Monday, February 13, 2012

Gloomy Day Brightened with Mustard Seed Magic

Today is a very gloomy looking day out. The clouds are thick like a giant gray blanket and I am happy to stay inside and have a warm breakfast. Nothing beats hot oatmeal on cold gloomy days! I like to dress mine up with pecans, raisins and brown sugar. My mom always makes it like this - she says it is like how they have it in the Santabear's First Christmas book. :)
Anyway, I am still on my thrifting hiatus (13 days so far and no shopping!). I do still have things to share from my last thrifting trip in January. In addition to the toys I shared last week, I also purchased a lot of kids books.
There were a number of cool finds in this bunch. Look at all those Sweet Pickles books! How I like their vintage illustrations. I also especially liked the Muppets book of comics (I'd never seen anything like it and enjoyed reading it). I purchased three copies of Bird Bird Follows the Signs since it is a childhood favorite of mine and they were 15 cents each.

I think this 1970s reading textbook, Mustard Seed Magic, is also really cool! What a great way to brighten up a gloomy day. I like that it is mixed with different illustration styles - but all very retro looking styles nonetheless. I have it up for sale in my Etsy shop here: Mustard Seed Magic at ManateesToyBox

If you're interested in hearing about what other people found on their recent thrifting adventures please check out Apron Thrift Girl's Thrift Share Monday!


  1. Sweet Pickles books!!!! Oh my word! I haven't seen those in YEARS. We used to have a bunch of them.

    1. That's awesome! :) I had Fixed by Camel and Goose Goofs Off when I was a kid. I remember checking other Sweet Pickles books out at the library, but some of these are new to me!