Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Tom Sawyer Champs

Funny little items I've been buying for myself lately. I think I could safely sum up my recent purchases as 'things a 6 year old boy might have/hoard under floor boards'

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And here we have the whole lot of it together. In good 'ol summer vacation fashion, it makes me want to go out and throw water balloons or play a prank on one of my neighbors.



.... Lets see - there's an abacus from Cafe Society, noise makers/kat kazoos, bow ties, a goldfish that hangs on the wall, and a book quite appropriately titled "Try and Stop Me"

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Noise Makers

Noise Makers

Cat Kazoos

Noise Makers

Now, if I could just get interested in wiffle ball, I could have quite the pep team!

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Oh! And this little canister! I've actually had it for about 3 years now. But, it's so funny to me. First because - I am not a saver of pennies - however, I am a saver of junk - and so was this little guy!

It sho' does!

Some of my favorite of his findings/hoardings...

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Yes, that's actually a tooth-pick. And who doesn't need their very own on/off switch!? ...I know I have an old toy pistol somewhere around the house .... all I'm missing are the metal jacks and marbles to leave around the living room for my roommates to slip on!

20 comments:

Vivi said...

I love all your tiny little findings. I'm glad to be able to "hoard" up the images of them. :)

Isabel said...

Everything is just so cute! You always find the best things... :)

eloise said...

those cat kazoos are amazing!

Jessica said...

Aww goshh--this post made me all sorts of happy!! I love every special 'lil thing you find..and good golly those kat kazoos are killing me!! Aww..I love collecting kinda kiddy things! Kat always makes fun of my silly old toys and says someday when I have kids they'll be playin' with them and the toys will sound all creepy and slow and I'll have them dressed up in Victorian clothes haha...Oh dear.

xx

caramelizedvintage said...

I love all the knick-knacks you find! Those cat kazoos and that tiny tooth! It sho' pays to save! :}

tiny badass said...

do u have a little curio or shelf with nooks to display your mini treasures?

darling savage said...

what a wonderful bunch of vintage objects! i like your taste. :)

kelly. said...

I love your blog so much. I looked at the way back to your first post the other day! i hope my blog can be good as yours, i really enjoy looking at all the things you find and your outfit posts! C:

Amanda Atkins said...

all of those are fantastic! Have you ever been to fairground antiques in keene new hampshire? I think you'd really enjoy it there. :)

Becca Jane said...

so many amazing and interesting finds.

krys kirkpatrick said...

This reminds me the hoarding and trading we did with halloween candy! Lots of goodies to play with. Fun pictures, simple and sweet reminders of the past.

"hi, i'm ginnybranch stelling and i love love." said...

the e & g are so stinking cute! i would totally add that to the ed & ginny memorabilia mantle. vintage childrens toys are one of my favoritest things!

Lizard said...

xD you are one amazing hoarding magpie hahaha

lovely things!! I like the hammer the best ^___^

bee said...

great stuff. love the abacus especially! this is a blog after my own heart :)

Casey said...

Oh my! These are all so adorable! My sister occasionally buys old toys and such for her little collection, and I always love the playfulness and slightly wore appearance. :) I just love that on/off switch--haha!

Thank you for sharing these images with us! :)

JC said...

I'm not quite sure how I can continue living without a kitty kazoo! What amazing finds!

catherine_sr. said...

I love these little treasure stashes!
I think you might like this post by artist Sandra Evertson about her own childhood collection of treasures: http://sandraevertson.blogspot.com/2008/04/earthly-delights-and-needful-things.html

Sasi said...

That canister is lovely:)

Joanne said...

Such cute, funny stuff! I like the little shoes! :)

Clicky Overload said...

Heavens, that's awesome stuff.

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