Thursday, February 25, 2016

Grandma's Crayon Can on Flashback Thursday

Visiting my Grandmother on the farm was exciting until I got there.   I could wait to see her but farming is a demanding job so I was expected to entertain myself, Heaven Forbid. My family's go-to as soon as the words "I'm Bored" came from my lips was to color.  Easy to store, usually not messy, a perfect way to get a kid to sit for a minute.

Of course I was less thrilled when the can of crayons was set in front of me.  No organization, no perfect rows of a Crayola rainbow, no just a giant coffee can of nubs and rejected crayons collected over summers past.  Once I got over the insult I started to enjoy my project and actually found a few treasured whole crayons.  Coloring with Grandma's crayon can has become one of my most cherished memories of life on the farm and my hardworking grandmother.

Me around 7 years

Flashback Thursday - Coloring Books

Disney Coloring Book Daniel Boone - Vintage 1961 - EXCELLENT
Vintage Mister Magoo 128 Page Coloring Book Circa 1965 by Whitman / Whitman Crayon Ad on Back Cover
25% Off Sale Vintage 1956 Rainy Day Coloring Book-Unused-Treasure Books
Dinosaurs and More Dinosaurs, Dinosaur Book, Dinosaur Coloring Book, Vintage Books, Triceratops, T Rex, Dinosaur Childrens Book, Childs Book
Vintage Lassie Sticker Fun Book UNUSED
Green Hornet Coloring Book, Vintage Crime Busting 1966 Coloring Pages
SALE !!! Vintage 1970 Dastardly and Muttley Coloring Book - Hanna-Barbera - Whitman
Sound and Say Phonics Coloring Book, Vintage Coloring Book
Vintage Coloring Book, 1950's Child's Activity, Coloring Book, Get Well Aids, Girl's, Hospital Coloring Book
1959 My ABC to color Coloring Book By Merrill Publishing Co. Unused never colored in
Vintage 1970's LARGE Batman and Robin Coloring Book, 1976, The Penguin Birds of a Feather, collectible book, Batman comic book, superhero
Larry Harmon's Laurel And Hardy Coloring Book 1968 - Whitman Publishing
Vintage Disney Coloring Book - 1944 Walt Disney Paint Book
WW 2 Oversized coloring book
1954 Coloring Book Busy Beavers by Merrill
Vintage coloring book The Lone Ranger Coloring and activity book from Whitman 1974 Lone Ranger his horse Silver and his friend Tonto

Flashback Thursday - Vintage Crayons

Lot of Vintage Crayons and Chalk - Crayola, Milton Bradley, No-Roll Crayons
Big Boy Crayons by Milton Bradley Company
Colorit Crayons
Vintage Color Craft Crayon Tin -- 15 Original Paper Wrapped Hexagon Crayons
Vintage Jumbo Crayon Candles in 6 assorted scents, in two 1950s Crayola-like boxes with 10 candles.
Velasquez Art Crayons
Vintage Box of Crayons Creston Crayons
vintage crayola crayons
Vintage Artista Watercolor Chalk Crayon Tin (E4194)
Six Vintage Jumbo Emergency Crayon Candles in Original Box
Vintage 1960s Crayola 72 crayon drawing set, includes 7 fluorescent crayons, with sharpener, original box
Sargent Hexagons Crayons
c.1942 Cardboard Box of Crayons Hexagon Shaped
30 Vintage Prang Crayons / Crayonex No.326 / Rayonex / The  American Crayon Co. / 1950s
Antique Rubens Crayola Drawing Box and Used Crayons Binney & Smith Co Gold Medal
Priscilla Crayon Coloring and Tracing Outfit by Ullman Mfg Vintage Art Toy Made in USA

Flashback Thursday - The Joy Of Coloring

Awakening: Artful Colouring - coloring book for adults and kids of all ages and skill levels!
Adult colouring book by The Tangled Peacock. Coloring book for adults Relaxation gifts
Adult Coloring Book - Art Therapy Volume 3 - Printable PDF E-Book, digital download, print at home and color as many times as you like
Fairies and Fantasy Coloring Book - Molly Harrison - For Adults and Older Kids - Fairies, fairy, faery, fantasy art
Adult colouring book page - one page instant PDF
Colouring book for adults -Mijn wonderlijke wereld (My wondrous world) - 46 hand-drawn pages- Masja
Adult Coloring Book - Animal Kingdom by Millie Marotta
Owl Coloring Book - Coloring Book - Owl Coloring Sheets - Owl Adult Coloring Book - Owl Outline Art - Owl Designs - Coloring Book  Owls
Adult Coloring Book
Adult Coloring Page - Mushrooms - Printable coloring page for adults - Part of the Hippie Kitsch adult coloring book
Fantasy Art Coloring Book with 19 Images - Gardens & Goddesses - Advanced Coloring Book for Grownups - Art by Mitzi Sato-Wiuff
COLORING BOOK,Colouring book, part 1, coloring book for adults, Coloring Book Pages, Printable Coloring Pages, Instant Download
Art of Dachshund Coloring Book Volume No. 2 - Physical Book
50 Original Doodles To Color - Calming Doodles Volume 1 by ColorIt - Adult Coloring Book -Hardback, Spiral Binding, Blotter, Acid Free Paper
Enchanted Forest 20 Postcards : Adult Coloring Book Johanna Basford doodling doodles ink drawings coloring artist
Coloring book for adults and children -  the heART of childhood by Phyllis Harris

