Monday, August 16, 2010

Wrapped up In Books - The Frolics of the Fruits and Vegetables

Here we have the last of it - Elizabeth Gordon's Mother Earth's Children; The Frolics of the Fruits and Vegetables, published in 1914. Here are some of my favorites, but make sure you take a peek at that link! Too many funny/cute little anthropomorphic edibles!

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Endive and Celery
Endive and Celery
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Carrots
Carrots
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Miss Cucumber
Miss Cucumber
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Sugar Cane
Sugar Cane
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Brussel Sprout and Horseradish
Brussel Sprout and Horseradish
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Hubbard  Squash
Hubbard Squash
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Garlic
Garlic

26 comments:

Adelaide's Homesewn said...

who knew garlic was so cute!

BaronessVonVintage said...

oh my goodness! these are beyond darling! I especially love Ms. Carrot!

simone leblanc said...

i love them all what magical illustrations!

Honey is a fool said...

I love these and the other two of birds and flowers that you shared with us - great find! Thank you for sharing

Charlotte. said...

oh, sugar cane & garlic are so cute!

Little Amy said...

These are so wonderful. I'm definitely saving them for halloween inspirations. Check out my Etsy store, I think you'd really like it! http://www.etsy.com/shop/latenightaew

Pixilated said...

I love all of these pictures!!

Diane said...

Haha, love that little garlic gal!

Lauren Knight said...

Adorable! I love your whole blog.

Sarah J said...

Perfection!!
I am loving the carrot umbrellas.
Was there perhaps a broccoli?

m。m。 said...

absolutely darling! the misses carrot and sugar cane are my favorite; while miss cucumber is a little.. well, it's alright, i suppose it's a bit more difficult to cute-fy a pickle than it is some garlic ;-)

Daria said...

they're so cute! I love Garlic - she is my inspiration for today :)

Casey said...

I saw these on your Flickr yesterday and nearly died with delight! I love super-whimsical, slightly silly illustrations like these. Amazing!!! I'm in love with the little garlic girl especially... (Maybe because I cook with so much garlic?!) ;) Thanks for sharing these, Francesca!

♥ Casey
blog | elegantmusings.com

Chia May said...

magical illustration... very vintage and pretty!!! :)

Toni Marie said...

Oh sooo cute! I adore the carrot ladies!

Jay said...

So magical! I would wear that celery dress is a Yankee minute!

The pickle lady just made me hungry for pickles, though. ;]

Marcheline said...

Please don't tell me I'm the only one that thinks "Miss Cucumber" is a bit pervy...

Kaitlyn said...

I love how horseradish looks like she's chastising brussel sprout!! I love the style of a lot of the clothes you posted on etsy. Check out my etsy page: http://www.etsy.com/shop/isavirtue

Darling L said...

Oh my, I'm studying a master's degree in Children's Publishing and I just felt in love with those pics! I need to check on Elizabeth Gordon! :)

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Fabiola "Fab" said...

I really really love these! I love anything that has to do with vegetable and cooking in general. I love look at them, cook and eat them too! simply adorable!

Storybook Woods said...

Oh I love Elizabeth Gorden. I have 5 of her books. Clarice

RetroJetGirl said...

Have you seen 'Snugglepot & Cuddlepie'? These books were written around the same time and are based on Australian flowers and animals.

http://www.maygibbs.com.au/defaultm.htm

Kir said...

I am now tempted to go as a carrot for Halloween. c:

Laura said...

they're brilliant :)

the freelancer's fashionblog said...

You should google up Elsa Beskow, a Swedish illustrator (worked during the late 1800s) whose books every Scandinavian kid know. She has some similar figures of flowers and fruits!

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