Wednesday, September 10, 2014

The Hong Kong Hummels

My recent posts have been heavy on the junking and you are probably getting tired of my babbling about the treasure hunting [I know my husband is!] so I will mix it up a little with a collection post.
Several weeks ago I scored my second "Hong Kong Hummel" and mentioned I thought they were the start of an intentional collection.  I live in a small house so I don't have a lot of on-purpose collections, especially not thing that are just for looking at, but these intrigued me.  I went on line and discovered that is what other people call them, too, and quickly added a few to make the collection official.  My criteria is more about the subject matter than the condition so some are a little rough around the edges but it doesn't detract a bit from those sweet little faces in my eyes.

12 comments:

Into Vintage said...

Hummels are something I know nothing about and I never knew there were plastic versions of them until you wrote about. Learning!
PS I never tire of reading about treasure hunting. :)

rush said...

"Hong Kong Hummels"! What a hoot! I will never tire from looking at your thrifted loot! You aren't keeping anything from me, I say suspiciously.

Melissa said...

I'm with Amy (above) - I never ever tire hearing about anyone's treasure hunting! :)

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

These are so precious no matter what you call them! Just like everyone else, I'll never get tired of seeing your junking adventure finds!!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I love these, too and have a couple of them. I have the little boy right in the center. (I'll have to take some pics! lol) Enjoy your day! Hugs!

CelestinaMarie@SouthernDayDreams said...

Kathy these are adorable and make a darling collection. Love the little boy climbing over the fence. I visited the Hummel museum in central Texas some years ago and it was amazing seeing the originals too.
Happy Hunting!
xo

Annette said...

Those are so very sweet. I think I like them better than the Hummel Hummels. And I'm with everyone else on treasure hunting!

Annette said...

Kathy, I am posting another comment to see if it shows up on your blog. I just posted one that shows up on your comment page but it doesn't show on your blog. So weird...

Blessed Serendipity said...

They make a very sweet collection Kathy.

xo Danielle

Art and Sand said...

Why are they called Hong Kong Hummels?

My mother had a few Hummels when I was a child. Another thing to add to my list of "I wonder what happened to ..."

Annette said...

I've always loved Hummel figurines, even the Hong Kong ones! My sister lived in Germany many years ago and started my mother a collection. They're just so darn cute!

Maureen said...

I will never get tired of your posts Kathy! It just takes me some time to get around to everyone and comment tho!

Those Hummels are cute; I am surprised that hubby's family never collected any - they are German!