12/10/09

Vintage Thingies Thursday - Toys

Welcome to Vintage Thingies Thursday, sponsored by my friend Suzanne at Coloradolady. Today, I'm featuring all items that are NOT vintage because they were my toys, or replacements of my toys, and since I am certainly not old enough to be considered vintage, my toys are also not old enough to be considered vintage. Stop laughing.

First, are my Tinkertoys. Remember Tinkertoys? I'd be afraid to give them to a kid now because they might poke their eye out and they'd need that eye to play video games. Anyway, I spent many hours designing and building wonderful things with this very set.


This next toy is the oldest. My sisters and I apparently put many a mile on this little dog, dragging him around the house.



And, my matchbox cars, which have more miles on them than American Airlines. Many happy hours were spent with the kids in the neighborhood, pushing these around on errands, or racing them on orange plastic tracks.

Now, these next two aren't really vintage...really. They're toys I had as a kid, but don't know what happened to them. But, when I was starting to use my sets as cmas decorations about 15 years ago, I replaced mine because of the many happy memories. My Mr. Potatoe head was very like this one. It was not one of the originals where you actually used a potatoe. And, the barrel of monkeys usually hung from the bottom of my tree every year. .
And, finally, Lincoln Logs. Again, fond memories of building things with my Dad and my Lincoln Logs. Oh, childhood. Passes way to fast to appreciate it.


So, that's a glimpse into my past as I pretend these things are not vintage. Take care and have a great day. Lane


11 comments:

The Crazy Suburban Mom said...

Old toys are just so sweet! Happy vtt! And lol on pretending that they arent vintage. I hear you :)

Elizabeth said...

Love your Digger the Dog! I still have mine; he "sleeps" under my wicker chair with his nose peeping out!

Becky said...

Great collection! I can remember getting my Tinkertoy set for my birthday waaaaaaay back in the day! I also had the potato head set where we had to use a potato for the body. A couple of times that got really stinky if it got pushed under something or got hidden in a pile of toys. hehehe

Keetha Broyles said...

I remember ALL of these. My kids had some of them. Fun memories.

Allison said...

I remember tinkertoys. I loved matchbox cars as I was a bit of a tomboy!

Postcardy said...

I love your toys, especially the dog.

Coloradolady said...

Love the tinkertoys and of course the dog..I think I had that same dog, but no longer. :(
....sure wish I did! nothing like feeling vintage either.....NOT! Happy VTT!.....tell Sydney thank you for the sweet little card...made my day!

Quiltluver said...

Ahhh yes, those are some memories. I love your dog. My brother had all the matchbox cars as he was growing up.

Roslyn said...

I wonder what happened to my son's Tinker toys..... I KNOW we had some!Great that you have these.

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Oh wow! I just love the old toys. How fun.

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Vesuviusmama said...

I remember all those toys, too. You know what is amazing about those toys - they LAST! The stuff I get my kids these days breaks in a minute. The good old days...