Friday, August 19, 2011

Very Vintage Toys

Most people have 2 grandma's, but I am lucky and have 3! Of course there is my mom's mom and my dad's mom, but my Grandma Red is a very special grandma. She was the secretary at my dad's office long before I was born. She had red hair and so she has always been and will always be Grandma Red to me and my brother and sister. She was probably a better grandma to us than my real grandma's in all reality! We loved going to her turn of the century home. We would run up the stairs to the playroom and play with all of her amazing toys. She had a whole bunch of Fischer-Price toys. A barn, a house and a hospital, as well as all he little people, cars and accessories that went with them. I have some of the best memories of playing with them. My Grandma Red's husband passed away about 3 years ago and she finally made the decision to sell her home and move in with her daughter. It was sad news to my ears-I loved her house and all the AMAZING antiques that she had. She had one room called the "Pink Room" that was floor to ceiling Pink Depression Glass. I so wish I would have made it over there to take pictures-truly swoon worthy! Grandma Red decided to get rid of her toys since all of her grandchildren are grown up, so I jumped and asked if I could buy her Fischer-Price toys. She gave them all to me! The first thing I did when I got home was set them up just like I was a little kid. It's amazing how the memories came flooding back to me!
Here is the inside of the barn, complete with sheep, rooster and tractor. When you open the barn doors, it moos!
This is the back, complete with a poster advertising a circus!
The front of the barn...picture perfect!
This is the inside of the house. Lot's of beds and other furniture, as well as cars, playground equipment and the family dogs!
The back of the house, perfectly landscaped...don't you love the shutters!
And the front of the house. You can even ring the doorbell!
Here is the inside of the hospital. My favorite pieces are the X-Ray machine and the scale. You can also go up and down the elevator!
Back side of the hospital with a cute little pup playing by the bird bath.
The front of the hospital full of lot's of happy kids!
Here they are all set up in a row. I am so glad that I got these toys from my Grandma Red. They are in such great condition. The earliest one is the barn-1967, the house is 1969, and the hospital is 1976. I plan on keeping these things forever and maybe when I have my own kids, and maybe if they are lucky, they can play with them too and make their own memories with some real toys!

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Anonymous said...

Those bring back a lot of memories. Although I didn't have these 3 sets myself, one of my cousins had the barn and my best friend had the house. Therefore, I remember many afternoons of play at their house because I loved those little people.

Actually, I miss the antique little people, as the newer, larger plastic ones are just not the same.

Thanks for the memories!

Unknown said...

These are so cute, and they DO bring back alot of memories! :)


BucksCountyFolkArt said...

AWESOME! LOVE THESE TOYS AND HAVE SOME MYSELF. Never had the hospital though. Hmmm....Christmas IS coming.......

Red Rose Alley said...

Oh My gosh,
My kids used to have that Fisher Price Barn! That was always so fun for them. It is so special that you wanted to keep the toys from your grandma. The only thing I kept for the girls was their barbies and trolls. Remember them? I just couldn't get rid of them. Thanks for the trip down memory lane. I really enjoyed it.
~Sheri at Red Rose Alley

Jenny's Heart said...

I remember all of those! We had the barn. The memories they bring back! A ROOM FULL OF PINK DEPRESSION GLASS!!!! I would have been in heaven! What a great grandma.

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

Keep them for your own kids? Oh, I think you'll wear them out first! LOL


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Better that than blue, they say.

Red is such a cheery shade,
Sweetest color ever made,

Brightens everything you do—
Better red, they say, than blue!

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LV said...

What wonderful memories. You are very fortunate to have all those vintage toys. They are true treasures from a special time in your life.

Boo-Bah AKA Iris said...

Brings back nice memories. When my kids were little in the sixties they had the barn. I wish I had hung on to a lot of their toys but I didn't.

Elaine said...

I still have some of these in my attic that belonged to my children

Diann @ The Thrifty Groove said...

Oh, these toys bring up happy memories!

Unknown said...

Wonderful memories, you need to go to the Hallmark store, if I am not mistaken they have a Chritmas ornament this year that is that sweet little house, it is will love it!

Kay Ellen said...

aaahhh I love these!

My mom still has the house and farm we played with as kids:))

Lots of fond memories!

Happy Redensday:))

Kay Ellen

SueLovesCherries said...

Oh, my gosh! I bet you have all the pieces and they're in pristine condition, too! You do realize that you're sitting on a goldmine, don't you? I know these go for a pretty penny, but I also know you wouldn't sell them for all the tea in China!