I'll start by sharing the photos of each of these shelves & treasures, then go to area #2.
My first shelf is full of children's books of all kinds- old and newer, classics and obscure. It's really hard for me to get rid of anything!
|These are mostly classics- including Little Golden Books, Laura Ingells Wilder, etc.|
|Next is a vintage Ethan Allen set of shelves and desk/ cupboard units. I keep all of my LDS Church books. The left side is mostly modern ones, the right side has a lot of old, historical church books.|
|This desk belonged to my husband Bruce as a child. I keep it stocked with vintage school supplies and my Dick and Jane readers.|
|More vintage school readers & work books.|
|The plaque is a copy of an article about me in Playthings Magazine, October 2004, featuring my school book collection.|
|This tall shelf includes school arithmetic, science, readers, music, art, geography, and social studies books.|
|Children's reference books, history, geography and vintage magazines.|
|In addition to my schoolbooks and accessories, I have school photos of Bruce's grandfather, and my Mom's high school graduation photo.|
|As a toy designer, I have many toy reference books: books about dolls, games, toys, and also books about pop culture, collecting, travel, and reference- plus lots of dolls and toys on display.|
|I also have a variety of stuffed animals & other critters.|
|Here are my robots...|
|.... and my pedal cars and some of my kaleidoscopes.|
|This shelf has a couple of the toys I've designed, and a photo of me with a Cabbage Patch Kid I designed when I worked at Mattel.|
|An old Lifesavers display rack holds games, boxes, and a plethora of stuffed dogs and critters.|