I love toys, especially those that remind me of my childhood. While this Fisher-Price Discovery Map is from 1987 -- more like the year I graduated from the University than my kindergarten days -- it was made in the United States, which is a rarity these days. Spotted on the front steps of a home in Point Pleasant, New Jersey, this relic of the past was picked up for a few dollars and offered it to my nephew for Christmas last year. On each state is a tiny hole that when peered into with an attached magnifying glass, viewers will discover all kinds of facts, such as its capital or a noteworthy landmark.
On my most recent tour of the Town Wide Garage sale on the Jersey Shore, I couldn't help myself from snapping up more toys for next to nothing, among them this vintage Fisher-Price Buzzy Bee....
and a Buddy Bullfrog.
I think I may hold onto them them as a gift to myself. Rrrrribbit!
Always Frugal, Always Fabulous,
The Elegant Thrifter