Thursday, June 14, 2012

Vintage Boy & Girl Hummel-like Readers

I took a trip to our local Goodwill today and as usual was not disappointed.  I found some wonderful stemware and can't wait to set a pretty table with it.  I haven't had time to make photos yet, so that will be for another post.  

Meanwhile, I've been featured!  The Thrifty Groove has featured my post that I linked last week to her Thrifty Things Friday blog hop.  Go over and join the fun and see all the wonderful thrifty finds. 

The Thrifty Groove

Summer is here and I have a stack of books that I've put aside to read.  It seems as if I've been so busy reading all my favorite blogs lately and haven't found time to start any books, but I do love those summer days of lounging on the beach with a good book in hand.

My love of reading prompted me to pick up this vintage pair of readers a couple of years back at an estate sale.  I only paid $3 for the pair.   They have the look of Hummel figurines, but they are marked on the bottom "Goldcastle - Made in Japan".    They fit perfectly on my library shelf and they pass their time by reading some good books.  See how the little girl is pointing to a picture in the book.  I just love these little guys, don't you?  And see all those books?  They came from yard sales, GW, or flea markets.  I never buy new books - there's too many good used ones out there if you take the time to look.

 Look at those chubby little cheeks!

And I love how their clothing is just as detailed at the back as it is in the front.  It's fun having them sit on my shelf reading all day long.  They definitely belong on my list of "my favorite things". I imagine they're getting a little bored though - they've done nothing but read since the 1940's.  If they could only get up and stretch.....

Linking to The Thrifty Groove  Suzanne Link BadgeVintage Thingy Thursday
 Thursday Favorite Things, 
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  1. CUTE! I love finding treasures like these at estate sales! :)

  2. I have several of the Hummel figurines and one set that looks like this. Plan on doing some post about them later.

  3. Your figurines are so darling and right at home on your bookshelf! So precious.

    Happy VTT!

  4. Goldcastle made lots of neat your little duo of readers! Thanks for stopping by my blog!


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