Monday, October 29, 2007

Figurines

I have a secret collection. It is not the kind of secret that no one knows exists...they just don't know how much I love them. It is my figurines. The first figurine I received was a gift from a special lady named Jenny. Other than my own mother, no one had a bigger influence in my mothering and homemaking skills than Jenny. As a young girl of 10 - 12 I would spend quite a bit of time at Jenny's home helping her to care for her four boys when her husband was working out of town. I also was the official babysitter for their family. I observed Jenny with her boys and watched as she made her home a special place and then as I got my first home I patterned many things after her. Between Jenny and Mom I really should be domestic Goddess. It is not their fault that I still struggle with keeping focused on the daily routines. There are just so many great things to be involved with, and out doing. I really do try... and I love, love, love to decorate and redecorate my home. This blue and white lady is the figurine I received more than twenty-five years ago and it has moved with us from home to home throughout the years.



Later, when my own children were small I sold Avon for a few years. I worked my way up to President's Club where each year I earned a Mrs. Albee figurine. I must confess that I continued selling longer than I really wanted to because I loved these pretty ladies.


For hosting a successful Home Interiors Party many years ago I earned this cute duo.


I know they are not valuable monetarily but I just enjoy the simple beauty and the feminine charm they bring to a room. Wouldn't it be fun to dress in a gown like that for an evening on the town? I guess I really just enjoy the harkening back to a sweeter and more innocent time. Then, too, the memories of friendship that are associated with these are so special. I often remember the gift of her time and teaching that Jenny shared with me and attempt to pass that on to young ladies in my life. Thanks for indulging my stroll back memory lane.

4 comments:

Miss Paula said...

When I was in Santa Barbara I found an original looking Hollie Hobby doll and I bought her and she is on my bed. I like HH. My husband gave me a little HH statue before we were married and it sits on my dresser!! It may not be the $$worth but the memories behind them. You hit it on the nail in your post!!

Terri and Bob said...

Love these! I think your memories are far more important than the value!

Tea Time and Roses said...

Beautiful memories, and such beautiful figurines... Thank you so much for your sweet comment to my blog. I enjoyed so much hearing from you. I sure hope you stop back for another visit soon... By the way I left a comment on Chelsea's blog, wrong blog LOL!...I now know which one is Becky's blog. :o) Have a wonderful week...

Smiles...

Beverly

Lea said...

They are absolutely beautiful!! I can see why you love them so much...