Saturday, January 22, 2011

Flying Blind!

These are something I collect that I can't find any information on, there's no books, no reference sites, no history at the company site, nothing.

So, you listen to what people tell you, some of which you try to keep a straight face while they are talking and some that does make sense and see where it leads you.
I've found that most people consider these cactus planters.  I think they are cotton ball holders.  Although a small cactus might be cute in these!
This is an unusual one, I've never seen another one like it.
A lot of people lump this one in with the others but truth is, it's called Pencil Pete and I know this only because I've seen them with the original tag still on them.
Now, let's get to why I'm writing this post!
These are Airwick air fresheners!  Different from the cats above because the hole is smaller.  You would pour scented oils into the well, insert the wick and the oils would absorb up through the wick and give you a scent of your choice!
I believe these to be hand painted.  You can get two of the same color but the facial features are different.
Just this one still has part of the original tag on it!  It reads "The Majic Kat".  I'm thrilled to have it in my collection!
Bring on the dogs!

Obviously, other companies came along and tried to copy the idea.  This is a rarer Scottie Dog.  I've never seen another one like it in my travels.
Dogs are harder to find than the cats.  I set a limit on what I'll spend on one of these and I can still find them within my limit, although you will see some that are overpriced!
Not one of these has any kind of markings on them.  I guess everything was put on a tag that would fall off the second you washed it.

Have a great day!


jj said...

Very informative...I would have gone with cotton-ball holders.I don't think I have really ever come across any of these, now I will have to watch and see.
It's funny how the same one can look so different.

Peppercorns said...

And yet another unique collection!! LOL

I have to admit I would have (and probably have) walked right by these cute little treasures and never given them a second look.

Doodle said...

I would go with cactus, or any other small plant. Cotton balls? I'll think on that one.

Love your little collection, and now I'll have one more thing to look for when I'm out and about.

(and I'll have to find out what your "limit" is just to see how things are priced here compared to there)

VintageEmbellishment said...

If there is no info and no book then someone who collects them needs to do the book about them....any ideas on who that could be????

Schiffer Books is always looking for new book ideas....someone should contact them!

I think the bunny was for cotton balls....just seems to work...LOL!

goodgosh said...

When in doubt I always say cotton balls. Or Q-tips. :)

I think of poop when I see where the holes are so air freshener sounds about right to me. :)