Antique toys displayed at library

Staff Writer
Woodford Times
The antique toys exhibit currently on display at the Metamora library. The toys were brought in by Metamora resident Joyce Becella.

Children like to imitate their parents so they usually have fun “playing house” with their own size furniture and appliances.

If the house is from the 1940s, they may enjoy seeing what Grandma’s home looked like so long ago.

Metamora resident Joyce Becella has brought into the Metamora Branch of Illinois Prairie District Public Library a large tin doll house and child-sized furniture from her childhood.

She has a tin stove with small pots and pans, a tea kettle, coffee pot, and baking utensils, a tea set and miniature silverware; a cabinet with small cardboard boxes of groceries; and two clothes irons. She also brought a wicker doll cradle from about 1890.

Go to the IPDPL web page at to get an overview of the antique toys. Then come to the library during the month of July to look over the display.

If you are an older adult, you may want to bring along grandchildren and tell them what it was like in your home when you were a child.

Or you may come alone and relive your happy, childhood memories.

— Submitted by Sandy Madsen