Welcome friends! Thank you for stopping by. I hope everyone is having an enjoyable holiday weekend!
I am back from my get-away to southern Ohio visiting my dear friend Wink. It was a quick visit, but well worth the drive.
In 1985, I believe, we took a trip to eastern Pennsylvania to antique. On the trip out, every antique shop/mall we stopped at seemed to have an over-abundance of salt and peppers shakers, so as a joke when we returned to Ohio, I started her her very own collection. Now, even 25+ years ago, that was so "not her". The criteria for a pair was that they had to be cheap ~ and TACKY! Back then, cheap was $1-$2. Today, I will usually pay not more than $3, though I have made an exception or two for extra tacky! Each year for her birthday and Christmas she gets a set and if I see her at some point during the year, she gets a pair, too. A few years ago, she kindly asked me to stop giving them to her because her salt and pepper shelves were full. Being the good friend that I am I told her absolutely not. I could not break tradition!
Here is the set she received for this visit. It's boys sitting on the commode and one says "Billy can" and one says "Billy can't". Check out the expression on their faces! Tacky!!!
Here's a good part of the collection.
There are a couple pair of feet and rolls of toilet paper . . .
Chamber pots . . .
Brides and grooms and when you turn them around the couple is old and fat. . . . (I have not kept track of what I have bought and sometimes get a duplicate.)
My absolute favorite and most expensive pair to date. They fit the tacky bill, but I had to give $7 or $8 for the pair, but I just could not resist!
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I absolutely love this picture of my Peanut who was adopted a few months ago. Here she is sunbathing on the beach in South Carolina. Mom Ronna reports that they love her to pieces and she is a doll, though still incorrigible in the car. (Oh, she was SO BAD!) After trying to condition her for the car ride without success, they had to resort to doggie valium to calm her down enough for the ride! Isn't she just the cutest thing?
As much as I don't want to, I must head to the vegetable stand and grocery store since I am having a cookout this afternoon!
Pug hugs :)