Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Fisher Pricing


After a month or so of avoiding the thrift stores, it has finally paid off. My friend Kathy of Klueless said  my bad luck was gone and out of the way. She was right! I followed my rule of not getting a cart for fear it would not fill up. Yes, I must look like a fool juggling all my goods to the register...but I was a happy fool!


Not the plethora of Magpie Ethel, nor the distinction of Oodles and Oodles but the pleasure was all mine.


I cannot tell you how thrilled I was to find all the Whitman card packs tucked in a Tupperware bin. The Fuzzy Wuzzy Puzzle made Miss Claire smile. Price for those dear Whitman's...a cool .25 cents. 


I have never seen the Uno Phonics Game before. The graphics are delightful.


Alright...I am not a Pyrex girl couldn't tell you why? But really who could pass this shade of blue? I will spare you the price. I make snowflake cookies at Christmas that will look great in this. A real glass baster mint in the can. Say no more.


This is what made the day. You all might remember my Christmas ornament. Now I have my very own real life house. Worse for the wear but it is circa 1969.


I swear this is Mrs. Brady.


She is wooden.


Sure there is a little bit of water damage but this is a memory that is tangible. I remember the ting of the bell. Snoopy's dog house on the back. The vine of roses on the fireplace. Always wondering what went in the door under the stairs? It brought a smile to my face seeing all the resemblances to my own home of today. Maybe it is okay for little girls to dream!

30 comments:

ImagiMeri said...

Hey you got my toys!!!! I swear every time I go to an antique shop or flea market, they have my toys.

Love ya'
Meri

Amy Burzese said...

Wow! You struck some luck! That would never happen where I live. Good job!

busymartha said...

You hit the mother load of buys today Renee! What great finds!

donna said...

What luck. I am in love with your school house.
Hugs
donna

Diane said...

Great finds! I'm also enjoying the couple of illustrations from "Backyard Circus." I have that book (I'm the original owner-- gee, that makes me old! Eek!).

birdie blue said...

love the dollhouse. great finds, my friend. i think i need to go shopping in your neck of the woods. one of these days...

xo
molly

Tammy's in Love said...

That Fisher Price house is CUTE LOOT for sure! I can see you opening the door to make the bell ring! Isn't it fun to say "Just what I always wanted" and mean it!

Nan said...

Oh I love that doll house Renee just darling I would have grabbed that too just because. I had that Author's card game as a kid, or was it my kids that had it?
Nan

Blessed Serendipity said...

What a haul Renee! I played with the fisher price doll house and found one of those a few years back and had to buy it just because it brought back so many good memories playing with it. Love it!

Danielle

Erica of Golden Egg Vintage said...

Great job Renee! I never grab a cart or basket when I walk into the thrift store. It's a mind game that I play with myself! lol
I don't want to be greedy and assume that I'm going to find tons of great things!
I love your house, cards, pyrex...everything!!! :)
Erica

vintage grey said...

You brought home some great finds! Love the Whitman cards, and the pretty Pyrex! I only have one in my collection, because I know I am moving this year, and do not want to be packing it all up! ;) The dollhouse is awesome! Yay, for you!! ;) xo Heather

Perfectly Printed said...

A good day at the thrift store for sure!!! I think we should take your advise and skip the shopping cart...it sure worked for you!!

chris

Liz said...

Fabulous finds! Love the cards especially.
Liz @ Shortbread & Ginger

delia hornbook said...

aahh it sure is good for little girls to dream and even big girls for that matter ;-)) Loving the house and the puzzle both are really sweet. And oohhh that pyrex dish is gorgeous i have 2 serving bowls in this design and i love them. Enjoy all your lovely finds, dee xx

Mimos da Claralú! said...

Wow! UNO, my son has this game but it is totally different today. Very modern, I prefer yours! I would love to be your neighbor to contemplate these his "jewels" in person ... Hugs, my dear friend. Luciana

Corey Moortgat said...

Wow, just wow! What a stash you found! I've never been that lucky all on one day! The fact that the dolls and furniture were still with the FP house is amazing. But that Kitty puzzle- I'm swooning over here!!

LBP said...

Jack Pot!!! You found my pattern Pyrex! I collect the aqua with the snowflakes. Erica at Golden Egg Vintage and I were just "talking" about it yesterday! I am so glad you found your little house. I still have the metal one from my childhood though it is being stored in our barn. And that reminds me, I think I'll send Dear son up to get it!!

Blessings

Linda

Corey Moortgat said...

Renee, I just went on Etsy and found the match to the kitty puzzle! It popped right into my cart- a perfect bday present for Avery in 2 months!

craftyles said...

You had a good day out there. I love the flashcards, but be still my heart. The Fisher Price-wow. I love all FP little people(that's what my boys called them). We saved all of their FP toys. I love that you found that thrifting. You GO Girl!

Kim K. said...

That little yellow house is currently being occupied by littlest petshop creatures. How cool that you even have the stairs!!! You do have good luck. Definitely the mother load!!

Holly- Cutie Pie Cottage said...

Loooove your pyrex! ♥

TammysVintage Finds said...

That Fisher Price house brings back alot of memories! I remember playing with one just like it for hours on end when I was around five or six. Nice score on the Pyrex too!

Barbara said...

Love it all! Glad your luck turned. As for 'distinction' - oh, honey, you should see my dining room right now....

Into Vintage said...

Always a good day when a thrifting dry spell comes to an end! And I too am a little superstitious about not using a shopping cart...I'm thrilled to go back and get one if I find enough to fill it.

Kathy said...

Oh Renee, I ADORE the little Fisher Price doll house!! Had to laugh - I do the same thing with the shopping cart and even the baskets they hand out at estate sales. No thank you until I find myself lugging around some old basket or trash can I pressed into service when my arms got full.

Shirley Hatfield said...

You found "Authors!" That game is how I learned my "who wrote what" trivia. My mother bought it to amuse me when I was home sick with chicken pox. I'm glad I'm not the only one who refuses to get a cart because it will "jinx" me! =D

fee @ chipper nelly said...

I has that house...and I too remembered that ping of the bell (but had forgotten the dog kennel!)
I had the blue mummy too - but bit her hair off (re-styling???)

lovely finds Renee
fee x

Chenille Cottage said...

OooooLaLa!!!!
What wonderful treasures you have found, Renee! It's been a while since I've gone treasure hunting...and your delightful post has reminded me that its about that time again! How I love the little house....I found one recently and its happily living in my sewing room.
Have a happy day, my sweet friend!
Carolynn xo

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

My boys had one of those houses with the people...and a farm with animals! You know you're old when...your kids stuff is vintage!

Gina said...

Oh, I had that house too and spent hours and hours playing with it with my little brother!

And, I, too, am a member of the Cart-Jinx club.