Trinkets and Treasures Cake

October 13th, 2009 in member junk     
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Included my dads CrackerJack prizes from the 30s...can you guess... see the tin toy horse and the red-jacketed monkey...
a jewelry box ballerina, mini troll doll, painted rock
Grandmas old Christmas tree brooch fits perfectly near the top...right next to the angel from a MardiGras King Cake... 
thats Flower the Skunk (of Bambi fame) peeking up...hes also from the 1930s
Included my dads CrackerJack prizes from the 30s...can you guess... see the tin toy horse and the red-jacketed monkey...

Included my dad's CrackerJack prizes from the 30's...can you guess... see the tin toy horse and the red-jacketed monkey...


I originally saw this idea years ago...with a baby-shower theme... I modified it for Christmas time ...almost time to bring it out again.  I wanted to display some of  my favorite childhood treasures, and supplemented with bits and pieces my kids collected. I even managed to loosely spell out their names in the alphabet blocks.  I covered a wooden circle with craft paper and glued down the outer circle of the blocks first, and built up from there. The inside is hollow...styrofoam peanuts and aluminum foil fill the interior space.   Sorry! Some of the shots are blurry...


Pattern or design used: a dentist office craft magazine
posted in: member junk, vintage, game pieces, trinkets, alphabet blocks, costume jewelry, toys, souvenirs

Comments (14)

ClassyLadyJen writes: How clever and cute! That is a great idea. Posted: 1:57 pm on October 19th
Prior writes: This is great.I needed it for my daughter's retro baby shower. Posted: 11:26 pm on October 14th
fellowjunker writes: I LOVE this and all the treasures you used. What a very meaningful display!
Happy day.
xojanis Posted: 2:57 pm on October 14th
Junk_Sophisticate writes: Love it!
Candy Posted: 1:00 pm on October 14th
inkognitoban writes: FLASH BACK BLAST!!! I LOVE THIS!!! Posted: 9:46 am on October 14th
shabbychick writes: What a clever way to display some special bits and pieces of memories! Love how you used the blocks.

Thanks for sharing!

Kathy Posted: 8:30 am on October 14th
itsnotjunk2me writes: What a unique and great idea! It's a walk down memory lane...cracker jacks, troll doll, marbles, jewelry, barbie doll shoe, coke bottle, and dice sprinkled about, and is that a puzzle piece I spy? Reminds me of the assemblage I did in high school. - judi ;) Posted: 8:57 pm on October 13th
junkermidge writes: Very, very fun project! Way to go!
Midge Posted: 8:55 pm on October 13th
monakent writes: OMG...if only I'd have saved those wonderful Cracker Jack prizes we got as kids, I too, could make a cool "cake".....

This project is a work of art, in it's own funky way. LOVE it and what it represents!!! gailmarie

Posted: 7:45 pm on October 13th
oldnews writes: Too much fun to look at!! Must have been a blast to gather the stuff and put it all together!! Very cool!! Marie Posted: 7:28 pm on October 13th
suewhitney writes: Wow, great cake. How long did it take to bake?? Looks like more than an hour at 350... I am such the funny girl! Very clever use of trinkets and toys. Love the troll doll...takes me back! Thanks for sharing!

Be Well,
Sue Posted: 4:22 pm on October 13th
grannijo writes: Cool!!....thanks for sharing...sharon Posted: 3:16 pm on October 13th
alicemom writes: Fond memories made into a neat display.
smiles, alice Posted: 3:03 pm on October 13th
racers7 writes: Its so retro and colorful, love it! Posted: 2:52 pm on October 13th
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