As a child of the 70s images like these covered my world – everything from duvet covers to pencil cases – along with Holly Hobbie, Victoria Plum, Strawberry Shortcake, and the characters of ‘Beautiful Sunday’ and ‘Petticoats and Pantaloons’. I had a small collection of Beautiful Sunday stationery and my Mum made me a dress from Holly Hobbie fabric. Treasures I wish I still had.
I recently came across many of these nostalgic images on Pinterest reigniting my love for them. I have a rather modest collection (see below), all of which came from local charity shops. You can buy plenty of these characters on eBay and Etsy but I prefer to find them locally. I guess it’s like collecting vintage in a vintage way!
All images are from my nostalgia board on Pinterest.