Tuesday, September 28, 2010

{Vintage Inspiration} Fisher Price love....

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... 


  1. Oh, WOW again! So many brilliant finds! They look so good - I want, I want, I want!!! The Jack-in-the-box is my favourite! And your fantastic shots Kristin! Incredible!
    Love Sayer's new vintage jacket! He looks so great!

    (nice collection of exclamation marks, huh? ;) but I'm really excited about your goodies! <--- another one

  2. I love vintage Fisher Price too! That Jack in the Box is fabulous.

    I've done a few posts on them. We played with them for hours!

    I think it's becoming popular again.

    It's funny how the sounds they make bring back memories.

  3. I agree with Daria. Awesome finds. I had that Fisher Price tv once upon a time. My sister had the turn table. Or was it the other way around? hm.. I think my fave tho has got to be the camera. It looks like a lomo! And that plaid shirt? Love it!

  4. I LOOVEEE it and I'm jealous :) i try to create a collection like this too, only very hard to find here in KL.Bought the cash register in the Netherlands last summer. Your images are gorgeous. Irene xx

  5. so cute! did you get my comment that i just bought a camera like that for penelope! but ours is yellow! she likes to art direct her friends and tell them how to pose (wonder where she gets that from!) the jacket looks adorable on him!!!!

  6. Yeah, the Jack in the Box is my favorite as well. I will keep a look out for you Irene! I did see your comment Heather- these two definitely have to meet. Oh, and the jacket is perfect- thanks!

  7. que emoción!!! tengo esa cajita de música de fisher price, he jugado a los 5 años y ahora mi hijo de 2!!

  8. I remember most of these toys. I want them too!

  9. I have the little radio and I remember, seeing my friends having some of those!
    You are very lucky to find these! Great collection!



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