Wednesday, January 27, 2010

VVT BALLON LADY

BIDDY PENNY FARTHING BALLOON 2 BIDDY PENNY FARTHING
The standing balloon lady belonged to my grandmother, I loved and admired it as a child and still love it today. It is a knock off , from the Royal Doulton lady. They are chalkware, but that in its self could be of some value. But they do have some chips in them, so there goes the value. Wouldn't sell my grandmothers anyway. The other one my DD got on ebay for me.
Here is a little history on Biddy Penny

Made by Royal Doulton. H.N. 1943. BIDDY PENNY FARTHING BALLOON FIGURE. Designed by L. Harradine. 9" in height. Various Vibrant colors of lady carrying a bunch of beautiful gayly colored balloons. She is wearing a shawl and a floral hat. She is also carrying a basket around her left arm filled with uninflated ballons in her left hand. Excellent Condition. No chips, cracks or restoration would sell around $350!
We are still liking Florida alot, esp. the sunshine. Don't forget to check out or fun time at my other blog.
http://grammyandthepapillonprinces.blogspot.com/

And also our host VTT lady at
http://coloradolady.blogspot.com/

Blessings to all
Donna

20 comments:

  1. Oh, these are really cute....I happened to see your post in my blog roll, before mine is even up!! What a treasure to have the lady that belonged to your grandma....Happy VTT!

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  2. I've never seen these before...very unique!

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  3. Wonderful treasures and memories from another time and wonderful person in your life. Thanks for sharing a special part of that life.

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  4. What a special treasure you have..wonderful memories surrounding yours. Happy VTT, have a lovely weekend.

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  5. How wonderful to have such a lovely family treasure.

    Jocelyn
    http://justalittlesouthernhospitality.blogspot.com/

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  6. I have never seen or heard of these. thank you for showing them to us!

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  7. I've never seen anything like that before. I'm sure that you treasure them especially the one that belonged to your grandmother.

    Vintage Thingies Thursday!
    Angela

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  8. I LOVE them, they look like they could be STRAIGHT out of a scene at the beginning of "My Fair Lady!"

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  9. Never seen those! Thank you for sharing :)

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  10. Boy do these look familiar! My mother-in-law got these from her mother and I know exactly where they are sitting in her house now. How fun to see another pair. Thanks!

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  11. They remind me of Mary Poppins. These are wonderful pieces.

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  12. I love the name of the balloon lady! She sounds like a proper English lady, doesn't she? And I love anything made out of chalkware too. She's a wonderful keepsake of your grandmother's!
    Happy VTT!
    Carol

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  13. Oh how sweet they are, dear little ladies@!

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  14. they remind me of Mary Poppins..i loved that movie when i was little :)

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  15. I just love your header!! Your figurines are dear...what lovely memories for you :)

    Blessings!
    Gail

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  16. These are wonderfully different figurines! Very nice!

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  17. One of the things that I love about VTT is learning about so many new things. I was not familiar with these figurines...thanks for the information.
    Jane

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  18. I really like chalkware...these are really great.

    Your header is so bright and cheery!

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