Tuesday, February 02, 2010

Big Ears!!

Last month I celebrated the 20th anniversary of my 29th birthday and received some wonderful gifts from my friends and family. I seem to have started yet another collection of these big eared mice people! I already had two, a Santa mouse and a red and white cheerleader and dear son and husband got me two more for my birthday!
This one is a orange and blue cheerleader.
And I'm thinking that this may be Mrs. Santa. I love her little glasses! I also got this really cool "Big Boy" doll bank. He was the mascot of the Big Boy restaurants that we used to have when I was growing up. I love a Big Boy burger! And technically, no he does not have big ears.

But this guy does have big ears!Check out this elf/pixie cup or vase or whatever it is! Everyone except me thinks he hideous! I love him. On the bottom it says Aunt Rose, 1948. I think Aunt Rose and I have very good taste. The dog beside him has pretty big ears too. He is part of a salt and pepper set that used to come in bags of Ken-L-Ration dog food.

I have been doing alot of crafting and sewing and haven't gotten around to photographing it all but I want to show you a doll that I dressed and I totally stole my idea from Magpie Ethel, so I give her all the credit for this. (although hers in MUCH better than mine!) and she will not be sold or given away. She is for my personal enjoyment only!

I found the Kewpie doll a couple of weeks ago at the thrift store and with a little paper, fabric and trim, she has become my valentine baby! Don't kewpies have the sweetest faces ever??

We are getting ready for round 3 of snow this week! We had 18" a couple of weeks before Christmas, another 12" last Friday and Saturday, and they are calling for even more this Friday! I am sooooo ready for spring!

Have a great day!



~~Carol~~ said...

I love your valentine dolly, especially the expression on her face! She looks so shy! Great collection of those big eared mice. I MIL had one on the top of her fridge forever, and it was a nurse mouse. Love the Big Boy too. Haven't been to one of those in ages!
Have a great day, and enjoy the snow!

A Hint of Home said...

The weather outside has been frightful, hasn't it.
I remember very well the "Big Boy's" restaurant. Love the burgers and onion rings. Remember their strawberry pies. lol
Belated Happy Birthday!

Vee said...

Have been having some fun looking around here and then got interrupted...story of my life! Thanks for visiting and I hope that you'll drop by anytime. Enjoy all that snow, I know that "enjoy" isn't exactly the word, but make it into something fun, if you can.

Arlene Grimm said...

I always enjoy seeing your cute collectibles Linda...Happy Valentines Day!

Mountain Mama said...

Your litle mousie friends are adorable and yes I agree with you about the Kewpie dolls being so cute. You did a great job of dressing her too.
My grandson lives in Chesapeake and my 'special' friend lives in Waldorf, MD and they both have a lot of snow too. Both are very tired of it.
The good news is that Spring is right around the corner and the flowers will all be blooming to help us forget about old man winter!