Category Archives: Vintage Toys + Fun Stuff

Valley of the Paper Dolls // 1960s style

Yup, today we’re talking’ vintage paper dolls! When I was a kiddo, I loved my paper dolls. I think they were one of the first things that got me interested in fashion! I thought my paper dolls were totally stylin’ but I have to say that they paled in comparison to these dollies. Plucked from the 60s (1967 and 1969 to be exact!) their fashions are bold, colorful and soooo cool. Let’s have a little look-see:

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Did you notice the front of the box of those last two? “OUTFITS STICK BY MAGIC!” Hee. No pesky tabs here, our mods love the magic!

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Ahhhh! how cute is mod missy with her Mod Mag?? Also, is it wrong to covet a doll’s wardrobe? Seriously, I think I would wear any one of those outfits myself. Did you play with paper dolls when you were a kid?

Spring Vintage Fun!

Hurrah! I hope you all had a lovely weekend! Mine was spent with the Peach in some extreme GIRL TIME! With Eric away for nine days, the Peach and I have been doing a lot of snuggling, painting, giggling and playing tag! But I of course had a lovely time looking for good vintage cute stuff for you!  Huzzah!

Smile! From Etsy seller, Vintage Smile.

I think the woodpecker is going to be the next fox!  And who wouldn’t want to buy these little tin litho woodpecker. From Etsy seller, Atty’s Sprout Vintage.

I have such a weakness for these little shirts. And this is a great deal–three for $10.  Yes, please! From Etsy seller, Sam & Milly Vintage.

Ricrac and polka dots and circus? Squee! From Etsy seller, Height of Vintage.

Who would love this little cowboy? From Etsy seller, Oh Sydney.

I like the way this bear fishes!  From Etsy seller, Vintage Aga.

BACK THE HECK UP!!!  This swimsuit! From Etsy seller, Joli Momi.

Italy clearly knows how to dress its kids.  Because this dress is perfection! From Etsy seller, Mttc.

Fuzzymama, where do you find these bits of genius? Like this vintage Spider Woman Underoos top?

I would have so rocked these skates as a kid! From Etsy seller, Vintage Fisher Price.

Happy Monday, folks!

Chairman of the Board // Rich Uncle

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I love vintage boardgames. They’re lots of fun to play but they also have excellent graphics. Often I find games that are simply older versions of current games—CLUE, Battleship, and Go to the Head of the Class. But I love it when I stumble upon a game I’ve never heard of before. Like RICH UNCLE!

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This quirky game board stands vertically by attaching to the side of the open box, and has 36 different spaces that correspond with the possible dice results. Oh and apparently the “Rich Uncle” is Uncle Pennybags, the portly, top hat wearing fella from Monopoly! Who knew?? He looks a bit different here because this is the 1965 edition of the game.

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What are some of your favorite board games to play? We’re partial to Clue, Trouble, Monopoly (Wolfie got Monopoly Millionaire for Christmas…I’m a fan of Monopoly Jr., which has a shorter game time than the original—which can last FOREVERRRRRR).

A Bit of Monday Vintage Cuteness!

Hoo boy!  What a great weekend! Alix and I went to the annual White Elephant Sale for the Oakland Museum with the Dames and saw some seriously cool stuff!   I personally went crazy in the sewing department, but man, we’ll have to do a proper post for you to see it all, because it was BANANAS! But it didn’t stop me from finding some goodies on Etsy to share with you all. Squee!

Today with soo many kids having easy access to iPads, iPhones and everything else, I wonder how this Computron computer toy would go over? Kinda love it! From Etsy seller, Vintage Kidlet!

Oh wow! This dress is so stunning, I wish it was in my size!  From Etsy seller, Ravishing Ruby.

Who wouldn’t want to sign up for tap dancing lessons with these shiny friends on your tootsies? From aptly named Etsy seller, Kickass Vintage.

The perfect sweater for your dinosaur loving kiddo.  From Etsy seller, Peppermint & Cocoa.

Alix gave one of these to the Peach and she LOVES it! She carries all of her little princess dolls in it and calls it her fairy bag. And she likes to wear it as a hat too!  You can get three for a great price from UDA Kids.

These little wooden puppets are so charming!  They would keep the Peach busy for a couple of hours! So darling! From Etsy seller, Noodle & Lou Vintage.

This little minty plaid coat and bonnet set may be the cutest thing in the entire universe! Seriously! From Etsy seller, Baby Tweeds.

This dress had me at the Peter Pan collar.  So sweet. From Etsy seller, Hi, Small Vintage.

Behold the awesomeness of this plaid pants suit from the seventies.  Genius. The jacket alone would be brilliant! From Etsy seller, Kathy’s Eclectic Kitsch.

This little pink bit of perfection is made even more so due to the button wheels.  Love! From Etsy seller, Lil’ Milli Jayne.


Vintage Kiddo Cuteness

Oh what a wonderful weekend I’ve had! Eric went away for a good chunk of the weekend, so the Peach and I had some very necessary GIRL TIME, which started with breakfast out and then involved  some crafting and shopping and playing and hugging and kissing! We had the best time.  But during the Peach’s little nap, I found some sweet items I wanted to share with you all.

So, let’s HIT IT!

What girl doesn’t need a little capelet?  I know I do! From Etsy seller, Bug & Bear Vintage.

I think of all of the different, wonderful rompers I’ve seen, but this is my all time favorite one.  That little front detail and the plaid are so so so darling. Sigh! From Etsy seller, the Woods Children.

Oh wow–now THIS is a great plaid shirt!  Couldn’t you just see this on a little boy with jeans and some Converse sneaks? From Etsy seller, Mardy Stark.

Perfect for your little lamb! Squee!  From Etsy seller, Sweet Shop Vintage.

It is still cold enough to make this a great coat for a kiddo!  LOVE! From Etsy seller, Lishyloo!

Please tell me I’m not alone in loving these little lemon yellow bow beauties. From Etsy sellers, Sugar On Top Vintage.

I’m such a sucker for a little knit dress. And this one had me at go! From Etsy seller, Farmhouse Vogue Kids.

Perfection, right? Right. Perfection. From Etsy seller, Soubrette Vintage.

Ok, I know I already featured a great stripey sweater, but I couldn’t NOT include this one. Amazing! From Etsy seller, Potato Cake Vintage.

Last but not least, just in time for the Super Bowl, these wonderful NFL football curtains.  I think my brothers might have had them in their room. From Etsy seller, Little Part.

Happy Monday!