Sonntag, 1. August 2010

Thrifty Sunday

Every sunday now, I want to show you one of my favourite vintage items. Today, it's this amazing childrens' book: Jussike's Sieben Freunde by finnish author and illustrator Silvi Väljal. It was printed in USSR in 1969, I bought it in a thrift store in my hometown, it is really torn down, but that fact makes it even cuter :) The brackets with which it is stapled are already rusted and its pages are very loose, so you have to be really careful when turning them.

I love the bright colours and the boldness and simplicity of the illustrations, nearly comic-like! And the story is sweet, too, Jussike, the little boy, travels through the seven lands of the weekdays and meets each day who is personalized by several friendly characters and they all have specific lessons teachig Jussike. In the end, they're all friends.

What is your favourite vintage item?


  1. I love this so much ^_^ such a great find.
    My best vintage find was a owl teapot for about 50p! P.s I have added your button.

  2. oh I love you! I have to take a look! You're the first one, I think hahahaha :D
    I love old teapots and teacups, do you know the German brand Waechtersbach? They made sooooo beautiful patterns, very vintage-y!