Instead, my sister and I played both inside the house and outside, and building blocks were part of our fun. We supplemented our building materials with what are now considered retro play things -- Lincoln Logs and Tinkertoys. I'm sure to the dismay of my mother, we'd spread everything out on the floor of what to a five-year-old seemed like a massive living room. Along with the wooden gears, plastic wheels and building blocks you would most certainly find a pair of feet from a Mister Potato Head, a Tonka Toy or Matchbox car.
This collection of nursery rhyme blocks were lovingly gathered in a wooden basket in Alice Quinn's Jersey Shore home. In them you can see a time-honored patina, most certainly the result of many hours of being stacked, toppled, dropped and maybe even thrown, resulting in a sweet reminder of the simpler days of childhood.
Always Frugal, Always Fabulous,
The Elegant Thrifter