one for me please : vintage toys

posted on: Monday, June 18, 2012


I have a (new) addiction. I can admit it.


My love of nostalgia is well-documented, so it's probably not too surprising.


I definitely get the most excited when I come across a toy or book I used to own that I haven't seen in years, then I kind of get a fun rose-tinted flashback to my childhood.


 Ah, nostalgia.


Do you like treasure hunting online or do you prefer live markets? I'd love to hear!

vintage etsy treasures from top: fisher price record player, apple chime, play phone, wooden blocks, 1958 mickey mouse puzzle

11 comments:

  1. Yep, count me in on the nostalgia train. I have quite the addiction myself! I get a rush when I see a toy or book from my childhood too! When you look at Sayer's room, I don't think you can tell what year it is. It's crammed with vintage fisher price toys & lots of vintage books. We actually ready a golden book about planets often where we always have to add- but Pluto isn't a planet anymore. :) I have that happy apple on my work table btw. Lovely finds Bron! Have a good week!

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  2. Me too! I actually found the same red Fisher Price Apple Chime in an op shop not long ago for a measly $1.00! Unfortunately I had no cash on me, and their eftpos wasn't working. I came back the very next morning, but it had sold. So upset, but lesson well and truly learnt: always, always bring cash!! xx

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  3. vintage toys are the best! thanks for sharing :)

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  4. I hear you. We also have that apple, although she has lost her stalk. We have loads of vintage toys - I love their inherent charm. And there's nothing like rediscovering a book from your childhood. I suppose because as children we are so deeply immersed in the experience of reading a book or play. Reading 'Bears in the Night' (Berenstain Bears) now does weird things to me.

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  5. I also love vintage toys! I wanted my Dad to bring me some of mine from back home, but he didn't find them :( I'll have to visit some markets and buy a few second hand. I prefer to see them instead of online.

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  6. I love vintage toys, they take me straight back in time. That chime apple is one my nephew used to have, I used to play with it when I looked after him... he is now 23! Lovely memories xo

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  7. Hmm, a bit of both. The disadvantage with online is you can't touch the texture, turn it over in your fingers and become completely sold with it. I do love hitting the oppies x

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  8. Right there with you. We have a few of our own toys that we've kept and I can't wait to see our children playing with them. I prefer online. I don't have time to search out the live markets in Birmingham.

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  9. They don't make toys like they used to, do they!

    I wish my kids could grow up with the same sort of toys that I did, these days it's all about iPads and gaming devices! Argghh...

    And Gemma, I agree with you. Even though sites now offer hi-res images and even videos of certain products, nothing beats physically touching the toy, or pressing the little button on electronic items to see what it does :p

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  10. yes i think that all of mums of a certain age remember these types of toys very fondly. My little guy loves the iPad and they are lucky to have access to such great innovation but he also loves playing with these simple toys..i have an old fred flintstone record player..you know in the little case that opens..so glad my mum kept it.

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  11. Oh I love this collection. I've just had the pleasure of going through all of my 'memory boxes' and have so many toys to pass down to my kids when they're a little older. I can't wait to see them playing with them all!

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