{colton+cadence} vintage maps

Sometime in February or March the kids and I drove up to Tacoma to pick up some maps.

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I won a bid on Goodwill.com, but it was for local pick up only.

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So we drove almost 3 hours one way to get them.

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I am so glad we did.

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One was a nine map classroom set.

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Illustrated American history maps.

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Starting in the 1600’s up until the early 1900’s.

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My dad remembers this set from elementary school.

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That was in the 1950’s.

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Although it was a hard decision, I split the set up and decided to sell some in my Instagram shop, @coltoncadence.

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Three of them have sold.

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There are still two available.

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They are gorgeous.

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Vibrant colors.

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Detailed drawings.

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I’m probably going to regret selling them.

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I’ve never seen anything like them.

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It’s kind of like telling the story of the first Thanksgiving.

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One of the maps that is still available has the Lewis and Clarks route on it.

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I kept four of them for us.

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One is in the playroom.

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One is in the little guys room.

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If you want one, go check out what’s left (1829 and 1790)!

home is…an illustrated history.

{in the shop} on instagram

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So, this morning, I posted a bunch of vintage Fisher Price toys on Instagram.

Not on my @homeiswhatyoumakeit profile, but in my instashop @coltoncadence.

This is where I post colton+cadence updates and, this time, posted the items directly for sale in my Instashop!

So, if you are on Instagram, you can claim an item by commenting with your PayPal e-mail!

If you aren’t comfortable with that, you can still visit the colton+cadence on etsy where there are a few vintage Fisher Price items in the vintage playroom section of the shop.

And, use the coupon code “solucky15” to receive 15% of your purchase until St. Patricks Day!

home is…feeling a bit lucky today.

{colton+cadence} shop update

I’ve been updating the shop today.

Well, between runs back and forth to school.

It takes a lot of time.

Drop kids off at school.

Take some photos.

Write a listing.

Edit photos.

Publish listing.

Post on Facebook.

Post on Instagram.

Repeat.

Go pick up Lorelai from school.

Make her lunch.

Take some photos.

Write a listing.

Edit photos.

Publish listing.

Post on Facebook.

Post on Instagram.

Repeat.

Go pick up Reece from school.

Make the kids a snack.

Take some photos.

Write a listing.

Edit photos.

Publish listing.

Post on Facebook.

Post on Instagram.

Repeat.

Anyway, I’m still working on some updates, but the light is fading and I will have to stop taking photos.

I have done this all sorts of ways.

Take ALL the photos.

Edit ALL the photos.

Write ALL the listings.

I just get done what I can when I can.

Today was a “work” day for me.

I love my “job”.

home is…love what you do.

{collecting} vintage playroom

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When I started thrifting less than a year ago I also started some new collections.

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My collections are of items that I have always had a fondness of, but never knew how to find them…until I started thrifting.

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One of my favorite collections is my vintage fisher price collection.

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These toys come from the days of my youth. I am not sure I ever had any of them, nor do I recall playing with any of them (although I am sure I did at some point), but they take me back to when I was a little girl.

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I say it is my collection, but it is really for all of us…as are most of my collections.

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The toys fill the shelves in the playroom (remember the playroom…something I thought we would never have).

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The kids, most days, will pull the vintage fisher price off the toy shelves before they choose any of the newer toys.

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For me, I love…

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…the simplicity…

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…the graphics…

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…the bright colors…

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…it all just makes me happy!

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I imagine that these toys will go into the attic (or my creative cottage) to be stored until my own kids have children of their own.

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And, just like my kids do when they visit their grandparents in New York, they will play with the same toys that generations before them have been playing with.

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When I come across duplicates of what we already have I put them into colton+cadence or post them for sale on instagram.

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If you are interested in starting your own collection you can follow @coltoncadence on instagram or visit the vintage playroom section of colton+cadence on etsy!

home is…collecting something that makes you (and your home) happy.

{hello friday} 2.8.2013

Where did the week go?!

We spent ours…

drawing and writing: the kids love to make books. Reece draws the pictures and then sounds out the words to write what the picture is about. It is amazing to see him learning so much! Lorelai mimics her brother and likes to draw “naughty scribbles”.

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cleaning: Inside and out. Ryan cleaned up the yard last Sunday. The kids and I cleaned out their playhouse…the stinkbugs had taken up winter residence in there!

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thrifting: Treasure hunting for the shop. Treasure hunting for us. Enjoying a solo morning thrift while the kids were in school.

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playing: The kids absolutely LOVE all of the vintage Fisher Price toys I have collected.

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creating: New items for the shop and for our home. It fuels my soul to create.

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savoring: Moments like these. Holding little hands will only last for so long. I cherish every moment.

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trying new things: Sewing a doorway puppet theater. This was my second attempt (the first one was tossed because the striped fabric was going to give me a migraine). The third attempt turned out much better…after we added a second tension rod at the bottom of the “stage”.

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building: I bought a bunch of cups at Costco. Reece just started stacking…and stacking…and stacking. They played with these for hours…together…not squabbling (who doesn’t love Charlie and Lola?!).

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home is…a weeks worth of activities.