Fave Find: Joan Walsh Anglund anything
My favorite books when I was very little were these, written and illustrated by Joan Walsh Anglund, and I still own them:
My copies are falling apart because I read and re-read them so often as a kid. They’re worth a lot of money now, but of course not my copies, because of the condition they’re in, but I wouldn’t sell them anyway.
Two of my favorite things from sales are also Joan Walsh Anglund items. First, a small vintage doll:
And also this print that I found in a cracked frame (we obviously reframed it):
This is such a perfect illustration. Gorgeous colors, and it’s obviously fall. And look at how cute her outfit is. I purchased this about six years ago, but it wasn’t until this past December that I realized the print was part of a twelve print “sampler.” I found a complete set of all of the prints on etsy for about $15. Total steal. Three of the illustrations are Christmas themed. All of them are adorable.
I would purchase anything of hers at a sale that was reasonably priced and in decent shape.
This past Christmas, my parents and Adam surprised me with a variety of vintage Joan Walsh Anglund items, including vintage Christmas bulbs and some of her books. Aren’t they the best?