Thursday, September 4, 2008

Vintage Thingies Thursday -- Piggy Banks

I'm cheating a little with this week's Vintage Thingies Thursday because I've posted both pictures before. But that was over a year ago when no one was reading my blog but me so it doesn't count.

Once upon a time, I collected pigs. When people find out you collect something, they often buy you one when they come across it. As a result, I had pig slippers, pig clocks, pig socks, stuffed pigs, piggy banks, pig Xmas ornaments, pig pajamas, pig postcards and a pig purse. It was really sweet that my friends, family and co-workers would think of me when they saw a pig and I loved every pig they gave me (well, except a few ugly cartoon-y ones) but my favorites were and still are the ones I picked up myself.

This piggy bank came from a trip with my mom to an antique store in Dana Point (the next town over) years ago. Usually, I would think the flowers were a little too much but I really like her. The only marking on her is N-117, whatever that is. My sister knocked this piggy bank off a plant stand a couple of years ago -- my fault for practically putting the plant stand in the doorway of the bathroom -- and the pig broke into several large pieces but my mom was able to glue her back together. Thanks, Mom!



Even though I stopped collecting pigs, or maybe I just told everybody that I did so I wouldn't get any more ugly cartoon-y ones, I still found a few on eBay, including this pink cutie. She doesn't have any markings on her, just some scribbles in pen & pencil on the bottoms of her feet, so I have no idea how old she is but I'm guessing it was way before PETA arrived on the scene. I think she would make a fun embroidery pattern.



Thanks for coming to see my Vintage Thingie! You can see who else is joining in on Vintage Thingies Thursday over at Confessions of an Apron Queen.

22 comments:

Grandma J said...

Thank you for bringing these back, they are adorable.

Coloradolady said...

The pigs are adorable. My daughter collected pigs for a while. We have them boxed up. I love the vintage Pigs. They are just as sweet as can be. Love your banks.

Brook said...

So cute!

Smilingsal said...

lol
"When no one was reading my blog but me." I often felt this way when I first began blogging.

We should all consider reposting our gems!

marianedwardsdreamweaver said...

I've always loved pigs...yours are super cute!! xx

marianedwardsdreamweaver said...

I love pigs...yours are super cute!! xx

Lidian said...

These are so cute!

ellen b said...

Hi Patty,
I love your piggy banks!!
have you saved enought money for a mink coat yet??

Her Shabbiness said...

Those are two cute piggy banks. The one with the mink coat comment is funny. I don't think anyone should take it too seriously, it's obviously from a time when fur coats were more the norm.

Carrie said...

What charming little figures!

Diane said...

So funny! Saving for a mink coat. Thanks for showing these. Also had me cracking up at the "I Need More Cowbell." It never gets old :)

Stephanie said...

Cute collection! Do you use them?

Vintage Mommy said...

How wonderful that you were able to glue her back together!

Miri said...

I love both pigs but the flower "enhanced" pig is just wonderful-I can't stop smiling. I'm new to all this and would love it if you would all repost past treasures that I missed.

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

Could those be any cuter, since I just joined, I am so glad you shared them again. I would have missed those darling piggies!

marybt said...

Awwww. Those are so adorable!

marybt said...

Awwww. Those are so adorable!

Threeundertwo said...

It's all about the eyelashes!

Elizabeth said...

That china pig is so elaborate; it's great!

Kellie said...

For my mink coat! SO cute!

You're right about collections...I used to collect dolphins and music boxes and that's all I would ever get for Christmas or my birthday.

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

Hi, Thank you so much for all your wonderful kind comments and thoughts. Thank you for entering my giveaway, and posting it. I have your name in the basket 4 times. i will be back to visit you again!! Have a fun and safe weekend, Jane

Jewelgirl said...

These are wonderful piggies and I
am glad you brought them out of
your bloggie archives to share with
us, they are too cute not to be seen!