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.





20 comments:

Dees said...

Ohhhh I love them,they are so cute!!Love how you display them!xoxo

katef said...

oh these are gorgeous! Would it be bad of me to say I wish my kids had some to play with? They are so so so much nicer that the current fisher price 'little people' which I detest!

Jodie said...

Gorgeous collection - I know what you mean about all your collections but really you just collect lovely things - anything thats lovely!

AnastasiaC said...

i love it!!!
i like to think im rescuing things from the Op shops too...wish I had more room thats all...haha! the little beach theme tin is wonderful!!!

Lily and Agathe said...

Ah ha.. we have the same bathroom wallpaper! spooky...

Lesley-Ann said...

They are sooo cute!! I love fisherprice! The old ones are much cuter then the new collection in my opinion... How great to collect these!

xxxx Les

Have a nice Sunday!!

CurlyPops said...

Your collection is just so beautiful.

Maureen said...

Ohhh, I love your dolls from Fisher Price......sweeties!

Christie said...

Ahhh... little people... My folks still have the little baby one which I had as a kid. it's got a pram & cot etc... my son loves playing with it when he visits them!

Betty said...

so adorable. I love how you have this collection integrated with your home. It is just so natural and delightful, thanks for sharing

Jenny said...

That is one serious collection! I love how you rescue things from op shops!You certainly have some real treasures!

Juddie & Godfrey said...

So fabulous!

Kyla said...

I love them, they are so cute. I really like the old toys as well. They are so much better than the stuff out there today. Great collection!
Kyla

Kylie said...

Oh I have some of these. They were actually mine as a child and Mum has just given them back to me. Love all of yours though!

Elly said...

This is sóóóó cute, I love every part of your collection!

Meet Me at Mikes said...

Oh.. i need a bit of a lie down now. I feel you take the crown in the Queen of Delicious Collections Pageant. And rightly so.. I bow down to you, Allison.. a mere lady in waiting! Your stuff is just the best.

Florence said...

I've just come over from Sarah's blog and have so enjoyed looking at your photos and reading bits and pieces. I love these old Fisherprice people too and took having children myself as an excuse to start collecting more of these lovelies that I remembered so well from my own childhood.

I love your basket of vegetables too - so life-like!

starashan said...

great collection! I love toys from this era :o)
-Sherrin

Annie said...

What an interesting collection.

Alfalfa Crafts said...

I totally forgot about my fisher price dolls until I saw them on display in a shop in Harajuku, Japan. The one thing I really wanted to buy was the fisher price dolls, but they weren't for sale. Mum is a hoarder luckily and still has my dolls and house that they came with.