I have a source... a cool, local spot where I am in nostalgic heaven. There is an antique store downtown where Chris and I go to find treasures & inspiration. Chris searches out interesting items for the whirly gigs that he makes for hutch studio & I head straight back to the vendor that carries vintage toys & books. This Spring, I found Sayer a Fisher Price TV and that is how it all started. I had such a strong reaction to it. I know my brother must have had one - or maybe a friend of mine did. But, I knew I wanted Sayer to have it and he loved it!
Since then, my collection has grown. I found a cash register (like the one my brother had), a very cool camera (so Sayer can assist me on klt:photoshoots), a little clock radio,.... and one that I couldn't resist- the Jack-in-the-Box. The cash register is set up for Sayer to play "milkshake stand" (& he is also the klt:cashier). I think it's one of his favorite toys. The radio & TV are are fun music boxes too - the handles are a just a bonus.
I admit it, the Jack-in-the-Box was really for me. I thought about it for awhile and bought it for myself today with the thought that it would serve as inspiration in the studio. However, Sayer latched right on to it. It appears to crack him up as much as it does me. One of the funniest things about it, you will have to take my word for it, is the very odd squeeeaaaak that comes out of the little Jack's mouth.
It is a toss up as to who enjoys these toys more, me or Sayer. It is fun for me to watch him play with these pieces of history. Not to mention, I get a lot of inspiration from them. Most of these treasures were under $6 each - so really, how could I go wrong? I have to mention as well, that not only did I find the awesome Jack this week, but I have a stash of cool books to share with you soon too. Also, did you notice that sweet little plaid jacket? That was delivered yesterday- another fun vintage find from one of my Etsy favs, 3ringcircus. Sounds like the milkshake store is in full swing, better go order one now...