Vintage Card Table Playhouses
It’s rough realizing that your childhood toys are now considered ‘vintage’! The photo above is of my daughter playing with my old Fisher Price dollhouse. You know the one with Little People who are now considered choking hazards? I am so thankful that my parents kept it for all those years!
Here’s another vintage toy… a card table playhouse! This one belongs to a friend from high school.
Someone in her family made it, using this decades old pattern.
Isn’t it adorable? Check out the heart shaped cutouts on the shutters!
Her three kids have an adorable place to play! For those wondering how the roof stands up… there is a box (that the house is stored in) sitting on top of the table and under the green roof. The green felt roof is detachable and stays in place with some velcro. Another cool feature of this old pattern is that the walls are four separate flaps, each attached to a roof piece, and they are joined at the table legs with a few squares of Velcro. Since folding a playhouse is little bit like folding a fitted sheet, that’s a pretty smart idea!
Here’s another vintage card table house pattern. It’s Vogue #2295 : The Card Table Cottage. (images from this listing)
And finally, an image from 1956! Check this out, kids!
It’s pretty basic, but I love the image. Anyone else wondering how the girl got inside the door that doesn’t appear to have an opening along the side? Ha!
A woman at my guild meeting last week mentioned that they have an old card table playhouse from when she was little. Now her nephew uses it. I asked her to send me a photo, as it is not like any of the above houses. I can’t wait to see what it looks like!
Do any of you have a toy that you can’t believe is considered “vintage”?