Monday, January 19, 2009

This Little Piggy (019/365)

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"This little piggy went to market.
This little piggy stayed at home.
This little piggy had roast beef
This little piggy had none.
And this little piggy went "Wee! Wee! Wee!" all the way home "

Mother Goose Rhyme

TIME: 8:01 pm
PLACE: The Living Room
SUBJECT: Banks

I have collected all different kinds of banks since I was about 9 years old.  These are just a small part of my collection.  The second pig from the left was the first bank I ever purchased.  I bought it at a local flea market and paid $20 for it.  At the time, that was quite a large sum of money for my 9-year-old self.  The flea market was (and still is) held on the 3rd weekend of the month.  We usually went as a family after church.  I try to hit the flea market about 3 times a year.  But now, my hunt for banks is mainly limited to thrift shops and yard sales.  My rule is not to pay over $10 for a purchase.  If I can keep it under $5 I am happy.  Also, I now look for the most forlorn and forgotten banks.  They need a home and usually cost less than 5 dollars.

8 comments:

Dot O said...

They are adorable! Great photo. In this economy, I'd rather keep my money in the likes of those banks than the "big" banks!

Very interesting shot.

Mari said...

What a fun thing to collect. It makes a cute photo too!

Sara G said...

Cute little piggies!

Christina said...

Cool collection of piggie banks! I enjoy browsing through a couple of area antique stores.

SuzyHomemaker said...

Dot O - I wish I had them all filled up!

Mari - I can't believe I've been collecting them for 33 years!

Sara G - Thank you!

Christina - I love antique stores, thrift shops, yard sales...other peoples' junk is fun!

Vicki said...

I have a few pigs too! Great photo!!

breanna said...

i love it! especially that none of them are overly cutesy, ya know?

SuzyHomemaker said...

Vicki - I hope you take some pictures of them!

breanna - You should see some of my "ugly" banks...They will probably make it in the project at some point!

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