Yesterday I spent a few hours in my parent’s basement organizing everything. One pile full of Vintage treasures that need to come down to the shop, Christmas decorations, and a pile of my brother and sister’s school awards and yearbooks. I was making good time until I came across several of my childhood toys, dolls, and music related items. So, of course the first thing I thought of would be to create a post with everything I found. It wasn’t until I got home that I noticed that I had thirteen images total. Once again my lucky number finds me first.
In regards to the super awesome silk screened KISS wall hanging pictured above, it belongs to my brother. I’m prepared to fight for this because I would love to have it. I will update you on how this turns out. Please pray for me!
Remember Musicland? That’s the place that I gave up about half of my paycheck to every two weeks buying all the new releases on cassette tapes. I have a old Panasonic stereo system that I scored at a garage sale last year. Mostly for playing my vinyl and cassettes. I couldn’t help but to chuckle when I came across this Vintage Billy Idol. It still plays.
Yes, I was a NKOTB fan. No, Donnie wasn’t my favorite. He just happened to be at the bottom of a box. I think all of my NKOTB memorabilia was handed down to one of my cousins. That’s where the other half of my paycheck went to. Buttons, sheets, posters, etc.
Michael Jackson Beat It Doll. No glove or microphone, but it’s still cool.
An unopened box of valentines. Notice on the box where it says two teacher cards included. Reminds me of how we came home from school with a list of everyone’s name in our class for a Valentine’s exchange. Remember sliding the suckers in with the cards? I wonder if the younger grades still participate in this activity.
One of my favorite television shows was Alf. This hand puppet was from Burger King. You can see the tag to the left of the image.
It’s funny when you find some articles of clothing that are actually back in style.
Marie Schulting was my Dad’s Mom. I recognize some of these scarfs from seeing photographs of her.
A handmade poodle skirt that I wore to a school dance. The doll has one to match. Notice her hairstyle is very “Madonna like”.
If you grew up in the 80s then you had a cabbage patch doll.
Barbie dolls and the handmade bedding.
Barbie doll accessories. My Mom was a Tupperware dealer. So we had everything from the company station wagon to the keychain mixing bowls (pictured above).
Musical vanity sets. It still played when I opened it.
This made for a fun Saturday afternoon. There are still some items that I’m looking for. Like my photos from a High School trip to Chicago. And those that I took when Slaughter was here in town.
I hope to someday locate both of them.
Until the next word…