Today I have a special treat: I'm sharing the most charming illustrations from two of my favorite vintage books. I own two titles by author Elizabeth Gordon, writer of The Flower Children and Mother Earth's Children. They are special because of the illustrations by M.T. Ross, who created little anthropomorphic characters from various fruits, vegetables and flowers. These books were published over 100 years ago, so they are out-of-copyright and the images are in the public domain and can be shared without worry.
First, we have some green pea children:
Mean looking mustard sisters:
A lettuce girl talking to a dandelion:
A happy iris lady kicking up her heels:
A little artichoke child:
Two cute cherry children:
A page from the book, showing the text by Elizabeth Gordon:
Pumpkin children at Halloween:
There are so many more, and all of them are just as charming!
Wishing you a wonderful weekend,