Paper Dolls for Boys

Raising 2 crafty boys and thrifting every chance I get.

Good Old Timey Carnival July 5, 2009

Filed under: Family & Friends — twlowenstein @ 10:26 am
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Yesterday we went to the local carnival which always lands over the 4th of July weekend.  We have meant to go for the past 3 years but something always came up.  So glad we made the time to go yesterday with our good friends.


We saw a dragon roller coaster.


Shoved our trash into the mouth of a clown trash can!  I am thinking this could get BIG money on ebay.

3689089062_c0040d7f2d_oWe coveted stuffed junk!

3689201170_4078062f3a_bWe found a clown shooting gallery.


And acted accordingly.

3688381269_9cdfd77c40_bWatched other, braver, folks ride the Viking Ship.


I was blissed out, surrounded by all the colors and vintage carnie goodness.

3689105652_75d05b67c4_bThis reminds me to brag about my SERIOUS faux bois score.  I scored a FREE 4 drawer filing cabinet off Craigslist.  It is a vintage beauty and photos are sure to follow once we’re settled into the new house.  Now back to the carnival…


All 3 of my men, 2 wee ones and my man, climbed through the obstacle course.  Some faster than others! 😉


The signs were gorgeous.


My youngest covered his ears to try and block out all the massive carnival noise, even said no to cotton candy because he had no free hands.  But then, then he spotted the duckie pond.


I wanted to buy/steal the aqua and red duckie.  I settled for a photograph.  Life rule # 427, Do not mess with CARNIES.


SHAZAM! (taken through the viewfinder of my vintage Kodak Duaflex)


11 Responses to “Good Old Timey Carnival”

  1. Alexis Says:

    That looks fantastic! Our local carnival is kind of stinky!

  2. Looks like a great day of fun! I have very fond memories of carnivals coming to town when I was growing up. I have one memory that is not too fond. I rode the bullet against the advise of Pop that said I wouldn’t like it. He was soooooooo right!

  3. Natalie Says:

    That looks like a fun summer day!

  4. amazing photos. the viking ship one is my fave. well, after the one of your youngest looking incredibly cute, that one would come first.

  5. Visty Says:

    Awesome photos. I see a montage on canvas in your house.

  6. Ellen Bloom Says:

    What a fun day and with GREAT PHOTOS!!! They look so good and “Kodak-y” that some of them could qualify for VPF!!!

  7. Beth C Says:

    How Fun and Colorful!! Looks like you all had a blast!! Thanks for sharing!!

  8. Anne Says:

    You are driving me crazy with the vintage charm of your photos! ugh, steal the duck! No, offer the carnie $10.
    I have been a bad blog reader, sorry.

    • Complete Stranger Says:

      Awesome vintage, so charming, so colorful…what a great outing for your family.

  9. Sarah Says:

    Love these photos!!!

  10. Lauren Says:

    i know it’s been said but i just have to say- these photo’s are really great. the perspective, angles and colors. really wonderful.

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