Wednesday, November 29, 2017

A Vintage Toy Tree--with a giveaway

Liz McCall here, and I wanted to show off Cathy's toy-themed tree she put up at the shop!

Everything on the tree is either an ornament made to resemble a classic toy or game--or is one! She uses the battery powered candle lights because one of our cats--who shall not be named--has a nasty habit of chewing on the wires if we use regular bulbs, so these are safer.

So many fun things on the tree, I don't know which is my favorite!





Giveaway:

As part of Seasons Readings, comment below naming one toy you spotted on the tree in the video, and include your email in a safe format. [myname (at) provider (dot) com]. A winner will be chosen at random after noon (Eastern) on December 1st, and will receive their choice of DEATH OF A TOY SOLDIER or MURDER ON THE TOY TOWN EXPRESS, in their choice of format.



Read more about Liz McCall—toy shop manager and amateur sleuth—in the Vintage Toyshop mysteries!

Death of a Toy Soldier (now in paperback!)


Murder on the Toy Town Express (recently released!)



77 comments:

  1. A barrel of monkeys is always fun. I used to find them all over the house.

    marypres(AT)gmail(DOT)com

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  2. I spotted a Rubix Cube (and Clue!). What a fun tree and happy holidays! mbradeen (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  3. Operation Game (loved playing it with our children). servedogmom AT Yahoo DOG com

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  4. Oh, so many to choose from and I think I caught them all! I noticed a teeny tiny air hockey table (I think!!!) - I used to love playing that game, and I was pretty good! Happy Wednesday! Nicole :-)

    nicolev(dot)girldetective(at)gmail(dot)com

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  5. I remember a game with Cherries in it, I have played with can't remember the name of it!LOL vboudreau57@gmail.com

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  6. I saw Mrs POtato Head.
    debby236 at gmail dot com

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  7. I saw clue.
    Pandaluver32 at Yahoo dot com

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  8. I love the alphabet block garland and the clue game, complete with pieces! Thanks!
    JHolden955(at)gmail(dot)com

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  9. Fisher price Barn
    Michelleschultz92@gmail.com

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  10. What a fun Tree! I saw a See ‘N Say and a Fisher Price Family Farm. cking78503(at)aol(dot)com

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  11. amy guillaume lindermanNovember 29, 2017 at 8:12 AM

    i spotted tinkertoys...i always wanted those

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  12. i spotted tinkertoys...i always wanted those. aelinderman (at) sbcglobal (dot) net

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  13. The delightful old fashioned phone with wheels. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

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  14. The Radio Flyer Wagon which I love. elliotbencan(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  15. I spotted CLUE which my cousins taught me to play when I stayed with them many years ago when their dad was stationed at Spook Central (Ft. Mead,Md). I also saw Monopoly which I always lost.

    NoraAdrienne (at) gmail (dot) com

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  16. I saw Clue - I loved it as a child because I couldn't get my hands on enough Nancy Drews, Hardy Boys, Trixie Beldens, etc.!

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  17. So many games that bring back so many memories. The tinkertoy and Lincoln logs were family faves and one that I played often in the late 50's and still have and still played until the accident 23 yrs ago was jacks. I still have the jacks and ball that Mom bought me when I was 10. I taught my kids how to play as well. With the same set. Thanks for the trip down memory lane.
    Della at deepotter (at) peoplepc (dot) com

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  18. What a great tree! I loved Etch-a-Sketch! If I win, I'd like Death of a Toy soldier. Thanks for the opportunity. bobwiesmann (at) gmail (dot) com

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  19. So many to pick from!!! I saw Clue game. joanie13b@outlook.com

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  20. Lincoln Logs.�� thank you for the chance to win. Dmskrug3 at hotmail dot com

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  21. That tree is awesome! Brings back so many memories, especially the Candyland game ornament. I spent so many hours playing that with my mom when I was little. Thanks for the chance to win. robbfan141729(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  22. What an amazing collection.
    I am particularly impressed by all the miniature board games. Clue with the pieces!
    libbydodd at comcast dot net

