Sunday, March 30, 2014

Wall Pockets

Hello, Dear Ones!
Mr. Precious decided to clean out the garage. Now that is quite a feat since we have lots of cabinets that are loaded with lots of junk. He came in with a couple of boxes and said, "Look what I found!" 
I had to stop and open those boxes. The first one was filled with my collection of wall pockets that I had completely forgotten about. These little puppies have been packed away for almost 20 years!

So, grab you diet Cherry Dr. Pepper and sit down and I'll show them to you ~ that means 'lots of snaps'.
 Was I ever excited to see my sweet little darlings again.

Wall pockets were popular in the 1930s. They were made by many American and European factories. Glass, pottery, porcelain, majolica, chalkware, and metal wall pockets can be found in many fanciful shapes. Some wall pockets were made before the 1930s, in the nineteenth century.

Isn't this little wall pocket just the cutest little thing? If you don't know about wall pockets, they have a little vaselike pocket/opening on the backside to poke something into and then it is hung on the wall.
This little McCoy parakeet wall pocket was my very first. I used to see these in every thrifty shop I went into.
This white peacock was made by USA pottery.
Darling little Royal Copley straw hat!
Now when I saw this little pigtail girl made by Royal Copley, I thought I had died and gone to Heaven! Isn't she darling!!
Then I found her distant cousin also made by Royal Copley.
Another McCoy one. The little bird had a boo boo on his tiny tail but I fixed him up! You do not see that excess glop of glue now do you? :)
This flying bird...well I don't know who manufactured this but love the pastelness of it.
Everyone needs a Morton pink wishing well.
Here's a cute pair. A coffee grinder and wall phone. Look at those sweet little red and a little dusty cherries. Well, they've been packed away for almost 20 years! That is some old dust, y'all!
I've saved my very favorite for last. My little Royal Copley praying angel. Isn't she the sweetest little thing!
Look at this precious little sweet face and tiny hands folded in prayer.
Her pocket is in her wings. I do believe she's saying a little prayer for us all today. I love that, don't you?

Hope you've enjoyed seeing my little vintage wall pockets. I have already wrapped them back up for another day and put them in a new box but... I've kept out my favorite little angel to stay close to me.

Be a bunch of sweetie,
Shelia;)

I'll leave you with a little Note Song ~

Special Angel

You are my special angel
Sent from up above
The Lord smiled down on me
And sent an angel to love (to love)

You are my special angel
Right from paradise
I know you're an angel
Heaven is in your eyes

The smile from your lips brings the summer sunshine
Tears from your eyes bring the rain
I feel your touch, your warm embrace
And I'm in heaven again

You are my special angel
Through eternity
I'll have my special angel
Here to watch over me

(A smile from your lips brings the summer sunshine)
(The tears from your eyes bring the rain)
I feel your touch, your warm embrace
And I'm in heaven again

You are my special angel
Through eternity
I'll have my special angel
Here to watch over me (watch over me)

Here to watch over me
(Angel, angel, whoa-oh-oh-oh, oh, oh oh, oh)

~ sung by Bobby Helms


44 comments:

  1. I'm loving your wall pockets, Shelia, especially the first one with the little doggie!! ♥

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  2. oh Shelia how sweet they all are.Where will you eventually put them I wonder. Maybe when you tire of one of your other collections,if that would ever happen. no I don't think you will some how. :)

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  3. I loved seeing all of your little beauties. When I was a little girl ( I'm turning 68 in two weeks), I remember seeing a little lady with a big brimmed yellow hat hanging in my Grandma's dining room. She had either ivy or a flower in her little pocket behind her head. I had never heard of a wall pocket before, but I'm sure now that was what Grandma had. Don't know what happened to her lady, but I hope it survived and is loved by someone all these years later. Wish it was me!

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  4. Love Special Angel. I remember wall pocket on my grandmother's wall one of each side of a medicine cabinet that was in the living room for some reason. Small planters were the thing. A few years ago when I first got into resale and booth, they sold quite nicely for a good price. Now, I can't get rid of them. For everything there is a season (that's another song.turn, turn, turn....)

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  5. Great collection. Don't put them away for long. Bring them out and enjoy them.

    So happy to have you be a part of Seasonal Sundays.

    - Alma, The Tablescape

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  6. They are all really cute Sheila! Love the little angel:@)

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  7. Well, what a find and in your own garage! Isn't that a hoot! I've not heard of wall pockets and I'm so happy to learn about them. Yours are all adorable, but that little angel praying has stolen my heart! Wonderful collection, Shelia!

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  8. Those are all sweet. What a fun find your hubby brought in!

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  9. You've been holding out on us -- these are adorable! Sally

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  10. Aren't they sweet....little birds and wishing wells AND angels! They are precious my friend! Enjoy your Sunday! Happy hugs, Diane

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  11. Great collection. I cannot believe you had them packed away. Where oh where will they end up?

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  12. I can't believe you have had them packed away all these years. I do hope you start using them and sharing what you will poke into them. They are stunning.

