Thursday, June 9, 2011

Old fashioned fun

Do you remember playing with marbles as a kid?

Although most of us think of marbles as an old-fashioned pasttime, kids still do play with marbles.

My dearest husband has been making marble chasers for quite some time. He loves working in his shop and it amazes me how much creativity he comes up with.

He has taken an old fashioned toy and given it a modern look...

which makes them more fun, like this one with a whirly wheel and lots of curves,

and this quirky one with big discs and candy canes.

Some have themes that make you go nuts....

how about one with Blondie and Dagwood? ~

or maybe Batman and Robin.

Some are really big,

and some are really small.

Some are little pink pigs that drop the marbles,

and some are little red hens.

Whatever the size, shape, or form, they provide hours of fun for the kids. It's an old fashioned toy with a new whimsical twist!

Each one is handmade by my dearest hubby, and painted by me. You can find some of these in our shop at whimsy two, others have been sold, but if you see something you like, or have an idea of your own, you can special order. Just let me know.

Enjoy your day and have some old fashioned fun!


Sherri said...

Donna, Galen did a wonderful job with all the marble games!! I love the ones with the candy cane tubing!!

Donna said...

What a talented husband!! And your painting is Always pretty!!

Cozy Little House said...

How fun! I love to gaze at marbles. I don't have that many, but mine are in old jars.

La Vie Quotidienne said...

Why each one of these is a work of art. He is very talented and so creative. I have never seen anything like them. Amazing!

Ruth Welter said...

Donna, your husband Galen is wonderfully talented. I've always loved the creations you have shown of his on your blog.

Boy do I remember having marbles...when I was very little, I would roll my colorfull marbles around on the step that led from out dining to family room. Maybe I was an odd child or something, my marbles all had names and would talk to each other as they rolled along. : )


Patsi said...

Well I knew you painted them :)
Have to say the two that got my attention are the pig and hen...ADORABLE.

Anonymous said...

These are so cute and colorful, nice to just set out on table as a conversation piece.

Sheila said...

No batteries required!
These are great fun, and you guys do a wonderful job on them.
They make great pieces of folk art too.
Thanks for the kind wishes.

The Summer Kitchen Girls said...

That chicken is the cutest!! Will he be maing more of those? That would be great fun out on the porch this summer!!


Absolutely super.

Karen/My Colonial Home said...

Hi Donna, what fun toys - your husband must have a ball creating these.
Thanks for sharing...oh, and thank you for becoming one of my followers! I love new friends.