Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Vintage Thingie Thursday: Vintage Juri Wooden Toys

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Some days, I am amazed at what folks decide to donate to a thrift store or Goodwill. I have come across a thrift store here in town that has been here for years, but I have not shopped there but maybe once or twice. I have recently been stopping in every now and again and am simply amazed at the finds. Seriously.

The store has a lot of high quality items, you never have to worry about sifting through junk at this ship. Best part about that is the fact that it is as clean as a department store. Just this week, I bought my daughter a couture dress, that was brand new, still with the tags on it that retailed for $178.00. That bargain dress cost me a whole $4.00. Simply unbelieveable.

While looking around in the shop one afternoon, I saw a bag of what  looked like to be matchboxes. Upon closer inspection, the tag on the bag said "vintage puzzles" and the whole bag was marked for $2.00.

I asked the lady if I could see the bag and she said they were puzzles. I opened the bag and discovered these were more grand in my eyes than just puzzles.  I very quickly told her I'd take them.

These are small folks.....super small. Each box measures 2 X 1.5 inches.

Inside are the animals and trees and railings that are pictured on the WOOD, not paper or plastic. Tiny, tiny pieces of wooden toys.

It is hard to imagine how small and cute these are. There were about twenty five total boxes of all the different ones pictured above in the bag. I tried to look these up online but only found a couple, one vintage find was indeed listed as Juri Vintage Puzzle and was very similar to what I have shown here.

Another listed them as vintage box of toys. I really do not know which is correct. They are made in Western Germany by Juri. This is a very unusual find for me, and I am sure the only reason they were still at the shop as someone thought they were either boxes of matches, or paper puzzles. When I showed the clerk, she was shocked that they were not paper puzzles. She said she had never seen anything like it....and I have to agree, I have not ever seen any thing like these myself.

Sometimes, the greatest of finds can certainly the the smallest of things. Have you ever seen any little boxes like these with wooden toys inside??

Have a great Vintage Thingie Thursday!!


  1. Thank you so much for hosting! Have a great week...hugs, Penny

  2. Suzanne,
    Thanks so much for hosting!!
    Is it freezing where you are? It is now 4 degrees here!!


  3. WOW, those puzzles are amazing - what a wonderful find! Thank you so much for hosting, Suzanne. I really enjoy VTT!

  4. Those are amazing! so small.

    Thanks for hosting

  5. Adorable puzzles and so small!! Great find, my friend. Thank you for hosting your great party!

  6. Those are the sweetest little puzzles. Glad you shared them, I learned something new. Thanks for hosting.

  7. What a great group of puzzles. It is amazing what folks throw out....Thanks for hosting!

  8. Those are just amazing! I love finding unusual items like that and at bargain prices!

  9. Suzanne, I have a set of those wooden toys. I bought them in England when I was about 12 years old on a trip with my family (1979). I still have them. So funny. My mouth dropped when I saw these. I no longer have the little box though. Thanks for hosting the party!

  10. It really gives you hope when you find neat things like that and, great deal in the dress too!!

  11. Amazing find Suzanne! Have never seen anything like them. The price makes them double amazing, LOL!

    Thanks for hosting VTT. :) Pam

  12. What great finds, I need a new dress LOL

    those puzzle pieces are great , keep showing what you get at that thrift store

  13. Sounds like you've found the perfect thrift store...high quality at low prices. Lucky you!!! Thanks again for hosting the party!!!

  14. Great find! We had those wooden toys growing up. My uncle sent them to us from England unfortunately I got rid of them at garage sale years ago! Now I'm on the hunt for some for my kids. Lucky you!

  15. Super cool find, Suzanne. I love them! My daughter is pregnant and she's wanting some wooden toys. I found some Brio at the Salvation Army the other day. Not nearly and neat as yours, though! You scored, for sure!
    Lynn at Cottage and Creek

  16. Thank you for hosting! Have a lovely weekend!!!!

  17. I have never found anything like them in a shop, but I KNOW if I did, there would be MUCH squealing all of a sudden! How adorable! You always find the most interesting things.
    Happy VTT--thanks for hosting!
    Hope you're doing well!

  18. Those are neat! I haven't found my bed guy yet, but I remembered this store that had similar beds, and neat things! And this store once had some, but I don't know if they still do:

  19. You found a cute set there and just another store to add to the necessary stops each week.

  20. What a steal of a deal! Those are so fun. Not appropriate for young kids because of their size, though./

  21. My kids love puzzles and all sorts of toys that need one to be imaginative and creative. I love how particular toys form the past such as the 1950s are still much loved today. Such as Play-doh and Mr Potato Head.

  22. About 19 years ago my grandma gave me the llama set and I have kept it with me ever since. It's always in my purse. It reminds me of her. I didn't know about the other kinds. What a find!

  23. About 19 years ago my grandma gave me the llama set and I have kept it with me ever since. It's always in my purse. It reminds me of her. I didn't know about the other kinds. What a find!

  24. When I was little, family friends moved to Germany. At Christmastime, they send a basket with 25 tiny gifts, wrapped for each day of Advent. We each received a set of these tiny figures. I just found mine the other day (30+ years later) and showed them to my children. They're delightful!! I wish they still made them (I found your post while searching for them, as I'd like to recreate the fun of that Advent basket). Lucky you for finding them!! I have the elephant set.


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