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The Very Hungry Caterpillar is a 1969 children’s picture book, designed, illustrated, and written by Eric Carle. The book features a very hungry caterpillar eating foodstuffs before pupating and emerging as a butterfly. It has won many children’s literature awards and major graphic design awards. Furthermore, it has sold upwards of 50 million copies worldwide, selling roughly a copy per thirty seconds since its publication.(Info from Wikipedia)
The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle, 1969.
Problem is… the Very Hungry Caterpillar is just too cute for Halloween! Let’s monster it up right now, TVTA style!
Greetings vintage mates. Here is a teaser for this Halloween’s TVTA pumpkin creation… possibly my most ambitious pumpkin to date as it comprises more than 20 components across 3 elements, plus a background! Below are 4 mini pumpkins to be used along with some acrylic paint and, erm, chopsticks. Long-time readers will know that I make a pumpkin creation each Halloween for TVTA 🎃🎃
Clues: the creation is based on a classic piece of children’s literature which is known across many generations as a popular and fun story to read!
The protagonist is a type of creature somewhat prone to change!
750 vintage points up for grabs if you can name the title of the story the pumpkin is based on. Bonus points galore for just wildly guessing anything! All being well I should have the creation ready for posting on Monday 31st! 🎃🎃🎃
Greetings vintage mates. Please check out the website of my collector friends from Lyon in France who have recently opened a concept store to sell vintage clothes, fashion accessories, movie posters and vinyl records: Bande Originale
The site is still in its infancy and has ambitions to become a physical presence with artistic collaborations as well as its web presence selling authentic vintage items.
“Bande Originale was born from a shared love story for cinema, music and fashion. Romantic and dreamy collectors, our purchases have always been favorites. We wanted to take a new step by creating together a concept store that would allow us to share our universe. Bande Originale is not only a vintage ready-to-wear shop or a cinema-music corner, it is a proposal to live your life like in the cinema, choosing the original soundtrack of each day so that it is unique : it’s up to you to compose your style and your playlist…”
Greetings vintage mates. Presenting, a selection of postcards from the collection of TVTA, featuring Barbie humour, Star Wars, flea market fashion goodness, opera lithographs, a French vintage toy salon, and Scooby-Doo!
Nostalgic Barbie. The American Postcard Company and Mattel 1989.