Monday, November 21, 2011

whimsy, part 1

In a world saturated by streaming media, as well as the sameness that springs from mass production (AND consumerism), it is nice to linger on the whimsical details that make daily life a little more satisfying. I am talking about the tiny animal figurines that inhabit the spaces in and around our kitchen.

The wise wizard owl and his pupil.
These owls are hand-me downs from Rina. She owns a very impressive collection of tiny animal figurines, which she has acquired on her travels around the world. My owls are attentive little "watchers" and live perched on my kitchen window, where they seem happy to quietly witness our kitchen activities. 

scratching pitbull, wooden pig and bouncy snake
This unlikely trio, a pitbull (from the "homey" collection), a fat wooden pig, and a turtle (a gift from Alexandra), hang out on top of the stove. 

salt and pepper shakers
These vintage BLT salt and pepper shakers (a salvation army find), and the salt and pepper Warren Kimble chickens (a gift from Julia), sit on the stove opposite the "unlikely trio." Together these trinkets bring a touch of whimsy to the kitchen. Not to mention the remembrance of friends and family who over time have passed these lovely pieces to me. 

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