Today's mail day was a surprise! I have been searching since seeing this kitsch item earlier this year... on Pinterest. I've actually seen it a few times before. This vintage kitsch ceramic item is actually a bunny or rabbit head string holder! Yup, I kid you not. This cute ceramic string holder is so popular even in France, that if you find one, you might want to hold onto it. As so many collectors, like myself, here in the States and everywhere else, want one!
Considered the Holy Grail for vintage ceramic collectors in France. You can't resist wanting one for yourself! I tried searching under "String Holder" and you will get maybe one or two showing up, but mostly a cat string holder by Holt Howard. So, because I was searching in the wrong places, I never found one. Except back in May, when a seller put one up on ebay. It went for around $60, and I wasn't the winner, bummer. So, I searched through IG, and tried the hashtag in French, and Boom! There were many photos tagged. So many people who found theirs at flea markets or vintage shops... But, sadly, none were for sale. Until, recently. Luckily, the seller decided to use ebay and had an auction, instead of a "Buy it Now". Whew.
I of course wasn't able to bid, being outside France... So, luckily, a sweet dear friend, was able to do it for me. She won it! So much more cheaper than the one I had lost, Yay! But, that would be made up with s/h all the way to Guam... not stressed, as it was so worth it!! And it was... It arrived to me in less then 10 days and all the way from France too?! Yippee.
I also received from Yahoo Japan, these cute items...
I also Binned this cute vintage deer and bunny fabric. I need to get some pom pom tassels and make some pillows!