Tuesday, March 03, 2009

Fab Finds


I'm on this huge nostalgia kick right now. I already love old items but add in the element of things I had growing up and I'm unstoppable.


Saturday morning I braved the weather and found this beaut for $10. It's in better condition than the one my mom is hoarding. {take that, childhood-toy keeper}. It's missing the magnetic alphabet and a few of its pupils, but the ones still with it are old old school - they're wooden!

I'm really impressed that the sticker is mostly intact and there is only slight water damage on one side of the school - leaky school pipes, maybe?

Then I ALSO got to sift through 4 boxes of old printing type - a somewhat trendy find, if I do say so myself. The best part? 4/$1. I managed to find CHELSEA & RYAN and LOVE. One of these days I'm going to invest in some thick cotton paper and print something artsy, then I'll probably put it all in a shadow box frame. And the bowl they're in was another steal.


Finally, these old pictures and a Christmas card. I got the card because I love the Santa so much and I'll probably repurpose it {or a copy of it} for a holiday down the road.

Not sure on the age of the girl picture, but the boy is dated with the photographers name and 1916 written in pencil. Picture perfect.

6 comments:

disillusioned said...

I LOVE the Little People.

Just make sure (sorry--thought I had) that the paint used on the old ones that are wooden doesn't have lead in it before letting a kiddo play with it (cause back then they weren't so opposed to poisoning their kiddos). I bet you can just research it on-line.

Nice job!

Mary P.

Miss-tearious said...

I'm so jealous of the letters you found!! They are super cool... :)

Heidi said...

chelsea, you seriously amaze me!

hillary said...

you're so weird. why would you have old pics of random people? Walmart has vintage f-p toys right now - you should check them out. your cupcake pics look amazing with that awesome fabric in the bg. LOVE IT! :) :) :)

Micah and Melinda said...

haha I understand where Hillary is coming from, but I disagree... just imaging who these people were and the lives they led is so wonderful! I get, I just don't have any room!

Vicki said...

Awww, can I come to your house to play??? I love little people :)