You may have noticed, based on 2 out of my 3 wardrobe_remix posts, that I have a thing for knit hats. Especially those of the multicolor variety... pom poms always a plus. So you can imagine how my heart skipped a beat when I came across this cornucopia of colorful hand knit infant hats in the thrift store on Wednesday. Unfortunately, they were all so tiny that they would have been too small for even Clover's little head. I think this was for the best though. With Spring only a week away, Clover probably doesn't need a dozen new knit hats anyway.
While I did not purchase any wee hats, I did pick up another book to add to my collection of thrifted vintage children's books (more on this topic in a future post). The Forever Christmas Tree by Yoshiko Uchida, published in 1963. Yellow and gray being a favorite color combination, I was immediately taken with the illustrations and when I got the book home I was pleased to discover that it was beautifully written as well:
"The north wind shivered through the bamboo grove where he liked to play, and it became a forlorn place, too cold even for fighting shadow dragons with bamboo swords."