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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
$35.00
Vintage Mister Magoo 128 Page Coloring Book Circa 1965 by Whitman / Whitman Crayon Ad on Back Cover
$14.25
25% Off Sale Vintage 1956 Rainy Day Coloring Book-Unused-Treasure Books
$19.50
Dinosaurs and More Dinosaurs, Dinosaur Book, Dinosaur Coloring Book, Vintage Books, Triceratops, T Rex, Dinosaur Childrens Book, Childs Book
$4.00
Vintage Lassie Sticker Fun Book UNUSED
$14.00
Green Hornet Coloring Book, Vintage Crime Busting 1966 Coloring Pages
$10.00
SALE !!! Vintage 1970 Dastardly and Muttley Coloring Book - Hanna-Barbera - Whitman
$29.49
Sound and Say Phonics Coloring Book, Vintage Coloring Book
$5.00
Vintage Coloring Book, 1950's Child's Activity, Coloring Book, Get Well Aids, Girl's, Hospital Coloring Book
$15.50
1959 My ABC to color Coloring Book By Merrill Publishing Co. Unused never colored in
$5.00
Vintage 1970's LARGE Batman and Robin Coloring Book, 1976, The Penguin Birds of a Feather, collectible book, Batman comic book, superhero
$29.00
Larry Harmon's Laurel And Hardy Coloring Book 1968 - Whitman Publishing
$5.00
Vintage Disney Coloring Book - 1944 Walt Disney Paint Book
$15.00
WW 2 Oversized coloring book
$25.00
1954 Coloring Book Busy Beavers by Merrill
$8.00
Vintage coloring book The Lone Ranger Coloring and activity book from Whitman 1974 Lone Ranger his horse Silver and his friend Tonto
$7.00

Flashback Thursday - Vintage Crayons

Lot of Vintage Crayons and Chalk - Crayola, Milton Bradley, No-Roll Crayons
$19.00
Big Boy Crayons by Milton Bradley Company
$5.00
Colorit Crayons
$12.99
Vintage Color Craft Crayon Tin -- 15 Original Paper Wrapped Hexagon Crayons
$7.00
Vintage Jumbo Crayon Candles in 6 assorted scents, in two 1950s Crayola-like boxes with 10 candles.
$14.95
Velasquez Art Crayons
$15.00
Vintage Box of Crayons Creston Crayons
$4.50
vintage crayola crayons
$10.00
Vintage Artista Watercolor Chalk Crayon Tin (E4194)
$14.99
Six Vintage Jumbo Emergency Crayon Candles in Original Box
$18.00
Vintage 1960s Crayola 72 crayon drawing set, includes 7 fluorescent crayons, with sharpener, original box
$39.95
Sargent Hexagons Crayons
$10.99
c.1942 Cardboard Box of Crayons Hexagon Shaped
$9.99
30 Vintage Prang Crayons / Crayonex No.326 / Rayonex / The  American Crayon Co. / 1950s
$42.00
Antique Rubens Crayola Drawing Box and Used Crayons Binney & Smith Co Gold Medal
$23.00
Priscilla Crayon Coloring and Tracing Outfit by Ullman Mfg Vintage Art Toy Made in USA
$38.00

Flashback Thursday - The Joy Of Coloring

Awakening: Artful Colouring - coloring book for adults and kids of all ages and skill levels!
$20.00
Adult colouring book by The Tangled Peacock. Coloring book for adults Relaxation gifts
£7.99
Adult Coloring Book - Art Therapy Volume 3 - Printable PDF E-Book, digital download, print at home and color as many times as you like
$4.95
Fairies and Fantasy Coloring Book - Molly Harrison - For Adults and Older Kids - Fairies, fairy, faery, fantasy art
$8.99
Adult colouring book page - one page instant PDF
£1.50
Colouring book for adults -Mijn wonderlijke wereld (My wondrous world) - 46 hand-drawn pages- Masja
$8.89
Adult Coloring Book - Animal Kingdom by Millie Marotta
$14.95
Owl Coloring Book - Coloring Book - Owl Coloring Sheets - Owl Adult Coloring Book - Owl Outline Art - Owl Designs - Coloring Book  Owls
$13.50
Adult Coloring Book
$12.99
Adult Coloring Page - Mushrooms - Printable coloring page for adults - Part of the Hippie Kitsch adult coloring book
$3.00
Fantasy Art Coloring Book with 19 Images - Gardens & Goddesses - Advanced Coloring Book for Grownups - Art by Mitzi Sato-Wiuff
$11.00
COLORING BOOK,Colouring book, part 1, coloring book for adults, Coloring Book Pages, Printable Coloring Pages, Instant Download
€3.99
Art of Dachshund Coloring Book Volume No. 2 - Physical Book
$18.00
50 Original Doodles To Color - Calming Doodles Volume 1 by ColorIt - Adult Coloring Book -Hardback, Spiral Binding, Blotter, Acid Free Paper
$15.99
Enchanted Forest 20 Postcards : Adult Coloring Book Johanna Basford doodling doodles ink drawings coloring artist
$9.95
Coloring book for adults and children -  the heART of childhood by Phyllis Harris
$11.99


