Wednesday 5 December 2012

Vintage toys

In a recent post I shared a photo of Peter Rabbit, my first (misnamed) teddy bear, meeting Sylvain, the travelling rabbit who visited us from Cottontails Baby. Lucy commented on how good Peter looks for his age. I mentioned a photo in that blogpost of me holding Peter Rabbit, when we were both about two years old. So when I was at my parents recently, I took a photo of it on my digital camera and here it is - as you can see both of us have changed over the years:

Meanwhile, here are photos of some other, older vintage toys from my family.

 Mum has had Big Ted since she was about three, so he's at least 70 by now.

 Boody actually belongs to an uncle, though he's lived with my parents for as long as I can remember. He's quite threadbare and so Mum made him a little knitted suit, as you can see below.
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Denise Wong said...

I was attracted by the vintage photo of you!! So adorable! Recently I have uploaded mine at the age of 2+, take a look?

Enjoy your post.

Denise :)

Lucy said...

How adorable, all of it, lovely baby photo of you. You evidently look after your toys well in your family.

I've got a funny old toy dog, made of threadbare mohair, without any proper legs, which my uncle who was a photographer had in his studio to placate his infant subjects! I think he must be quite old, and I suppose he's rather ugly, but I'm very fond of him. He's really the only old toy I've got like that I think. This is perhaps a good subject for a meme!

Ms Sparrow said...

Adorable baby picture! I'm amazed that those animals have survived so long.

Titus said...

I'm in love with Boody!

And great baby photo. I wouldn't have recognised you - astonishing how some faces change, and some don't.

RG said...

Fine old friends ...

eileeninmd said...

I love these vintage toys and the cute photo of you. I am sorry, my family did not keep any of our old toys. What treasures! Have a happy day!

Carol Steel said...

Thanks for sharing the delightful photo of yourself and your teddy / bunny friend. It is amazing to see the older toys, well-loved and still cared for. These first toys carry great emotional content, don't they? All our lives it seems, they can bring comfort by simply accompanying us.

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Juliet,

How very sweet you are with your teddy bear, precious photo.
Lovely to still have your collection of much loved toys.

Happy weekend