Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Vintage Chalkware Piggy Bank for Vintage Show & Tell #1

Welcome to Vintage Show & Tell! I'm so excited to be offering this new linky party to my readers. I absolutely love collecting, reading, and writing about vintage and antique treasures so this weekly party will be a real treat for me! I hope you'll all enjoy visiting one another, as well, and invite your friends to come party, too!

Tonight I want to introduce you to my piggy bank. For as long as I can remember, this sweet piece has been my special coin bank. I've never been one to hold on to money for very long, so he's been a very hungry piggy over the years! From very early childhood until I graduated high school, he sat on my dresser or shelf. Once Jamie and I were married, I packed him away in a box of special things, but I've recently dug him out and he now sits on my dresser, once again!

This is a mid-century piece and is made of chalkware composite, a material that's sturdier than regular chalkware. Chalkware was known as "poor man's porcelain" and was popularly used in carnival game prizes in the early 1900s before stuffed animals became the coveted prize. It's hand-painted with oils or watercolors and glazed. It was made in Taiwan and has many bumps and scars. Still, it's a priceless treasure to me!

I'd love to see what you've got to share today! Link up your vintage stuff---(older posts are fine!)---and let's all visit one another and be inspired by fun things from the past! Make sure to grab a button for your blog!
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  1. What a wonderful story about your piggy bank. I saw your link on Home & Garden and hopped over it. I am so excited to link up to your first party! Congratulations!

    xo Dianne

  2. Thank you for this new blog hop! I tried to copy and paste the html code above for the button but it didn't work out right so I haven't put it into my post yet (it didn't show the picture, just some of the text in the code).

  3. Nice idea for a party. I picked up some ideas! Best wishes to you and your family. Linda @Crafts a la mode

  4. That piggy looks so happy to be full of coins! When my children were born, I bought them each a piggy bank. They still use them! Thank you fro sharing.

  5. I have a little piggy bank in pink I have h a had many years. I am sure no one will want it when I am gone, but I still hang on to it. Nice to see you on pink Saturday.

  6. A cute little vintage piggy bank. A perfect Pink Saturday share. Thanks for the share and enjoy oyur weekend.

  7. Di you get a chance to look for the pictures or info we talked about, re: this piggy?

  8. What a neat link-up party! I, too, love old things...I love wondering where they came from, who owned them before me, etc...especially quilts!!! Have a blessed day, my friend. :)

  9. That is the cutest piggy bank ever. Love your vintage show & tell!


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