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my vintage love

My beautiful little lap top has a virus.  So things here have been a little slow.  My hub finally came home tonight and has time to fix it though.  Hopefully!  So for now, I am using the big computer that we usually send our kids to.  And it also has none of my pic’s on it.

So I have decided to share with you something that I have recently started collecting.  Vintage tin recipe boxes.

I am just drawn to the graphics found on most of these.  And the colors.  They remind me of some of my favorite fabrics!

These tins are made even more fun to collect by a favorite manufacturer.  One is Avon.  Many are Ohio Art.  Yup, the toy manufacturer.  They diversified.

These pictures are all from Etsy.  There are some really special ones on there.  It is the best place to browse and find that perfect little bit of vintage that you long for.

Some of these recipe boxes are even made more special if they happen to come along with the recipe cards.  I love to see the personal notes, like “Grandpa’s Favorite”, “Delicious”, “Made for Judith’s Wedding”.  They turn a simple box into a treasure.

What is your vintage love?



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Wolverine doll house, made in Booneville, Arkansas

Molly’s birthday was in August. She wanted a hello kitty party of course. We ended up doing a family party at home. I really like having those. I think our kids have so much stuff already and don’t really need more. So family days really are the best. A day out doing whatever they want, they choose the dinner, and then the hello kitty cake!

I also try to buy them something that isn’t new. Something from the junk shop, or thrift shop. Finding a vintage toy is the best. I have been quite good at doing this lately and if I find something really wonderful I buy it and hold on to it until the special day comes.

This year Molly finally got her doll house. This one I have had for awhile. It has been in storage on the top of my fridge. So she has seen it up there and knew that it was for her. But on her birthday morning it was down stairs all set up with furniture and a family all ready to play with. I like having it out all the time now. It is part of our own home decor.

The doll family even has a birthday cake. I borrowed it from Kelly, Barbie’s little sister. Another collection!

Ohio Art boat-the first in a new collection for Q

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