Wednesday, August 12, 2009

"Wednesday Wee Ones" Dum De Dum Dum !!!

I thought about it....I knew....I considered it.....
but then I talked myself out of it!

I found the most precious Sock Monkey at Goodwill.

I brought it home and soaked it for a total of 3 hours
(in lavender scented soap and then in a clean cool rinse).

I thought about taking photos of it first
but then I decided that if it fell apart in the rinse
I would just throw it away and not fret about it.


It was dirty and there's no way I would keep it in that condition.
Well, it came out beautifully....except for the tag!

I could just kick myself for not taking pics of it as documentation.
I have collected dolls and vintage items long enough to know that!
So the monkey came out wonderfully...
but the tag washed completely out and now IT IS GONE!
It read...."Made by the Blind" M. B. B. Raleigh, NC .

BOOHOO!
I hope I remember the lesson!
The only thing I found in a google search was a museum!
It's a good thing I collect just for the fun of it!

Enjoy your day!
Take time to PLAY... and to take photos! heehee!

Enjoy the view !!!Align Center

17 comments:

Shelley said...

I love Sock Monkeys and yours is just to cute...he looks so very happy and thrilled to have found him a forever home. You did a great job cleaning him. I can almost smell the lavender scent coming through. A great find indeed.

Blessings

Michela said...

Hi Diane! Cute sock monkey!
Today's view is really stunning, thanks for sharing! How lucky to live in such a panoramic place!

Happy@Home said...

It sounds like your sock monkey has found a good home.

Your photo of the sky is really pretty. I bet you enjoy the view from your new home.

Cal said...

He's got the cutest face. The sky is lovely. It must be great to have such an ever changing view.
Cal x

Freckled Hen said...

Tag or no tag--he's cute!

susan said...

I think I have one in the attic somewhere! Now I 'll feel compelled to look for it!--great find!

lila said...

Your new sock monkey has wonderful eyes! So cute. My brother had one when we were little.

I am enjoying the photo of the sky. It is very unusual!

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Diane,

I love your sock monkey, they are so cute. What a pity the label came off.

Pretty sky photo.

Hugs
Carolyn

Boo-Bah said...

He is a special sock monkey. Cuter than most I think. I am sorry about the tag. He looks squeaky clean though.

The picture of the sky is so beautiful. My family calls me the cloud watcher as the sky is one of my very favorite things to look at. When I was a little girl I would lay on the grass and gaze up at the clouds for the longest times it seemed.

Iris

Lisa Lectura Creations said...

Hi Diane! That Sock Monkey is a special find for your collection! Thanks so much for your sweet visit! To answer your question: Yes, our 1st collaboration painting sold this time last year. The hubby and I love Halloween. Thanks for asking!

Hugs,
Lisa :)

Martha said...

Hi, thanks for visiting my blog!
I LOVE ♥ Sock Monkeys! I have one that belonged to my husband when he was about 8 years old! I have two that I found in antique stores, there is something special about them. Yours is so cute, too bad about the tag though!

Janet said...

He's so cute! I know just6 what you mean about forgetting to document the things you do. I'm terrible about it. I usually remember just about the time I'm finishing a project!

Q said...

He is a cutie.
I sure know what you mean about tags and such...
I once was an antique dealer...
Sherry

KC'sCourt! said...

Thank you for the lovely comments you left on my blog.
The Sock Monkey looks wonderful pity about the label though.

Gary and Elizabeth~ said...

Sock Monkey is a very lucky Monkey. He should be very happy now that he's all cleaned up and has a new home. He looks good as new.
Have a wonderful weekend,
Elizabeth

Anonymous said...

Love the sock monkey and and the photo of him with his sweet "sister." I remember having a sock monkey and other items with the tag "Made by the Blind."

Kaila

Holly said...

Sock Monkey!!! I'd love to find one! ♥