Tuesday, June 30, 2020

SPSH 2020 | The Toy Room

I knew when Mary-Lou posted this year's Summer Photo Scavenger Hunt list that I was going to do something I've been wanting to try for the past couple of years - find all the items in Robbie's collectible toy room!

The room has been in disarray since we swapped the original toy room space with my craft room several years ago; however, we spent the past five weeks getting everything unpacked, organized, and on display. These scavenger hunt finds will give you a peek into this FUN space.

1. A favorite piece of jewelry: The vintage Blue Goddess Gene Doll is wearing a multi-strand necklace that perfectly matches her dress.

2. Something with or in a knot: The gold tassel at the end of the maroon heart nestled in with the stuffed animal collection has a perfect knot.

3. Something with the colors of your country’s flag: There were quite a few red, white & blue options, but I couldn't resist Superman holding the US flag.

4. A toy you play with: Robbie picked up this vintage Showboat stage a few years ago. It came with several scripts, character stands, changeable sets, and chipboard figures that can be used to act out the plays!

5. Something you have more than one of: Robbie's all-time favorite TV show is Lost in Space, so it's no surprise that we have quite a few Robots.

6. Something in the shape of a triangle:This triangle shaped pendant and medal plaque is an actual prop that was on the fictional USS Nathan James in the TV series The Last Ship

7. Something that displays a rule(s): Tinkertoys are definitely designed to Build Big Fast!

8. A leaf longer than your hand: If you look closely, you can see that Treebeard's leaves are definitely longer than (dressed in red) Mork's hands!

9. Something that starts with the initial of your name (first or last): Minions, lots of them!

10. Something smaller than a paper clip: The crank shaft on the Munster's Koach is very small!

11. Something you need to throw away: These quarterbacks need to throw the ball away from themselves and into the arms of a receiver to score a touchdown.

12. Something that holds your favorite beverage: A few of Robbie's favorite bottles from our travels.

13. A rubber band/elastic in use: It's in the back, but Barbie's hair is definitely held back by an elastic band.

14. Something with wheels: There are LOTS of wheels in the toy room!

15. Something inherited: This farm set belonged to Robbie's dad.

16. Something with rough texture: Lots of interesting texture on Sanda the Gargantua.

17. Something naturally round: The Magic 8 Ball might be manufactured rather than naturally round, but it supposedly has all the answers.

18. Something that can go in the water: The Batboat is Batman's favorite way to travel on water.

19. A stone/rock/pebble with some color in it: A reddish rock, a white rock, and a black rock (all picked up on our travels) are on display with The Incredibles.

20. Something with the number 7 in it: The Starship Enterprise and the Galileo shuttle craft both display the number 7.

Alt A. An animal statue: This giraffe statue from Africa is nestled among the super heroes.

Alt B. Something heavier than your shoe: Robbie's childhood riding horse is definitely heavy! A stuffed Russian Winnie-the-Pooh and Kermit are enjoying a ride.

Alt C. Something with four sides: This Wall-E is not only cute, he is voice activated and has realistic expressions, light-up eyes, and movements.

I thoroughly enjoyed the challenge of finding all the items in this one room! Sending a huge thanks to Mary-Lou for hosting and curating such a FUN list! Are you participating in this year's Summer Photo Scavenger Hunt


  1. Well that was a fun stroll through all your finds. Glad you had fun with the list & thanks for joining in Melissa.

  2. Oh, my goodness, you found photos for all the prompts and in one room, too! That is great! I enjoyed seeing your finds. Thank you, too, for stopping by my blog and leaving a comment on my SPSH post.

  3. I loved seeing all your finds. I think this is the first time that someone has completed the hunt in one room. Well done!

  4. What a brilliant idea and so successful! You've given me a few ideas for thinking outside the box, thanks. :)

  5. This is simply splendid, and it is no surprise to me that the M would be represented by fun yellow minions! Well done you.

  6. What an amazing collection! Rochester is the home of the Margaret Woodbury Strong Museum of Play. Over the years it has changed from primarily a museum to showcase her incredible collection of toys to an interactive museum for kids. Your collection reminded me of visiting the museum many years ago with my (then) fourth grade class and being awed by her collections.

  7. Wow! What amazing collections!
    I particularly like the robots (I loved Lost in Space, too) and the Minions - and everything else, really!
    I Look forward to exploring more of your world...
    Take care :)


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