Monday, September 29, 2014

Nostalgic Toys - Ride Ons

A child's first experience with ride-on toys is and was probably a rocking horse.  After the rocking horse, we probably experienced the Radio Flyer Red Wagon and then our tricycles.  Ride on toys are one of the most memorable and exciting parts of growing up.

At this September's Brimfield Antique and Collectibles Show, there was no shortage of classic ride on toys.  Here are just a few pictures of the vast amount of kinds they had available for purchase.

The toys of old look real cool to collectors nowadays but safety and quality control has definitely improved.   The rocking horse/chair below was cute but not at all safe. 

My first ride-on toy in 1979
 Ride-on Toys have come a long way....

This article was written as part of an ongoing contribution for The Etsy NY Team Blog.

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

In the Studio: Tiffany Blue Circus Hot Air Balloon

In the Studio...A custom order hot air balloon made for a very thoughtful gentleman as a gift for his wife on their one year (paper) anniversary.  Measures about 15" high.