Friday, May 23, 2008

Show & Tell Friday ( Elephants )

hosts a weekly Show & Tell on Fridays. This is my first in many months... Welcome !!!!

Today my daughter is sharing her Elephant collection. She has loved elephants ever since she was really little. We started collecting the soft kind then came the collectibles. Since she is so careful with her things, we decided she was responsible enough to keep the breakables in her room displayed on a shelf.
The first two elephants here were made by me two years ago. I put a little picture of my daughter on the pink ellie. She loved it so much and that made me so happy !!!

These were some really fun finds. We love vintage things... Miss Bri was ever so excited about these. The pink one in the middle was her first vintage elephant from a Thrift Shoppe.The other two are salt and pepper shakers we found at a rummage sale.

The first three on the top here are all little vintage pieces as well. We got her this little trinket box from the Woodland Zoo Park in Seattle. The elephants name is Hansa. Sadly our real baby elephant Hansa from our zoo passed away June of last year . We were so heart sick when we heard the news. Miss Bri was sad that we wouldn't see her when we visit the zoo. She loves the elephant candle holder too !!

The two in the first picture here are made by an Artist here in Seattle who sculpts these statues from the ash of Mt. St. Helen's. The next picture is a sweet purple elephant ornament, the middle one is a collector piece through Red Rose Tea , then a sweet vintage plastic elephant we recently found in an antique mall.

This elephant is very special to her since Mr. Darling and I got it for her several Christmas' ago. We are planning to get her more from that collection. They are so sweetly detailed by a company called Tuskers.

When the day is done all little elephants must sleep !!!! Thank you for stopping by and seeing my little girls collection.


  1. What a fun collection. I love the elephants and especially like the pink furry one you first made your daughter.

    You have a lovely blog. So glad you shared.

    ~ Becki

  2. That's a pretty extensive collection! So cute! I never would have thought of collecting elephants! Isn't it quirky how one can start collecting certain things and it just seems to catch on?
    I enjoyed scrolling through your blog. I beleive it is my first time to visit here!

  3. OMGoodness!! This is such a 'dreamy' Show n Tell. So darned cute...and that last photo, just melts my heart!!!

    My Show n Tell is bone china cardinals this week. And especially a favorite...a cardinal music box.

    The show n tell is following a set of photos of a tornado that ripped through where my nephew lives!!! I had to post those first since it's family!! So, scroll down.

    Happy weekend, and for the Americans, have a safe holiday!

  4. What a very nice collection.

    Please, stop by and check out my S&T today.

    Thanks for sharing.

  5. And so a collection grows. I love that she really loves them and takes care of them herself. Lots of memories wrapped up there!

  6. What a great elephant collection!

    Thanks for sharing.


  7. What a sweet collection! It's fun seeing how happy it makes her too!

    I hope you all have fun in Olympia and give me a call tomorrow when you want to get together. I should be home and awake.


  8. What a sweet collection...including the ones with the precious little child amongst them! Too cute! I love the second stuffed elephant and the vintage figurines! Great post!

    ~Rhonda ;)

  9. Your daughter has a beautiful collection of elephants. I especially love the little gray one with the flowers.

    Thanks for sharing her collection. I'm sure it brings her much happiness.


  10. How adorable!!! I especially love the purple one.

  11. Our Kids are so alike! It just never ceases to amaze me. Donovan's "Baby" is an Elephant named Ellie! he has had her since birth!

    I love her collections!

    Luv ya Bree

    Auntie Lori

  12. What a wonderful collection you've put together. Thanks for sharing them.
    I used to collect elephants for many years, but then turned to other items. I still value those that I have left.

  13. How absolutely darlin'! Your daughter and her collection too! I think it's a great idea to let kids have their own collections. It made it easier on our own kids when we drug them to antique stores and such if THEY had something to hunt for! I loved the Tuskers one!

  14. What a wonderful collection of elephants!

    And who is that pretty little dark haired girl amongst the elephants?

    Love You all

    Hey Bri
    I am waiting for your next painting.
    Love You

  15. What a wonderful show and tell! Your daughter is so sweet and I LOVE all of her elephants! The stuffed ones look very snuggly. :0)