The grandchildren are coming--we get so excited! All around the house are small things for their small hands: small figures (our grandson calls them his 'guys'), small books, small houses, small animals.
We found the miniature (two inches high) pottery bunny house for fifty cents at a thrift shop. I probably love it as much as the kids will.
The blue shelf was an antique store find. The two frogs on bottom come from a local shop, Bullfrog Corner, a child's haven of toy animals and critters.
The white bear, also from Bullfrog Corner, is not so small, but it is soft and squishy and beloved.
After speaking at a book conference in Savannah, Georgia, a couple years ago, we had time to stroll around and discovered in a small shop this etching of giraffes and elephants–perfect!
And finally, of course, there are books: on desks and bureaus and tables and shelves, on floor and counters and beds. Books, books, books.
With all the small things, the kids make up their own stories, and when they're done, we read the books, books, books. Of course there are books!