Monday, February 16, 2015

Another Feed Store Visit

(Yes, for more scratch feed for the Whistling Ducks...) While there, I noticed a couple of shelves with vintage metal toys on them. How fun! I played with a metal Tonka dump truck and a tractor (plus hay wagon, barn, toy animals, etc.) when I was a kid. Where's the nearest sandbox?!


Love this one! Look at that great rust!

"Vroom!"
Linking to Rubbish Tuesday

120 comments:

bas van Es said...

Heerlijk dat oude speelgoed er is ook goed mee gespeeld en ik kan mij voorstellen nog steeds?

Siddhartha Joshi said...

Such an interesting collection! Love all things rustic :)

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

LOL! And, don't forget the Buddy L horse trailer and truck... My favorite. I still have some of my horses from then and the Little Men play with Zack's Tonkas and tractors. Those are great!!

Lucky little piggy Whistlers. Momma went shopping for them! I think it is supposed to get cold again... they will be grateful. blessings ~ tanna

Lynn said...

Very cool! They're highly collectible these days:@)

eileeninmd said...

How cool, I love these rusty vintage toys.. I am sure they have seen a lot of play time.. Great shots, happy Monday!

Knipsa Passtscho said...

Great finds Theresa!
And I love all that rust on them. :))
Have a fine day
【ツ】Knipsa

Dianna said...

Those are GREAT! Marshall had all sorts of "dirt diggers" when he was a little boy. (I think I saved most of them from getting rusty, though.)

magnoliasntea said...

Love those vintage toys. My brothers trucks and dirt movers were more fun than my silly doll when we were small.

Optimistic Existentialist said...

I love the rust on the dump truck! How awesome is that?! :)

Brk Trt said...

I like the farm tractors. As a kid I had my share of them.

LV said...

What a great collection of vintage vehicles. Several dollars there.

MarmePurl said...

I got a sand box you can use anytime.

Kate said...

Serendipity is the best!!~Fun to be a kid again!!

Primitive Stars said...

Morning, those are so great, what a neat place.Blessings Francine.

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

oh...I loved my trucks. They all got left in Missouri when we returned to Texas, after my dad got ill. :(

Buttons Thoughts said...

Morning Tex what a cool feed store I love playing with toys like that and don't even get me started on rust:) Hug B

eViL pOp TaRt said...

Rusty toy trucks add an element of realism!

Julia said...

My grandson would really like those old rusty toys.
Those Whistlers sure are eating a lot and they don't even know how lucky they are to have you forking the $$$ to feed them. They're taking you for granted.
Hugs.
JB

Melissa said...

The rust does make it pretty authentic looking! Nice collection.

EG CameraGirl said...

What fun to see the old toys! My daughters loved playing in a sandbox with trucks too. :)

Sandra said...

my sons had a couple of these and also my brother. they have been around many years. i would have played to

".E." Lizard Breath Speaks, It's Beth said...

can i have a ride please. so so cool!! very awesome! ( :

carolann said...

Cool! I like the yellow digger. I remember theses at my brothers son's kids playing with all you have in the sand box. My brothers when he was a kid passed to his 4 sons.

I love to watch the pickers on T.V.


Alt of times they see these things.

I would love to be a fly and go along into the pickers Van and places they drive too.

I am addicted to American Pickers.

Oh never seen so many things that people have in the barns, and outside. Awesome.

Revrunner said...

Looks like these have already seen a good many years of play or, uhm, work. :-)

John's Island said...

Hi Tex, I like that feed store. Neat collectibles. John

Linda Kay said...

Hubby still has all his little farm implement tractors on a shelf in the office.

Pom Pom said...

Fun! I liked that sort of sandbox play, too!

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

My boys would be all over those!

Cranberry Morning said...

Look at that great rust!, she says. I never know if this is tongue-in-cheek or not. There are many of us who have been completely won over by rust. I'm not sure if it's because we truly love it or if it's a matter of 'if you can't beat it, join it.' LOL

FUN display!

Dicky Bird said...

Those sure do look well played with.

Janey and Co. said...

These are amazing. I actually have a couple like those in the attic.

Lisa Sall - Sall's Country Life said...

We had a huge gravel/sand pile in the yard all last summer. It was the grands' favorite place to play!! Wish I still had some of my brothers old toys. Those all look familiar!!

nookworm said...

We didn't have a sandbox but had several toys like these. Mine were kept apart from my brother's because he was too rough on them! Brings back fun memories. Nice display!

Marit Sønstebø said...

I used to play with cars like that too :)

Nice collection.

Wayne (Woody), whatever said...

My sons had quite the collection of metal Tonka toys. I regret getting rid of them. American Pickers would be drooling all over these.

thirtysevenandcounting said...

