Thursday, May 1, 2008

Toy Day

Hello! Today is Scrappy Jessi's Favorite Childhood Toy party and I want to play!! Sorry for some of the blurry pics, but of course I waited until the last minute to look for some of these and then the scanner wasn't working, and then....well you get the picture!
Anyway, here we go. This is me at about a year and half...I loved dolls and stuffed animals and I loved my books....those Little Golden Books rock!!

Me again with my Raggedy Ann doll!

This is a new monkey I have now, but when I was young I had one EXACTLY like it.... I can't explain it, but I just have always LOVED stuffed monkeys.

Another new one, but one like I had when I was little...

Oh, this is my beloved little tiger that my beloved grandfather gave to me when I was a toddler. Obviously this little guy has been with me for forty years. My grandfather is long gone, but I just love this little guy. He proudly sits on a shelf in my studio.

Also this beloved stuffed bear of mine..little Teddie has been with me since I was an infant and also keeps little tiger (above) company on a shelf in my studio. As you can tell, I took these guys everywhere with me when I was young. They are tattered but very loved!

Here is an older me when I was about 8 or 9.....once again surrounded by stuffed animals and dolls and reading....note I was reading (and really into) Jughead and Archie....clearly that dates me!

A young me on Christmas morning with my new kitchen set....my sisters and I spent hours with that set and all the accompanying fun stuff that went with it.

You can only see one piece here but on this day, my sisters (they are the blond twins) and I received this fantastic block set and we literally played with that for years in so many different ways. I can even remember building "furniture" for our Barbies with the set!!

That's it for today! I couldn't find my pics of some of the other fun toys I enjoyed as a child................like the board game (remember those?) SORRY, Barbies and especially my beloved Barbie Camper, my Crissy doll, my Little Kiddles, etc.......I could go on.....

Thanks, Jessi for hosting this fun party!!

~Lolly

25 comments:

Mya said...

Love the pictures. I had a monkey like your second one his name was zippy. I forgot about him.
Too funny!
-Mya

Lori said...

Great pics! Glad to see another Barbie fan! Come play at my site too! Lori

Scrappy Jessi said...

look how cute you are!!
what fab toys!!
thanks for sharing, and coming to my party.
oxoox,
jessi

Dianne said...

I see you had a Thumbelina too! (check my blog)
I actually took photos of the old photos, some still in the album. My scanner doesn't work that great either.
I enjoyed all your photos.

Rosa said...

You have very happy memories. that little tiger is precious!
Rosa

Sleepy Hollow Craft Company said...

your pictures are adorable! I LOVE your tiger and bear~ it is so great that you still haVE THEM :)

Fabulous Finds Studio said...

I'm so glad you have some of your childhood toys! The photo of you and your sisters wearing party hats is adorable!

Have a fabulous day!
Julie

mushroommeadows said...

hehe Tiger is amazing! :)

Stefanie said...

Cute pictures! Lovely that picture with all your dolls and animals around you. I think one toy day is not enough to show and share all our toys and stories about.
Thanks for sharing !
hugs
Stefanie

Kristin said...

Your little tiger and Teddie look so very loved! I think it's awesome hat you've kept them all this time.

Saucy said...

Your bears and stuffies are threadbare and worn and loved! Loved that old photo... hasn't this been the coolest little get-together?

Cami said...

My BFF had a Chrissy doll I coveted. And my little sister had a monkey like yours w/ the plastic banana in his hand. Love this trip down memory lane! Your tiger is my favorite!!!

fated follies studio said...

i loved my golden books too! aren't they so much fun. i am saving all mine and looking for more, always!

jenny

happy may day!

bluemuf said...

Great pictures and I love your first monkey. He has such a sweet face.

Karen

Sugar Bear said...

Stuffed animals were one of my favs too. I used to line them all up in front of the tv for Saturday morning cartoons!
Karla

Violet Twilight said...

Love the pictures!!! :)

Alisa said...

Oh, your Teddy is so, so, so sweet! Perfectly worn! Thanks for sharing.
Alisa

mendytexas said...

Lovin' your pics Lolly!! What a fun trip down memory lane! :)mendy

obsessed scrapbooker said...

Lolly I read those same Archie comics for hours!!! Not a single pix of me with them though there was a pix or two with some other comics...Richie Rich, Casper, etc! Thanks for sharing!

papelytijeras said...

Cool pics..love that you have some of your toys. :)

M.KATE said...

wow...what a creative blog, very nice things here,tks for sharing :)

karlascottage.typepad.com said...

I was just talking about Archie comics the other day to a person who had never heard of them. I'm glad I am not the only one who was a fan and remembers Jughead!

Debbie said...

Hi! I'm late to the party because I "had to" go to a scrapbook retreat this weekend. Thanks for stopping by my blog. I love your stuffed monkeys! How is it that these fluff filled critters have so much personality?

Miss Rhea said...

Oh, Lolly, I have a bear bear like that. Only he is red. But missing his eyes and totally loved on. :) I like the tiger too. :)I hope you and the fur babies are doing great !! :)

hopetreestudio said...

Hi love your photos of the vintage toys. I think you have one that I'm missing! Did you take it! haha
Love your blog! Denise