I haven’t traveled very much since COVID, but I do live in a town with numerous Antique Stores. It is always fun to visit these stores capture photos of old interesting items.
This is a Fisher Price Tutor house. It dates back to the 1960’s. The selling price on Etsy ranges for $35.00 to $150.00. If you can not have a real doll house, why not own a plastic one.
Any child’s collection is not complete without the Fisher Price barn. Or, parents purchased the barn because all kids loved playing with animals. On Etsy this item is price between $12.00 and $90.00.
The Fisher Price School house. I know as a kid, we regularly played school. Our tiny desks were suppose to be for homework, but it was a convenient prop to play school. On Etsy this antique is priced between $16.00 and $60.00. This one is probably cheaper because I do not see little people.
Most people have heard the poem “The Old Women Who Lived in a Shoe”. Fisher Price made a shoe based on that poem. One of the benefits of the toy, it allowed children to practice tying shoes. Etsy has it priced around $15.00. The old women is priced at $8.00.
The Fisher Price Telephone, like the shoe, it came with a string so kids could pull it along. The condition of this toy, make $16.50 a little over priced.
The Fisher Price Goldilocks and Three Bears Playhouse. It came with a key to unlock the house. It is a rare item on Etsy, there is only four of these for sale.
The last toy I found was the Fisher Price Hickory Dickory Clock.
I visited the local museum to view their Christmas displays. On the wall were hanging copies of various artwork from 100+ years ago. Most visitors probably ignored these pieces, but the detail the artists put into these drawings are amazing. Artwork like this probably helped shape how we currently view the Holiday season.
One of the nice things about Grand Island, NE is the downtown area. It is not very big, but it has several nice places to visit, such as: The Chocolate Bar a coffee bar and pub, Kindred a boutique, Majestic Treasures a Christian book store, and The Tattered Book a used book store. Plus it has a least a half dozen antique shops with over 50 vendors selling their treasures.
Here are some of the interesting items I found at the antique shops:
One: The almost perfect Christmas tree.
Two: Who remembers Woolworth? You probably know someone that has some of these in their attic or basement.
Three: Ironing board. I guess the newer models are not good enough.
Four: Doll in poofy dress for all princesses.
Five: A poofy dress. I don’t think the hat matches.
Six: A rusty armor suit. Priced at $250, which is a little cheaper than item seven.
Seven: It is not even in mint condition.
Eight: Skates! Yes, Skates. Shoes required. When you fall, you can use item seven.
Nine: Wind Vane
Ten: Not sure of it’s purpose, but he is too cute not to be on sell.