This guy is one of my favorites. I found him on eBay a few years back. I had no doubt typed in the keyword "barkcloth" and was searching to expand my ever expanding vintage textile collection.
I came across this guy and just had to bid. The opening bid was ridiculously low and I didn't put in a very high proxy either. I was so pleased when I won him for the opening bid, I couldn't believe my good fortune. I felt a brief pang of remorse for the creator, that her time, effort and design was not sought after by more bidders. But that's the way the cookie crumbles sometimes on eBay. It's a crap shoot. And my lucky number hit!
The details on this guy are fabulous. He has a little sack full of goodies, a pink chenille coat and barkcloth trousers and hat. His face is handpainted and his beard is soft.
Yesterday I quickly ran into downtown Hampton to see what my favorite little trio of cute shops had to offer for the holidays. I found some wonderful goodies, especially this planter box.
It's out on my porch, but I think I need to fill it with something festive for the holidays, don't ya think?