Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Pollyanna



I promised to show you the game board to the Pollyanna game...



Pollyanna...The Glad Game was made by Parker Brothers, Inc. and patented in 1915.

Pollyanna was a novel written in 1913 by Eleanor Porter.
The gist of the story is that a young girl named Pollyanna lived her life optimistically....always looking for the good side of things no matter what trouble came her way.

I love the colorful graphics of old board games...



This old Parcheesi game board was made in 1938.



And this?
Well, this is just something I found on the ground.
I do not know what it is from...
Maybe you know?

I love old iron and have a few ideas on how to use it floating around in my head...
What would you do with it?

This week is flying by...
...it is almost the weekend again!

My Mom and Dad will be arriving on Saturday and I am so happy to be able to spend Father's Day with them!
How do you plan to celebrate?

:)

25 comments:

Laurie said...

Great old board games... I have seen Pollyanna in
movie form. It was a great old movie!

a whole lotta love said...

That Pollyanna game is awesome!! I want to find one. It was one of my favorite movies growing up. I just last week that there is a town in Massachusetts (near Boston.. but I can't remember exactly) that has a whole Pollyana day celebration. I thought that was so wonderful! Thanks for sharing this.

1 Funky Woman said...

Since you were showing us the old Pollyanna game board I was thinking that metal was from another board game. Now I promise I know nothing about this game, but doesn't it kind of look like the piece from a Ouija Board Game?

Secret Garden Cottage said...

LOVE the Pollyanna game! I love how all the characters on the board are dressed...really fantastic!!
I don't know what that metal thing-a-majig is, but it sure is pretty! I can imagine using it on a white ironstone platter with a candle in the center of the circle and maybe ivory antique buttons scattered around it. I would love to see what you come up with, though. :)
Enjoy the rest of your evening!
~ Jo :)

Lisa said...

Oh my I love it! What a treasure!!!
Hugs,Lisa

Wanda @ Just Vintage said...

The game boards are so pretty. So colorful. But the metal thing! You just found it on the ground. Dang! I have no idea what to do with it, but it's pretty cool.

Victoria said...

What a wonderful board game! A few years ago when I was working in the medical records dept. of a hospital, we had a meeting and I spoke up on something...my manager rolled her eyes and said "Oh here she goes again, the Pollyanna". I had no idea what she was talking about and I felt insulted b/c she said it with such a negative tone. I googled it when I got home and I was flattered and felt sorry for her that she thought it was an insult!

La Petite Gallery said...

That looks like the outer ring
of a dead bolt? Part of a latch lock?

Interesting enough.. yvonne

Andy's Attic said...

The board games are so pretty...especially Pollyanna. I am happy that your mom and dad are coming for Father's Day. Enjoy your time with them and hold them tight.
Annette

Dapoppins said...

The Glad game, I saw the movie, and hear the saying "don't be a pollyana" and I think, why not? Thinking of the good side of things is good, yes? I have never seen the game before!

Anonymous said...

hey mom its kate ur daughter ;)
When I bought my beautiful purple comforter from anthropologie, I came home and that outer ring was inside the bag which the comforter came in!
When I moved to brooklyn, I left it in your car!
I love you, See you on sunday

Tami said...

I love Pollyanna! My mom would have old crystals hanging in her window that when the light would shine on them we would call it Pollyanna.....love that movie!

Laura @ 52 FLEA said...

Hey kate! You are so right! For the life of me, I couldn't remember where I found that thing! Thanks! :)

brudeblogg said...

What a beautiful old game! And that thing you found is beautiful, too. How lucky you are ;)

Jackie said...

what are the dimensions? Do any of the edges look like they were "broken off" something else?
jackie
bliss farm antiques

Zita - Mlle Magpie said...

I'm so happy your parents are coming to visit. It should be a wonderful time. Will you be at the lake house for a while?

Mélanie A. said...

Great to read your parents will be with you. I will be with my parents and my fiance's parents in our beach house

Lori Miller, Round barn Potting Co. said...

good afternoon

I have had a chance to look back at a few posts and i love the depth of your photos... beautiful!

thanks so much for dropping a comment and for the lovely words...always nice to hear. =)

Theresa said...

Sweet game boards. Perhaps something to hold a rod... curtain etc? Enjoy your weekend with your parents. I pray you have a great one! HUGS!

Umcanny Festoon said...

What wonderful colors on the game board. I would build a pin cushion in the center frame part. No dropping that pin cushion!


Joy.......always

Katsui Jewelry said...

I love the Glad Game! Incredible graphics. Interesting...my daughter is gone and my fil is in South Dakota so I don't think we will do anything to celebrate Father's Day. I mentioned going out to brunch to my husband but he didn't seem to get too excited about the idea...guess it is just a regular day!

Primitiques 'n Poetry said...

Maybe the mystery thing is an old clock front? I imagine I'd either put a mirror in it, or use it as a frame for a picture of Kate. Maybe? ~Mindy

maryann said...

Oh, heavens! You find better stuff on the ground than I find in antique stores!! :)

Happy Father's Day to your dad, too!

Beatnheart said...

Haley Mills as Pollyanna in the Disney Movie. she changed my life!

loes (nl) said...

my first thought is: he a sigarcutter.
But i don't know how small your finding is?
if it's +/_ 2 inch it could be one :)
just to cut off the tip of an sigar