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Mabel Lucie Attwell's list of art-related contributions was enormous. During the thirties her extensive output did not diminish. In addition to illustrating books and cards, she designed tablecloths, bibs, figurines, dolls, soap, biscuit tins, and even the children's nursery china that was owned by Prince Charles during his childhood.

The stylised toddlers of Mabel Lucie Attwell with their jaunty captions have had a worldwide appeal which has charmed generations of children and adults alike.

The Memories of Yesterday figure above called Comforting Thoughts produced by Enesco in 1993 is now for sale in my webshop A Home With A Heart. It is priced at £15.00 which includes P&P and would make a lovely gift or treat for a Mabel Lucie Attwell fan.

Also today I am listing items on ebay, so go take a look and attempt to grab yourself a bargain while you can.

Rather a dangerous thing for a toddler to be doing, filling a hot water bottle with a kettle full of scalding water. Where are the parents I ask!


méri said...

It's so cute and exquisite!
and now i'll take a look in your shop:)

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Such a charming expression on that figurine, Louise!

I tried to look at your E-bay store but it asks me for registration. I never bought from E-Bay before. I wonder if that is a new requirement or only because you are in the UK, and I am not?

Rosezilla (Tracie Walker) said...

Such a cute little figurine. I like the little red doll on the side bar too.

Anonymous said...

Oh my word she'll burn her thumb!
I still have an old Sindy and her horse... only one riding boot now though! :o(

periwinkle said...

That Sindy looks just like the one i used to have
Lisa x

Jo said...

Hi, I can't get the ebay link to work?
Josie x

Cowboys and Custard said...

Oh they were made of tougher stuff in those days!

My Sindy doll was always dressed far better than I..
I was modelled on Patch her little sister.. all dungarees and muddy knees.

I hope you do roaring business with these lovely items..


Simone said...

I used to have Mabel Lucie Attwell annuals. I believe they are still in my mums loft! I don't like to think what condition they're in now!

Sal said...

So charming!I will take a look in your shop asap;-)

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Hi Louise!
I just tagged you for a meme on my blog! Only if you wish to join in, of course! Thanks, and have a good weekend!

Ally Jay said...

So sweet, clearly toddlers were more advanced in those days.

The Dutchess said...

oooooooo,what a nice surprise,i LOVE all of this.see you again,and again can i add you..(you know ,to my kindred spirit list)