Monday, August 25, 2014

Old Books With Library Cards in Them

Remember the days of signing your name to the library card?  I did a search on Pinterest for inspiration using the cards and other related items.  Browse through them here.  What's your favorite? 


Sunday, August 24, 2014

Vintage Games: Cowboys and Indians

Cowboys and Indians was put out by Hasbro.  This frontier set has several pieces that allows you to construct many different scenes.  The pieces are cardboard and have a crease that'll allow them to stand up. The cardboard locks together for the observation tower and "Fort Cheyenne" to give it a realistic look.

The Cowboy and Indian figures are made of plastic.

It would make a great display for a boys room.

On our previous post we featured the vintage game Spellola.  Which game will be next?


Friday, August 15, 2014

Vintage Card Games: Spellola

SPELLOLA was designed by a school teacher in Evanston, IL.  It's played like Gin Rummy.  The card game urges children to learn the correct spelling of familiar words and to increase their vocabularies by seeking out new words.

With no age or grade limit it's bound to be a great game for everyone.  A great educational tool for those who home school and/or tutor.

Remember When...

Remember when class photos looked like this?  

Can you spot the shop owner in this picture?

P.S.  We do have another 1st Grade sign in the store that is for sale. 


Sunday, August 10, 2014

Coming Soon to the Shop: Pink and Grey Retro ?

What's retro, pink and grey, and seats 4?

Coming soon to our shop in Galena, IL.

This is one of our treasures we found on our trip last week.  Did we mention that we drove over 2000 miles?


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