When I was a child I had a mini vacuum cleaner that wound up and the little pads underneath would swoosh around in a buffing motion.
With my recent regression into collecting 'toys' – such as my growing collection of re-ment items, restoring old Barbies and fixing up my Blythe Violet I got a bit nostalgic about some of the toys I used to love as a child – long ago donated to charity or played with till they broke.
So I Googled ‘wind up vacuum cleaner’ and whaddaya know – I found it! I also found the mixer which I had forgotten about and a sewing machine too!!
The lovely Amanda at ‘Hey Yo Yo’ on Etsy put them aside for me and I snapped them up toot-sweet. (Amanda – if you’re treading this thankyou for guiding me through my first ‘reserved’ etsty item purchase!!)
Now, the only question is – Do I open them??? Or do I leave them in the packaging? Yes I know that they’re ‘worth more’ in their packaging – but I’ll never sell them. Like a child, I am DESPERATE to see the sewing machine work and to once again see the vacuum cleaner buff away… Tell me – what would you do???