So, after opening my front door to you, dear reader, the first thing you are likely to see is a tall, glassed in display cabinet (Ikea, 1995) full of old toys, books, records and miscellaneous treasures that are important to me.
|Ikea cabinet is one of my favorite pieces of furniture, because I can get so much inside!|
|Chatty Cathy, Raggedy Andy, Leering Monkey, and my fun toy kitchen stuff sit on top.|
|You will learn more about my beloved Shirley Temple doll on a later post.|
|Lots of green pots and Craftsman accessories|
|My favorite piece of furniture- an authentic Arts & Crafts sideboard, housing more green pots & Craftsman accessories... plus a few instruments. Some of our Roycroft books also reside there.|
|I love the old photos- these are from my Mom's Mom... photos from turn-of-the-century Minnesota. I also have a framed Valentine my Grandpa gave my Grandma in 1907.|
Across from that is our recent acquisition- a beautiful curved-glass display cabinet we inherited from Bruce's Mom. It's probably from the 1920s. That's where I keep everything else: Depression Glass, Franciscan Ware, more blue and white pottery, just a mishmash of pretty things.
|I love this old tomato basket- it's cardboard with a wooden handle, which houses my kitchen ephemera and accessories.|
|A little corner on the counter to hold more kitchen treasures.|
|I have lots of games, pull-toys, and musical instruments up there.|
|If you look closely, you can see my toy clowns, kaleidoscopes, and building toys from previously featured collections.|
We have a large entertainment center (circa 1990) that houses my toy typewriter collection, and some other miscellaneous stuff:
|I'm still a hippie at heart... you can still see some of my old crates collected in the early '70s, used in my displays.|
Well, that's it for today! I hope you enjoyed the tour. I'll probably follow up with the second portion of my house in a few weeks. Please stop by often!