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Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Vintage Pixies For VTT!


It's Vintage Thingies time over at Coloradolady, where Suzanne is the hostess! Please visit her blog, and all of the other participants in VTT if you like looking at all kinds of great vintage things. I haven't done VTT for months, because I'm gone all day on Thursdays, and I felt guilty about not getting to visit the other bloggers until Friday. But I'm going to make this work, because I miss VTT so much!

First up is my small pixie collection, all Made In Japan. That one on the left looks like he is going to start some pixie trouble, doesn't he? He looks very suspicious to me!

This pink cutie is my latest addition. I never knew there were pink pixies until I found him. Up until now I thought all pixies were green or brown. I've been drawn to everything pink lately, so I'm sure he'll be getting a pink buddy real soon!

Another small collection, this one consisting of shell girls. I've had the yellow one forever, and she is very grubby, but I can't seem to get her clean. I'm thinking that these were probably souvenirs at one time. Maybe from Florida? I should probably Google it!

This little gal is tiny, only about 2" tall. She's got a little shephard's crook, so maybe she is supposed to be Little Bo Peep. I'm not sure, but I do know that I hope to add to both collections this garage sale/estate sale/flea market season!
Happy VTT!
Carol

41 comments:

Protector of Vintage said...

Very cool collections!! I've never seen thoses sweet little shell girls before!!

Dragonfly Treasure said...

Such a sweet vintgae collection!!Love the shell girls
*hugs*deb

Jane said...

Hi Carol,
I always enjoy seeing your collections. I've never seen the shell girls before, they are very cute.
Jane

Manang Kim said...

Yay! Those shell girls reminds me of our project when I was in the elementary. Missed those days. Happy Thursday!

VTT~Old Juicer

heartfelt living said...

I love your little collections. My grnadmother-in-law used to collect the little Pixie's...the are just to sweet. And I remember picking up simular shell girls when I was little at the Beach! Thank you for sharing.

Cindy said...

I loved your story on E's blog.It goes to prove that children see things with magical eyes..compared to us adults...lol
What precious memories.

Cindy from Rick-Rack and Gingham

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Very very cute pixies! Love seeing your collections.

Jocelyn
http://justalittlesouthernhospitality.blogspot.com/

CC said...

What sweet collections.. I love,love,love the little shell girls. They're so pretty. Happy VTT,have a great weekend.

Postcardy said...

Those shell girls are really cute. I've never seen those where I live, but I don't go to many garage sales.

Coloradolady said...

Oh, how good that you are here today, it will work out just fine!!! I love all of your collections, I remember the shell girls from my childhood, I never had one, but remember them none the less!! Your pixies are sweet, I like the pink one too!! Have a great VTT!

Linda said...

cute collections! Love the shell girls!

Tara Beaulieu said...

What sweet little collections! I like the pixie boys, they remind me of Peter Pan and the Lost Boys, adorable! Happy VTT!

Elizabeth said...

Love your pixies; so cute! And I've never seen sea shell ladies, definitely some kind of a souvenir.

Gretchen said...

Wow, what a great collection of pixies and shell girls. Amazing vintage treasures you've found.
Gretchen

Grannys Attic said...

What a great collection! I have never seen the shell girl either.
Blessings,
Vicky

Maureen said...

Oh I love your shell babies! They are so cute and kitschy!

Shelley said...

So cute.....thanks for sharing...blessings

Nan said...

Well I have seen your shell girls as I had one myself for years. She must have gone by the wayside I only remember her now that I see yours. That would have been in the late 40's or 50's I had that shell girl. The little pixies I've seen to, they are certainly vintage and I do love those.

Deborah said...

The shell girls are new to me too but they are really adorable. I cannot believe there is a Little Bopeep. Love the elves!! Happy VTT!

Miri said...

Adorable! I love their faces! The shell girls are totally new to me-WOW!

I often start visiting on Thursday but finish up on Friday-I think that's fine.

Charlotte said...

Great collection! The shell girls are still being sold today at any beach you visit. My husband brought me a table with poker playing shells from one of his trips.

Elizabeth said...

Love the little shell girls!

Vonlipi said...

Love the pixies! The shell girls are very unique. :)

Ann said...

Love your collections. Sweet little shell girls.

barncat said...

Love your pixie elves! I have a rapidly growing collection myself (I've made myself only collect RED). I think by next Christmas my mantle will be covered with them!

Those shell girls are awfully cute too!

Creative Breathing said...

Hi Carol, Oh my goodness, am I ever going to have make seashell girls! They are so sweet when seen as a collection. Carol, my I please get your address again. Don't you know I can't find the little tiny scrap of paper I wrote your address on. I am still able to post tomorrow if I get your address today. We do not have mail on Saturdays. My e-mail is elizabeth.andrus@yahoo.com E

Denise Marie said...

Carol, do you realize that pixies are all the rage for some of the vintage artists? I've seen some cute stuff. Fun!

Jennifer said...

I love those pixies! You have the greatest finds.

Holly, the Old Western Gal said...

I love that tiniest shell girl, and your "grubby" lil' yellow girl, too!

Nancy said...

What cute little pixies!

GARAGE SALE GAL said...

Very fun pixie collection that you have!
Happy weekend.
Warmly,
Deb :)

VintageBettys said...

What wonderful collections you have!! We especially love the shell girls. The colors are really Springy and pretty!

Have a great weekend.

Laura and Michele

Mimi Sue said...

So cute. I remember some of those from my childhood. Mimi

jeanne said...

Hello Carol, thank you for your visit and comment about my grandmother's memory jar. Yes, it is a wonderful treasure. She actually made several over the years. My sister has one and this one belongs to another sister. Sigh! I didn't get one. However, both of my sisters live nearby. We have a huge family so we are blessed to have two in our family.

I adore your pixies. I love all vintage treasures but pixies are a fave of mine too. The shell girls are sweet and I am sure the girl is Little Bo Peep. Wonderful treasures Carol. Thank you for sharing them. It doesn't matter when you find time to visit. Keep posting.

Hugs, Jeanne

ewenique said...

I sometimes don't get to the blogs till the day after, so I understand your dilemna, but whenever you get there, know people appreciate your vintage finds. Thanks for the comment on my page, new to this, but I definintly love vintage things.

Julie said...

Hi, Carol! LOVE those shell girls--so fabulous! Never seen those before, now suddenly I must have some!

Love the pixies, too! Hope you're off to a great weekend! Thanks for the visit, too!

Tallulah's Antique Closet said...

Hi Carol, Thank You for your visit today. The shell chicks are too cute. Thanks for sharing...Julian

Nana Moon said...

Love the little pixies! My grandmother use to have one of those little shell ladies. It brought back wonderful memories! Thanks for inspiring me today!
Danylle
Nana Moon Shop

Jacqueline said...

Hand and hand we go...loving life together. Thanks for the pixie pic's...I have my fair share too as you know. Again and again...I love Carol so...were like two peas in a pod, living life vintage style with some fairytale charm mixed in. A very good recipe indeed. I'm dreaming up a pixie give away in the future in a land of miniature. I'm sure we'll be there together!

Diane said...

The pixies are just darling one of my Sisters collects them and the plush ones too!

Happy@Home said...

Your collections are so cute. I especially like that pink and green pixie. I have never seen one in those colors before either.