May 13, 2011

Vintage: Bringing Back Croquet

I have my parents old croquet set in my basement. One of the mallets needs some glue and the wickets are a little worn for wear, but since it's about 35 years old, it's in pretty good shape. It usually makes its way onto to the lawn around Memorial Day weekend when the yard has been lovingly tended to in anticipation of the first summer backyard BBQ. It marks the beginning of end-of-school sleepovers, swimming in the lake until dusk, and watching the fireflies light up the sky. To me, it symbolizes all that is right with summer - take it slow, look around and enjoy the view. It's the perfect family game that you can set up just about anywhere. And, if you think this game isn't competitive enough, think again.

I found a selection of beautiful wood sets here, here, and here.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

One of my favorites too. Old fashioned and fun.

Diane said...

We play croquet with friends, and play Bocce ball with family. They are wonderful family activities.

Kimberly Merritt said...

I agree, Diane. I'm really looking forward to getting back outside and play some of them.