Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Just For Fun

I am always on the lookout for treasures to bring home for the grandchildren to play with. We have a room over our garage that has been designated as their playroom. (it also doubles as a guest room, you just have to sleep with the toys)

             Most of the treasures I bring home are found at yard sales, thrift stores or curbside.

This little fort was found curbside while husband and I were out walking one day.The folks throwing it away not only helped us disassemble it, but took it home for us in their truck. We cleaned it up with a power washer and brought it inside.

 We got this kitchen when my oldest granddaughter was about three. Kind of an unplanned thing, we were going to the grocery store but decided to make a quick stop at the thrift store first first, needless to say we had to run back home to drop off the kitchen before I could go grocery shopping. All four of the children have played with this.

This past week, we were looking for shelves at Habitat for Humanity and found this little vanity instead. I could not resist, I knew the girls would love it.  After we cleaned it up,  I looked around the house and found combs, barrettes, brushes and old necklaces to put in the vanity. They played house all day long....I did too. Lots of fun for very little cash, I do love Grandma Days.


Debbie said...

I love it all, and the fact that it was all thrifty makes it even better. I admit to having an attic full of those things (including that little pink vanity) just waiting for the future grandchildren that live inside my head.

In my head, they call me Mimi and love me to pieces.

Kathy ... aka Nana said...

What a wonderful grandma you are!! I wish I had room for stuff like that here at my house. There are disadvantages to downsizing. :-(

Debbie said...

LOVE all of this! I had a whole room dedicated to grandkids at our old house, complete with a futon that made into a bed for overnight stays! I REALLY hated leaving it all behind....these days I have 4 BIG shelves fill with toys for them to enjoy when they are here..it sits in my utility room. Enjoy your day!

living from glory to glory said...

Hello, I just think you must be the BEST Grandma ever!!
I know you had fun putting it all together.
How are you doing? Fall is coming slow around these parts after two days of a hard freeze.
I have your Blog on my side bar, hope your getting some visitor's!
May you have a wonderful rest of your week!
Blessings, Roxy

Ceil said...

Hi Maryann! Love these photos, especially the red hair! My granddaughter has red hair too, and its so pretty :)

Don't you just love finding new things for the grands? My husband and I found a big 'rocking sheep' for my granddaughter who loves animals. At a garage sale!


GratefulPrayerThankfulHeart said...

Sweet little ones playing with these great finds! Very cute photos!

Camille said...

What a FUN Grandma you are my friend! I do wish I could keep all those wonderful types of toys for my *Grandma Days*, but, we don't have the space. It warms my heart to think that this kind of joy is being brought to another grandma locally who has our *old* stuff. Your little grand-girls are adorable. :)

Love to you!