Saturday, June 24, 2017

Vintage Show & Tell #2: Chalkware Piggy Bank

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!


  1. I hope your summer is going well... you have to be so busy with a big family and another link party. Thank you for hosting this new party. It is a blessing. :)

  2. Thanks for the invite Sarah. Hope you are staying cool as it is record heat here this weekend. Thanks for hosting and have a joyous weekend!

  3. Glad you and family are doing well and adjusting to the move. I am familiar with this little bank.I have some great vintage things, but not this bank.

  4. Adorable and definitely a treasure! Thanks for hosting the party-- hope you're enjoying the summer!

  5. Very cute piggy! I will try and get a post to link. I received a letter from my penpal. Thanks for hosting. The Fabulous Party is open at
    Our Holiday journey. Come over and link your posts and your party. It's Fabulous too!
    Enjoy your week.

  6. Have a wonderful week, stay cool!
    Thank you for sharing on #OMHGFF this week!

  7. Sarah, all my vintage stuff seems to be in the kitchen! I love using dishes, pans, etc, that belonged to parents, aunts, grandparents and friends.


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