Gromit, one of my favorite characters of all time. I like the smart ones : )
I bought several pieces of the Wallace and Gromit line when it was popular. This is the only mug I have left and I store feathers in it.
When my daughter came home from college for the summer I needed to clean out her room and came across this mug. I immediately put in one of the movies and started to play with the table.
At first I thought I might re-create the breakfast table that Gromit sits at in “The Wrong Trousers” but frankly, it was a little dull : )
One of the places we frequented for the kids toys was KFC. They had some of the cutest toys bar none!
Can you see Gromit in the red plane in the berries?
The plates are vintage Fiesta, the silverware bakelite. The polka dot bowl was from Sur la Table and the Gromit mug came from a long-since defunct toy store, Imaginarium. They believed in education through play and it was a favorite stop of my daughter’s when we were out for mommy-daughter play dates.
If you push on the penguin’s head his eyes blink : )
This little yellow plate is Harlequin, a brand that Fiesta made for Woolworth’s exclusively. I love the deco lines of the Harlequin.
Yes, Wallace is on the table as well. But why is he here?
Because he holds the napkin for us : )
Don’t be afraid to use bendy toys for other purposes! I have a whole set of Wallace and Gromit figurines that were originally on a keyring. I took off the keyrings, and had a pile of creatures with hooks in their backs. I turned them into christmas ornaments and each year I have a small Wallace and Gromit tree!
It will make an appearance here later this year : )
Tomorrow – Sunflowers and ivy
318 days to go!!