Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Favorite Childhood Toys

I'm playing along with Scrappy Jessi, and sharing some of my favorite childhood toys. It was lots of fun trying to remember what my favorites were and then hunting down pictures of them on the internet. Most of these pictures came from ebay, so ladies...our toys are still out there & we can own them again!!! (I don't have any actual pictures of myself with my toys which makes me think that I need to go through some of mom's old pictures!)

My sister & I played Hi-Ho! Cherry-O by the hours.

Everyone had Little Kiddles & the ones in the lockets, too. We had this surf-board one. (I say "we" because this one may have been my sisters, but we played together with a bunch of them, so who really remembers?) But, I remember the sunglasses, bikini swim suit & surf board like it was yesterday.I know that I personally had this exact locket one, though!!Then when we got a little older, Dawn Dolls were popular. They were like Barbies only smaller. I had this one named "Angie." I read that Dawn Dolls were only made for three years - probably quite a collector's item if I had hung onto it!

For some reason I had my share of boy toys (no brothers, so someone had to be the Tomboy).

I had a race track just like this (along with a dump truck & a cap gun.)

Did any of you have a Show and Tell? Wow, they were great!! There was a record and a film strip-like thing that you watched while the record played. I found this great picture on ebay. We had all of those shows...I remember Ali Baba and the 40 Theives & Hiawatha, too!! Lots of fun in the attic watching this with my sisters. I had forgotten all about it until I was searching for pictures of the Viewmaster, but this beats the Viewmaster hands down.My most favorite childhood toy was this Kewpie doll. I carried it everywhere. (This is not my actual doll, although mine was exactly like this...mine is around here somewhere, packed away in a trunk or something...but I found these pictures online.) For some reason my sister was mad at me one day and locked herself into her bedroom and made a HUGE red ink mark on the side of my Kewpie's face. We couldn't get it off and it faded to pink while trying. Let me just say, it was an awful experience.

I'm looking forward to seeing all of the favorite toy posts. I'm sure it will bring back some memories for me!!
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In a few days I will post pictures of the Spring Time in Paris Swap. That was a lot of fun! I sent my box out this week & am also waiting for mine to come - looking forward to it!! Plus I'm trying to get a few things ready for etsy, so check back! :)


Scrappy Jessi said...

o my gosh, look at all those fab toys!!
my brother had that racetrack i used to play with it all the time.
thanks for coming to my party,

Rosa said...

I'm glad you were able to find pictures of the toys you used to have, thanks for sharing your memories!

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Hi Cath
I had the racetrack and loved my Kewpie Doll. Is this an Illinois thing? Kary and I were given Kewpie dolls when we had our tonsils out.
Hope you are feeling better soon :)
May the Lord bless and keep you,

Lori said...

Great toys!!!Come visit! Lori

bluemuf said...

You played with some wonderful toys. Thank your for sharing.


mendytexas said...

Hi Ho fun!! I had one too! You had some great toys!!

Twyla and Lindsey said...

I've never seen a show and tell before looks a lot neater than a regular veiw master!

Sherry said...

I had one of those Locket Dolls too! They were so cute! I love your Kwepie Doll, it looks so loveable!

fated follies studio said...

your toys are so cute! i'm so glad that you shared!


Daisys Little Cottage said...

I was just talking to someone about liddle kiddles and how Ive seen the dolls around but not their clubhouse when *BAM* one turns up at the flea market today. (photos tomorrow). Hi Ho Cherry_O was a great game and we played it quite a bit as well. Show n Tell rocked! What great memories. The kiddles in the locket were my favorite toys! Rember how some were scented?
smiles, Darly

Connie said...

How did I miss this post a year-and-a-half ago, and then never see it? First, let me announce that I was NOT the sister that desecrated the Kewpie doll. The Kewpie is definitely the toy that would make me think of you. (Hi Ho Cherrio reminds me of Cheryl. Was it hers?) And, about the Show and Tell - we still had it in the attic? I only remember it from the trailer. Ali Baba, Hiawatha, Jane Eyre, etc., etc. That was an awesome "toy!" (except - shouldn't that have motivated me to actually READ those books?)