Most items you see on this blog are my store inventory, pieces I like (and maybe covet), but destined to be sold to a joyful buyer.
Today I'm letting you in on a secret. My secret vice is I collect cute little figural planters from the 1950s and 60s. This little pink chick is the first one I bought just for me with no intention of selling it. Yes, you can find a few planters in my store, but the others are mine.
Like any vice this one started innocently enough. Little chick was at the flea market for a buck and he needed a home. So home he came.
The next one was expensive enough to give me pause (two bucks) but hey ho, home he came too. Then I remembered a cute cat planter from an auction that somehow (ahem) never got listed and dug that out.
At this point there were three planters all on one of the bookcases in the dining room. My husband, being a saint, said nothing. My cats said, "Let's test gravity". And so it happened. The cats tested gravity; gravity won and we now had two planters. Two of anything is not so good so the next time there was a cute bird planter that needed a home, we were back to three.
After that I stopped kidding myself and decided what the heck, these are cute, tacky and make me smile. .
At this point I've about a dozen, several birds, cats, one dog, a couple elephants and a pig. It is a fun hobby, gives the cats something to do and shows my husband's amazing tolerance. What's not to like?
Be sure to visit the other blogs participating in Pink Saturday. It's fun to see what everyone has. As always, thank you to Beverly of How Sweet the Sound who started this fun blogfest two years ago and organizes it so well for us.
Shopping information: Sadly little chick is not for sale. We have a few listed for you in our store Cat Lady Kate's Elegant and Depression Glass.