Thursday, September 1

inspiration workshop! - vintage

This week's prompt for the Inspiration Workshop! by Gussy Sews is - vintage.

{via google images}

Seeing that everything 80s has been making a comeback in recent years, I'd go ahead and label this era, "vintage".
And since I was born in the 80s and played with many toys and watched many cartoons that were popular during this time, I'm going to use this wonderfully kooky decade as my inspiration today.
Everything pictured below is something that I owned, or played with, or watched, or read, or wore, etc.
Enjoy your trip through the 80s!!
Warning: MAJOR picspam below....

Strawberry Shortcake.

Rainbow Brite.

Pound Puppies.


Care Bears.

Cabbage Patch Kids.

The Babysitters Club.

My Little Pony.

Teddy Ruxpin.


Banana Clips.

Plastic Charm Necklaces.

Clear Neon Phone.

Jelly Shoes.

Fashion Plates.

Snoopy Sno Cone Machine.


Barbie and the Rockers.


{photos via pinterest}

What was your favorite toy/cartoon from the 80s?

Gussy Sews Inspiration Workshop!


  1. This post totally made me smile! I can't believe I'd almost forgotten about Popples - I LOVED those :)

  2. Ahh! I totally forgot about Fashion Plates.

  3. Oh so happy to see Fashion Plates on here! I had forgotten about them, but LOVED THEM as a child. Thanks for the memory!

  4. Oh my! I loved almost everything on that list! Thanks for the walk down memory lane:) Love it!

  5. oh wow. this was like seeing my childhood replayed before my very eyes! (: i'd forgotten (repressed?!) all about banana clips, jelly shoes and pound puppies! i did, however, play some old school mario on a nintendo this weekend! we couldn't believe how much we still remembered. thanks for the memories!

  6. I remember my older sister had that Snoopy sno cone things. We used to love using it but it was a lot of work.

    Favorite cartoons:
    GI Joe
    Scooby Doo

  7. Ah, Cabbage Patch Kids and Care Bears. Fun times, fun times.

  8. I'm happy I was able to kick start some great memories for everyone!!

    Thanks for stopping by!


  9. Oh wow those brought some memories rushing back! Whats great is The Hub channel plays Jem {which I now watch with my 5yr old and think wow this was way inappropriate, ha} and they have new Little Pony and Strawberry Shortcake, Fragile Rock, and the list goes on and on, best channel EVER! Coming from Gussy.


  10. Hi miss Jen!
    Oh the banana clip, can you still even buy them?
    I use to love Super Mario on the Ninetendo.
    Such a fun post, put a smile on my face.
    Shelly xo
    p.s. I had one of those phones. Too fun!


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