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retro playmobil teak viking treehouse toys corkscrew

You can hang out with all the boys …

An all toy boy lineup for the not-so new generation,
featuring from the left:

Paddy Playmobil circa 1974+

The mid-century Viking [he’s an-teak]

Chef, a seasoned pro, an old salt, yes, he has sailed the seven seas…

Village boy Hans Hummel, one of my regular figures, a celluloid phoney

Kay Bojensen wannabe, corkscrew, circa 1960s

And the not-so macho Aviator of the Little Tikes Toddle Tots family

AKA Chunky

They want you as a new recruit…
The Village People, 1978

My little girl is not so little anymore. Possible I may be in a teensy bit of denial so suddenly there’s a big time rush to get moving and get stationery. In the meantime I have found these fun but kind of not so practical items…

big wooden pencil sharpener holder suck uk
Giant pencil sharpener pencil holder by Suck UK spotted at Espresso 2108 Palm Beach. Used as sugar container. The lovely owner Sal has some very cute little bits and pieces on display. [They have a nice logo too, with a little help by yours truly] And great coffee. But that’s a given.

espresso coffee shop logo palm beach
universal paper clip paper weight notepapers

Giant paper clip by Universal, Oversized pencil from Gulliver’s Travels Press Kit.


And there’s my nearly 8 year old. He’s moving up into Primary. So old school is not such a big novelty. Still cool though.

pac man old school stapler & erasers

Pacman stapler from Santa, rubbers [or erasers if you prefer] from Freckles Avalon.

novelty tape dispenser J-me

Thrifted j-me tape dispenser. Washi tape from Tabletonic.

And now I get to me. [She whispers finally] Left soon with a lot more time to myself.  I’m getting a little edu-macation too.
At the School. The super talented and multi-skilled Megan Morton’s project/ business located happily next to Koskela and Kitchen by Mike. I’m starting with an Instagram course, because I am addicted and, I apologise people, I have been spending a lot more time on IG  at the moment than blogging. It’s  fun and quick and my camera is in for repairs so I’m i-phoning it.  After this class I’m pretty keen to do a screen printing session with Rachel Castle [who so brightly puts the love in the coconuts]

Rachel Castle artwork
So much to do… There and here. Everywhere.

So yes, a big week for all of us. Smiling and waving. And with a few tears probably.

johnson brothers old mother hubbard plate_childrens nursery rhyme

Do you know this girl? Please help her find herself.


Undated. The Children’s Press
Hard back edition, circa 1970s

It’s usually cheese thats got my money, last night it was chocolate, 2 blocks of, but I did share.
You get the picture, enuff said.

Here’s someone far better at it than me.
Thanks Est for that link.


Oversized [approx 30 cm] Little Tykes plastic money box.


It also needs to be said my son watched Men In Black for the first time which is why  I had the song in my head.

Show me the money…

Kotobuki China Moneybox. Made in Japan.
$25. Free postage in Australia. Email me if you want her.


I want my girl [and boy] back. They have been with their Grandparents. Time’s up.

Bart Simpson Alarm Clock.
But with kids who needs one?

Not for sale, man.


Have a Good Friday.

Someone’s long lost love. Not Monty Burn’s.


I picked him up at the Red Cross, now he’s [sanitised &] ready to get back in the game.

If you don’t mind some signs of age and character, a few superficial scars

maybe you  can let him be your teddybear u-huh

[You might need to love him tender though]


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