Elves, Gnomes, Hedgehogs and More

I have been finding some of the strangest things lately and I just can’t leave them behind. This first find is so odd. I’ve seen numbers of ceramic animal families with chains but never an overwhelmed elf with two little ones. It is numbered “7889, Japan.”

Ceramic Chain elfs

My next find came from a tag sale and if you think just one would have been enough…

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How about a happy family of 6 gnomes? Of course I had to buy them all since they were priced as a set for $15.00. These were hand painted in the 1970s. What a fun ceramics class it must have been. Now to figure out what I’m going to do with this lazy bunch of gnomes.

Ceramic gnomes

So now on to the hedgehogs. I bought this Steiff hedgehog family at a monthly flea market. It was my only buy that morning but I was pretty happy with this find. They even have their Steiff buttons on the wrist bands! The lady hedgehog is Micki and the fella is Mecki. Their faces are made out of rubber and are showing some age. I love their white tipped hair. I’m guessing them to date from between 1952-1958 by using their yellow tag numbers.

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Finally, I couldn’t leave without buying this vintage roll of Christmas tissue paper. Yes, it is a roll of vintage holiday designed toilet paper I purchased at Salvation Army. Would you not have bought is for $0.79? Now I’m torn between leaving it rolled up or opening to see the images on the roll. What would you do?

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They thought of everything with this product even using non-irritating ink! What a nice touch.

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