|I took one look and fell in love.|
I was looking through the flickr pictures on one of my favorite blogs, Creative Breathing by Miss Elizabeth http://creativebreathing.blogspot.com/ when I came across these gorgeous, glossy, muddy colored, simplistic, wooden nursery figures. Love, I tell you. I needed some and quick. I had big plans. Right up until I found out how much they cost! Oh, my! Some of the people online really like their goods. I can't reason spending that much money when I am going to take them apart. So, I was going to have to wait till I ran across them.
These gorgeous nursery pieces were manufactured by a German American couple. Fred and Irmi Bering during the 50's and 60's. They sold the company in the early 70's. Irmi Nursery Plastics made light switches, lamps, mobiles, music boxes and more. The internet has a lot of information and tons of photos if you too would like to fall in love.
|Then I got smart, the thrift stores put lamps up high and since I am petite, I usually miss them. Heaven only knows how many of these gorgeous pieces I missed. Jack and Jill. She works beautifully and I prettied up a new shade|
|As if the work on them isn't cute enough, the well lights up too.|
|This Cinderella Lamp came with the light switch that quickly found a home in my studio. Some great 40's fabric and trim and it is set. Behind the clock tower is a night light just like Jack and Jill's.|
|I can't find a tag on this one, but it was in sad shape when I found him. I had to add a couple of buttons and cake candle flowers to fill in for a few missing pieces, but who can turn that cuteness away?|