Monday, September 17, 2012

CHALKWARE KITTENS IN BASKET

Vintage Chalkware bank
Now for some a happy post.  This is a neat thing I recently found in storage.  It was my Mom's, but not just hers from collecting it in later years, this was hers when she was little.  It's got a great story.  She got it when she was little, a carnival as she recalled, and then it sort of got "lost" for years.  After my Grandparent's passing (her parents), we were going through boxes of things in their cellar and found this.  

She was excited to see it again.  It's a "Chalkware" bank in the form of a basket full of kittens.  Chalkware was commonly used for giveaway items at circuses and carnivals, mucn like stuffed animals are done now.  We certainly couldn't let that linger in storage again yet again for more years, so I brought it to the farm and put it on the end table in the living room.

It makes me smile when I see it and I guess that's all that counts huh?  Still have lots of stuff to go through and it's fun finding these little things.
The farmhouse will be full of good memories and that's always a good thing.

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4 comments:

Mary Ann said...

What a cool find for you! I'm glad you have it out and can see it daily.

John Gray said...

very french

1st Man said...

Every time I go to the storage unit, I try to go through a few things and I almost always find something exciting. Yes, it will be nice to see it on a regular basis. Thank you!!!

1st Man said...

You know, I never thought about that but you're right, it is very French huh? From Oklahoma by way of France LOL. ;-)