Are 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 tarantulas?
When I go out walking the dog, especially on a cold & windy day, I’m prone to a runny nose. Using this lovely set of Thornback and Peel hankies is much more ladylike than a load of screwed up tissue – I can keep one in a pocket of each of my walking coats!
A few days after we bought them, we also picked up this lovely little Ladybird book.
It’s from the Flight series – this one being, “Flight Three – U.S.A – A Ladybird Book of Travel Adventure”.
This is a first edition, published in 1959.
Alison & John take a trip to the U.S.A where Dad sometimes goes on business trips.
They land in New York and spend a week there – then hire a car and take a a road trip.
As with most Ladybirds from this era, the illustrations are fabulous.
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!