Thursdays are full of vintage goodness at Colorado Lady. Click on over to see who is participating in Vintage Thingies Thursday this week! I peeked in and already saw some great buttons, aprons, and Pyrex!My dad made this toy Conestoga wagon in 1947. Here is the signature of the fifteen year old wood shop student himself! If you enlarge the photo below you can see how the wheel spokes are all carved and chiseled out. I remember the wagon just sitting on his workbench in the infamous basement my entire childhood, until he gave it to me a few years ago. One of the wheels had come off, and the bonnet was wearing thin around the wire holding it up. He was always going to fix it, but never did. I just glued the wheel back on and it looks great, although it doesn't turn, which it is supposed to d. The bonnet is made of flour sack material and is starting to decay, but I'd rather it look strangely dilapidated with the original covering than get a new one. I rotate it with other items like my spools as something I display on my entry table.
Enjoy visiting the other VTT gals and seeing their nifty items, too!