In 1924, A.A. Milne wrote a collection of poems called When We Were Very Young . Inside the pages of this early volume, there is a poem about Mr. Edward Bear, who eventually became the beloved Winnie-the-Pooh. You can spy Mr. Edward Bear at the top of the stairs in the illustration at the end of this post!
I think these versions of E.H. Shepard’s illustrations (colorized by Mark Burgess in 1989) are particularly striking. And, I think it’s delightful and whimsical that the illustrations were referred to as decorations on A.A. Milne’s book covers!
Don’t you just love the 1920s style on the mother below?
1. Red Alice Dress via Une Sardine à Rio // 2. Little Paul & Joe Red Coat via Brand Alley // 3. Maci Brown Boots via Joyfolie // 4. Charly Shirt via Tommy Hilfiger // 5. Orange Shoes via Collégien // 6. Leya Bear via Manomine // 7. Charly Dress via Tommy Hilfiger