Vintage Monday–1942 “The Tale of Peter Rabbit”

Welcome back to another week of Vintage Monday.  I love sharing my vintage items with you.  Today I’m sharing my dad’s 1942 The Tale of Peter Rabbit book.

Vintage Monday - Sharing Unique Vintage ThingsRecent Vintage Monday topics include several farmhouse finds and a unique laundry gadget.  (So glad those are no longer needed.)  You can read all of my Vintage Monday posts here.

The Tale of Peter Rabbit by Beatrix Potter

Did you read The Tale of Peter Rabbit as a child or did you read it to your children?

I’ve always known the story but don’t remember reading it or having it read to me as a child.  I do know that I’ve always loved bunnies and that Peter Rabbit is a favorite.

1942 The Tale of Peter Rabbit Book - Want to read the story and see the illustrations? It's all here! virginiasweetpea.com

 

My dad was born in 1940 and the copyright of this book is 1942.  I would guess that he received it as an Easter gift when he was a child.

1942 The Tale of Peter Rabbit Book - Want to read the story and see the illustrations? It's all here! virginiasweetpea.com

 

 

Let’s Look Inside!

I display this book as part of my Easter décor and thought that you guys might enjoy the cute illustrations and perhaps reading the story.

1942 The Tale of Peter Rabbit Book - Want to read the story and see the illustrations? It's all here! virginiasweetpea.com

 

My grandmother made sure that my dad took good care of his things.  Anything that I have from his childhood is in remarkably good condition.

1942 The Tale of Peter Rabbit Book - Want to read the story and see the illustrations? It's all here! virginiasweetpea.com

 

Here you can see the 1942 copyright date.

1942 The Tale of Peter Rabbit Book - Want to read the story and see the illustrations? It's all here! virginiasweetpea.com

 

Now enjoy the darling illustrations and the story of Peter Rabbit.  I can’t help but think that in a modern version of Peter Rabbit that Mrs. Rabbit wouldn’t tell her children that their father was put into a pie by Mrs. McGregor.

1942 The Tale of Peter Rabbit Book - Want to read the story and see the illustrations? It's all here! virginiasweetpea.com1942 The Tale of Peter Rabbit Book - Want to read the story and see the illustrations? It's all here! virginiasweetpea.com1942 The Tale of Peter Rabbit Book - Want to read the story and see the illustrations? It's all here! virginiasweetpea.com1942 The Tale of Peter Rabbit Book - Want to read the story and see the illustrations? It's all here! virginiasweetpea.com1942 The Tale of Peter Rabbit Book - Want to read the story and see the illustrations? It's all here! virginiasweetpea.com1942 The Tale of Peter Rabbit Book - Want to read the story and see the illustrations? It's all here! virginiasweetpea.com1942 The Tale of Peter Rabbit Book - Want to read the story and see the illustrations? It's all here! virginiasweetpea.com1942 The Tale of Peter Rabbit Book - Want to read the story and see the illustrations? It's all here! virginiasweetpea.com1942 The Tale of Peter Rabbit Book - Want to read the story and see the illustrations? It's all here! virginiasweetpea.com

And that is the story of Peter Rabbit.  Was it as you remembered?

 

 

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1942 The Tale of Peter Rabbit Book - Want to read the story and see the illustrations? It's all here! virginiasweetpea.com

Next week’s Vintage Monday will feature more of my vintage Easter things.  If you have vintage Easter items, I’d love to hear all about them!

Comments

  1. Oh, I love the illustrations! So sweet. The only vintage Easter item I own is a hair barrette of Peter Rabbit that my mom had as a child. She is 77 so it is pretty old. lol. I also use her childhood tea set as decor for spring, but it isn’t technically an Easter item. It has four place settings that include plates, saucers, and cups. It also has a creamer & sugar dish. Each setting is a different pastel color.

    • Sweet Pea says:

      I’ll bet that your mom’s tea set and hair barrette are both darling. I know you enjoy those vintage things.

      Paula

  2. I love this story and it is sweeter in it’s vintage form! I love that Peter Rabbit is still a huge collectible and I am always thrilled when I find something having to do with the story. What a treasure you have in that book!
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    • Sweet Pea says:

      Thank you! I was thrilled when my mom gave it to me a few years ago. I always display it with other Easter items and smile when I see it. I think my dad would like it if he knew I was still enjoying it.

      Paula

  3. Thanks for sharing…love the vintage books and illustrations. Peter Rabbit is one of my favorites; I even had two dogs named Mopsy and Flopsy when I was a kid.

    • Sweet Pea says:

      I love that you had dogs named Mopsy and Flopsy when you were a child, Mary. What a sweet memory.

      Paula

  4. I love that story, but I don’t know why. Maybe it’s the artwork. Vintage books are pieces of art.

  5. I LOVE Peter Rabbit! I did the sweetest Peter Rabbit room for my son when he was born….over 18 years ago! 😉 I have a special place in my heart for Peter Rabbit now. 🙂
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    • Sweet Pea says:

      I’ll bet your son has the sweetest Peter Rabbit nursery ever! The years fly by, don’t they?

      Paula

  6. That book is precious. You are so fortunate to have that. My family has some vintage Easter articles, baskets,pictures[which you cannot find anymore] the only pictures to buy now are clings that go on windows. We also have some old Easter candles. I look forward to your Easter vintage articles .
    Marilyn

    • Sweet Pea says:

      I would love to see pictures of your vintage Easter items, Marilyn. I’ll bet that your Easter pictures and candles are charming. I also love old Easter baskets. I have my dad’s which became mine.

      Paula

  7. I love Peter Rabbit’s story and the fact that the book belonged to a loved one makes it all the more precious.
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  8. This book is a wonderful treasure. I adore Beatrix Potter both as an author and a woman.
    Amalia
    xo

  9. What a beautiful book! The illustrations would beautiful framed in a kid’s room.
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  10. Paula, I often pick up vintage Beatrix Potter books during my thrifting jaunts so I really enjoyed your post. They are currently my Grandson’s favorite and we read them during our Facetime chats 😉 He giggles at the animals’ funny names. Thank you for sharing @Vintage Charm! Pinned!

  11. I’ve always adored Peter Rabbit and all the Beatrix Potter books. I bought the whole set for my girls when they were young and when they grew up and moved out we gave away all of their childhood books… except for the Beatrix Potter series. I’m keeping those for my grandbabies one day.
    Thank you for sharing at Create, Bake, Grow and Gather this week Paula xx

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