Saturday, December 17, 2011

Anything Goes Saturday - Vintage Christmas 2

It's time for some more vintage Christmas fun!

This young lady is showing off her elegant Snow White doll, along with a complete set of rubber dwarfs (presumably by a different manufacturer). Dopey is usually a favorite with kids, and the little boy is definitely a fan. "Footie" pajamas, I wish I had some. Can you believe the size of that TV screen? It must be almost 20 inches!


Here's a bunch of happy kids who have not even started to open presents yet. And they have their work cut out for them! One can only imagine what wonderful toys are in those wrapped packages. I love the cowboy shirts on the girl and boy, with the embroidered pistols and stars, and a tasteful accent of fringe.


This is a common scene on Christmas morning; grandpa is helping a kid put his toys together ("Some assembly required"). In this case it looks like that cement mixer gramps is working on is part of the "Road Building Set" (notice the box under the table). And oh man, there's a pogo stick, and a fire engine (with a hose that probably really squirts water), and a clockwork monkey, checkers, and all sorts of other goodies!

9 comments:

Nanook said...

I can't quite identify the brand of the TV in the first image, but peeking out behind the right leg of the young fella happily holding Dopey is a box for a General Electric electric fry pan and behind him a box which appears to have something from the Mickey Mouse Club. I also love the seemingly random nature of the objects in the last image: The pogo stick; the rock builder set; the checker set pieces; the pumper fire truck; the cymbal-playing monkey; and the box of Sylvania flashbulbs. (Not to mention that "lovely" mosaic tile 'modern' table and fabulous chair behind gramps). Tres chic-!!

TokyoMagic! said...

Wow, nice Snow White doll! And where is it today???

Irene said...

Ah - those were the days when we had big lights on the tree, real glass (and very breakable) bulbs on the tree and that tinsel that was made out of heavy foil. Our tree just dripped with it!

Katella Gate said...

We had a TV that was similar to the one in the picture. You needed G.I. Joe's patented Kung-Fu grip to move the knob from station to station. THUNK! THUNK!

A Snow White Sanctum said...

Tokyo's right...that is a nice Snow White doll.

From the look on that young man's face, Dopey is about to have his head twisted off.

Super vintage pics!

Connie Moreno said...

Oh Major, these are BEYOND super!!!

Vaughn said...

What a great set of photo's. Looks like a whole bunch of unopened presents on the hearth behind, waiting for when the cousins get there later for Christmas dinner. Man, I can just smell the turkey cooking. Let's just hope that the Bumpus' dogs don't knock theirs over too!

Pilsner Panther said...

Such simple toys, and the children are so happy with them! There's not a single computer-powered and ridiculously expensive toy or game in sight... Simpler times, too.

Dave said...

I'm with Nanook,just couldn't help noticing the super stylish furniture in the last photo,my sister would kill for that stuff.