04 November 2011

things i'm loving . . . 'childhood play things'

Greetings all,
Things I'm Loving with PaisleyJade this week is a new addition to my vintage wooden children's blocks collection.  I have all sorts of sets from expensive French ones en francais to retro-reproduced versions like this.  Yes, I collect them, but i do let the children play with them too, i'm not mint-in-the-box obsessive, i want them to be shared with my grandchildren one day too, with wonderful memories. 
 Just a fun way of making your own signage, don't you think??!!
 When i was little, if we were playing serious 'housewives' we had an apron & a tea towel.  Oh yes, 'Housewives of St Ives' for 5 year olds, imagine that back in the 80's??  Feminists would have eaten us.
 Anyway, we would take the tea towel action seriously, as our Mum always had beautiful tea towels from around the world, with precious memories attached to them.  I love a good tea towel & frankly, nothing beats the $1.95 ones from Freedom Furniture for durability & Donna Hay does a great lint free version too.  Nowadays, you can pay a small fortune for a beautiful screen printed tea towel.  I ordered the Dottie Angel pair which are simply too beautiful to use, so maybe i'll frame them??  I kind of like the idea of just having them around??  But they beg to be used & adrored daily, like her 'have high hopes' mantra.  
Maybe i'll have to buy another set, one to keep & one to use, love Posie

16 comments:

Calico Child said...

hee love the wooden blocks Posie :)
T towels yes some can just shrivel up & be nasty once washed hey!! love yours its a shame to use them my friend sent me one from USA & I just cannot bring myself to use it its to nice I was thinking of making a cushion with it just so it can be used & not hidden away in my cupboard. x

Teresa said...

Posie, I love your block collection and those tea towels are divine (I have a beautiful marimekko tea towel on my xmas list but not sure if it will get used or just admired). xo

p.s thank you for leaving a lovely comment on my post about my sister - yes, she still lives in Canberra. I'm from there too. :)

Cherry Red Quilter said...

I love those wooden blocks! Just too cool. Thanks for the tip about the teatowels from Freedom. I don't use teatowels in this house except - noone knows how to use one in this house but they are great to applique for gifts and make great feeders for littlies!

Sophie Slim said...

moustache ;)

TexWisGirl said...

i love that you collect block sets!

Ange (Tall, Short and Tiny) said...

Love love love those wooden blocks - simply gorgeous!

Feronia said...

I always struggle to use pretty tea-towels too! Love the wooden blocks :)

Jane said...

Oh Jennie! Where did you find those blocks? They are just divine and I would love to find some for the pixies. J x

Mimi said...

I remember Mum used to hang her favourite tea towels in the kitchen. Happy memories. Mimi xx

Miriam said...

love those wooden blocks and that you hope you play with them with your grandbabies one day - I think that is such a cool thought. Happy weekend.

The Provincial Homemaker said...

What lovely wooden blocks. Thank you for sharing your collection with us.

Jess said...

The tea towels are beautiful. I want!

Mum on the Run said...

Gorgeousness!!
I want to play with those blocks now.
:-)

Taylor Made said...

Greta blocks...wooden toys are definitely keepers in our house to one day pass onto the grandchildren.

Felicity said...

Shhh don't tell anyone, I purchased this month's Women's Weekly for the gorgeous retro tea-towel attached.....although I think it will probably end up going to my Mum I'm sure I'll still get to use it.

Happy weekend,
xx's

PaisleyJade said...

Oh wow - loving those teatowls and those blocks are so cool!