if you have followed my blog...you have met Vivienne
and you have met Antoine...to fill in those that haven't heard the story...I will recap.
30 years ago I used to work in Downtown Portland & walk past a store with the most incredible window displays. they were magic. they were Alice in Wonderland-ish...took me away to another world. I wanted to buy some of the whimsical creatures...but they were priced way out of my league.
29 years later I found Vivienne in a thrift store (6.99) ...she came home with me but was so very lonely.
A year later I bought a house. Antoine was in the closet of the house. The entire house was empty except for him. I kid you not. For real. He was in the closet.
A year later...
Colette is found at an estate sale. Her original price tag of $365. was still on her. She is priced 45 dollars, but it is half price day.
I am overjoyed at my collection. In awe of the fact that Antoine and Colette came to me via Kristen and Greg (a rather long story- they are my landlords and they do estate sales). They had no idea of my dream of owning these. They had no idea he was in my house that I bought from them. They have brought a 20 year (well, 50 now) old girl lots of joy.
Antoine, Viv, and Colette are living on my mantel.
Always ready to add to the family...