Sunday, March 16, 2008

Marbles 01

Marbles 01
Originally uploaded by Valita's View
This is what 3000 vintage marbles look like all over the floor when the glass jar they were in broke as I was lifting it up to vacum underneath it. See the jar in the background sitting upside down with the glass bottom right next to it. All I could do was laugh when I heard the rush of the marbles falling out the of the jar and rolling all over the floor all at once. The dog had a field day chasing.them. I am still finding a stray here and there in the house.

I collected these as a kid when I lived in Hawaii when I used to play marbles with some neighborhood kids. I won most of these. I am always tempted to buy more when I see them at antique stores or flea markets, but do I really need anymore?

My niece is 8 and loves playing with them; I was 9 when I loved playing with them so I completely understand her facination with them when she comes over to my home.


Casii said...

Oh wow, I guess you really CAN say you lost your marbles!

Hope the mess wasn't too overwhelming!

Heidi said...

Oh my gosh, Valita! I predict you'll still be finding stray marbles months from now, LOL!