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  23. I saw Raggedy Ann and Andy. Please enter me in your giveaway. My email is beturner0418@gmail.con

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  24. I spotted a Radio Flyer wagon.The First one to arrive at my house was in 1953 and I had 4 boys so lots of them over the years. I now have 3 grandsons and they love that wagon too. Ruth ruthenixon@sbcglobal.net

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  25. That was a great little video! The tree was perfect, full of all the best toys! The first thing I noticed was the tinker toy garland with the great alphabet wooden blocks. Then the slide show started and I was ooooing through the whole thing wanting to play!
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  26. I saw a fresh box of 64 Crayola crayons. This was always a favorite Christmas gift in my childhood. Such happy memories came soaring back while visiting the Vintage Toy Tree. Thanks for the memories!
    engel301 (at) aol (dot) com

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  27. I saw Clue & Monopoly & so many others. doward1952(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  28. Raggedy Ann, Andy..board game-Sorry..and a ton more toys my kids used to play with when they were little! Thanks for this chance and good luck to all! nani_geplcs@yahoo.com

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  29. All the toys brought back memories... especially the Barbie and the Fisher Price telephone. My e-mail is adamek.jeanne@gmail.com

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  30. Paula Jacobson
    I saw the Rubik's cube. I got one of those for Christmas when I was a kid. My email is
    jsjacobson(at)prtel(dot)com.

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  31. The Clue game and a holiday Barbie ornament.
    diannekc8(at)gmail(dot)com

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  32. I saw an Operation game. This was a great video and brought a smile to my face. Thank you! aut1063(at)gmail(dot)com.

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  33. I spotted Barbies, Lincoln Logs, Fisher Price Family Farm, Wooly Willy, Operation, Fisher Price Clock, Play Doh, Howdy Doody,Gumby, Clue, Monoploy,
    a Rubics Cube,Fisher Price Telephone, See and Say, Raggedy Ann and Andy and a Sorry game.

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  34. I saw a game of Sorry, a Barbie Doll & Mr. Potatoe Head. Thanks for your great generosity. lindamay4852@yahoo.com

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  35. Mary Lynette MillerNovember 29, 2017 at 3:13 PM

    Howdy Doody. That was the first program we saw back in the 50's when we got our first TV.nettiem(at)toledotel(dot)com

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  36. I love the blocks and Tinker Toys--the whole tree is very cute! legallyblonde1961@yahoo.com

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  37. I saw Clue Game, Candy Lane Game, Farm Set, See N Say (farmer says), toy telephone and play dough. dbahn(at)iw(dot)net

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  38. Oh wow did I see some of my favorites from days gone by. Woolly Willy and Operation I love. Etch a sketch is always good. I loved the metal toys, ferris wheel and bear. What a cute and adorable tree. kayt18 (at) comcast (dot) net

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  39. My Little Pony and Monopoly.
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  40. What an adorable tree! Made me so nostalgic. Monopoly, Operation, Barbie, Mr. Potato Head, Tinker Toys, Etch -A-Sketch. I especially loved the Fisher-Price barn. I remember my kiddos having all those Fisher-Price sets years ago. Thanks for the cute video and the giveaway.
    sallycootie(at)gmail(dot)com

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  41. tinker toys. love the covers of these books. Georgia
    queenvictoria50 (@) aol (dot) com

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  42. I saw a Rubix Cube! A deck of UNO cards! IS that a toy? LOL
    njcar22(at)aol(dot)com

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  43. So many cute ornaments. I think my favorites are the Clue game & Candyland game.
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  44. I saw my alktime favorite game, Clue.
    browninggloria(at) hotmail(dot) com

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  45. Raggedy Ann and Andy. Thank you for this chance! I love the ornaments on the tree! areewekidding(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  46. I love the miniature board games like Clue and Monopoly, but then there are the Fisher Price toys like the Barn and the Telephone. How can you pick just one?!
    lynneandco(at)comcast(dot)net

