Pumpkin and the Piggies

It was just an ordinary day before Halloween at the Piggies home. The colder days had arrived and there was some chilly winds blowing over the fields around their home. The city lights gave the sky a different color and in the silence of the countryside you could hear the noises from the life in the city. On this day Mrs Piggie came home from the market and had something along. Mr Piggie did not like this huge thing with a face. He was scared. So scared, that he did not realize that Mrs Piggie had a t-shirt with a pumpkin on.

Like the pig he is, he let his voice do the saying. This loud squeal, a high-pitched whine, could wake  the whole neighborhood up. Mrs Piggie wanted Mr Piggie to calm down and just start to decorate and change some small things in the room.

After a while, when Mr Piggie had acquainted with the pumpkin, he helped Mrs Piggie to decorate and move around some of the furniture. He did not know why, but hoped it would be good in the end.

Later in the evening they both sat in the living room. The radio was playing some soft songs and the festive sounds from the city slowly lingered over the fields. They talked about Halloween and their thoughts about this holiday. There were other things more fun - like eating candy! It was then Mr Piggie pointed at the t-shirt that Mrs Piggie had on and said: "Do not know which pumpkin is scarier!" He laughed and went to pick up some candy.

The late evening turned into a late night for the Piggies, with candy, talking and soft songs.

Happy Halloween!


Some toys

Inspired by several of you and the toys you have, I thought that I could share some of mine with you. The last week at the cottage, I tried to pick the best day between rain, hard wind and a bit better weather (that is the totally gray day) to take some photos. These are just a tiny bit of the ones I have and I hope that I can share some more later on, because it was very fun to 'dust' these toys and think about the memories around them. 

So here goes!

These three are called "Mucklor" and they are tiny characters from the Swedish children's book about Pettson and his cat Findus. Pettson is an old farmer, who lives in a small ramshackle farmhouse in the countryside. The first book came in 1984. These tiny characters can only been seen by the cat. I bought these at a store in Kalmar on one of the trips we made there several years ago.

A giraffe and some boats.

My little toy corner, with some tiny treasures found by me on our trips during summer or left by mother in law from her trips. Then you can see some photos of my hubby and the kids. The picture with the teddy and balloons I bought from a local artist where I live. The picture under that one is a cross stitch done by me. 

This is Diddlina, a friend to Diddl. She is a jumping mouse and live in a Cheese cave under the flower meadow. This character is created by the German artist Thomas Goletz. This cute one I bought along three different pens. She holds an emerald colored birthstone (May) and I thought she was cute, even if no one is born that month in my family. But I do like green, so that is probably why she came home with me.

This doll is a bit of mystery. But I know that she is one of the toys I have been very careful with and treasured a lot. I have had her a very long time and she may have come to me through my grandmother's cousin who travelled a lot. She was a lot in Russia, the Baltic states and the Mediterranean. She always brought something along. 

This is a Forever Friends Teddy. He was a piece in my key chain when I went to school in the early years. He is a bit worn and the keys and chain is long gone, replaced with new keys and chains. The teddy stands under a lamp at the cottage and have been standing there since the middle of the 90's.

Bought these three on a trip during three summers, in an old fashioned toy store. The clown is the latest one. If you press underneath they fall down and look totally limp.

Moomin (The Snork) and some 'Hattifnattar' (the ghostlike creatures, Hattifattener in English). These I got from chocolate eggs as a surprise.
And some pebbles, marbles and treasures from nature.

Piggies, cute and pinkish!

And finally we have some L.O.L Dolls. Such fun dolls. Bought these at a grocery store nearby our cottage. Could not resist.

So, these are some of the toys I have just for fun. These are not in the most perfect condition, but that is not the most important thing. The most important thing is that these fit in a pocket or a bag, I can carry them around and have fun.

Enjoy your weekend! I am off to visit your blogs!