It's time for a little blogging.
Just a tiny bit because I have a newborn in my arms.
Not that easy to type while holding a baby.
But writing calms my nerves. So does neurotic style cleaning.
I am trying to conquer my crazy side, so at this point I'd rather write about some vintage puzzles than reorganize my kitchen pantry.
(although I cannot promise that it won't be done at some point before this week is over)
And before I forget, I also want to thank all my new readers and followers. It has been so fun to see new comments and people visiting. I am so glad you have taken the time to add me to your list of reads.
So, The List.
Do you remember it?
Go take a look at some of the things I am always scouting for when I visit thrift stores, garage or estate sakes or any where else there might be old junk for sale.
Now I am adding a new item to The List:
Vintage, wooden puzzles.
My parents brought the big kids home yesterday afternoon, ending our 4 days of babymoon bliss with Baby David. (hence the need for calm nerves)
They brought along with them a sweet little gift for the baby.
These vintage puzzles my DAD found at a thrift store while they were on a little getaway up in Ventura.
We always tease my dad about not being aware of what color his socks are, let alone what kind of vintage toy I'd love to have for my baby.
I guess he deserves a little more credit.
Thanks for the great find, Dad!
Take a look at these beauties.
Yes, that king is going to eat those sweet, smiling blackbirds in a pie.
Kind of creepy. But I love it.
This one I already had. I found it a t a garage sale.
It is newer --plastic handles-- and Fisher Price, not Playskool.
It is cute, but I definitely like the handle-less, Playskool ones better.
This one is my favorite.
Aren't the colors and art so great?
I love how stylized it is.
Here's a close up of the operator. Such great detail.
I've used vintage puzzles to decorate a nursery before.
I screwed 2 mall eye hooks into the top of the puzzle, and strung thick ribbon through the eye hooks to hang them.
To keep the puzzle pieces secure, I hot glued them in place.
The only problem with that, of course, is they don't really come out after the hot glue.
I'd like to hang these, but am looking for another way to secure the pieces well, but still be able to get them out later.
Help a mother out. will you?
And for all you new readers, and old ones too, come back tomorrow for a tour or my living room.
I can't wait to show you around.