Monday, January 24, 2011

There Is A Little Kid In All Of Us

Good morning everyone, I don't know about where you are but its sunny out my back door today. It isn't supposed to be all day, but hey, I'll take all the sunshine I can get anytime. It doesn't matter whether it is rainy, snowy, or cloudy out side, it is always sunny Through My Back Door. I learned years ago it takes more energy to be unhappy than happy, and I need to conserve my Any way come on in and get your coffee, or hot drink of your choice and lets visit. I think conversation flows more freely with coffee. I don't know, it just makes it more friendly? Don't you think?
Today I want to share a few  childrens' things. I have downsized my collection over the years, but these are some of my favorites. I hope you will enjoy them as I have.

This is a little stepback cupboard my husband made. Olivia was four when she found one like this in a magazine and insisted he make her one. She would call periodically to see if he was working on it. Of course she got it and he built one for each of the other 3 granddaughters and me as well.
 It is full of  tin childrens' goodies as well as some tea sets.I love it.
This is my ironing board and childrens' flat irons. I don't know if you can see them, but I have a pot of old clothes pins on the left. Some of the little irons are worn like they had really been used.
Part of my blue Willow tea set. I love tea sets as you have probably guessed.

This is one my late brother in law gave me. He found it in an old house he bought.
A wagon and a scooter from the 40's, but I think they are cute.
A shelf of goodies. The book is an old reading book about Aunt Betty. The little box is a crayon box. The picture of the old school was painted by my talented daughter Deb.

This is an old (1800's) linsy woolsey dress. It has beautiful hand work. I often think of the mother who stitched that for her baby.
This dress was mine and was made by grandmother. The little shoes and socks I bought back from a customer, many years ago.
These are the newest in my collection and these are priceless. They were worn by my grandson Curt when he was two or three. I always loved him in these red shoes(he loved them too), so when he outgrew them they were  given to me. When he has a son I will give them back. He is now going on 24.
I am so glad you came Through My Back Door today where life is good.
I just want to say thank you for all of you who have joined me.(I read where someone called her followers, joiners , and I like that.Can't remember where I read it, but I really like that)  cannot believe 95 of you are on this journey with me. It absolutely humbles me. One day I will share why I started blogging in the first place. Thanks to each of  you I now call friend.


  1. I like to say joining me in my journey, but
    other times I thank them for signing on....
    It is so much fun, having a blog, I didn't
    think that I would be able to come up with
    so much to share, but it just comes to me.
    I love all your child's toys. I have some
    things from when I was a baby and also my
    hubby's things that I have been wanting to share. Have a great week!

    Bear Hugs~Karen

  2. how precioius your little treasures are! i love love love all of the old clothing! your dress is gorgeous & the new little shoes worn by your grandson ....those are priceless! my daughter often says that she thinks i act younger than her..."you are only as old as you feel", i tell her! :) enjoy your day, betty!

  3. Hi Betty...I just loved seeing your Childrens' Treasures! I have many similar to yours. I will have to get busy and post some pics.

  4. Betty, what a wonderful collection! I really like the step back cupboard! The shoes are so neat!

  5. I love all of your collection. What wonderful memories each time you look at them. I love collections that have special meaning behind them. I am so happy that I joined with you on your journey. Blessings and have a wonderful day!

  6. Betty
    What a great collection!
    My fav is your Grandon Curt's tennis shoes, I love how you saved them!
    Lovely display!

  7. Betty,
    Love your have such wonderful treasures.

  8. Aww~ Betty, I LOVE this post! LOL! I love all your posts though, so I am a bit predjudiced!
    How special all the lovely pieces you have there! I love the stepback, and the tea sets, the dresses and the shoes! I love it all! LOL!
    I saved a few of my boys outfits from when they were little, my favorites, and I have their shoes, Kyles' first pair of glasses. Precious memories they are!
    Thank you for sharing with us, and I am glad you had some sunshine today!

  9. Oh how I wish I could come and play at your house. Such wonderful treasures. I always enjoy my time reading your blog. The positive out look on life is much appriciated. The world can be full of to much negativity. Thank you for the fun, upbeat posts.

  10. Love my visit here today...I am very fond of old toys and vintage baby..child have some wonderful things...blessings

  11. Betty, what a precious post! I love all of your children's things. You have everything displayed beautifully. My favorite is the the red shoes worn by your grandson - what a treasure!


  12. Hi Betty - thanks for leaving me such a lovely message on my blog and becoming a follower - I just became your 100th follower! Hurray!
    You have lovely things, and those shoes of your grandson's are darling!

  13. woo aww woo aww you know i am not a bloger but i would run any where for you eaven to your back door hold on a minute i am out of breath from looking at all the beautiful things , everything is fab!!!! now i forgot what i am looking at since my eyes where every where mother


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