Toothpaste Ducky

Nessa
Submitted by Nessa October 2nd, 2012
Certifikitsch Winner

Chalkware duck that was scored for super-cheap at a flea market.

It looks like paint chips, but the white is actually on top of the yellow.. highlights I guess.

The sentimental description on the back:  “For:  Evan’s 1st Tooth Brush”  It is dated 1970 and I’m not sure if it ever had any other pieces.  I bet there was a toothbrush piece as well, but I’m just guessing.

3 Responses to “Toothpaste Ducky”

  1. Allee Willis

    Allee Willis

    I absolutely love this. Have never seen one like this before. My only wish is that his other hand were open so a real tube of toothpaste could’ve been put in it. But that’s a very small complaint.

    Bowtie is killing me, the girth of his hands, and just how proud he looks. And we can’t discount the value of it being in commemoration of Evans first tooth.

    • Nessa

      Nessa

      Thanks! I just noticed yesterday that his right wing is molded to HOLD a toothbrush. I wouldn’t have noticed, except I hung it on the wall at below-eye-level and noticed the slot in his wing. I happened to have a vintage toothbrush (don’t ask).. it had to be vintage because they don’t make those flat ones anymore, and it has to be a flat, wide one. I stuck it in his wing, and now it makes more sense.

  2. windupkitty

    windupkitty

    LOOOOOOVE this!!!!!! Of course, what I like most is the inscription on the back…I love knowing things so sweet and lovely are being preserved!