Little Friends | Woman in Real Life:The Art of the Everyday

Monday, May 21, 2012

Little Friends


I just couldn’t resist showing you one of my favourite small collections.

My mother gave me these Red Rose tea collectible Wade figurines, which I believe are from the seventies.

Those are my peeps, above.



Here are the animals (although I don’t think Humpty Dumpty quite counts as an animal).

The white doggie was mine growing up (hence the chipped foot).

My mom gave a few to my daughter a while back. She promptly put them in a purse, which she then bounced up and down off the ground while walking along. Yep, those are dead and buried.

Apparently they still distribute new ones now. You can read more about them here.

Do any of you have some of these little friends?

Linking up to Apron Thrift Girl and Beez Rental Designs

8 comments:

  1. I do! I do! I had about thirty I collected as a child, I wrapped then safely as I got older and stored them away somewhere safe... somewhere so safe that I know have no idea where they are! I'm hoping they show up if my parents ever get round to tidying their loft.Rx

    http://sandersonsmithstory.blogspot.co.uk/

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. It will be great when they show up! What a treat! My mom always says, "Dear St. Anthony, come around, something's lost and must be found." Or something like that! It usually works! :)

      Delete
  2. Yes! I have the entire nursury rhymes set, the circus set, and a whole lot of animal ones. Sadly you can only get the figures in the red rose tea thats sold in the US. Whenever I go thrifting I look for them, I have a few larger wade figures too, an elephant as well as a nursury rhyme one.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I would love to see your collection! Sounds awesome. That makes sense that they are only in the US, because I have never noticed them in our stores. Bummer. Strange because I read that they started out in Britain,then Canada before going to the US. So, why are they cutting Canada out now? I will have to look when I am over the border. I wonder, do they only include them at certain times during the year?

      Delete
  3. These are amazing! Don't have any and never heard of them until just now. What great little treasures!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Happy I could show you something you haven't seen before!

      Delete
  4. I'm in Canada - everybody had these back in the 70's - I have my Mom's somwhere...oh, the good old days when you got something special in a grocery store item.... They're so cute...

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I know, huh? I would totally buy their tea if I got a little treat like these. Even though I only drink decaf! ;)

      Delete