Wednesday, July 30, 2014


I was feeling a bit sorry for myself this morning as yesterday wasn't a real good day. I found a few more fun toys for my collection over the weekend and thought I'd do a little post this morning. Well, I was just doing a search on toys and this museum popped up! It the Victoria and Albert Museum of Childhood toys in London! Oh, can you just imagine how fun it would be to visit? I have never been to England, or even Europe, so I will just have to enjoy this virtual glimpse.

This is the lobby at the entrance! I think they would have to kick me out at the end of the day. I just love toys...always have and always will. I have never outgrown dolls or toys. They still make me happy. Look at the dollhouse!!!! I almost went crazy. I did notice a shopping online button. I wonder if they have books on the various collections. How fun would that be!

Ok, back to reality. These are the 3 little toys I got this weekend. Aren't they cute? I think one of the reasons I love my Mary Engelbreit cottage is because I can mix vintage toys with her cute style. It just all goes together.

This little wringer washer is plastic and I can remember my mom and my grandmothers using these. We were always cautioned NOT to put our hands too close to the wringer. I didn't get an individual photo of the little mixer but it is a charmer. It may have had a little mixing bowl. I haven't done any research on it yet.

This little metal iron has seen lots of play time. I have quite a few in my collection now...just love little toy irons. I think they are great in a sewing room!.

Well, just a few more goodies to share. It's much cooler today and I am not as crabby. I will be ready for fall this year. I am trying not to rush the days away, but August is almost here and it is always our warmest month. My cottage has AC, so it's a great escape and a room that makes me happy!

I just want to thank a very sweet blogger friend, Susan, at Writing Straight From the Heart for being gracious, helpful and very encouraging to me. We have never met in person but I value her friendship! Thanks Susan. Please visit her blog...she works hard at it and it's always so fun.


Blackberry Lane said...

I enjoy Susan's blog very much too. She's very kind.
I adore your little toys. I played for hours with my toy iron when I was little (these days I hate to iron!!!) That little washer is so cute.
That toy museum would be awesome to visit.
Glad you had a better day today. It was a joy to visit you this evening. Mildred

Bernideen said...

What fun treasures. I loved seeing the doll houses.

mamasmercantile said...

Its one of my favourite places to visit The Victoria and Albert, I haven't been for while now that my daughters have all moved out of London. They do have some wonderful books on sale, I did buy one about dolls and dollshouses which I will share with you on a post soon. I loved your vintage toys beautiful.

Marta said...

Hello from Spain: nice pictures of the Museum. I like your toys. I follow the blog of Susan and she is a lovely person. Keep in touch

Stephanie said...

Absolutely delightful, my friend :) How fun to visit the toy museum and what a neat chance to see so many older toys.

Love and hugs to you!

Susan said...

Hello Linda!

You are so cute. Thanks for the thumbs up!

Loved the toys. I remember seeing those kind of washing machines.

Hope you are having a good day and that you will have an even better evening.

Oh that dollhouse looks fabulous. I'd love to go to Europe, too! Susan