Sunday, August 17, 2008

pink figurine and genealogy memories

This pink vintage figurine reminds me of another pink vintage item. When I was little, maybe about 7 or 8, I remember that my Grandma "Bubbles" gave me a pink lamb figurine from her collection of knick knacks that I had admired each time I went to her house. I adored that pink lamb with porcelain bumpy lamby wool sides.

But as fate would have it, I dropped it and it shattered. It shattered beyond repair. I tried. I really tried to pick up all the shards and chips and piece the poor little lamby's legs back together. It would not be. Poor pink lamb. I was afraid to tell my Mom or Grandma for a long while. I finally fessed up. I was raised on guilt. That's not such a bad thing, you know!!
I have searched and hoped that I may find that lamb again on the internet or at a thrifty sale. It may have been a well known name pottery/porcelain or it may have been a no name. Either way it held a special place in my heart.

We have a Little Golden Book that all my kids loved to have me read to them over and over when they were little. It is the story of a little girl that breaks her Mother's figurine and is afraid she will not be loved anymore. She tries to hide it and then deny it but confesses and - what do you know- the Mom still loves her (and doesn't give her away to a traveling band of gypsies!).
I collect Little Golden Books and am thrilled when I find the same story with different cover graphics. This time I found the same story with a different title variation!! Very cool!
My kids still read this book occasionally.So remember to be careful with breakables.
As the Brady Bunch episode said, "Mom always said, 'Don't play ball in the house!'"


She'sSewPretty said...

That little guy is adorable! I have one that is part of a pair that is very similar.

Suzette said...

These are Hummel want-a bees. They were produced by many companies back then. Some were very ugly and messy looking.Others were almost exact in appearance to a Hummel. I think the name for these figurines is doplers??. I would have to look that up. Maybe someone out there knows for sure. Some of them are collectibles.
Miss you!