Saturday, June 5, 2010

Of Ponies and Things...

Hey y'all!

Check out what I found the other day in my thrifty travels:

A little bit of Pyrex and a swank looking coffee pot but the most interesting thing is the one to the left: another one of those choppers! For those of you keeping count (why wouldn't you after all?) I now have three of these choppers I found in three different shops in three different colors...I smell a collection coming on! :P

And then, while traversing my basement which is dark and creepy and my husband refuses to go down into (picture me doing an Indiana Jones type cave exploration filled with giant bugs and poison darts that shoot from the walls), I found my My Little Ponies from the 1980s!!!

I've still got my carrying case, 7 ponies, 2 baby ponies, a baby pony buggy and various brushes and accessory what nots. (They all got a bath last night complete with conditioning hair treatment. I figured I owed them.) PLUS I found my Strawberry Shortcake dolls! Oh snap, I forgot to take a picture of those...hang on a sec...

Talk amongst yourselves!

Okay, I'm back! Here they are:

So they are nasty and filthy from being the basement over 20 years (I bought the house I grew up in a few years ago) and I'm not sure why Strawberry Shortcake is topless but there you are! I would assume the rest of their accessories are around here somewhere. I know I've got Raspberry Tart's pet monkey...hmmm... (and where the heck is Blueberry Muffin? That's her pet mouse Cheesecake there right? So I would had to have had her as well, yes?)

Ah well, that's for another day, another excavation I suppose. I can't believe I'm in my thirties and I'm already "vintage". *shudder* Wait, I love vintage! Nevermind, you can call me vintage. :P

Okay, I'm rambling at this point so I better stop while I still have readers...

Have a great weekend! :D

33 comments:

  1. Ohmigosh, I love your My Little Pony collection! I used to have a ton of them too, but I'm pretty sure my parents gave them all away years ago. I have insisted, however, in keeping my favorite Barbies around, just for random bouts of nostalgia.

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  2. Vintage at 30? HA!!

    Oh and wait, you too are living in and fixing up your childhood home?

    I've got to get a network of those of us who are doing this, because quite a few of us are doing... Just this!

    I'll work up some kind of logo to get it going. =)

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  4. OH WHAT FUN MAGGI....
    I love your post here - you are so funny . I have seen lots of those chopper things ( GoodWill, yard sales, Anitque Malls etc )but have never purchased any but how cool are you to start a chopper collection ;) I like things like that. I seem to be always starting one collection , gathering a bit of it and then moving on to something else but as I age I have slowed down .
    And then all your wonderful Ponies and Strawberry SHORTCAKE & Friends collection!! NICE !!
    I bet that Toots is amazed at these little darlings?
    As they age they become more valuable(but don't we all teehee )
    you have quite a awesome collection .

    Okay then,
    Thanks sweetie for bringing a smile to me this SATURDAY morning ..... stay cool.........I will dig you later .........AND later again.
    sorry about previous post, I had misspelled word :(

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  5. Oh how much do I love that you are living in your childhood home? SO much!

    My sister had that Cotton Candy pony - I had Bow Tie, I also had a siamese cat that was the same size as the ponies and made by the same company I'm sure of it. I wish I still had my Pony and my Strawberry Shortcake - can you still get a slight whiff off their hair? Must be something in the air, I've been remembering childhood toys the last couple of days too ;)

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  6. I can't tell you how much time and effort I've put in to re-aquiring my old toys (and aquiring some new to me in the process). For some reason while in High School I'd *thought* I'd outgrown them and passed them down to my nephew. Happy you hung on to your's ;)

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  7. holyyyyyyyyyyy wowwwwwwwwwwwwwwww!!!!! i loveeeeeeeeeeee your finds!!!!!!! i loveeeeeeeeeee the toys.....just sayin'...u might want to hold onto those photos for a future fave things challenge!!! hehehehehe...i suck at keeping fave things challenges secret! lol! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

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  8. I must say, I love the fact that you bought the house you grew up in! Not many people can do that in this world; and I am sure with all the wonderful memories you had growing up you will be able to pass this on to your own children. Vintage is my life and without it, I would be completely lost in this world :)

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  9. I have everyone of those in that first photo - they are from my Mammaw.

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  10. Oh my! You have all the toys I wanted when I was a kid! Okay...I still want them now...especially those My Little Ponies...I always go to the toy store to check them out..;)

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  11. Nice lineup of finds! I absolutely adore those retro star patterns like those on the coffee pot!

