Monday, August 31, 2009

Vintage Monday - Smiling Faces

I want you to meet two of Penelope's best friends...Betty and Bisquit.
Do you remember Penelope? I introduced her to you here. ....and by the way, she and Farmer Piggy are married now and have 3 little pigs and are living happily ever after.

This is Bisquit.....she's a vintage "bisquit jar"....I suppose she could be used as a cookie jar also but she's quite small....about 8" tall. These were used to hold crackers or bisquits in the 1930's era.

She's a cute little white mouse with a pink nose and rosy cheeks and x's for eyebrows.

The handles are held on with these yellow flowers on each side. Wouldn't she make a cute purse?

This is the cute yellow bow on her head which doubles as the lid handle.

If you take off her can see that she holds sweet treats inside.

I found her at a garage sale about 15 years ago and I fell in love with her vintagey sweet face.
I really didn't know what she was or would have been used for but I loved her and bought her anyway.
I did a little research after I brought her home...that's how I found out about the bisquit and crackers.

This is Betty. It's obvious what she is...cute!
I named her Betty because she looks like a Betty to me.

She wears ruby red lipstick and Maybelline mascara and always does her hair up in tight pincurls.

She's actually quite appalled that I make her hold my pink bubble gum.
She thinks bubble gum chewing isn't very lady like and that I should have outgrown it years ago.
Sorry Betty...

Penelope, Bisquit and Betty all live in my studio with me. I think they go together and get along nicely beside each other.
It makes me happy to see thier smiling faces while I work.

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Jan said...

Beautiful Lori! I'm especially fond of Betty :) What a cutie and her little plate is adorable!

Cynthia said...

Your friends have a lot of character Lori. Now that you've introduced us to them, you need to show us what your workroom looks like! Yes, the place where all your creativity comes alive.....I'll be waiting....

Loralynn said...

They are so cute! Very '50's looking.

Stephanie said...

Oh my...Betty is precious!

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

You are so funny. I keep thinking I've seen your cutest keepsakes and then I am wrong, you up the ante. I went to a little hole in the wall junk shop the other day and got 2 cute things. So you've rubbed off on me.

Pat / Silver Thimble Quilt Co. said...

And this blog post makes me happy. How adorable!!!


Funoldhag said...

Lori, you have cute stuff!! Those are adorable. It's so much fun when you come across something you just adore and have to have. Little trinkets like that are so much fun to have around - and so handy for bubble gum and candy!!!!! Carol

Kathie said...

omg! how fun yes they would make me smile everyday too
think its great that they are in your sewing room too and make you happy!!!

Micki said...

That is so cute! I love it all!

Judy said...

Those are so cute!!

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