Thursday, October 24, 2013

A Devilish Little Family

When I was little, my great grandmother lived in a house with built in china hutch. She had absolutely filled it with knick knacks. There were things she'd collected and things she'd made herself -- a crown on a velvet cushion that had once been a detergent bottle, baskets made from sparkly beads and safety pins, swans made from beads stuck to bars of soap with long pins... I was always fascinated by it all.

I can't  remember if she  gave me this little family of devils, or if I wound up with them after she died. What I do know for sure is that they came from that china hutch and that  as a little girl I thought they were the neatest thing ever and really, really wanted to play with them! 

I love the mama's pipe cleaner tail and the way one of her little guys is hiding his pitch fork behind his back. There are holes for all three of the little ones to be holding something, and I assume they were pitch forks, but those were long gone before I ever met this cute little family. If someone has a set of these and knows how long they are and what they originally held, please let me know!

This post is linked to Time Travel ThursdayTreasure Hunt ThursdayVintage Thingie Thursday, Share Your Cup, We Call it Olde, and Ivy and Elephants.Thriftasaurus, Thrift Share,


The Slow Quilter said...

That is a nice Devil family, you might take it to a antique shop for appraisal.

Sir Thrift-A-Lot said...

This are really neat... my newest collection is vintage devil stuff. I have one addition... $35, lol.

Anyways, great thing to have passed down & hope you find out more about them.

LV said...

Wish I could help you with your little devils. I have one nothing similar to these I have had many years. No nothing about it either.

ThrifterSisters said...

Oh my gosh....those are the sweetest little things ever. I would LOVE to find a set of my own. They are perfect for Halloween :-)


Ivy and Elephants said...

I wish I knew, they are just adorable, and twice as precious since they were your mom's.

Laura said...

Oh my goodness! these are ADORABLE! I love them so much--how lucky you ended up with them--this is Laura from Thrifter Maker Fixer Farm I can't get wordpress to let me comment from that account :/ but wanted to say thanks for linking up and stopping by--also pinned these babies!

Anonymous said...

The faces on the smaller ones remind me of Lefton pieces somewhat, but I'm certainly no expert on Lefton. Sorry I can't help you. You could try posting it on some of the thrifting and collecting groups on Flickr, might get some help there. They're awesome, anyways. Thanks so much for joining my We Call It Olde Link Up. New one starts tomorrow, hope to see you there. Take care - Dawn @ We Call It

Pamela said...

Oh my those are too too cute! Thanx for sharing at THT.

Have a Daily Cup of Mrs. Olson said...

Oh my, these are so unique and fun! Love the little devils. Now when you do something naughty you can say "The devils made me do it". lol! Thanks for sharing your devilish family with SYC.


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