Monday, February 23, 2015

Pretend Play

This post was originally published on a blog for our Etsy shop, The Peddler's Cart



The Girl loves to play "pretend".


She has piles of Littlest Pet Shop toys and has built cardboard houses and fashioned paper accessories for them. She has even molded her own "pets" out of Sculpey clay.


She is eleven years old now, but she has been doing this for years. When she was about three years old, she played mostly with Little People toys. She could occupy herself for hours with those Little People and their animals. In fact, I think the Little People animals may have talked to each other more than the people did.

Perhaps this love of "pretend play" is universal with all children, or perhaps some children enjoy it so much more than others. I myself loved to play with Little People as a girl (and Weeble people, too).


The Little People of my day were much more basic than the modern versions but they still sparked the imagination.


You can find these Fisher Price Little People toys, as well as other vintage toys in our Etsy shop.

UPDATE: The Little People toys shown here have sold.



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Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Staying in the Know

This post was originally published on a blog for our Etsy shop, The Peddler's Cart



It's hard to believe Valentine's Day is almost upon us! Where did the New Year go?

We've been busy dealing with the not-so-fun end-of-year necessities (taxes) and trying to squeeze in time for the ultra-fun stuff...shopping for more vintage pieces for you! We've found some really fun and exciting stuff!

Sometimes it can be hard to remember to look back at our Etsy shop often to see what is new, but there are several ways you can easily keep up-to-date.

From Facebook:

The first super-easy way to be kept up-to-date is to "Like" us on Facebook. You can visit us directly on Facebook or you can click the Facebook button on this page to the left or on our Etsy shop page just under the store name.


We're constantly updating Facebook with photos of new finds and links to their Etsy listings. If you opt to "follow" and/or receive "Notifications", you will get updates in your own Facebook news feed (you can opt out of this at any time).


This is a quick and easy way to receive updates on new items we've found even before they reach the Etsy shop! Then if you are particularly interested in an item before it is listed, send us a message on Facebook or a Conversation on Etsy inquiring about it. We'll fill you in on the item's details and even set up a reserved listing for you on Etsy.

From Pinterest:

We are big fans of  Pinterest. You can find us there pinning our favorite web pages showcasing all sorts of vintage goodness but we pin links to our own vintage offerings as well. Follow one board or all of them!

From Within Etsy:

If you find yourself on Etsy a lot, perhaps the easiest way to find our new listings would be to add our shop to your favorites. You can do this simply by visiting our Etsy shop and clicking the heart icon on the left-hand side of the page next to "Add to Favorites".

We you list us as one of your favorite shops, our new listings will be displayed on your Etsy "Home" page. You will also be able to easily find us from your Etsy profile page.

We'll be bringing you more awesome vintage finds so pick one or more of the above ways to stay informed of our ever-changing inventory!



DISCLOSURE:This post may contain affiliate links. I earn from qualified purchases. Thank you for supporting Little House In Colorado.