September 3, 2013Tuesday Etsy Roundup – The Little Homemaker Edition
By Eartha Kitsch
As long as there have been homemakers and toys, there have been toys about being homemakers. I can remember running around the house with my tiny carpet sweeper when I was a little girl as well as ironing doll shirts with a pint-sized iron. No doubt, generations of children before me enjoyed similar play times. I’ve always been fascinated by these smaller scaled items and how oftentimes, the attention to detail is just as great as in the actual life-sized versions. Lets take a look at some toys in this vein that I’ve enjoyed rustling up from Etsy for “The Little Homemaker” this week!
First up from seller FeistyFarmersWife:
Check out this incredible Youngstown Kitchens dishwasher complete with tiny dishes! And guess what? The little homemaker could actually hook it up to the kitchen sink and use it! The Seller gives this quote from the enclosed instruction manual:
Simply connect the intake hose to the sink faucet and place the second hose in the sink bowl for draining. Arrange the plastic dishes (complete set furnished with each unit) in the chrome plated dish baskets. Set the dish baskets in the dish washing tub, close the clear, plexiglass lid and turn on the water. That’s all there is to it. The jet Tower, in the center of the tub, revolves and sprays dishes with sixty-four jets of water, brush-flushing dishes clean, just as in the outstanding Youngstown Automatic Dishwasher.
Wowee! I would have been all over that as a kid! Since the dishes are taken care of, that leaves the little homemaker time for some more enjoyable pursuits! It looks like seller pearl25 has just what they will need:
The Sewhandy machine was made for sewers with smaller hands and oh, but it’s cute too! The seller says that it works great so this little machine could help any wee sewers in your family start in style!
Now that the little homemaker has learned to sew, how about they whip up some cute potholders for this beautiful stove from seller LastCent?
What a pretty little stove! And once plugged in, the oven and the stove eyes actually light up! The tiny knobs turn as well. I just love the icon of the girl with the ponytail and “Suzy Homemaker” in cursive font across the front. And who among us wishes that manufacturers would still make stoves that color in adult sizes nowadays? I’ll raise my hand first for that.
I think that the the little homemaker will agree with me when I say that the stove is just too awesome to dirty up by making dinner. How about we turn to the shop of caddywampus instead?
This fantastic little barbecue has a chicken on the spit and it used to make sparks when the little handle was turned. How cool is that?! I still think it’s a great little item though and am sure that kids would still happily play with it – or better yet, a grown-up kid like myself would love to display it in my kitchen! Bonus points for it coming with the original box with great graphics. And quite possibly the world’s smallest set of grilling tongs.
Unfortunately, not even the little homemaker gets away with fun things like sewing and grilling all of the time. They also have to clean! I think that seller northwoodscabin has just the thing for that!
The Vac u Fun vacuum! How cute is that thing? And it even works! Just pop in some batteries, and the little homemaker is actually making a dent in those rugs that they’ve been putting off! Or okay, that their parents have been putting off…but still, mission accomplished. I’m pretty sure there were some Moms and Dads back in the day who had vested interests when they bought this awesome set for their kids. I can just see the glee in their eyes when they handed their little homemaker the vacuum and said, “You go play now!”
And here are a few more items with the little homemaker in mind. I couldn’t leave them out due to their sheer cuteness:
From seller grandmothersattic:
Look how cute this little salad set is! I love the original box design and the wood grain and acorn motif on the bowls. And notice how excited those kids seem to be about being served salads. I’m pretty sure that I’d also be stoked about a salad if I could eat it out of those beautiful bowls. How about you?
Next up, from Seller HappyCatVintage:
This is one of the prettiest little toy kitchen sets that I’ve ever seen. I love all of the red accents and the tiny pots and pans and hey, Retro Ruth! Is that a wee little gelatin mold in the back there? I also love how you can see the imaginary food baking through the oven door.
And finally, from seller IngesAttic, I bring you this little set that makes me giggle so much:
Look at this wee little shopping bag complete with groceries and books. This is more doll-sized but I had to include it because it’s so sweet! Be sure and notice that baby’s face on the “How To Raise A Baby” book. He totally cracks me up. I also love that the shopping bag includes a copy of “It’s Later Than You Think!”. Better get those tiny groceries on home now, little homemaker! I can hear the pretend clock ticking away in my mind….
I hope that you all have enjoyed these peeks at fun Etsy items in “The Little Homemaker” department. Being a homemaker of any size can be pretty tedious at times but you can bet that having these finds around would make things a little more fun at least! If you’re interested in learning more about any of the great items above, simply click on the sellers’ names to go straight on over to their Etsy pages.