October 03, 2008

I've got Boardwalk

I noticed this picture on Nuvonova's blog and was immediately transported back to my childhood.  (For some reason, I cannot get this to hyperlink....check my left side bar for Nuvonova's link.)


Car necklace available here

My sisters and I spent a lot of time playing Monopoly...



Vintage Monopoly game found here


I always chose the car as my game piece...it was the coolest.


Vintage game pieces found here

Sadly, I was never much of a banker...


Monopoly $ found here

It's fun to find jewelry made from bits and pieces of past games.... 


Cuff links found here


Necklace available here
What's your favorite Monopoly piece?

18 comments:

Fog and Thistle said...

How cute are those jewelry pieces? I love the Monopoly Man pendant.

I always used the dog piece.

Rosebud Collection said...

What cute jewelry..I have to admit..hubby and I played that game when we were first married..I never played it with him again..He wouldn't sell any property to me and I called him a cheat..We still laugh about it.

Jenn said...

Monopoly is a game I never used to be very good at but I think over time I better understood the concept of the strategy of it all and now Matt is toast when we play heehee. He is the banker, I am the real estate agent. Funny thing though, we only have The Lord of the Rings Monopoly (I pick the Gandalf piece). In the original version of the game I was always the hat :)

Sweet Repose said...

Our Monopoly set only had odd wooden shapes to glide around the board with. But we usually only played when we went to friends houses...my lil' brother was not a very good team player, he cheated and threw fits (and usually the board)...he's still a brat to this day. I wanted to trade him for a sister sooo bad!

That will be my next venture, soldered charms, I just love the look they give to a piece.

sharon

nichole said...

Those are great! And especially fitting in today's financial climate. That last one with the monopoly man shrugging his shoulders could be any one of the wall streeters that refuse to recognize their place in this debacle.

Cicada Studio said...

I'm a thimble gal. Still am. And what was great, is I never had to fight anybody for it!

High Desert Diva said...

Nichole,

So, so true!

T.Allen-Mercado said...

My least favorite game of all time. I'm not very good at strategic planning. I'm more of a Clue gal or Trivial Pursuit. I generally chose the hat as my game piece, although I'd just become frustrated and quit. I was still an only child back then, my dad and Holly Hobbie didn't really make much of a fuss.

nuvonova said...

Ooh I didn't recognise my own item for a second then haha! I love the cufflinks, my brother would love those.. I might just have to get them..

fly tie said...

i didn't so much enjoy playing the game as i did watching others do so. but the lil plastic houses were always fun to play with for some reason. i'd gather up a bunch and shake 'em in my hand for a cheap thrill.

High Desert Diva said...

Flytie
You might get a kick out of this bracelet
http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?ref=sr_gallery_3&listing_id=12015872

picciolo said...

we had a ship in our set which was my favourite
: )

melroska said...

I liked the shoe best! I haven't played monopoly in so long, i miss it!

Christie said...

I loved the shoe.

willow said...

That's funny because I liked the shoe, too! But usually got stuck with the dumb iron.

Halo Hill said...

Hi and Happy Fall, and regarding Joy: No Charmaine, you know Joy better than that! Look close, she actually DID glue those little ice cream wooden spoons on a barrel!
As my Grandson would say "Oh my gosh, You gotta be KIDDIN' ME!"

Hugs and Get ahold of yourself, JOY!

Sheila

Hey Harriet said...

I was never much of a Monopoly player, so I don't really have a fave piece. I was always more of a scrabble type :)

Sarah McBride said...

way cute jewelry.
I was always the thimble.