Friday, October 23, 2009

weekend = time to play!





what's better to play with than replicas of old-fashioned tin toys? seen at den gamle by in århus. and yes, i did get one, it's that fish in the middle of the bottom picture. and it's so cool. it has a little fish inside of it. they really knew how to make toys in the olden days...

hope you have a lovely weekend, one and all...

16 comments:

Elizabeth said...

Beautiful toys, time to play. Have a great weekend.

Bee said...

LOVE these.
I'm nostalgic for a less disposable time.

rxBambi said...

I love the fish, great choice. I have to admit tho, between fish, robots, Moo cards and stones... I really really want to see your house. I knew it was eclectic, but I think it's even more eclectic than I imagine...

The pale observer said...

I must have a foot fetish - love the fish toy!!! That's definitely the one I'd have picked!

Protege said...

Have a wonderful weekend in my city.;)
xoxo

Delena said...

I love the old toys. I wish I still had mine. Remember Chatty Cathy!

Char said...

beautiful - are these yours?

dutchbaby said...

Gorgeous photos! I can hear the squeaking, rattling rumble of these toys all the way over here in California!

Allegria said...

I just love these! They remind me of my grandmother's toy box that she'd let us dig when we went to her place. There's something so real about these kinds of toys--a feeling that they'll last a few generations.

cheekyketek said...

Oh! Those remind me of that wonderful children's book by Brian Selznick, The Invention of Hugo Cabret. Have you and Sabin read it yet? If you haven't, you must. It is so good. C avoided it for a year until she saw me reading it, and then she devoured it in a few days.

Amanda said...

I love the brightly colored Elephant....

Pamela Terry and Edward said...

I have the elephant myself!!

The Redhead Riter said...

Those toys are just AWESOME!!!!

kristina said...

Oh they're are absolutely wonderful! My husband has a small collection, but we haven't been able to add to it in ages--we just can't seem to find any lovely ones like these in London... K x

Julia said...

Can you tell me where exactly this toy shop is?

Thank you.

Julia

julochka said...

Hi Julia--

I hope you check back, as there's no email address where I can answer you...the shop is within Den Gamle By in Århus, Denmark. I hope that helps.