Sunday, 3 February 2008
THIS IS... MY COLLECTION!
Continuing the ' this is...' game, this week it's all about collections. I am a tireless collector (hoarder? compulsive rescuer of lovely things from op shops?). Some of my collections are: vintage fabrics (1940s, 50s, children's prints), vintage children's books (Ladybirds, Hilda Boswell, Topsy & Tim, 1950s Famous Five, little Elf Books, photo puppet books, M. Sasek etc), eiderdowns, old tins, shop signs, haberdashery stuff, crockery from Meakin and Midwinter, glass cake stands, jelly moulds, Twinkle comics, plastic wicker baskets, Daphne Padden posters, old suitcases, and lots of other stuff too, not all old stuff (I promise!).
I've posted about lots of my collections before on my blog or Flickr, so this time I thought I would show off my collection of vintage Fisher-Price Little People toys from the 1960s and 1970s. I have lots of old play sets, some from my childhood and others I have picked up at jumble sales over the years. These photos shows just the ones with a holiday theme, as we have put these on display in my sons' bathroom, which has a 1950s British seaside look! We also have an airport, house, street, school, farm and lots of other sets, plus lots of bits of furniture and cars, and whole jars full of Little People. I love these toys, and kids never seem to get bored of playing with them.
Posted by Lark at 4:42 pm