Wednesday, April 21, 2010

~Maddi's Sock Monkey Collection~


~Ever since Maddi was 3 and going to junk stores, estate sales and the like with me, I wanted her to find something to collect....SOCK MONKEYS fit the bill!!!! We have had A LOT of fun hunting and searching for them and it gives her something to do while I am looking for that next cool treasure!!!!~
~We found this VINTAGE CHARCOAL Painting awhile back...It was so dirty I wasn't sure we could get it clean, but thank goodness for good old soap and Windex and a few coats of black paint for the frame and she turned out AWESOME!!!!~

~MY DADDY'S Paint set from when he was 4, back in 1943. It was quite something to get this with the war going on and my Oma and Opa trying to raise 12 kids on the farm.~

~I couldn't stand the fact of putting them away as Maddi's room is now filled with all kinds of stuffed animals and girly stuff so we put them on our 9 FOOT Limestone Stone City, Iowa fireplace mantel. They greet us everyday and make me smile every time I see them~


MJ said...

Thanks for sharing!! They are so cute!

~Becca~Bluebird Rose said...

What a cute collection! Bring smiles to ya for sure! :)

Amy. said...

I love using toys for vignettes. Great collection. She must be proud of the amount she has found over time to bring home and love!!!

Becky said...

I just found your blog. I LOVE the sock monkey collection! And the paint set with the great story - what a treasure! My dad was 3 in 1943. I'm afraid I don't have anything from his childhood except a few great pictures.

IsabellasCloset said...

Amy, Oh how cute! Sock Monkeys are such fun.
I have a collection too.
Blessings ~Mary~ :-}