We Love Toys
Toys are a big part of our lives. Naomi and I were fortunate to have some very good toys as children. We had Lego and other building toys. We had dolls, dollshouses, paper dolls. We had teddy bears and other stuffed animals. We had model cars and even an electric train set.
Collecting these things as adults brings us a great deal of pleasure. It reminds us of our happy times as children playing but now as adults we can also appreciate the quality and beauty of what we had.
Old tin toys like dolls houses and money boxes had colourful lithographs. Our paper dolls and other carboard items had really attractive graphics, even the packaging was nice to look at. Our fashion dolls like Barbie and Sindy had well made outfits with so many little details. Robots had flashing lights or spinning wheels and cogs inside them.
We are very lucky that we still have some of our original childhood toys. We’ve searched and waited and searched again to find replacements for others that were given away. Some things we’ve bought because we always wanted them as children or just because we like them. Nearly all our toys have stories.
Here are a few, the Triang railway photo was taken at the model train show one year. The other things are mine or Naomi’s.