A 70 Year Old Toy Easel Chalkboard

Even if I haven't been able to enjoy the outdoors yet due to the all the snow here in Minnesota, I sure have had fun thrifting and shopping lately.  I found the old sink potting bench last week, and the old toaster and manual wringer last weekend.

This week my Mom was bringing this into a consignment shop to sell, but I stopped her.  She was going to sell it for $25.

I took it home with me.  It is a Kogol children's reversible easel chalkboard.  My Mom bought some things to re-sell from a local lady who was downsizing.  The lady told her it was 70 years old.



It's in pretty good shape.

It even had a chalk drawing on the reverse side.

I was kinda thinking about keeping it.  I do have old toys in our family room/den.

What do you think?  Is it a cool find?  I think I would have to hang it on the wall so it didn't take up so much space.













26 comments:

  1. I think I would keep it. Future kids will not know what a chalk board is.

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  2. I would keep it, of course. It is too cute!You can have a lot of fun with it! 25.00 would of been a real steal for someone else.

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  3. Your chalkboard is a terrific find, Carlene!
    It's hard to find those in such good shape. Love it!
    Mary Alice

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  4. Sorry you are still living with snow, but looks like you are making the best of it. '-) Great finds!

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  5. I love the idea of hanging it up, I'd try a kitchen wall and use it as a message center; put it back to work for a new generation!

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  6. I think it's a very cool find! Love it with your toys, too. I bought two blackboards this weekend but nothing like yours! They were more modern and the board was green instead of black. I rarely see one like yours!
    Hugs From the Farmhouse,
    dru

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  7. Oh, I love it! I think it would look so fun hung up!
    Susan

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  8. Hi Carlene, I saw your comment over at Silo Hill Farm and am looking forward to following you on Bloglovin. My Mom's name is Carlene, too, which is a very unusual name so of course I had to pop over! Have a wonderful week! ~Cindy@littlemisscelebration.com

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  9. It's a keeper. I found a big green chalkboard in our garage. I am going to paint the board blck and use it for a sign somehow.

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  10. Do you even have to ask us? KEEP IT! I think it's very cool and so much you can do with it.

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  11. Love it! Amazing condition too!
    xoxo Carly

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  12. Great finds, Carlene..I love your chalkboard and think it would be cute hanging on the wall. :)

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  13. I would keep it, of course, being a former schoolteacher. But what I want to know is: what kind of doll is that? I love her! I had a similar doll when I was small.

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  14. It IS very cool, Carlene...and I think it would be a perfect message board, too!

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  15. This looks like a keeper to me for sure! Where will you ever find another one?

    hugs, Linda

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  16. You should keep it!! I think it would look great hanging on the wall.
    hugs,
    Cindy

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  17. Oh yes! Carlene, you have to keep that. It is wonderful! If you're not going to keep it, send it to me, and I'll send your mother a check. laurie

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  18. Carlene ... just love that chalkboard. It will make a great wall-hanging. Blessings, Audrey Z. @ Timeless Treasures

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  19. I love it Carlene!
    I would keep it for sure.
    We still have snow. This has been the most awful of springs.
    Or should I say what spring?
    But I did see a robin yesterday hopping along the snow.
    Hope!
    Cindy

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  20. A definite find! Love that it has the ABC's on it. I remember those and think they have special appeal!
    Liz

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  21. Yes, it's totally cute and I remember using one.

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  22. Yup, it's a keeper. I love and collect old toys so of course I think it's too cute.
    hugs,
    Jann

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  23. I think it's cool..and I remember them. :) The way you have it displayed with the doll is so sweet.

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