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Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Vintage Doggie Bank

Should you be a vintage lover, this is the place to be. Coloradolady at http://coloradolady.blogspot.com really puts on a great show each Vintage Thingies Thursday with some of the best.



I have two sisters. I just happen to be the oldest of three. My middle sister and I attended a one room school house out in the country. There were several grades in one room.

One Christmas when my sister was in the fourth grade(1941) her class drew names. Our mother bought this little doggie bank for her to give to the name she drew. Instead, she liked it so well she wanted to keep it. It still has a special place in her home and heart. As you can see, it has a few rough spots.



Our mother had to go out and purchase another cheap gift for the name she had drawn.

39 comments:

SmilingSally said...

That is so cute, LaVoice, and it makes you think of your sister.

Our Treasured Home said...

Darling! Wonderful memory!

Olive Cooper said...

Look at those eyes! Adorable. So glad she kept it. hugs♥olive

High Heeled Life said...

LV... what a lovely treasure... I can see why your sister did not want to part with. That it is still in her home ... really speaks to how much she was fond of it!! Thank you for sharing this with us. XO HHL

P.S. Florida (Estero) was beautiful, peaceful, and relaxing... just what was needed. Thank you so much for your sweet visits.

Christine said...

My husband has one just like it. He got it when he was just a small guy. He's seventy now!

Mary said...

What a cute bank, I can see why your sister wouldn't want to part with it :-)

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Oh how sweet, LV.... I love that old doggie bank... I had a big piggy bank that I loved as a child... He got broken and I was so upset --that my Dad and Mom glued him back together for me... I kept him --all glued---for years.. Don't know what ever happened to him...

Hugs,
Betsy

CollectIn Texas Gal said...

Oh LV...I love this story and your sister for being an Indian Giver! LOL! I bet you know about that term being a Texas Gal yourself! I wanted to be one lots of times with gifts I would have like to keep! Thanks for visiting my Don't Mess With Texas post...I'm with you on being 10 feet under in Texas....Right On Texas Gal!

Postcardy said...

that bank is so cute that I would have wanted it too.

George said...

What a wonderful story and neat bank.

Dragonfly Treasure said...

Wonderful memory! sweet little doggie too!
*hugs*deb

Keetha Denise Broyles said...

I wouldn't have wanted to give it away either! That's the kind of pet I can LOVE. No fuss, no muss!

Red Nomad OZ said...

There's a lot to be said for giving yourself presents!!

Happy travels!!

Incipient Wings said...

oh thats so cute LV. he's in pretty good shape too!

Mumsy said...

This is a cute vintage doggie bank! Full of history, I'm sure!

Stephanie @ La Dolce Vita said...

What a sweet story and bank! Isn't it funny what stays with us over the years? Seeing as it stayed in the family all these years, she must have really loved it!

Icy BC said...

It still looks cute and wonderful!

Tracie said...

wow! one room school house! cute pup!

A 2 Z said...

Hi LV,

Thank you for the visit on Rednesday! I love the puppy bank and and the story that goes with it. Its always a pleasure to visit you!

Anne-Marie

Gail @ Faithfulness Farm said...

LOVE your sisters little doggie :)

Blessings!
Gail

Anna said...

I love stories like that, and I love that your sister still has this. So cute!

Ann said...

Your puppy bank is adorable, so great you still have it. Mommies will do anything for their little girls.
Ann

Sally Annie Magundy said...

Hi LV!
Love this post! Such a sweet memory and an adorable doggie - I would have wanted to keep it too. :)

Happy VTT,
Sally

Annie said...
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Annie said...

Hello LV. Thank you for visiting me this week and very nice to meet you. I love that little doggy. If I found it in a thrift shop, it would immediately take up a place in my heart and in my home. Puppy bank clearly landed in the right place.

Roslyn said...

Poor little doggie has seen better days but he is a treasure just the same.

marian said...

i can she why she didn't want to part with it..he's a little cutie!

Sarah said...

How sweet that your mom let her keep it! :)

HaPpY vInTaGe ThInGiE tHuRsDaY!

Sarah

Coloradolady said...

Oh, this is ADORABLE!!!!! Of course because of the doggie....but the story is great too! Does she remember what your mom paid for the dog?? I bet she does!!! I wish I could find a little dog bank like this...I'd give it a good home...forever! Happy VTT!

reprise said...

what a great story! thanks for stopping by!

Kathleen said...

I think she made the right choice in keeping it! :)

Kellie said...

Oh how sweet! I wouldn't have wanted to part with it either :)

very merry vintage style said...

What a nice story--so cute--I love china puppies.

The Paint Splash said...

Oh how funny! Love all your stories. Blessings, Debbie

GardenofDaisies said...

Cute little doggie bank! I have done that too... bought something to give as a gift and then decided I liked it to too much to give it away. :-)

Deborah said...

LOL - your poor mother. Still it says a lot for how much she liked it that it is still around.

Personalized Sketches and Sentiments said...

It is fun to see what you share, along with the memories that go along with your photos.

Growing up and moving every 2 years, I now that so many of my childhood things have been lost, left behind, discarded, etc... I wish that I had kept some specific things that I can remember from when I was little... I do have some barbies of mine that our daughters played with...in a box...somewhere.

Blessings & Aloha!

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

What a sweet treasure! I wish I had kept some of my favorite childhood things.
Hugs, Sherry

Margie said...

What a sweet doggie! I don't think I would have been able to give him away either!

Have a lovely week!