Sunday, 6 August 2017

Toys From Childhood.




I found these toys when I was digging off the old lawn the other week.  They are all toys belonging to our two lads when they played there during their childhood.  

There is a plastic cow, plastic hay bales, a gun, cars, tea spoons and a plastic horse.  I placed them on the downstairs bathroom window sill.  The window frames them in a way.  Modern art or sentimental items from childhood past?  

I once knew a man who kept all his children's old bicycles, toy tractors, prams under his conifer hedge.  Said he hadn't got the heart to throw them away.  Now I know what he means.  Childhood is so very short.  Perhaps the Tate Modern will buy my display?  What do you think?

12 comments:

  1. I miss my toy farm and the animals I had to this day.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I know what you mean Rachel. I think we have all had favourite toys or beloved animals that we miss so much. Thanks!

      Delete
    2. I meant the toy animals in my toy farm but didn't make it terribly clear! We werent allowed to get particularly close to animals and didn't have pets inside the house.

      Delete
    3. Yes i know you were talking about your toy farm. We have all learned the lesson not to be too sentimental about pets and livestock.

      Delete
  2. Your heart strings must have got quite tweaked when you found those toys!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Just a little Vera. Childhood is so short. Thanks!

      Delete
  3. This reminds me that I buried my tin soldiers in a Quality Street tin somewhere in Wales. Many had lost their hollow arms and legs in strategic battles hard won or lost as the fates willed it on the linoleum of my bedroom floor.

    ReplyDelete
  4. Hi Gwil. Somebody would be very happy if they found them. there is a toy soldier factory in Macroom
    in west Cork. Thanks

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I think they contained lead. Wouldn't be allowed today.

      Delete
    2. No they wouldn't,would they? I think they would be worth quite a bit too.

      Delete
  5. What was your favorite childhood toy? Chances are you may still be able to get your hands on it!
    ผลบอลเมื่อคืน

    ReplyDelete
  6. I like the idea of a biscuits barrel cottage too. That I would certainly fill up with biscuits.
    หนังไทย

    ReplyDelete