Sunday, August 28, 2011

Have Fun

I finally got to dust and rearrange a bit this weekend. Summer and seashells were all over the entry table and begging for a rest. Once they were tucked neatly upstairs for a few seasons, I put my mind to what I had on hand that would work well with this back-to-school season. It's still summer and over 100 degrees every day, so as much as I wanted to put out the pumpkins and fall decor, I had to hold myself off for a couple more weeks.

So for today, and until I give myself the go-ahead to put out the fall decorations...vintage toys and games. I gathered some from here and some from there (which later forced me to have to go back and fill in all the empty spots in the house).

These items were purchased at flea markets, junk stores and garage sales over the years and usually stuck in bookcases throughout the house. Roller skates, bowling pins, game pieces, Bingo cards, metal dishes...oh, how I love these toys, and I'm sure there are kids all over who hold the stories associated with each one. (The pistol holder in the antique cash drawer has a very sweet VAUGHN written in pen on the back.)

Pumpkins will fit in nicely with some of these vintage items, don't you think?


  1. Love every bit of it! You have such an eye for decorating!


  2. It's the first time I've read your blog...loved it. You've always been such a unique and interesting glad to still have you in my life circle! xoxo delight

  3. Bring on the pumpkins! I painted my nails plum in hopes of beckoning fall.

  4. Thanks for the comments, Friends.

    If I close my eyes and think real hard I can make it seem like fall here in Oklahoma, especially when the air conditioner is cranked. Oh, and plug in a new Scentsy fragrance and that helps even more...especially if it's some kind of yummy, spicy scent like I have brewing right now.

    I can't wait till it begins to cool off for real. That's when we can officially call it autumn.


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