Flashback Thursday - Handmade Tribute to Crayons

Crayon Confetti- Set of 60
$5.00
Dinosaur Crayons - Dinosaur Party - Dinosaur Gift Boxed Crayons - Kids Craft - Colouring Activities - The Good Dinosaur - Kids Birthday Gift
£5.50
Crayon Holder Roll Up, Party Favor, Crayon Wrap Construction, Easter Favor Toddler Toy, Rollup, Pouch, Travel Toy
$2.50
Elephant Coloring Page Valentine with crayon holder. Cute unique elephant printable DIY valentines crayons cards classroom activity
$5.75
Personalized Crayon Roll- Made to order
$13.00
Glycerin Crayon Soap
$7.50
Dinosaur crayon tub, set of 24, kids gift, non toxic childrens gift, rainbow crayons
£12.50
Crayon Holder - Wooden Truck Crayon Holder - Handcrafted Natural and Organic Wood Crayon Holder -  Wooden Crayon Holder for 24 Crayons
$22.95
CRAYONS Natural ECO Friendly Toy HANDMADE Fish Soy Coloring Crayons (Set of 8) Gift for Kids, Birthday Party Favor, Kids Gift Boy or Girl
$10.00
8 Handmade Jumbo Beeswax Crayons (Waldorf) with Handmade Canvas Case - Rainbow colors plus Black and Brown
$15.00
Teacher Appreciation Crayon Favor Boxes, Crayon Treat Box, Gift Card Holder, Graduation, Teacher Gift, School Party, Art Birthday, Rainbow
$6.00
Train Crayons set of 10 - train party - party favors
$15.00
Printable Crayon Valentine Topper
$7.00
Crayon Ring Recycled Rainbow Crayon - 1 Recycled Rainbow Crayon Ring
$3.00
Crayon Rolls Party Favors Blue Chevrons Crayon Holder holds 10 Crayons, Birthday Party Favors
$3.00
Chemistry Crayon Labels - set of 24
$3.00


Flashback Thursday - Celebrating Crayons with Art

Melted Crayon Art in Blues and Greens on 11 x 14 Stretched Canvas
$25.00
Melted Crayons Art- Heart
$8.00
Lesbian Wedding Gift, Melted Crayon Art, Rainbow Painting, Lesbian Pride Umbrella Painting, Rainbow Decor, Couple Silhouette Lesbians 22x28
$135.00
Crayon Letter Wall Art- Teacher Gifts
$38.00
Melted Crayon Art, 12x12 Sun and Moon Melted Crayon Art
$20.00
Ballet Dancer Silhouette Melted Crayon Art - Purple - *Custom Order* Canvas Art, Wall Art, Girl's Room Art, Teen Room Art
$25.00
Melted Crayon Art on  Canvas Great for Playroom/ Art Room
$65.00
Rain Melted Crayon Art •Customizable•11X14 inch canvas
$40.00
MELTED CRAYON ART Designer MacBook Decal Whole Skin Set Removable Vinyl Sticker Top Keyboard Bottom Skins Melted Crayons Melt Crayon Art
$52.00
Unique Jungle/Forest Melted Crayon Art and Acrylic Painting for Home Decor,Vines Elephant, Giraffe, and Birds. Unique Gift for Nature Lover.
$38.20
Pink and purple melted crayon art
$15.00
12x12 Crayon Art of your choice!
$20.00
Heart Melted Crayon Art - BeccaGArt
$40.00
Crayon Art Melted Rainbow Colorful Pretty Amazing Cool Awesome Rubber Case for iPod Touch 5th Gen Generation iPod Touch 6th Gen Generation
$17.95
Disney's "Frozen" themed Melted Crayon Art
$45.00
Color Splatter Crayon Art
$20.00

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2 comments:

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)! ;)
Crystal