Monday, September 13, 2010

Les Marchés au Puces - { The Market of the Fleas }


Aren't memories just the most delicious things! Especially those ones hidden away in dusty nooks in your brain. Those memories that fickle Miss. Short Term Memory deems too impractical, silly or just plain boring to hold onto yet sturdy Mrs. Long Term Memory pops them in a jar up on a shelf for a rainy day.


I had such a memory moment the other day on a wee wander around the local "market of fleas". With nothing but my gorgeous little family, a sun hat, a few dollars and a bluebird on my shoulder ♪ I set off on a thrifting adventure.

Old clothes....Mills and Boon novels......grotty baby toys.....chintzy ornaments.....old tools....and then...BANG! In a flash I was transported through time and space á la Star Trek when I spotted these Tupperware toys from afar.


My pace quickened and fell into a speedy rhythm with my heart! I knew I knew these toys but I couldn't remember when or where. They were as familiar to me as my own hands but my brain had stored their images away for nearly thirty years. As I sorted through the box each new animal elicited a more happy wave of recollection than the last.



The elephant, the dog and the giraffe and all the body parts to mix and match them. All that's missing is the giraffe's neck. What an awesome find! I actually jumped up and down and clapped my hands together like a little girl whose been told she can have an choc top from the ice cream man coming up the road.

For other bits of nostalgia head over here. I sure hope your week is full of bliss!!



16 comments:

Catherine said...

I love these - evoke such happy memories for me too! I can totally understand you jumping up and down!

JANE said...

Ooh, Steph! Too funny! I must have played with them as a child - my memory is not as acute as yours - as my parents have brought them out for my children to play with! I had no idea they were Tupperware. Thanks so much for this post! J x

karlyn Jackson said...

oh my, I just got that funny tug in my tummy when I say your post. I had totally forgotton about these toys, now my memories are vivid. They are in beautiful condition.......it's the simple things!

Catherine said...

I remember these Steph:) I had so much fun when I was little playing with them. Thanks for the memory jog, I always have fun reminising. Enjoy your week lovely. xo

plushka said...

What a great find! They are sooo cute! I love the elephant and you can mix and match!!! So much fun to be had!!!

sitnoir said...

An amazing find! I had these when I was little :) Well done!

Heidi said...

I too played with these as a child!!

Trix said...

Happy memories indeed! I had some of these and loved it! Hours of fun.

Vic said...

Oh My! I forgot these even existed, and now I need them more than anything else!

Kt said...

Oh my, you find the best things!

jade holi said...

how amazing! i remember these! wow wow wow what a find!

Mogs Designs said...

Very bright and happy memories

Cherie said...

Ooooooo tooo cute, they're gorgeous ;)

Wendy said...

Score! My sisters and I loved these when we were kids---Mom sold Tupperware---and I've been on the prowl for my own kids since my eldest was born. Hope Bijou enjoys her "new" playthings...

bowerbirdz said...

Too cute - I love them!

Tania McCartney said...

OMG - j'ai exactement les même choses! J'adore c'est jouets! Trop précieux. x

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