FOR THE LOVE OF JUNK

SOME WOMEN DREAM OF BEAUTIFUL HOMES AND PERFECTION. SOME DREAM OF THE DIAMOND IN THE ROUGH, OUTCAST ITEMS, THE TATTERED, THE CRAZED, THE RUSTED AND SOMETIMES DISCARDED TREASURES. IM A MEMBER OF THE SECOND GROUP. I'M A JUNKER FOR LIFE!



Friday, January 29, 2010

Pink girls

Let me introduce you friends to another one of my weaknesses. I love girl pictures, any kind but specially Victorian images. I'm constantly looking for Gibson girls but they are the hardest thing to find. One thing I have no problem finding is girl figurines.
This one was found by my brother @ Collectors Market in Georgetown TX. She is holding a gift in her hands and I like her even better because my brother said to me "Look, she looks like your girls" which I thought is sweet, he really pays attention. She is a Reubens.

This one is a powder box. Her face is the sweetest and I love the hat full of roses.

More power boxes. I like the girls better than the ladies which tend to have a severe look to them.
Are they cute or what?. These cuties cost me a good penny but at that point I have never seen the figural atomizers plus they are in mint condition.

More girls. The planter in the back is another Reubens ( the same company that used to make the very collectible lady head vases). I don't love her but she was cheap enough to pass up. The one in the front is occupied Japan and she is a sweet girl.

Another Reubens planter

She got no markings so I don't know who she is, I don't care for branding or perfection, if I liked it I buy. I mentioned names a lot just as extra info since most of my knowledge I have acquired from Ebay, bloggers or the net. It comes handy when you resale.

The pink ballerina with turquoise got the cutest face and the girl with the rose hat is a half doll from Germany.
Now, this is my favorite planter. She is in mint condition and I got her for a song.

Another view of the belle of the ball.

This is all for today pinkie friends. Thanks again to the Pink Saturday belle of the ball Ms. Beverly. You can visit with her @ http://howsweetthesound.typepad.com/my_weblog/ for a list of more places to visit. Blessings, Marta.
















25 comments:

CC said...

Hi Marta,
I love your sweet girls..they're all so sweet and beautiful.I don't think I would be able to choose a favorite. Happy Pinks..have a great weekend.

Linda said...

Oh my goodness these are so adorable. I love your favorite girl but mine is the ballerina! She is just the sweetest. Thanks for sharing these!

Sares said...

I'm with you! I love vintage images like these too. Your little girl pushing the strawberry cart is adorable, she's my favorite! Happy Pink Saturday Marta and have a glorious weekend!

Jamie said...

Pretty in Pink! How sweet are those girls! I have a girl figure that I got as a birthday gift when I was a little girl, and just recently gave to Reagan. I may have to add to it!
LOVE Collector's Market!

Jacalyn @ rmebathproducts.com said...

Thanks for sharing your "girls!" Lovely!

Happy Pink Saturday,
Jacalyn

vintagesue said...

you blog looks amazing. i adore all your little pink fonts!!
oh you know me and my girl crazy weakness. what can we say??? it's the sweet little things that make us happy......pink.......saturday.
take care
s

gildedmoons said...

What a great collection, they were all fun to look at!

Martha's Favorites said...

Hi Marta: I just have to tell you. I too notice how much we are a like. The way you describe shopping is exactly the way I shop with my friends. I alway thought it was a little weird to go shopping but separate until you are done with a shop. You do it too! I collect the exact same things you do. This is so weird. I love getting to know you. Thanks for sharing so much of yourself with me. Blessings, Martha PS - I was born in Texas. The name on my birth certificate is Marta. I will have to tell about that story some time.

Light and Voices said...

Happy Pink Saturday! These figurines you posted are soooo cute. ta ta for now.
Joyce M

Nancy said...

A precious collection! Love the atomizers. Happy Pink Saturday!

Ruby Grace's said...

These are SO AWESOME! I went back to look again and tell you which ones were my favorite...but could not decide. They remind me so much of the stuff my grandmothers had scattered around their houses. Just little treasures here and there. Thanks for sharing!
Denis

Terry Lee said...

oh dear heavens! where to begin?! your babies are just tooooo sweet and precious, marta! i love them all!

i collect little girl figurines too, though i'm sure i don't have as many as you. there's just something about them ... innocence? sweetness?

the sweetie at the piano is probably my favorite, since i'm a pianist. and she has blonde hair!!! :-) love the musical score details too. she's wonderful.

thanks for adding my blog to your list ... and for stopping by recently! always great to hear from you!

blessings right backatcha, girlie!

hugs,
terry lee

ThriftyAnnabella said...

All your girls are very pretty - Happy Pink Saturday!

Julie said...

Love all your pink babies...do try to stop over for a visit...
Happy Pink Chocolate Kisses
xoxo
Julie

someplace in thyme said...

I think the Gibson girls are the best, I also love them altho I don't own any. Happy Pink Saturday and thankyou for a lovely post today, Char

Gail said...

Darling, just darling. I have enjoyed looking at your girls. I love the Victorian prints, too, but transferred to fabric so I can include them in Crazy Quilting projects.
Happy Pink Saturday

Sherry from Alabama said...

Such a cute collection! Love them all! Thanks for sharing with us on this Pink Saturday!

BethieJ said...

I LOVED all your GIRLS! what a LOVELY Pink Saturday post!!
have a GREAT day!

♥Mimi♥ said...

It's always so much fun for me to travel from blog to blog on Pink Saturday. Each and every entry is different and each and every one makes me smile and feel all pink from the inside out☺

Today, 'tis cold up here, near zero, so I need all the little pink rays of sunshine I can gather 'round and your blog certainly has helped to warm my pinkie ♥.

Thanks so much for sharing this week. Your blog is wonde

Susie Jefferson said...

A great collection! And so pretty. Happy Pink Saturday!

Jennifer said...

I love all your Pink Girls! You gotta love a girl in Pink! Thank You for sharing your Pinks!

Have A Great Day!
Happy Pink Saturday!

Jennifer
Livin' With Hoosiers

Betty (picture circa 1951) said...

I enjoyed meeting all your girls this Pink Saturday! Very nice post.

The Feathered Nest said...

I love them too Marta!!! Wouldn't it be beautiful to have one bedroom just filled with all things "girl"??? These pieces are so sweet ~ I love the innocence of them...I hope you're having a wonderful weekend, hugs and love, Dawn

Gabriela said...

Happy Pink Saturday!


Love the figurine playing the piano!


~ Gabriela ~

Vicki said...

Hi, Marta,
Your little girls are so cute!! I love them all!! I hope you are having a great weekend. I am a little late getting around to all the Pink Saturday posts so please forgive me. Vicki