A variety of things from the past and a painting class
So, I continued yesterday going through boxes and really (for once) trying to organize things from our past. These were all in the same box which will show you why DH and I need to go through stuff and store it away just a bit better or more organized then we have in the past.
Most of this stuff has travelled from Japan to the US to Iceland to England to the US back to England and back to the US.
This Fisher Price train belonged to my hubby when he was a toddler and I just love it. I'm sure the paint on it is lead-eeks. It was a toy that looks like it brought a lot of joy - it's well played with but really in pretty good condition for his age.
I think more than anything I am surprised that the man in the caboose still has his lantern in his hand.
Another one of my husbands childhood toys. Simple wooden car, no stripes, no fancy wheels, no driver but can't you just imagine the fun he had with this car - fingers in the holes, making a vroom sound as he raced it across the floor - maybe sometimes letting go of it and watching to see how far it would go - possibly without falling over?
My mother in law gave me these many many years ago ~ they are decorations she used for the tops of I'm sure many cakes with 3 boys. Cowboys and Indians and a few horses without riders - maybe those got too close to a candle one year - hehehe
Football player cake decorations
Loved the Mickey Mouse Club
Remember, I told you in was a variety of stuff - a little out of place huh? There must have been space in the box and in it went - a flour sifter.
One of my husbands books - unfortunately the cover is covered with crayon marks but surprisingly enough it's still attached.
A magazine from Philadelphia - probably included with a paper - it's from January 1947.
and I just loved the ladies on the front playing basketbal in their skirts/skorts and the ads in side
Monday paint class was just Sherry and I and we had so much fun. I needed to paint last night - had a situation kinda smack me right in the face and caught me a bit off guard and well painting was the medicine I needed to make me feel better about the whole thing.
We painted Summer Table Runners - I also think this would make a fabulous floor cloth - just add several coats of polyuretane to it and it would be sealed. We painted these on RocLon material (blackout material). The great thing about this material is it's canvas on one side and rubber on the other.
Well, have to get back to the boxes and my stroll down memory lane continues...
Have a fabulous day.