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  12. If you are vintage, what does that make me? LOL My daughters Ponies are around somewhere.

    PS: I'm sure you won't, but just in case... Don't use the coffee pot on a burner. Most were made to do so, but they had a really "bad habit" of shattering.

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  13. oh my gosh... I didn't know you had bought the house you grew up in. how cool is that!
    I gave Cora my old Strawberry Shortcake dolls and believe me they were just as dirty! ugh!

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  14. Oh! Do they still smell (good)? I loved Strawberry Shortcake!

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  15. you already know how much i love those strawberry shortcake dolls. sooo cute!

    FourthGradeNothing.com

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  16. Fantastic! You know how obsessed I am with old toys. I was trying to dig out some old My Little Ponies the other day for a post. I've always thought they look really creepy, something about their eyes.

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  17. Wishing I would have kept my toys.... LOVE this blog - I'm totally addicted!

    http://wallflowervintage.squarespace.com

    Had to link you!

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  18. My little Pony!!! I'm suddenly wishing I never got rid of mine. I don't care about the anorexia/boob implant inducing Barbies--but the Ponies! MISS THEM! They never made me feel insecure for not being a blonde--but they did make me feel insecure for the fact that my hindquarters didn't glitter or smell like lavender.

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  19. Ahhh. My Little Ponies & Strawberry Shortcake... My childhood is showing up on your blog! =D

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  20. Oh my what fun treasures you are finding. I love treasure huntime too. You never know what you might find.
    Thank you for stopping in at my tea party.

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  21. Love the score from the vintage shop-that coffee pot rocks!

    Try being in your 40s! I've got stuff from the 1970s, now that's really old. Glad I found your darling blog!

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  22. I didn't realize you had a vintage blog too!!
    I am an AVID collector of depression glass, I'm sure you know what that is. I have SOOOOOO much. Boxes and boxes that don't fit in my house!! I've tried to convince DH to get me a bigger one. Hmmmm. Anyway, I also collect kitchen items!! Mostly depression period pieces, but also refrigerator boxes, reamers, tin coffee pots. And, I have the rest of that pyrex set!! I forget the pattern name, but I also have the pink set, it's called Cinderella!!

    You thrifty crafty thing you!! If you have time, check my blog a few posts back. I went to the "junque" store!! Quite a haul, I might add!

    Lastly, My mother had that chopper! I remember it well!

    Happy thrifting!!

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  23. I love MLP! I still have mine somewhere too.

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  24. Oh my gosh, your blog is amazing! (I found it via a link from another blog - Circle 7 2009 I think - sorry, I get lost sometimes in blog land!). Anyway, you have some fabulous vintage stuff - I am sooo jealous! Looking forward to reading some more of your fabulous posts. Best wishes, Maria, Vintage Suburbia (Melbourne, Australia)

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  25. Sorry for that earlier post, you ARE circle 7 2009 - how silly am I? Just ignore me, I have obviously been searching the net far too long and my brain is sozzled! Looking forward to reading your blog in future, Maria, Vintage Suburbia

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  26. It's the ORIGINAL slap-chop and Sham-Wow Vince would be jealous of my pink one!

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  27. Beautiful blog!
    I loved : )

    /Fashion Bowie

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  28. Hi chicka, I just nominated you for a blog award! And come back and post please, I want to see more awesome op-shop finds!

    Blog award Part 1 and Part 2

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  29. OMG Maggi ! I remember that Pyrex and that coffee pot as they were in our kitchen when I grw up ! LOL ! Too frickin' funny that you found them as i was sure Mom got rid of them in the dump ! LOL !

    As for the Strawberry Shortcake collection .... COOL ! DD actually dug her's out of my basement not long ago and all the hair had gone MUSHY !!!! not sure why though !! Hmmm !

    By the way .... remember those patterns and sewing book I was looking for ? I FOUND them ............. will let you know when I go through the boxes what is there if you are still interested ..... keep digging through that basement ( very cool ) !

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  30. You've received an award on my blog :)

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  31. I loved my Strawberry Shortcake when I was a kid.

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  32. Oh, how I LOVE thrifting for vintage stuff! I have a huge collection of vintage dishes (including some beautiful Pyrex pieces), and now some furniture. I love seeing what others have discovered....I need to see if you have a Flickr account so I can add you & see all the goodies you have in your home :)

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  33. You have a vintage blog too?! Awesome! Watch out or collectors will come bugging you for your My little ponies. I dunked some old ones in RIT dye a while ago and I'm getting around to rerooting their manes and tails and painting them up!

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