Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Find of the Day:

When I was growing up, in the 1970s, my grandmother had these blue Siamese cat wall pockets in her bathroom. They were vintage (before we used the word "vintage") even back then. They had jewels for eyes and fur around their ankles. They were about as tacky as they could be and I thought that they were absolutely wonderful! I promise that, if I ran across those Siamese cats in an antique store or thrift shop today, I would buy them in a heart beat. I haven't the slightest idea as to what became of my grandmother's cats. I was too young to tell her that, if she ever decided to replace them with something, say, a little less dated, I would love to have them. I don't dare complain though, because, while I never received the cats from my grandmother, I'm happy to say that at the age of 39, I still have my grandmother. She and my Grandfather recently celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary, yes, 70th.
When I saw these, I immediately thought of my grandparents, who will be here for Christmas which, in my opinion,is far better than any wall pocket.

I saw these little, pink, vintage elephant wall pockets (1950s-60s) on ebay, see link below. I think that these would make amazing decor pieces for some one's bar (if you happen to have one). Remember what Jack London said about pink elephants?



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