Denny’s Adventures in Allee Willis’ “Willis Wonderland” (Part 61 – August 2010)

Submitted by denny November 19th, 2010
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There is an incredible wall in “Willis Wonderland” with recessed shelving that is part of the structure of the house and holds the most amazing ceramic pieces. This is is DEFINITELY on my favorites list. Gorgeous.

Amazing zebra statue. Note his little lips with just a hint of “Willis Wonderlands” main color, pink.

Amazing dog statue accented with bits of “spaghetti design” on his tail and head.

Ubangi tribesman, pink ceramic vase which is square shaped.


This was originally sold with a mate. I love this, especially the design of his eyes.

8 Responses to “Denny’s Adventures in Allee Willis’ “Willis Wonderland” (Part 61 – August 2010)”

  1. Allee Willis

    The shelves with all my vases on them is one of my favorite sections of my house. There are about 30 vases now but there used to be four times as many before the 1994 earthquake took them out. I still have boxes of all the broken pieces as I couldn’t bear to part with them or in case I ever decide to build another wall like the Debbie Harry one in my backyard. You’ve definitely chosen some of my favorites to spotlight here.

  2. denny

    I cannot and will not pick a favorite here. They are all too gorgeous! On my first visit to “Willis Wonderland” that is one of the things that almost knocked me out, that wall.

    I am ALWAYS on the look-out for the “celery vase” mate.

    • Allee Willis

      I do know that the celery vase was made in England and it had an asparagus mate. I bid on them both on eBay and someone snapped away the asparagus one at the last second. I want to kill people who do that anyway but I want to strangle them even more when they break up a set.

      • Michael Ely

        Allee, have you ever tried eSnipe? It allows you to bid your highest bid on ebay and then relax and not have to worry about someone else outbidding you at the last second. I use it all the time and almost always win what I want. The usage fee is very minimal. Check it out –

        • Allee Willis

          Yes, I definitely use it. But I absolutely loathe stealth bidders who give absolutely no indication of the fact that they’re even hovering around the item. So if I use esnipe I always bid on the item in the usual fashion so at least people know someone else is interested.

  3. MyFunCloset

    Your litle zebra look so hugable. Is be bigger than 3 inches?
    The pink turban bust is striking. A shame the earthquake took out so much of your prize collection.

    • Allee Willis

      The zebra is about 9 inches long. He had a mate that tips the other way but an assistant broke it within 5 min. of starting to work with me in 1991. She lasted for about another half an hour and there were so many mishaps, not to mention breaking one of my most favorite things in the house, that she was out of my house by 10 AM. I still have the zebra pieces somewhere in a box but it was totally shattered. They’re very heavy as there filled with sand, which I learned when it broke.