Tag Archives: Toys

What’s in the Box # 6

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What’s in the Box #

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What’s in the Box? #6

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I have a lot of boxes out in the garage, and in my closet that have been there for a long time. I thought it might be interesting to have a look inside, and post what all I find.

Some of these boxes are my stored away things, and some are boxes of saved stuff from my parents and grand-parents. It should be fun to see these long lost treasures.

I’ll be posting a new revelation as often as possible, with a few pictures, up until I either get tired of it, or run out of stuff. There are a lot of things to look through.

Hope you enjoy my ‘show & tell’ series! 🙂

Let’s have a look!

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This is a box of things my granny kept.

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~you can click on the pictures to enlarge~

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First up is this baby garment.

It had a note pinned to it that reads:

NR’s

Made out of Aunt Annies slip – which was about 15 years or more… 1925

NR is my father, and I don’t know who Aunt Annie is.

If the little dress was made from her slip that was at least 15 years old, it makes the slip made about 1910. So this garment is 108 years old. It is in really good shape, with only a little yellowing of the fabric.

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This is a handkerchief, that was embroidered by my Aunt Nina in 1942, according to the note pinned to it. (Nina made this 1942) So, it is 76 years old.

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World War II Ration Book. These were issued in 1942. In reading about them, I found that every American citizen was issued one, and in order to purchase goods like sugar, and other commodities, clothing, and gasoline, you had to have these books with the little stamps to tear off.

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Toys, including little Army men, trucks, a tin soldier with a machine gun, and an airplane. There is something that looks like a real bullet? Definitely not a toy!

 

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Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️

© 2018 BS

Entry for 5th Annual Contest of Whatever

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Entry for 5th Annual Contest of Whatever

The Fifth Annual Contest Of Whatever!

Last Call!

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This contest post is brought to you by the suggestion from Evil Squirrel! There are some weird and wacky things over at the ‘Nest’, but always entertaining! Go visit! Click a link and find out what the heck this is all about while you visit, but come back here to let me know what you think! 😉

We were challenged with 3 random photos to interpret into our post. Click on one of the links above to see these photos.

This is the 1st time I’ve entered this contest, and it’s been fun! Thanks ES!

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you can enlarge photo by clicking it  – how many squirrels can you find?

The gang have gathered for a party!

Tiger is all too happy to take a dip in the lotus flower hot tub, and give hugs to his friends!

Mario & Luigi, aka Bud & Weasel, have dropped by for some fun!

 

The Mystery Box Chickens have gift wrapped goodies for everyone!

The squirrels are having a blast just hanging out with their friends, and doing entertaining acrobatics for the talent show!

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Wait…was there supposed to be a story?! Uh-oh!

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Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️

© 2018 BS

Jigsaw Puzzle Update

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Jigsaw Puzzle Update

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It’s been awhile since I’ve mentioned the jigsaw puzzles we work, and we are still going strong on completing them. Here’s how it’s been going.

I believe all these can be enlarged by clicking the photo.

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We just finished this one today. It took a long time, as all those sunflowers were pretty hard to do. There were so many yellow and yellow/orange pieces!

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This one was pretty cool. It was a glow in the dark one, and the middle photo shows it actually glowing.

 

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This one was fun to do. The hardest part was the rug.

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This one was interesting. It was fun to work, but kind of hard. At first we thought the picture and the puzzle pieces just didn’t match up, but in the end it did. There was a little booklet, with a story of a murder mystery, and after working the puzzle we were to find out who did it.

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This one was fun, and not too awfully hard to work. Lots of kitty cuteness!

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Here’s some more cat puzzles. I can’t remember in which order we did these. Seems we’ve bought so many puzzles featuring cats!

    

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Here’s one that’s not about cats. It has toys and games from a long time ago. It was fun to see some that we had when we were kids.

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I liked this one a lot, because it was all about spooky things of Halloween!

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This one is the newest one, which we started today. So far, so good. I’ve already got most of the outside border done.

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So, that’s pretty much up to date, if I didn’t forget one. Hope you enjoyed looking! 🙂

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Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️

© 2018

 

CEE’S FUN FOTO CHALLENGE – MOTORS

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CEE’S FUN FOTO CHALLENGE – MOTORS

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Things with Motors for House or Garage

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This time for Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge, we are to work with motors of all kinds. Here’s a few I found around here.

To join in the challenge, and see other entries, just click the above link for details. It’s fun!

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  • hair dryer
  • fan on a stand
  • lawn mower
  • jig saw
  • weed eater

And for fun… a toy motorcycle!

Ever since I saw the prompt word ‘motor’, I’ve had this song in my head, so now I give it to you! Enjoy! 🙂

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“Born to Be Wild”, by Steppenwolf, was released as a single from the album, “Steppenwolf”, in 1968. It was written by Mars Bonfire, and is on the Dunhill-RCA label.

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© 2017 BS

OCTPOWRIMO – POEMS – DAY # 25 – DOLL WORLD

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OCTPOWRIMO – POEMS – DAY # 25 – DOLL WORLDIMG_20150928_151453

Today’ prompt says to remember a toy or plaything from our childhood. 🙂

DOLL WORLD

A little girl sits all alone

Her thoughts are running wild

What captivates her interest so…

This introverted child?

A mother, father, son, and daughter

Aunts, and uncles, too

Grandparents, and friends, and pets are there

No more will she be blue.

She’s created a world that’s all her own

She speaks as their creator…

They may be dolls, but to her they’re real…

Her family made of paper.

~vintage-cutout-dolls

I used to cut out and play with paper dolls all the time. I’d get my little safety scissors, and cut carefully around the images of people I’d find in catalogs, magazines, and sewing pattern books. Then, sometimes I’d get to buy a new book of the paper dolls at the dime store. These would be sturdier, made of cardboard, and have a selection of clothes (with those little tabs) to dress them in. Many hours playing with these. 🙂

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Thanks for visiting!  Peace }I{

© 2015 BS