12.5.10

Wheeee!!!


"The Grand essentials of happiness are:
something to do, something to love, and something to hope for."
-Allan K. Chalmers


So lately it feels like I've been on a roller coaster with this silly "LOVE" business.

...speaking of which, can I please find this on my next antiquing outing? Want!

Super rad printed tin roller coaster wind up toy, made in the 1950's by manufacturer J.Chein.

I've always been a fan of kids "toys" from the 50's in particular. There's just something about the seriousness of the detail in them- like they were created by a meticulous set designer for some fantastical Terry Gilliam movie...



**BTW, do you all know about his mind blowing new-ish film The Imaginarium of Dr. Parnassus? Dessert for the eyeballs, I tell ya....**

I have my own gorgeous folded tin beauty to introduce to you all:



I got this simply marvelous dollhouse at a tiny antiques store while road tripping/thrifting in Maine in spring 2008.



I finally put it together for the 1st time just a few months ago!
(I sometimes live in there inside my head.)




3 comments:

Love_Again said...

i love tin dollhouses!! your's is fantastic!

Thrifted Treasure said...

Oh now you have me obsessing about finding a rollercoaster toy like that, it's fab!! And love the dollhouse, with 3 boys I would have no excuse to buy such a thing though!

Tatieva said...

Que de petites merveilles !
Incroyable que tu ai déniché ces vieux manèges d'autrefois et cette adorable petite roulotte... Adorable ! Nostalie...
Kisses from France,
Tatieva