Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Iwanna Wednesday - Looking for a few good Pilgrims!

This weekend I put away my Halloween decor and started putting out Thanksgiving stuff, but alas...I didn't have much. I have three ceramic turkeys and one little horn of plenty or Cornucopia.

I've been looking around for a while now trying to find Pilgrims, last year they were everywhere! Lurking around every corner, at HomeGoods, Goodwill, The Dollar Store and Walmart, this year they all went AWOL!

So what Iwanna for this Iwanna Wednesday is to show you some that I found online. Some wonderful and beautiful, some crazy funny and some that are just crazy! Follow me...let's see!

This one falls in the wonderful and beautiful category! I just love it, the cute little iron arms and the little basket and lantern and the base they put it on, looks like little, tiny, baby tiles! There is nothing about this one I don't love! Oh...well maybe I don't love the price too much, $34.50 for just one Pilgrim?  That's a bit too steep for me, but if you can't live without this little gem, you can find her at Jim Shore Heartwood Creek Collectibles at Main Attractions.


And this one also is wonderful and beautiful. It's the Pilgrim couple and an Indian couple. I love the little saying on the apron of each of the women too. Iwanna this set and they are on amazon.com but unfortunately they are currently unavailable *sigh*! What a surprise!


Here's a crazy funny one. These little guys are just so cute! I love their big feet and they are very patriotic with their little flag. This is Pete and Prudence Pilgrim and these are not too bad at $5.95 each...very affordable. These are from Designed to Be Sweet.



I don't know if these are crazy... crazy funny... or wonderful and beautiful. I can't quite make up my mind. I think the beaks give them that crazy vibe but the fact that they are squash make them crazy funny and the fact that they are such perfection and so unique makes them wonderful and beautiful in my eyes! And the way the little one is gazing up at the big one, can you say ahhhhh! This one is from distinctivedecor.com and it runs $14.50, another affordable one but out of my budget for trinkets. If it's not from The Dollar Store or Goodwill I won't usually buy it.


This next one is what I would just call crazy, what say you? I found these on ebay at $50.99!!! These are troll dolls, remember these? These were huge in the 1970's you could find them everywhere! But to make them Pilgrims??? Crazy, crazy, crazy...but cute. To a collector I'm sure $50 for them would be nothing. I'll have to keep an eye out for these guys at Goodwill!



And do you love Nesting Dolls? Who doesn't right? Well I love these Pilgrim Nesting Dolls, so cute and so easy to store. These I found on Etsy for a mere $65.00! You can actually customize these anyway you want.


And this last one is my absolute favorite, Iwanna this one cause it's so darned cute! I know it may be a little bit macabre, the Pilgrim lovingly kissing the sweet little turkey on the head when behind his back he has the hatchet ready and waiting and you know he's getting ready to swing it. But times were tough in Pilgrim days and you had to be brave enough to kill your own turkey. I'm really glad that now we can find them easily in the refrigerated aisles of our local grocery stores (sorry to any vegetarians). This little guy was also on ebay for $13.79 and "bonus" he's a salt and pepper shaker!



But I will keep searching in the after Thanksgiving sales and throughout the year and hopefully next year I will have a whole little Pilgrim Kingdom!

Happy Iwanna Wednesday and may all your Iwanna wishes come true!



 

8 comments:

  1. Alicia it's interesting that you aren't finding the pilgrims in stores this year. It is curious. You have found some really cute ones here, but, of course, my favorite it the more realistic one, thinking of my granddaughter who is learning about the pilgrims this year. Rather have her see a real one, but do like the others! Thanks for your kind comment. It is a good concept--we have at least four of these groups going in our church right now. The younger generation seems to crave friendship with older people I've noticed.

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    1. I know! I'm surprised myself because last year there were tons of them and I didn't buy any and just assumed they would be available this year. Maybe I just started looking too late.

      I think it's wonderful what your church group is doing, mentoring young women. I hope you continue doing posts about it :)

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  2. The troll dolls freak me out, but the others are cute. The last one is my fave also :)

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    1. I remember having a few of those troll dolls back in the day. I had one with lime green hair, she was my favorite. I guess thats why they don't freak my out now, but it is strange to see them as pilgrims....lol

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  3. I didn't really think about it, but you're right that there aren't many pilgrims out this year. Tons of scarecrows, but that isn't quite the same, is it? I love the squash - they're awesome (and my favorites)!

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    1. I know, and I've checked everywhere. It just dawned on me though that I never checked at Pier 1 Imports. I bet they had them! Well it's a bit late now, but I'll try for next year. Happy Thanksgiving and thanks for commenting!

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