Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Blast from the past?

If you tend to ramble around antique malls or thrift stores, or vintage shops you probably have been hit by a blast from your past so you know what I am talking about.  One day I was telling Miss V about the ceramic planters her grandma used to keep in the bathroom.  A little doggy and a rooster.  You took your toothbrush out of the rooster in the morning to brush your teeth, (roosters crow in the morning)  then you put it in the doggy (dogs howl at night) I think it was moms way of finding out if I brushed my teeth or not. I was thinking about that little doggy planter and just happened to do a search on etsy.  I sort of remembered what it looked like, and when this little guy popped up it was like going back in time!

He is the one!  I know, a face only a mother could love probably..........

but look at those wee flowers on his sides!  How sweet are they?

and there the one down his chubby little leg?  What is not to love? 
I am not relegating him to the bathroom though, nope not this momma.  He is sitting on my sewing table holding pens for me! 

6 comments:

Stray Stitches said...

What a fun memory to have. What a cute find - reminds me of the vases they used to send from flower shops.

paula, the quilter said...

I remember one (I still have it somewhere) that was a black cat. Mom used to keep a tallish cactus in it and it looked like a hissing cat with a fluffed out tail. Wonder where I stashed that?

Keep Stitchin' said...

Adorable! I don't remember those, but my mom had this soap dish/sponge holder(?) that sat near our sink. It was a woman with a big skirt and her apron held out held your soap or sponge and it said "A woman's work is never done"

QuiltedSimple said...

I remember having ones similar to these....what a great find you have there!
Kris

Rumi said...

Oh he is a sweetie pie!

Susan Freebery said...

I LOVE LOVE LOVE that dog!!! How cute is he???