Whilst completing yet more packing - when will it end.........
I came across an ottoman full of toys from my childhood. As i grew up in Germany and we moved around a lot due to my Father being in the forces, most of my toys were left in England at my Grandparents.
The sight of all those poor dolls today with grubby clothes due to being stored for so long made me feel a little guilty. So i have decided that i shall wash and clean and sew and make my toys as good as new!
Some are really past any help - chewed fingers, hair cut by me!!!!!
And some are toys that hold very little memories for me at all.
However this little lot below makes my heart soar every time i see it.
The record player was THE BEST - i can remember my friend from next door being ever so jealous!
And i simply loved the Wombles and the Magic Roundabout - although i do remember being in my early teens and my Grandparents desperately putting on yet another coat of paint over the Magic Roundabout wallpaper - in certain lights even now you can still see glimpses of all the characters faces!
All the memories made me realise how important toys are to us - and i am so pleased that i have been fussy over the toys that i have had for sale in my shop over the years.
This first china tea set is so sweet
And i always have at least two different wooden trains in stock.
And why purchase horrid plastic games when children can have such great wooden games?
But this set of Mice Skittles has to be one of my favourites - they are such beautiful colors xx
I really hope that all the toys that have passed through my shop will be loved and played with and treasured for so many years to come.
Off now to paint a bedroom floor - oh the glamour of my days!