Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Welcome To My Toy Party!

























Scrappy Jessi is hosting a toy party! So I'm here to share some of my all time favorite childhood toys with you! Some I still have, others are long gone with only a few pictures left to remember them by. While looking for pictures to share, I realized that I really wasn't a "toy" kinda girl! I preferred to let my imagination run wild and spent my childhood days playing dress up, house, circus, mystery, Betty's Bakery, Little House on the Prairie in addition to playing in my treehouse, the sandbox, riding my bike, twirling a baton, riding my big wheel, swinging on my swingset, etc! But, I did love my Barbie and Dawn dolls as well as baby dolls, stuffed animals, games, my dollhouse and a very special McDonaldland Playset! So, here are lots of pictures to share! Take a walk down memory lane with me why don't you?

20 comments:

New Alb Annie said...

I had a Memory Game just like the one in the photo! If you ever find another one, let me know!

obsessed scrapbooker said...

I will! I loved that game!

bluemuf said...

What fun...I love your doll collection and I find i neat to see how the view master has changed over the years.

Thanks for sharing
Karen

Scrappy Jessi said...

OMG!!!!!
you have so many great pics!!
you were a beautiful child!!
i love your doll house. amazing.
thanks for joining me today.
oxoox,
jessi

Rosa said...

Hi,
Great pictures, I love the one of you on your tricycle with the doll on back!
Have a great day!
Rosa

Sherry said...

I love all of your dolls! My boys had big wheels just like that, they rode them until they just fell apart!

Lori said...

Wow, you had a Shirley Temple doll! Such great photos and wonderful toys!! I had forgotten I had a baton too! Come see my toys too!! Will visit again!! Lori

Dianne said...

You have some awesome photos here. I agree with Jessi, love the dollhouse! I know I begged for one. As a grown up I made my own, not that fancy, but cute.
Thanks for sharing your memories.

Sleepy Hollow Craft Company said...

I LOVe that first picture of you on the big wheel with the doll on the back~ I used to do that too!!! And that McDonald land game is the best!!!

Kimla Kay said...

Ooohhh, I had the McDonald's set too. Loved that thing and wish I still had it. I, too, loved to twirl my baton...so much fun. I don't think little girls twirl much these days and they don't know what they are missing. Loved your photos!

Fabulous Finds Studio said...

We had some of the same toys: Dawn doll, connect four, rubiks cube and more! I saw some toys on your blog that I had forgotten about :-)

Have a fabulous day!
Julie

Cami said...

I had a HUGE collection of Dawn dolls. Just adored those. And my big wheel: the lean green machine! Love all of your pictures. Absolutely wonderful!!!

Vintage Tea said...

So funny... my younger cousin love playing Uno today and I've just brought my friends daughter a memory game - some toys never go out of fashion!

Victoria x

fated follies studio said...

i loved old maid and the memory game. i can't believe you have all those board games still. wow, what a collection!

jenny

happy may day!

Sammelleidenschaft said...

Oh you have a lot of wonderful toys and games. We have a memory game, connect to and uno too.
Our kids love to play it too.
But the best is your doll house!
Thank you for sharing !

Alisa said...

Oh, your doll house was beautiful! Thanks for sharing.
Alisa

mendytexas said...

So many familiar photos here! I LOVED Kips Big Boy burgers...yum! Your doll house is fab! Wish I had a Shirley Temple Doll...lucky duck!
:)mendy

Saucy said...

Wow! You dug up cool old pictures and everything! Loved your post. You must have grown up in the US... I recognize most but not all of your toys (I'm in Canada)... but man, I loved Holly Hobbie!

Come over and play in my toybox too!

Twyla and Lindsey said...

I'm so jealous! You had such neat toys. Especially that Cinderella board game!

The Feathered Nest said...

Awwww. I had Dawn dolls too!!! Not for the obvious reason but just because they were the thing to have! What in the world did I do with them???? Wish I still had my dolls, I took such good care of them too ~ what a wonderful toy selection you had girl!! xxoo, Dawn