Isn't it odd how vintage things turn up together? Like buses, you wait for ages and then two come along at once. Recently, it was jigsaws. Not a thing I look for, particularly, unlike vintage china and fabric, say, which are always the first things to catch my eye. But I saw this "Educational" jigsaw puzzle (below) on Ebay, just by chance. The price was okay and I liked the picture on the box, so I thought I'd bid.(It's an addiction, I tell you!) Anyway, I got it. It was fun putting it together. Mr Kitsch and I tested our geography skills!
I must admit, I expected it to just show the USA, but I was forgetting that it was 'Made in Britain', where the important part of North America is Canada, that great pink swathe of the British Empire! And I think they only show Mexico so they can include British Honduras. (I had to look up what it's called now - Belize.)
A couple of days after getting that puzzle, I found this beauty in a charity shop. My goodness, I can't tell you how much I love this picture. It's not just the great vintage style, or because the little girl is playing with a doll's house, or because there's a cute kitten in it, but because it's me.
This picture reminds me so much of the pictures I identified with as a little girl, where my mum would say "There's a little girl, just like you." It's really just because of the hair. I had very blonde hair as a child, and being quite thick, it always ended up in a bob, pretty much like that. The clothes too are very like what I wore. Mind you, I don't think I was ever industrious enough to polish the dollies' furniture!