Magic charm of vintage toys: rockers & wheels

There is something magical and nostalgic in vintage toys. Even when we grow up, child inside of us likes to find this magic from time to time... or even more often. ;) 

Illustrated papercuts, detailed dollhouses, wooden bricks and those mobile toys - rocking horses, cosmic tricycles, pedal cars, participated with dozens of kids in their special journeys. 

Among many wonderful online examples of vintage toys we choosed twelve to show here, in our post. Yes, choice wasn't easy - especially that when you start to watch, it's really hard to take your eyes off of all those toy collections. Anyway - here they are, our favourites (or at least a really nice part of our favourite list):

Vehicles for young riders


1. Green art deco tricycle, source: Pinterest

2. Sky King - tricycle from 30's (currently - also reproduced), photo source: We heart it

3. Early Red Dot Tin Pedal Car Riding Racer Toy, found on

4. 1930's Gendron kid peal car, restored and with Murray wheel caps, source:


1. Wooden rocking horse, found on Bohemian Wornest

2. Crandall Hobby Horse, ca. 1880, source:

3. Wooden toy, decoration of one of Polish toy shops, source: Rue Marcellin's Instagram profile

4. 1950s coin-operated red pegasus, found on Dinosaurs and Robots 

Wooden pull toys

1. Ladislav Sutnar, "Lion" ca. 1930, source: MONDOBLOGO

2. Antique wooden sail boat, ca. 1930's, found on Etsy 

3. Wooden grashopper, France, 1930 - found on Animalarium

4. Ladislav Sutnar, "Rhino" ca. 1930, source: MONDOBLOGO

Those toys with rockers and wheels are more than "just" beautiful things - they hide a lot of childhood memories, dreams and moments of joy. That's why we love them and what makes them so special.

Posted: May 20, 2015 | Tagged: pedal car, rocking horse, toys, tricycle, vintage, vintage vehicle, wooden toys

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