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  13. You may have found them in thrift stores years ago, but now I've only seen them in pricey antique stores! You were ahead of the times!

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  14. These are so sweet and adorable!!! Love the straw hat one........can't wait to see where you hang them!!!

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  15. Enjoyed seeing your collection, Shelia. Fun to find things we've packed away. I have a small collection of French faience wall pockets. Most of mine are grouped together and hanging in a guest bedroom, but I have to admit that a few are packed away. ;-)

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  16. they are adorable.... are they valuable ?... maybe you can sell them for $ for another RV trip....

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  17. What a sweet collection, Shelia!
    I had never heard of wall pockets until I started bloggin. :)
    Now see, when you live somewhere for a long time, you can find forgotten surprises!
    That never happens to me!

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  18. Amazing collection, Shelia!! I love them. I remember a couple hanging in our house when I was a little girl. I know you were glad to see them again!!

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  19. Sheila, these are just adorable! I have seen these before but didn't know that's what they were called. Thanks for the education :) Now, don't forget about them for another 20 years...lol!

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  20. Lovely collection! I have so many of my "collections" out in our garage and shed. I wonder if I have forgotten some of them too!

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  21. What a sweet collection and I'm so glad you found them again. I had a parakeet wall pocket but it got knocked over and broke so I had to trash it (tears). I love the little Angel and I'm glad that one stayed out to visit you longer.
    hugs, Linda

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  22. Oh how fun when you find a lost or forgotten treasure. They are so pretty and I love them all. What a fun collection to have. Thanks so much for showing us your wall pockets.
    Have a great week.
    Mary

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  23. Now that you have rediscovered your collection perhaps you will be inspired to find a way to display them sometimes! They are very pretty, I especially like the telephone and grinder with their pretty cherries! xx

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  24. Those are so cute, Shelia! My mom had a few of the ones that looked like Lady's Heads but I don't know what ever happened to them. Yours are all so sweet. The angel is my favorite- xo Diana

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  25. They are so sweet. I remember my mother-in-law had one on her kitchen cupboard but I just forget what it looked like. I like the puppy one and the straw hat.

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  26. Wow! I did not know that's what these were. I've seen them from time to time and just thought they were vases -- guess I never looked at the backs to see they were meant to be hung on the wall. Your collection is astounding -- I think I'd like to begin collecting these ;)

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  27. Just like Christmas, I think! They're lovely!

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  28. Hi Shelia, What wonderful wall pockets. Aren't you thrilled to find them again. Each and everyone is darling. I love the last little pretty too. What a treasure you have!! I guess we never know what we will find when we clean out a cabinet!!

    Thank you also for your sweet comment at Jan's on her new Saturday feature. You are so kind and your words encouraging more then you know.
    Bless you sweet friend.
    Hugs

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  29. What a pretty collection Shelia! I remember having one in my bedroom late 70's that looked like a bonnet.

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  30. So darn cute! I can't believe how many precious things you have in your collections. Queen Sweetie of the Collections.....xoxo

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  31. So pretty! I had two wall pockets.Unfortunately my daughter broke my dust pan wall pocket, but I still have my chicken one. I am now on the look out for the chef faces that hold the cooking string, the ones where the string comes out of their mouths.

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  32. Shelia,
    What a pleasant surprise, indeed!!!
    My favorite was the McCoy one that hada boo~boo on his tail!!!
    I l o v e that you are keeping the little angel out and close to you, dear friend!!!
    Fondly,
    Pat

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  33. Hi Shelia,

    Have just come across from Celestina Marie's - she gave the link of your lovely blog.
    How wonderful your collections of cow creamers and all your little wall pockets - you have a fabulous lot.
    Happy week
    Carolyn

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  34. Thanks for sharing your goodies.

    Have a Happy Blue Monday!

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  35. Wow what a great collection of wall pockets. I've just discovered them recently, so of course I want to collect some of them. Love your sweet puppy and birds. Thanks for visiting and leaving a nice comment about my friend's home tour!

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  36. What a great "find" in your garage. :) Your little wall pockets are darling, and the little angel is so sweet to remember us in her prayers.

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  37. My goodness, Shelia ... that's quite a lovely collection! I love the little pigtailed gals!

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  38. Isn't it fun to shop in your own house (garage) I love wall pockets and have collected them for years. You have some darling pockets.
    I was trying to send you a picture of mine.They are displayed on our screen porch. Can't find an add picture button.I have a couple of the same as you.

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  39. I've seen these but didn't know what they were called. Thanks for sharing this. They are all very cute and sweet. I like the innocence of that time period.

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  40. How exciting. My Aunt Martha collects wall pockets, and she would love these, too.♥

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  41. Oh gosh, I love them all. I sold that first McCoy one last year. No wonder it sold quickly. Great info on these pockets Shelia.

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  42. These are all so sweet, Shelia! I never knew about wall-pockets, so thank you so much for sharing. I just know you are going to have so much fun finding places around your home to poke down these cutie pies.

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  43. Those are darling! Such a lovely collection, you have Shelia. Now I'll know what they are when I see them when I'm out antiquing. So cute!

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