Looks like somebody and their friends had a fun childhood! :)

Lindy

joeh said...

No Tonka Garbage Trucks? My Grandsons are still in the Garbage Truck phase. They should graduate to Dinosaurs any day now.

ellen abbott said...

what a great collection of old trucks. there is a museum here that has a large section on technology that has all old stuff like that from the first products through modern day, even toys. like phones, computers, washing machines, cameras, you name it.

Laura. M said...

A nice collection !!

William Kendall said...

Very vintage! I had a couple of the plastic version Tonkas.

Chandra Eswaran said...

Bueno - Very nice collection!!
Have a Beautiful Day, Theresa!!
Peace :)

Irma said...

That is wonderful old toys.
Big collection also different types of cars.
Best regards, Irma

Gail said...

What wonderful toys!

I had a stock truck with removable stock rack including all the livestock.

Some one stole it.

Thanks for reminding how much fun it was to play.

don said...

A fun post. It's good to be reminded of the metal Tonka toys that were rugged and seemed to last regardless of who played with them.

Michelle said...

This is a great collection and, like you, I played with these types of trucks as a kid.

Ron said...

What a great find!

Sylvia K said...

Oh, what fun memories!! I played with toys like that when I was little and loved them -- well, actually the ones I played with were a LOT older, but what the heck, we still had fun, didn't we!!!

Small City Scenes said...

Wow! There's some real cool stuff there.
Let me at 'em!
MB

Margaret Adamson said...

WOW! What a wonderful collection of old toys.

John @ Sinbad and I on the Loose said...

Love your feed store posts! These are great toys. They don't make them like that anymore. Too many "sharp edges".

RedPat said...

These are wonderful old toys! You are so good to those Whistlers!

MarkD60 said...

Those old toys are really cool. They don't make 'em like that anymore!

The Dancing Donkey said...

They sure don't make toys (or equipment) like they used to. these are great!

Mama Zen said...

Those are so neat!

Munir said...

Oh, how my grandson would love to play with them. He simply loves trucks. The more real looking, the better.

Birdman said...

Are they for sale? Asking? Just wondering how much I lost when Mom threw all my trucks in the trash. hehehehehe

DIMI said...

What a lovely collection Tex!!
I love vintage toys!!So beautiful!!Have a lovely week!
Dimi...

Bob Bushell said...

Ah, those were the days!

Debbie said...

very cool....before they were made with plastic. my boys had a huge sandbox and always played with "earth moving machines"!!! just like their dad!!!!

Stephanie said...

Oh this is wonderful! Love it!

Nancy J said...

Pure vintage, I remember reading the story to our grandson many years ago, " The Little Yellow Digger" and this reminds me of that time. Collectors' items for sure, and the birds, hope the appreciate this, will you be in the path of the next huge storm coming? Take care.

Connie Arnold said...

What a great collection! I'm sure my grandsons would love to get hold of those and play.

Pantherka said...

Just wonderful ... beautiful old toys.

Breathtaking said...

These toys are the real deal!:)It's a great store for browsing around.

Debby@Just Breathe said...

That is one fine collection of trucks!

Ms. A said...

Ooooh, I love this! I still have my boys Tonka trucks and Matchbox cars, etc! Some are over 40 years old!

Judy said...

My boys had metal trucks and tractors that they played in the sandbox with. Wish I still had those toys now.

CelestinaMarie@SouthernDayDreams said...

What a great collection in the feed store!! Love the rusty truck.
Have a great week! Stay warm. only 28 here in north Texas.
CM

bj said...

Folks really love collecting these olden toys.

Karen S. said...

Wow, me too, I had two best friends (boys) that owned every bright yellow fancy Tonka truck there was. They had the sandboxes I had the swing and slide set! Life was great!

Linda R said...

What a great collection of Trucks and tractors. Very cool. I like the rusty one best.

Hugs, Linda
My Happy Place

Julie G. said...

My husband would love this post! He has quite the collection of antique trucks and tractors. Fun!

Rose said...

I bet those would cost an arm and ten legs to buy them! Love them though.

Farm Girl said...

Those are great toys. My brother had those too.

Phil Slade said...

I hope you remembered the feed for the ducks. It would be easy to be transported way into the past by those lovely toys. Now I wish I'd saved all my best toys as well as my binoculars.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Those are wonderful. Our kids spent hours with those kind of toys digging farms and mines and who knows what all.

Gail Dixon said...

What a wonderful find! Love all that rust.

The Whistlers are worth every penny of seed. Thank you for keeping them well-fed. :)

Gosia k said...

nice vintage toys

Mari said...

