Sunday, January 13, 2008

Old Toy Bank

Mail?
No..money please!
Just drop it in here......
I found this wonderful vintage toy bank last week. A friend had it for sale in her space and I HAD to have it. It has a wonderful green paint with RED graphics. What is not to love!? I just had to have it and now it hangs out below my shelf of clocks and with Mr. Scotty. Some of my favorite things are vintage metal toys, globes and tops.

31 comments:

Esther Sunday said...

It is funny how those "have to have it" items make any budget go right out the window! Its like calories don't count on Saturdays. Love, Esther

Mary Isabella said...

It is such a cutie and a great find. Smiles...

Shelley said...

Hi Becky, like it very much. I am fond of metal toys as well.

Blessings,Shelley

BittersweetPunkin said...

I love it...so so cute!
Blessings,
Robin

Alison Gibbs said...

That is such a fabulous little bank.
Alison

Cowboys & Custard said...

Dear Becky
You and I share a love of vintage toys.. I love your little metal bank.. fabulous find!
I love collecting vintage money boxes and piggy banks.. have a look at my 'Little bit Dotty' post last year .

Hope the sun is shining for you today.

Mxx

the feathered nest said...

Now that is so cute! They just don't make such adorable banks anymore.

Manuela

Jenn and Jacqui said...

Hi Becky, the little tin bank is adorable! In a perfect setting now withthe little scottie, it was meant for your space :) Jenn and Jacqui

Nancy said...

That is a good find. Hope everytime someone walks by they drop money in it. LOL.

Lallee said...

I understand completely why you had to have it. I had one of these in USPS red and blue when I was a child. Oh the things you should keep....

Hugs,
Lallee

The Old Painted Cottage said...

Hi sweetie,

Just dropping by to say hello and wish you a good week.

I absolutely love the music that greeted me when I went onto your blog...that Yo Yo Ma song is incredibly wonderful and haunting. Love it. And love you too!

oxox
Jennifer

Laura said...

I have a thing about metal toys as well. I have a metal Easter wagon with a bunny towing it in the front. It's one of my most precious collectibles. Still loving your site.

The Nostalgia Fairy said...

Such a lovely find and an absolute must have.
Take Care,
Sandi x

Our Red House said...

Do you have real mailboxes like that in the US. Your toy looks just like the red ones on our streets. My children used to love being lifted up to pop in the letters.

Kate

Feenwerkstatt said...

This is really an amazing toy bank - I love the vintage look!
Love, Anja

crazyhaberdasher / knittingbee said...

I love vintage toys too! Lucky you!
hugz! Marian

Linda said...

Becky...this bank is so cute, great find. Linda

daisy cottage said...

Becky that is adorable! Of course you had to have it - and I'm sure it is very happy to be home with you!!

xo,
Kim

Shabby Cottage Boutique said...

Loove your vintage stash!

Cottage Contessa said...

A sweet vintage find! Love the little Scotty!
Amanda (aka Cottage Contessa)

Betty Jo said...

How adorable! I just opened an eBay store this past week. I'm going to visit your eBay and add you to my favorites. Right after I add your blog link to mine. xoxo

HOME IS WHERE THE HEART IS ... said...

Hi Becky, I am so pleased there are people like us in this world, otherwise these little treasures would be no more, instead of being given a new lease of life. If you start now, it will be full by the time next Christmas comes around! x

Sweet Remembrance said...

I love the mailbox bank...
I would have had to have it too!
Enjoy,
Priscilla

Deb said...

Gorgeous vintage toy bank! What a great find.

ginger at enchanting cottage said...

Thank-you for stopping buy it was nice to here from you. Just wanted to let you know that I meet, Priscilla, at Sweet Remembrance, Amy at Four sisters in a cottage,and Anna from my flower bed. I have not posted pictures yet but Priscilla and Anna have ( I am a bit behind.) It is such a wonderful visit Amy is amazing.
We went into this fabric store and saw a lot of fabric with Scotties on it I said OH Becky for sweet cottage dreams would love this. We all agreed. Have a wonderful day
ginger

Barbara Jacksier said...

I love old banks. If only I used them for their intended purpose, I'd be able to buy more of them! Great find!
Barbara

Back Through Time said...

What a cute toy mailbox! I think it looks great with your little Scottie:-)
Michelle

A Thing for Roses said...

Love your sweet little bank. Have never seen anything like it. You always find the most adorable things. I love your collections. Hope you are having a good week!

Hugs,

Lisa

Our Back Porch said...

Ooh, I love the mailbox Becky! I love vintage metal toys and such too! Too cute!

Have a beautiful week.
Hugs and Blessings,
Rebecca

Liz said...

I love the little bank! Fabulous!

Denise said...

I love that bank... I have a few metal toys myself and just love sitting them around...............