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Friday, March 5, 2010

Going "Old School"


This past week, I rediscovered one of my favorite websites Etsy. You can sort through handmade items as well as vintage items and can find some really cute, unique deals! From this website I have already bought a vintage 1950's dress coat for my son (the same look as JFK Jr. had when he saluted his Dad's passing casket), a vinyl wall applique for my son's room, and a few other odds and ends. This week I was on the hunt for Easter basket ideas. I wanted something special....something that my son would like. Of course there were mountains of beautiful little girl things, and some boy apparel that was a little too young for him now (I don't want to put my son in an outfit where he'd have to kick his own a$$), but I needed something manly..at least age appropriate. I have a son, not a daughter. Hmmm...

Right now, my son loves small play houses for his toys. He loves the rooms, doors, etc., Knowing that, my husband and I have been looking for a manly doll house (yes it sounds like am contradicting myself from the previous opening paragraph but bear with me). Do you know how impossible that is? I am not obviously against not getting something because its a "girls toy", but we more or less put the brakes on purchasing something that is bright pink with hearts all over it. Now if he truly wanted that, then I would buy it, but its me shopping for him. I also want something that can close and store all the little accessory toys for him. So I went on the hunt and searched "doll houses". There was an eclectic mix of things from delicate antique doll furniture to cast iron steel houses. Then I saw it...I found his little present. What I discovered was not only a house that folds, for the right price, and it comes with enough accessories not to overwhelm him; it was a tudor fisher price little people house (pictured above). PERFECT!!! Sold!

I am so happy with my new find. I love the "old school" fisher price little people toys. It brings me back to my childhood where I played with so many of those sets at my friends house and how I used to take the little people buses and use them as roller skates. I can't wait for it to arrive!

1 comment:

pink green & southern said...

Thanks so much for your sweet comment on my blog! You made my day!!!

I love that old school doll house; I think I might have had the same one!