I found a couple more children's records last weekend. They were Easter records which I am partial to. I found the two on the right at an antique mall.
I found a couple more Easter records about a month ago as well. (I stuck the records away and now I can't locate them. This photo is from my estate sale post). The bunny hop looks to me like quite a popular dance and record.
My favorite records are those that have darling graphics printed on the record themselves. I have two of the same record.
I also have this charmer.
I was only going to do Easter records on this challenge, but realized I have some other fun records stashed away. I had to share them as well.
Flip side of the above record.
Sometimes I only find the record cover and no record. This one was in a free box.
There are certainly quite a few titles out there to still hunt down.
This father is such a handsome fellow.
Of course I have a few Christmas records.
Happy Birthday records. Look at the expression on the little girl's face as she eyes that slice of cake. A silly collection. I don't even have a record player! Collected just for the graphics and themes.
If you have an idea for a future collection challenge, leave me a comment and finish the sentence "Show me your collection of ______." A new collection each Tuesday.
I got three new vintage child themed hankies this past weekend at a digger sale. I have quite the collection of hankies and have shared them here (Valentine), here (dry cleaning pocket hankies) and here (my initial challenge on them, 4 years ago). I really do tend to pick up the sweet child themed ones and thought it would be fun to share the assortment I have.
When I grow up I want to be.....
Bunnies in space. Elephants in space.
Hankies with cute little ducks and chicks. Elephants on parade.
Remember that song you sang as a kid? Frere Jacques? This is a sweet little hankies with the lullaby lyrics.
I found this sweet ice skating bunny last week at the digger sale. It has a few holes, but is so sweet. A fellow hard at work in the garden. Hankies with an Easter theme.
Robinson Crusoe and Friday Hopscotch I think this is a New Years dog. The owner of the hankie wrote her name in pen on it, so she would not lose it. Perhaps she knew it would be a wild New Year Party? I love this Smokey the Bear one.
These ballerina themed ones are darling. These three animal themed hankies have a similar design, but were found separately. Circus theme.
How could I resist a bear in a polka dot bikini circus outfit? Balancing a ball on her nose WHILE walking the tightrope! This pair is of the Pee Dee Character line. Stella Strawberry and Penny Pineapple. Disney themed hankies. The red one still has the original ten cent price tag. Woody Woodpecker Such a crazy variety and there are TONS out there that I don't have. Fun to share this one. If you have an idea for a future collection challenge, leave me a comment and finish the sentence "Show me your collection of _____". A new collection each Tuesday.
Elves...those cute little fellows with big ears. This is one of those categories I don't collect for myself, but only for crafting. I search for elves year round and then craft with them during the holidays. I thought it may be fun to show how many varieties there are out there to hunt down. And there are still a bunch out there that I don't have.
I just hunted down this batch this past weekend.
Elves with polka dots.
Elves with big ears and cute grins.
These elves are really big.
Elves in white.
These elves really look like they could get into mischief. Elves in stumps Elves in mushrooms. Elves in shoes.
This fellow was a shaker with the holes in his head.
Elves on logs. Elves that grant wishes. Lots and lots of elves...so much variety.
I've had my little elf boxes on my blog before..but this is what I craft for the holidays. Little magical worlds...lots of glitter and vintage doodads.
If you have an idea for a a future collection challenge, leave me a comment and finish the sentence "Show me your collection of ___".
You may remember this fellow. I found him at an estate sale and posted about him here. I asked about naming him and got lots of suggestions from people. A year has past since I got him and he is still nameless. It has been on my mind. He does need a name. I wrote down all the suggestions (more on the flip side). Shara has been very persistent with name suggestions.
I had one name in my head after reading it in an old yearbook the other day. It was BUNN. I liked it, but it needed something else.
I got this comment the other day from a blog reader, George.
Hey Magpie! I have been wanting to Email you for sometime now. Today when I saw your Independence Day post, I remembered why. Ever since you first ran your contest to name the Little Boy Mannequin, I wanted to tell you my suggestion. Someone may have already said this to you, but ever since I first laid eyes on him, I just knew his name was... HENRY. From time to time I see him pop-up on your blog & I yell to my wife, "Hey, Magpie Ethel has HENRY again today!" Well today, my wife (Donna) wisely said, "You better Email Magpie Ethel with your suggestion, before she names him something else. That is... if you know what's good for you." So, I officially submit his name, HENRY. I hope you like it & agree. My wife Donna & I are big fans & read your column everyday. You are a cool inspiration! Peace... George
I like the name HENRY..and a couple of other people had suggested it as well...but I like the name BUNN. I am putting two and two together. I am going to call him HENRY BUNN. I am going to call him by both names..not just HENRY, but HENRY BUNN.
I put away all my Fourth of July decorations yesterday. While I was boxing things up I thought I should share my collection of patriotic creeds, pledges and other assorted items. My collection for the most part is framed or larger and is the backdrop for this display of Fourth of July goodies. I like that it provides some interest behind all the other smaller figures.
This was a Farm Chicks score a couple of years ago. I don't know the original use, but I like the large scale.
This Star Spangled Banner was an insert in a newspaper. I hang it up with an oversize coat hanger with clips. It was displayed in my living room over my mantle.
This Pledge to the Flag is really neat. The flag graphic is raised. I love the colors of it too.
I also like that it has the original price tag on the back side. $1.29
This American's Creed is extra special to me. My aunt passed away earlier this year and I found it amongst her things. It has her name on it and was given to her when she graduated from high school.
I found this Pledge of Allegiance last week. The estate had a collection of Statue of Liberty items.
I framed this Pledge of Allegiance in a shadow box. Someday (when I find the right doodad) I will add something else to the box.
A framed pledge for Every soldier, sailor and marine who is fighting for my country.
It is dated 1942. On this piece I added an old red, white and blue hankie when I framed it.
A fun collection of patriotism. It will be fun to see what other things I can add to it this year.
If you have an idea for a collection challenge, leave me a comment and finish the sentence "show me your collection of ____". A new collection each Tuesday.