Sorry the pictures aren't great...it was a bit of a rush.
I love Fred because he will always remind me of my Auntie Lucy. We used to visit her house on a Saturday tea time & have sausage sandwiches.....no one can make a sausage sandwich like Auntie Lucy. She had some Fred's on the window sill in the kitchen & I was allowed to look at them, she was quite stern so you wouldn't really play with them!! That was in the 70's & I've loved them ever since. They remind me of a happier, simple time with no worries, why do we have to grow up?
I was likely to find this little one.....
He's only 1 1/2 inches tall & is used for sweetex. I've never seen another one & I was told he's quite rare.
I have a number of old & new which I think sit nicely together, some of the new pieces are limited editions so at some point they will be collectable.
This one has to be my favorite. I brought it from a lady at a boot sale, she told me she was given him in 1971 as a wedding present but she felt it was time he left. This is the year I was born so I just had to have him, I promised I would give him a good home! He has a chip on his foot but I think he's looking good for his age....better then me!!
As you can see they only take up a small space in my kitchen & sit along side all my other favorite things......Cornish blue, red & cream tins etc.
My love of Cornish blue also came from Auntie Lucy, boy does she have a lot to answer for!!! When my sister came to my new house she did point out that it looked like Auntie Lucy's.....what a complement!! And yes I still love sausage sandwiches!!!!!