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Friday, July 17, 2009

Secondhand Treasures: Pig Newton

Pig_Kisses

A couple weeks ago, I stumbled upon a secondhand store near where I live in the Zhongzheng District (中正區) of Taipei. I wandered in and found this darling piggy bank on a shelf of ceramic tchotchkes. It was only a few US dollars, so of course I adopted her.



It just so happens that I have a Re-ment miniature that looks identical to Pig Newton, which was part of the charm for me. I started collecting Re-ment as accessories for my Blythe dolls, but I really enjoy them for their own sake. The miniatures, many of which are hand-painted, are based on items found in Japanese culture and everyday life. Taiwan is a former colony of Japan and there are still a lot of old Japanese buildings here from before World War II. A lot of items found in secondhand/vintage shops are also from the colonial era, but I think my pig is a newer import. I'm not sure, however, exactly how old she is.

I love how my Re-ment miniature and Pig Newton look like they were always meant to be together.

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There have been a couple (minor) earthquakes in Taipei recently, so Pig Newton is living on a shelf in our bedroom, cemented down with tack putty for her own protection.

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I keep Little Pig Newton with her new big sister... they like to whisper secrets to one another.

12 comments:

  1. I'm in love with these pigs!! How cute. Thanks for stopping by my blog. And I'm relieved that your sighting wasn't a harbinger of death!

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  2. So adorable--I'm glad they've found each other.

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  3. So cute! If I didn't know better I'd have thought that the both of them were bought together!

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  4. love the pigs - so cute xxxx

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  5. omygosh your piggies are tooo cute!!!! I love the miniature one :) I have a thing for piggie banks you see..hehe.

    Thanks for your lovely comments on my blog,I'll be sure to keep popping by your blog :)

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  7. Your little piggy is soooo cute!
    I love your blog by the way :)

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  8. Thank you everyone!!! Your comments are so encouraging to me as I've only recently started posting here regularly.

    Eunice--How flattering! Thank you!

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  9. that is so adorable - what cute pictures!!
    xox
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  10. I bought that exact large piggy at a second hand shop and gave her to my niece recently! I was so surprised to see her on your page! How neat!

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  11. Just adorable. And so so useful. Bonus!

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