I love hippos. Perhaps a bit obsessively so. Which is why I am so sad to discover the old Fisher-Price Happy Hippo pull toy (circa 1962) so late in my life. Via. …Ah, well, that’s what collecting is for, right? Right.
Because I collect these kitschy old figurines of animals with red bow-ties with white polka dots, I’m quite smitten with this classic momma-chained-to-her-child cat and kitten set. Via Eclectic-Avenue.
A vintage pottery skunk presides over a heart-shaped candy dish — or, I suppose it may have been used as an ashtray, even if the “ruffled” edge isn’t quite the standard for ash trays….
Of interest, at least to nuts like me, is the fact that time was taken to paint (rather sloppily) the underside of the skunk’s tail yellow.
At an antique mall, Liddle Kiddles in bottles.
Thrift store lamps; I’m not quite sure why I’m showing them to you… I was tempted by the one with the cherubs. But the idea of paying for a lampshade made it seem less than a bargain; lampshades are insanely priced. (But here’s an unusual vintage tip for cleaning them.)