Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Sweet Spring Bookends

I've had these oh-so-sweet little vintage chalk bookends for the last 5 years or so, and even though I've photographed them before, for some reason they've just never made it into a blog post.

 I was smitten with the little children's faces that reminded me of vintage Hummel characters. I imagine they are from the 40's by the look of their sticker on the bottom, and the fact that they are chalk and maybe plaster of Paris. (and that means so very easily chipped)

The little girl appears to be very shy, and she's holding a basket of baby chicks.

 While the little boy is snuggling  a load of bunnies.

Aren't they just adorable?

I have them downstairs in my shabby seating area.
(say that fast 3 times)

And I have to tell you, I've fallen in love with Pic MonkeyIt's everything (well almost everything) that we found in Picnik, and hopefully they will expand once they can. I was able to do the little banner with the text on it (the first photo) there and watermark my photo. Super easy! You'll find the ability to do the transparent banner  under the header of "overlays" then to "geometric shapes". Much easier to navigate than any other photo editing site. yay!!

I'm joining these fun parties this week:

TableTop Tuesday at A Stroll thru Life
White Wednesday at Faded Charm
Share the Love Wednesday at Very Merry Vintage Style
What's It Wednesday at Ivy and Elephants
Primp Your Stuff
Wow Us Wednesday at Savvy Southern Style

Hope to see you back here Thursday for
Vintage Inspiration
"anything vintage or vintage inspired."

If you haven't entered the Give Away from
Cottage in the Oaks,
then just click here
Daune has some great things chosen for you!

And don't forget to check out Monday Marketplace
that will be up all week.
Lot's of great links for Etsy and Online Boutique Items.

OK, have a great week, everyone!


  1. Debra,
    Pretty chalkware.I love those french pillows.Yes PicMonkey is super easy.I LOVE it.I need easy and simple.

  2. Those bookends are so sweet, they do look like the vintage hummel boys and girls! I have been over to picmonkey but have yet to spend enough time to really get to know all of the new gadgets to play with. I really like the way you put the words on top of the transparent banner! t.xooxox

  3. Debra, love the bookends! You know book ends are one of those things that you don't see alot of, at least I don't. And alot of times they are not very appealing when I do see them but these are so sweet. Love how you have them displayed too- not even holding books!

    I am loving pic monkey too. I do wish I could figure out if they have the texturing layering option- I really like playing with the different textures Kim Klassen has been putting out on her blog.

    bee blessed

  4. HI Debra! Oh, I love those little bookends! Guess what? I have the same ones but they're painted. You can see them here:


    Love your room too.
    Be a sweeetie,
    shelia ;)

  5. Those are cute, Debra! Love the books they are sitting on and against. They remind me of how the Hummel figurines {the children} were done, except they are not in color.

  6. Debra. they are so adorable. Hugs and blessings sweet lady. Cindy

  7. Precious, precious pieces! And they fit in perfectly with you beautiful shabby-style room! :)

  8. They are just adorable. Look perfect in your beautiful room!

  9. Great find....they are great. And of course, being white makes them perfect~
    Blessings, Susie

  10. I love your shabby room dear Debra, and those two are so cute.
    Thanks for the link to pic monkey I will try visit.

  11. I have some similar pastel colored bookends that have been sitting in the basement waiting for a home. Yours are perfect for spring! I hope to find time to check out that new photo editing site. If it's easy, it's for me!

  12. These are sweet bookends. Yes, they do remind me of Hummel figurines.

  13. I love this room it is so bright and pretty. I love the box with the hydranges. Very pretty. I like the chest in the room too.

  14. Chicks, bunnies, and sweet little children. Adorable all. I must get to Pic Monkey because I finally did get a big girl camera although the manual for it is in some lost ancient language.

  15. Those are adorable, Debra! I love chalkware and have a little girl chalkware figurine that looks like a Hummel, too- it was my grandmother's. Pic Monkey IS really fun...I haven't tried the watermarking there yet...have to try it!

  16. I love your inviting couch and the table

  17. Those bookends do remind me of the hummel figurines! They are very sweet looking. I have yet to try Pic Monkey. I need to give it a try since picnik is soon to vanish! I've heard good things about it.

  18. those bookends are as sweet as can be, well your whole shabby sitting area is lovely.

  19. Lovely bookends! I have never seen anything like them before. What an adorable sitting area you have! Thanks for linking up!

  20. These are the most darling book ends ever. Oh my gosh but they are lovely. They fit in perfectly in that room.


  21. The bookends are lovely. Such precious face for sure. I also really love your seating area. Beautiful. Thanks so much for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

  22. Debra, those are THE most adorable bookends I've ever seen! Oh my gosh, those sweet faces and the little animals. They look so beautiful in your sitting area!! Have a wonderful weekend... Donna

  23. I was so excited about your bookends I forget to mention that I'm also in LOVE with PicMonkey! So, so fun!... Donna


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