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  48. I spotted the game Simon in the tree. Thanks for the chance. Maceoindo(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  49. Clue and Monopoly and my Fisher Price barn, Sorry, couldn't name just one, must add a tinker toy too. So many great toys and memories!

    cozyupwithkathy @ gmail dot com

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  50. So many fun toys on the tree. Barbie, Raggedy Ann, Clue, Monopoly, Play Dough, . . . ematov at comcast dot net

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  51. Great tree!!! Saw Howdy Doody, loved him as a child. Thank you it was very enjoyable and brought back great memories. embam1969@comcast.net

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  52. Clue

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  53. Simon - parkeremma2003 at yahoo dot com

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  54. Monopoly I love that game...I always tried to win Park Place..thank you for the chance.
    Marilyn ewatvess@yahoo.com

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  55. So many I played with, Monopoly, Sorry, Etchasketch, Barbie. schmokercarol(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  56. So many I played with, Monopoly, Sorry, Etchasketch, Barbie. schmokercarol(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  57. The games of Clue and Monopoly were seen along with other games and I also saw Barbie. She wasn't one of my childhood toys. But it was fun seeing all the different ornaments that brought back so many memories. Thank you for the chance to win a book of my choice. gheruska44(at)gmail(dot)com

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  58. Tinker Toys, Raggedy Ann & Andy, Howdy Doody... so MANY awesome ones- I love it!
    Happy Holidays
    Kelly Braun
    Gaelicark(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  59. My grandchildren still play with the fisher price barn. I loved the clue game too. hopemitch(at)yahoo (dot) com

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  60. I loved Gumby with his Santa hat. Also enjoyed the rolling telephone since my children enjoyed playing with one similar to this. Thanks for the walk down the path of previous times. robeader53(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  61. Oh my goodness so many memories with just a sight of a toy! Where do I start? Well, guess I'll start with my memories - the bathing suit Barbie, Lincoln Logs, Mr. Potato Head, Tinker Toys, Gumbo, Wooly Willy (which was a great travel toy) and Howdy Doody. Then there are the toys from our daughter's span - the Fisher Price clock, Play Fun Farm House and Chatter Telephone as well as the games of UNO, Candyland, See and Say, and Simon. Thanks for the memories!
    2clowns at arkansas dot net

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  63. So enjoyed seeing the Fisher Price toy ornaments. Our Grands are playing with the barn (which was on the tree) and several others also on the tree, like the clock and phone. Our granddaughter is now into Barbies and I saw an angel Barbie and a swimsuit Barbie. What a delightfully decorated tree! LibraryLady80 (at) gmail (dot) com

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  64. Robot anajs95(at)gmail(dot)com

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  65. I saw the game Clue! kristilewis dot lrc at gmail dot com

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  66. Oh my goodness, I loved so many of the ornaments on that tree!
    Uno, Monopoly, the slinky dog, lincoln log house, play-doh and so many other fun things!

    Thanks so much for the chance.
    jackielizn(at)gmail(dot)com

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  67. A Barbie, letter blocks, so much more. Thanks for this opportunity. jluebke(at)frontier(dot)com

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  68. I saw my favorite little Gumby!!!! I loved seeing that. catwoman-1(at)Comcast(dot)net

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  69. I saw a rubic's cube---I think we still have one in the house someplace.
    suefarrell.farrell@gmail.com

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  70. I saw a fisher price little telephone. thank you for the chance!!
    johnnabooks(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  71. A Barbie treetopper
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  72. There was so many that brought back so many good memories. The Mystery Machine, Raggedy Ann, Fisher Price Barn, Monopoly Game and Candy Land and Clue ad so many more. I love the tree.
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  73. Love the ornaments. I saw Clue among so many. 😉
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  74. I saw the barn set and clue, monopoly and Barbie plus see and say! Awesome I 😍 donamaekutska7@gmail.com

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