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Before We Read, We Look and See

“Run Spot. Run, run run. Oh. Oh. Oh. Funny, funny Spot.” If you are under the age of say, 47, you’ve never heard of the Dick and Jane series. It was a series of books used from about 1930 through part of the 70’s to teach kids to read. It soon gave way to phonics-only in public schools, but I remember being so excited in the first grade when we would pull out these books. I loved the stories, but what I loved most were the illustrations.

Dick Jane and Sally


Before We Read, We Look and See

William S. Gray was the author of the books and Robert Childress was the illustrator. Some titles in the series included the title of this post. So, before you get ready to go back to school, look and see what is available at CoziNest.

July CoziNest Booth Photo

The two gray club chairs are both neutral and small enough to fit in a dorm, or a reading nook for younger children.

magazine holder

This World Market Magazine Holder is a great desk addition for folders, notebooks or magazines.

desk chair with magazines

Great desk chair for a dorm.

coffee table

Mid-century modern coffee table would be great for a college apartment.

greeting cards

Greeting cards for the college student. Lots of vintage cards from “thinking of you”, to “blank” to leave them guessing! Or you could doodle your own illustrations. Some as low as 25 cents. Stock up for the year!

small secretary

This small secretary would be great as a vanity. The lid opens and would be a great place for a mirror. Add to a bathroom, or as a small desk in an apartment.

white gloves

These white, elbow-length gloves have beautiful pearl buttons. They would be perfect for formals or perhaps a prom? Only two pair left…

aqua chair

This aqua chair is so comfortable. Perfect for a living room or bedroom.

Twin Quilt and Shams

This twin size, reversible quilt and shams would be great for a girls’ dorm.

small black mirror

Not a great picture, but this small wall-mount mirror would be another great dorm piece. Drawer could hold keys, or a few cosmetics.

Dorm-size ottoman

Ottoman for a guy’s apartment, or could be used as a coffee table.

Trust in the Lord

And most importantly, don’t leave home without your faith! This beautiful sign is hand-crafted by my friend, Sandy Hinchey with 3 Drifts Away. This is the one and only in my booth, so …

See Sally Run.

See Sally run to CoziNest.

See Sally run away to college.

See Mother and Father dance.



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