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22 September 14

Etsy List: You bug me

Etsy List: You bug me

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'You bug me' Etsy List by H is for HomeAre you afraid of creepie-crawlies? Do you suffer from entomophobia, apiphobia, arachnophobia or myrmecophobia? We can promise you that you’ll love our selection of vintage bugs in this week’s Etsy List.

From a colourful, vintage ladybird poster to insects suspended in a piece of Baltic amber. There’s nothing to fear here. But could you sleep soundly at night under a duvet covered in giant…

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5 August 11

Ladybird, Ladybird, fly away Home!

detail from the cover of the vintage 1959 Ladybird book,

Here’s a quick follow up to our recent blog post about vintage American road maps.

cover of the  vintage 1959 Ladybird book,

A few days after we bought them, we also picked up this lovely little Ladybird book.

page from the vintage 1959 Ladybird book,

It’s from the Flight series - this one being, “Flight Three - U.S.A - A Ladybird Book of Travel Adventure”.

page from the vintage 1959 Ladybird book,

This is a first edition, published in 1959.

page from the vintage 1959 Ladybird book,

Alison & John take a trip to the U.S.A where Dad sometimes goes on business trips.

page from the vintage 1959 Ladybird book,

They land in New York and spend a week there - then hire a car and take a a road trip.

page from the vintage 1959 Ladybird book,

As with most Ladybirds from this era, the illustrations are fabulous.

page from the vintage 1959 Ladybird book,

Other destinations in the series include Australia, Canada, Africa, India and The Holy Land.

If we ever manage to do an American road trip in a vintage camper van (or lovely, shiny Airstream!), we’ll have lots of vintage travel ephemera to accompany us… we suspect there might have been a few changes!

Themed by Hunson. Originally by Josh