My grown up children have families of their own now. This little grouping of their special childhood toys is one I took using a Polaroid transfer process. If you’ve been a follower for a time you might remember this picture. That was the first sock monkey I ever made, about 47 years ago. You know I have trouble disposing of anything with a face looking at me. I actually matted and framed it. Was dusting it today and felt nostalgic. Thought it was a good Throwback Thursday from the archives.
That’s how I know the game’s name. Saw this display at the Artist and Craftsman store.
IScatter the metal pieces. Throw the little rubber ball up. Quick! Pick up the right number of jacks. Onesies Twosies. Threesies……..hand eye coordination a must. I didn’t purchase the box and try to play. I remember my dad playing jacks with us. For the rules and list of tips and fouls and how to play correctly click here on The Genius of Play site Yes, there are rules.
Did you ever play Jacks? What name did you call them? Stepping on a stray game piece, when your feet are bare,would be as painful as a piece of Lego.
“Knucklebones, also known as scatter jacks, snobs, astragalus, tali, dibs, fivestones, jacks, or jackstones, among many other names, is a game of dexterity played with a number of small objects that are thrown up, caught, and manipulated in various manners.” Wikipedia
Tidy-(adjective)- neat and orderly in appearance or habits : well ordered and cared for”
It’s the word that came to me as I peered into the bedroom of the dollhouse. The lights on the nightstand shut off automatically, so as to not waste battery.
No slippers, dirty laundry, not even a pile of books on the nightstand.
Just north of Columbus Ohio at the Easton Mall.
Our family enjoys building with Lego. I don’t like to step on it with bare feet, though! I’m am always happy to see things made out of Lego.
A bit of broken glass from a candlestick. Two soldiers. A rusty toy car encrusted in dirt. A long screw.
Dragonfly Castle Toys‘ motto is No batteries, no screens, pure fun.
I went shopping at the toy store on Friday before I went to Clarissa Boutique.
The proprietor Nan told me her store is in one of the oldest buildings in the city of Pittsburgh. Built in the 1840’s. She and her husband, along with an architect, have done a ton of work to make it a beautiful place.
It’s located at 4747 Butler Street in Lawrenceville hours listed below. And you can shop online.
I was happy to find Rhodia notebooks and stationery from Florence in addition to potholder loops, a moon puzzle and some surprise stocking stuffers for future gift giving for the grandchildren. There’s something for every age, including adults.
Supporting small local business is a good thing.
Wed- Fri : 11:30 am – 7:00 pm
Sat : . . . . .10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Sun : . . . . . 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Mon – Tue: Closed
More yard art down the block from Laura’s house. In the afternoon sun. An eclectic mix. A few crops below, so you don’t miss the details. I took just one quick shot cause I wanted to get home before dark.