It's time for some more Vintage Thingies! Each Thursday, Lisa the Apron Queen hosts this cool event where bloggers can post photos of vintage items they might own, or see in shops and friends' homes. After you look at my snazzy items be sure to visit Lisa's blog and see what the other participants have on display. This week, I thought I'd go with a couple more toys, again from my dad's basement.
These Slinky Eyes we found in the bottom drawer of an old dresser about 5 years ago. My parents had never gone through the drawers since they moved into the house in 1965! The price on them is 15 cents. The yellow frame and eyeballs are made of some kind of pre-plastic, like a cellulose.
I had them on display in my last home, and I'm looking for a good way to keep them out in the new house. Even if you are 13 and very cool, it's still fun to wear them!Next up is the View-Master my sister and I had as kids in the 70s. It is made of very attractive mushroom colored plastic.We have a lot of the discs still, and some came with story books. Many of our booklets and discs got ruined later on when our mom had a home day care. At least they were used and not packed away!This Disney Friends View-Master is from the mid-80s, so it's probably technically not vintage, but I wanted to show how jazzy they have become! When my nephews were helping with these pictures, they were telling me all about other themed View-Masters from when they were little, Buzz Lightyear, Elmo, etc. They never had one, but their friends did.Of course I have to thank Frick and Frack for their photography skills and their modeling. When we first got these out of the box they kept acting as if they were amazed by the rudimentary technology, and had comments such as, "You had to read the story and then look at the picture?" Being around their grandfather, the basement king, they of course have seen many of these items before; they just like to be silly. Within 10 minutes I couldn't get them to take the pictures, they were too busy playing with the View Masters!
If you are interested, The View-Master Resource has history and information about purchasing discs and old machines.
See you next week for another Vintage Thingies Thursday! Be sure to hop on over and see what the other participants are featuring this week.