Saturday, July 01, 2006

The one where you find out I'm really a little old lady

Since it's been a slow week for crafty stuff, I thought I'd show you some of my clutter. On the left are some hats I recently found while doing our usual junk/flea circuit. I rarely wear hats (although I do go all-out on Easter), but I love to look at them. These ones seem like they belong in one of those boxes of candies are really pretty, but that no one actually likes eating because they're anise flavored (or something equally unlike chocolate).
The birds on the bottom are salt and pepper shakers that we got a month or two ago. We had absolutely no need for them (plus, the salt shaker is far too small for my enormous sodium cravings), but they just had too much personality to resist.
The same goes for the creatures in the other two pictures, which were passed down to me from my parents (or maybe it was grandparents?). I can totally imagine how they behave when no one is looking and they come alive. The ones in the middle look like they should be in a 1940s cartoon. I have no idea why the squirrel has his arm up like that, but I like to pretend he's in an anti-perspirant ad and is displaying his confidence. The snail looks like he should be in Disney's Fantasia, and the worm cracks me up mostly just because someone actually made a porcelain worm.


Anonymous Old comments saved from HaloScan exodus said...

My mom had dozens of little animals like the ones pictured. Lots of wear from 3 generations of play. I remember liking the little ladybug with the broom and her feelers tied up in a headscarf the best. We had a lot of fun with the skunks too.
mary jane | 07.02.06 - 9:31 am | #

Check out the squirrel with green leafy base. It might be Squirrel Nutkin of the Beatrix Potter figurines & goes with all those little books that were given to me by my Grandmother. I think that I gave you 5 or 6 of the animals.
Mary Jane is right about all the little annimals. I remember having many. No Barbies but china shunks ......hmmmmmmm. Wonder what that means.
dianne stevenson | 07.02.06 - 9:49 am | #

Oh...very nice flea market finds. I used to have an extraordinary vintage hat collection, but I am sad to say that I donated much of it when I moved in with Joe. I still have a few key items. I cannot even start with salt shakers and the like. We are in serious need of space.
Gina | Homepage | 07.02.06 - 10:06 pm | #

I love the pastel colors you are drawn to. They really help create that Petula Darling persona.
jungle dream pagoda | 07.02.06 - 10:51 pm | #

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