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