Do you have a special fond memory of a certain childhood toy? Of course you do! Me too. I can recall endless hours spent playing on my bedroom floor with a Fisher Price Little Schoolhouse. You know the one– bright red, and happily decorated with images of kids and a dog… made of plastic that folded open with a hinge and had a little bell on top (so you could ring it and let everyone know it was time for school).
So when I saw this at a thrift store last month I JUMPED ON IT. My inner bargainista was knitting her brows at me but I checked on Ebay– it was actually a pretty good price. I think it was $25 for the whole deal including a bunch of cars, furniture and people. The bottom says Fisher Price 1969– it's even older than me!
How cute is the teacher/grandma. The set came with some of the wooden people and some teeny tiny people.
Gotta love this little scowler! Who doesn't feel like this some days? One wall of the schoolhouse becomes a chalkboard. So fun.
These are the teeny tiny Little People that came with the set. I don't think they were originally sold with it.
Anyway, Mia and I have been having a blast with it. AND THEN, TODAY… my little thrifter and I went to the Phinney Ridge Neighborhood Gargage Sale. And you won't believe what we scored for $5… we bought a house!
It was right there. ripe for the pickin'… on a table with some other toys. It also says "Fisher Price 1969" on the bottom. I was SO flipping excited! Not only did we score the Tudor-style house, which is in pretty good shape, but it came with some retro Little People and furniture. Including these little people…
Who look ALOT like my people… Neal and Max:
Do you see it?!?
And these cuties came with it too.
The house has a little roll up garage.
And here's some of the inside. I am more excited than Mia, it's true. But luckily, she's into it too.
Now I am on the hunt for a few more vintage Little People, the dog and a baby. What are you wanting to find? Are you collecting anything? I'd love to hear about it. Then I can keep an eye out for your stuff too…HAPPY HUNTING, FRIENDS!