read this story to them and they loved it too. 

The beginning of the story broke my heart as you can see from the picture poor Little Black looks so dejected. But fear not, Little Black IS the Hero of the story and all ends well!
And here are a few more vintage Horse images. 

These vintage illustrations have so much charm!

Please visit Sue at It's a Very Cherry World for more wonderful RED inspiration!
Suzanne for Vintage Thingie Thursday at Colorado Lady
And Jenny for Alphabe Thursday.
And Debra at Common Ground for  Vintage Inspiration Friday.

38 comments:

  1. I had to go look up the words to Mr Ed, the TV series after your title came up...lol....That was a sweet post.

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  2. LOL, Donnie, I think I got it wrong!

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  3. Thank you for visiting and following my blog!

    Wanting a horse brings back memories for me. My parents told me if I saved half of the money they would match it. I think they knew being young I didn't have the will power to save so they in turn came off not being the bad guys LOL

    The book you posted it so sweet!

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  4. Ok, I've changed the title, so it is right now, lol!

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  5. There was no hope for me either getting a horse but my daughter was the same and we have 5 horses in the 60's and 70's. She lives on Kodiak now and would love a horse again there but not possible. Wonderful old book Nan.

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  6. Oh! You knew I'd just love this post!!! All the pictures are awesome but the collie is my favorite!
    Thanks for sharing!
    Hugs,
    Coralie

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  7. Nan,
    I just love this!!!! I have a few special horse books from my childhhod too, and I have been horse crazy since I was tiny. My Dad had been in the Horse Division of the Wisconsin National Guard at one point and so I guess it came naturally.....I have a lot of Margurite Henry's Horse books. :)

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  8. Oh I MUST agree, they are darling!!!

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  9. The pictures are just adorable! I am so glad you stopped by....thanks! ....Christine

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  10. We found this same book in a book depository years ago. My children enjoyed it too. What sweet memories.

    Jocelyn
    http://justalittlesouthernhospitality.blogspot.com

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  11. What great pictures in that book. Thanks for sharing. BTW, I still want a horse.

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  12. Love those sweet vintage horsey illustrations :-)

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  13. Nan,
    Aren't the books of our childhood filled with such a magic that is able to transport us back to when we were young and hopeful. Happy and innocent. When every page turn took us on into a world where we could be anything or do anything.
    Thanks for reminding me of that magic.
    Hugs- Tete

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  14. I love vintage childrens books. This one is fabulous, I love the illustrations!

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  15. those pictures of horses are nicely done . Hay is for Horses also :D

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  16. I enjoyed seeing your childhood book with the wonderful illustrations.

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  17. What a darling post. I especially like the picture of the little Scottish lad on his horse. The illustrations in the books of old are so special.

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  18. Walter Farley is great, but Margurite Henry was my favorite horse story author.

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  19. Little black looks so sweet! I wonder what the rest of the story was like.

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  20. I love the images from Little Black - especially the guy with the red hat!

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  21. Hey Nan. I was just like you. I wanted a horse so much and my parents never entertained the idea either. I loved seeing the book and all the pictures you shared.

    The reason I really stopped by (since I never seem to get to blog hop anymore) is to say Thank you for being such a caring friend to me. Your message telling me to bring on the prayer requests last week was so touching it made me cry. I don't know what I'd do right now with out the caring friends in blog land and I'm so please to know that you're my friend. If ever I can be there for you please don't hesitate to let me know.

    With love and warm hugs....Tracy :)

    P.S. Did you enter my contest? I can't seem to keep up with so much going on here. But here's the link if you'd like to:
    http://cottonpickincute.blogspot.com/2010/11/bisquick-gluten-free-review-and-pancake.html :)

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  22. I had that book and loved it. It's amazing how once glance at something from our childhood brings back so many memories. I sure remember "A Horse is a Horse" from Mr. Ed. Thanks for sharing.

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  23. We all forget thins now and then, but when it comes to books we remember very well.

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  24. This looks like a wonderful book. I love all the illustrations.

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  25. I love vintage childrens books. My son had a kilt when he was a little boy and that illustration sure reminded me of him...he thought he was Rob Roy :)

    Blessings!
    Gail

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  26. Love this post. Vintage childrens books are the best. Thanks for sharing. ~~Sherry~~

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  27. I think we must all have been horse crazy at one time - at about 12 years old. I never had a horse but I haunted a nearby stable and learned to ride - so many happy hours mucking around to earn a ride!

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  28. Now I'm going to be hearing the tune from Mr. Ed all day...

    Nice, nostalgic post.

    =)

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  29. Lovely images.Loved each one of them.Brought back memories of my childhood when I just wanted to raise chickens and a bear AND a monkey.Suffice it to say, none of the demands were met and I settled for a dog.

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  30. You had me singing the Mr. Ed song Nan! Oh! How I wanted a horse too when I was little. Love all of your vintage horsey images!

    Happy belated Rednesday,
    Sally

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  31. Love the little book. It's amazing how we remember the books we read. Sweet!

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  32. I remember this book. I am having my 100th blog giveaway so hope you will stop by. Blessings, Debbie

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  33. I had forgotten about this book!! I used to have it too.....thanks for the memory. Happy VTT!

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  34. These are wonderful! I so love vintage illustrations, so much character! Thanks for linking up with VIF!
    hugs,
    Debra

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    The Disconnected Writer
    http://thedisconnectedwriter.blogspot.com/

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  36. I remember that book! I'm really excited! I had totally forgotten about it but the second I saw the cover...oh wow...talk about wonderful memories spent imagining the day away.

    I am going to try to find that on E-bay! It would be a neat gift for our oldest Grand for Christmas!

    Thanks for linking this to Alphabe-Thursday!

    It really made me smile.

    A+

    PS Hope the jury duty wraps up sooner rather than later!

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  37. I'm going to have to look for that book, my grandkids would just love it...

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  38. I remember those stories so well! Nice walk down Memory Lane!

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