Oh how nice they are! I am actually lookibg for a truck model (Kamaz which is used in Parid Dakar) made of metal. Nowadays, everything is made of plastic and it's fifficult to find metal models.

Robin Lamb said...

T, nice to see that they are well used! Probably provided hours of entertainment!

Red said...

All this stuff is long after my time, but it's still interesting to look at.

FOREST SNAPPER said...

They would cost a packet over here at auction. Great find


peter

Ruth Hiebert said...

Looks like those toys have seen many happy hours of play.

Maggid said...

i have some story time attendees on Tuesday - that know the names of all kinds of truck-things - it used to be kids knew dinosaur names - now it's working vehicles . . they would love this . . .

barbara l. hale said...

What a great collection! Any of those would be fun to have.

Kathy said...

What fun to see something likek this at the feed store!

Giga said...

An interesting collection of toys and recalls childhood. Regards.

Tree Hugger - Suzan said...

Found out last month my daughter is having a baby boy in May!!!
I had two daughters and her last baby was a girl. Suddenly, I'm noticing boy "things"!! Those rusty trucks and tractors are neat!!

Paula said...

I like those rusty trucks and tractors. I have a dump truck on my front porch. I found it in the yard when one of John's tenants had moved.

Our photos said...

Wow, these toys all have a story to tell ! I love it !

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

What great stuff!

It's been so long since I played with toy trucks and tractors.

*sniff*
~

Karen Schurr said...

Oh, what good memories these bring back.

Leovi Leovi said...

Yes, it's really nice these toys in my childhood I loved, delicious!

bailey-road.com said...

Never know what you might find at the feed store. What a great collection of vintage toys.

Brian King said...

Those are really cool! They don't make toys like that anymore. Better call American Pickers! :-)

Stephen Hayes said...

Many of those trucks are highly collectable.

Jerry E Beuterbaugh said...

Oh how I wish I still had my Tonka toys and others like them to play with. Sigh.

Randy said...

I like the little red jeep.

Felicia said...

those are some wonderful vintage toys.

Cloudia said...

cool! Me Too!



ALOHA from Honolulu
ComfortSpiral
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The Queen Jester said...

You must have been a tomboy also, I spent many happy hours driving those trucks around my farm as a kid. Somehow dolls just never appealed to me.

KB Bear said...

The non-doll women are coming out of the woodwork! I'm with you. I loved the sandbox... and the trucks! Love this whimsical post!

SweetMarie said...

these are cool to have at a feed store! I love a good sandbox, at the beach! :)

Paul said...

Really nice find! My Granddad had a grain truck about that same vintage that I spent a couple of summers driving during the harvest.

E-gads I just did the math, that was almost 40 years ago!

Rita said...

They look well-loved. :)

Halcyon said...

A fun display!

Kovács Miklós said...

Huhh what a great collection. They are quite rusty but very valuable (in my opinion)
Take care

Lynne said...

Well that dates me when you mention that YOU used to play with Tonka's when you were young . . . so did my son and daughter . . . their favorite sand box toys. No doubt the rust happened because they were being played with outside, not inside . . . Tonka trucks, pay loaders, dump trucks in a yummy yellow were their favorites! I remember orange trucks too. It was quite the treat for a new Tonka truck purchase to happen at our house.
Fun post . . . what kind of prices on the rusty gems?

sweetdaysundertheoaks.com said...

I remember playing in the dirt with trucks like that and my plastic horses!

McGuffy Ann Morris said...

Very, very cool, T. This brought back memories!

Fjällripan said...

So cool with the old rusty cars! :)

Helma said...

There really are some very old toy trucks between. Very beautiful and very cool that you are still around. These are collectors items:-)

Wally Jones said...

Some of those look awfully familiar!

Great find!

Elaine said...

What well-loved old trucks! These are great!

Marie said...

Wonderful find!

Bethany Carson said...

Nice selection of toy vehicles! We Iowans think of going south to places like Texas if we want to find vintage vehicles without rust (since up here the roads are salted every winter, so just about everything rusts), but it looks like the toys get their share of rust even in TX.

Susan said...

They're wonderful - what a find!
Love it when you take us to the Feed Store with you :D)

orchid Miyako said...

Dearest Theresa; Haha, my husband really LOVED to see this post, my friend! His father died when he was young and his mother raised 2 boys by herself. I guess he couldn't ask for toys and didn't have many. He was staring these varieties of toy cars p:-)

My posting comments is still sporadic.....
Sending Lots of Love and Hugs from Japan to my Dear friend in America, xoxo Miyako*

Debra Howard said...

Brings back memories of a sandpile and a small city that we built there...my little brother and I with his Tonkas

Donna said...

Oh, I especially like the old dump truck! Would be great to put a little tree in it for a Christmas decoration.

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