Flashback Thursday - Handmade Tribute to Crayons

Crayon Confetti- Set of 60
Dinosaur Crayons - Dinosaur Party - Dinosaur Gift Boxed Crayons - Kids Craft - Colouring Activities - The Good Dinosaur - Kids Birthday Gift
Crayon Holder Roll Up, Party Favor, Crayon Wrap Construction, Easter Favor Toddler Toy, Rollup, Pouch, Travel Toy
Elephant Coloring Page Valentine with crayon holder. Cute unique elephant printable DIY valentines crayons cards classroom activity
Personalized Crayon Roll- Made to order
Glycerin Crayon Soap
Dinosaur crayon tub, set of 24, kids gift, non toxic childrens gift, rainbow crayons
Crayon Holder - Wooden Truck Crayon Holder - Handcrafted Natural and Organic Wood Crayon Holder -  Wooden Crayon Holder for 24 Crayons
CRAYONS Natural ECO Friendly Toy HANDMADE Fish Soy Coloring Crayons (Set of 8) Gift for Kids, Birthday Party Favor, Kids Gift Boy or Girl
8 Handmade Jumbo Beeswax Crayons (Waldorf) with Handmade Canvas Case - Rainbow colors plus Black and Brown
Teacher Appreciation Crayon Favor Boxes, Crayon Treat Box, Gift Card Holder, Graduation, Teacher Gift, School Party, Art Birthday, Rainbow
Train Crayons set of 10 - train party - party favors
Printable Crayon Valentine Topper
Crayon Ring Recycled Rainbow Crayon - 1 Recycled Rainbow Crayon Ring
Crayon Rolls Party Favors Blue Chevrons Crayon Holder holds 10 Crayons, Birthday Party Favors
Chemistry Crayon Labels - set of 24

Flashback Thursday - Celebrating Crayons with Art

Melted Crayon Art in Blues and Greens on 11 x 14 Stretched Canvas
Melted Crayons Art- Heart
Lesbian Wedding Gift, Melted Crayon Art, Rainbow Painting, Lesbian Pride Umbrella Painting, Rainbow Decor, Couple Silhouette Lesbians 22x28
Crayon Letter Wall Art- Teacher Gifts
Melted Crayon Art, 12x12 Sun and Moon Melted Crayon Art
Ballet Dancer Silhouette Melted Crayon Art - Purple - *Custom Order* Canvas Art, Wall Art, Girl's Room Art, Teen Room Art
Melted Crayon Art on  Canvas Great for Playroom/ Art Room
Rain Melted Crayon Art •Customizable•11X14 inch canvas
MELTED CRAYON ART Designer MacBook Decal Whole Skin Set Removable Vinyl Sticker Top Keyboard Bottom Skins Melted Crayons Melt Crayon Art
Unique Jungle/Forest Melted Crayon Art and Acrylic Painting for Home Decor,Vines Elephant, Giraffe, and Birds. Unique Gift for Nature Lover.
Pink and purple melted crayon art
12x12 Crayon Art of your choice!
Heart Melted Crayon Art - BeccaGArt
Crayon Art Melted Rainbow Colorful Pretty Amazing Cool Awesome Rubber Case for iPod Touch 5th Gen Generation iPod Touch 6th Gen Generation
Disney's "Frozen" themed Melted Crayon Art
Color Splatter Crayon Art

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Unknown said...

Love this! I always loved to "color" when I was growing up. Thank you for including my crayon rolls in your collections.

Your memories of the farm are precious. It reminds me of my mom's Button Box. I spent many hours sorting through her collection of buttons that she had gathered over her years of sewing, and my kids enjoyed it too. Grandma's button box has been passed down to my daughter and grandchildren who enjoy sorting through her vintage collection as much as I did.

Thanks for stirring up fond memories.

Linda :)

Crystal Salamon said...

Isn't it amazing how things like crayon stashes or even the smell can bring a flood of memories back? So beautiful. Thank you for sharing and for including my book, Awakening: Artful Colouring, in your collection. We're never too old to colour (or use crayons)! ;)