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Tuesday, February 28, 2012

PRIMITIVE TOY CHAIR





The above little toy chair is a good example of someone's handiwork. It is only five inches tall. I would imagine, if I may, that it was made by an older male, probably a father for his sweet girl child. And may I also assume that is was a present, perhaps in the 1930s, when money was tight. 

Given my assumptions I continue with the idea that he painted the chair with some leftover paint that he found around the house to make sure it was real pretty. 

And lastly, I presume that the young girl played with it for several years wearing the paint off in all the spots her little hands constantly touched. 




10 comments:

  1. Sweet chair, obviously made with care and love, the braced front legs suggest to me this was a man [yes, probably not a woman] who knew good furniture making. I suggest a grandfather is also a likely creator. Do fathers or grandfathers ever make things for their little ones today? Can the little ones appreciate it when it's so different from the plastic junk from the big toy department?

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    1. June -- yes, a grandfather could have made this sweet chair as well as a father. I suppose some toys for children are still being made by menfolk. When my children were young my former husband made some fantastic building blocks for them. But of course that was years ago and times have changed -- in so many ways! Thanks -- barbara

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  2. Wonderful chair. It reminded me of a couple wooden kitchen sets I made for one daughter and one niece one Christmas.

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    1. Grampy -- What a wonderful gift on oneself -- handmade items are truly a token of love. -- barbara

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  3. Sweet old chair - but my main reason for commenting on your blog is that I'm seeing tornado warnings for Paintsville, KY and know you've blogged about that town several times, so I'm concerned about you and your area! I hope you're safe from harm!

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    1. Yes, Paint Lick was under a take cover warning as was the counties of Garrard, Boyle, and Madison plus many others. It was a day of ominous skies and dreadful expectations in Ky. I spent some time in a protected area when a "take cover" warning came over the radio. But, the worst hit was the towns just 20 miles north of KY in Indiana. I feel that many of us are fortunate to still have our homes after this scary day. thanks for thinking of me -- very nice of you to do so. -- barbara

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  4. So charming. I associate that pale green with the Depression era.

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  5. Vicki -- good observation. Perhaps the little homemade chair was a result of depression economics? Thanks for commenting -- barbara

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