One of the first pieces I got was the 1960s MIRRO mold from my mother. Every Easter I bake up the most delicious Yoda cake you've ever seen! I'm not so great with detailed frosting, and all the features sort of disappear under that layer of buttercream.
I purchased this 1916 sheet music off etsy a couple of years back. It's framed and hanging by my 1922 piano. The same piano that is putting way too much stress on the ole floor joists, and who's favorite song is 'Chopsticks,' plunked out by my kids.
Little Boy Blue,
Awake from your sleep.
The girl of your dreams
is bewitching your sheep.
How does she do it?
That's plain to see;
It's the glamour she gets
from her Life Bras three.
From morn, 'til night,
At work, at play,
Be a dream girl too
The Formfit way.
At a local rummage sale, I found this sweet little lamb mold. He's only 5x7 and looks great hanging above my stove.
Yet another etsy purchase was a cover from an early '40s notebook. It is an appointment book, printed by Brown and Bigelow, for a rubber company out of Missouri. Fun fact: SNAFU and FUBAR were terms coined during the Second World War. And we think we're so smart these days?!
I also seem to have a growing stand-alone collection of BoPeep Ammonia bottles. I purchased one of the glass ones and received the other two from friends. Now, of course, I'm on the look out for other versions.
And some of you may have seen these before - my peek-a-boo pin-up towels. I've made a few different versions for friends, and it was only a matter of time before I made a BoPeep one! I used pink scraps from a dress I made last summer. She's hanging above my stove, too.
I also have a few of the standard fare prints, shepherd girls out in the pasture, that sort of thing. A small stuffed Lambchop (from the famous Shari Lewis duo) sits on a shelf in my sewing room. I typically rescue orphaned lamb figurines from disbanded Nativity sets and tuck them about. My collection is not overpowering. It's a subtle reminder that there is a flock of sheep, just outside my door, that are always ready for a little ear-scratching.