Summing it Up...

Now, that I'm way on the wrong side of sixty, I feel that being true to self is important. "I yam, what I yam." Kindness and smiles are to be given away. Women are strong. Men are more vulnerable than we believe. Husbands may come and go...but one thing I know for sure is that I will NEVAH live without a corgi or coffee in my life if I can prevent it. Come piles of dog fur or hot water!

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Vintage Thingie Thursday...



Meet Muggsy. Muggsy is older than we are. This delightful cookie jar depicts a dog with a toothache, and his belly is empty. Muggsy was given to Jim's mother as a wedding shower gift, back in 1946!

His belly was always full of home-made chocolate chip cookies either by Jim's mom, or grandma. Later, when the kids were older, it was filled with store bought cookies. Jim's mom was an RN, and working.

The bottom of the jar says Muggsy, and we never noticed that before until Jim took these photos.
He's lived with us just about our entire marriage, nearly twelve years. We don't use him, Jim guards him closely. Muggsy lives above the refrigerator, looking down from his lofty perch. Muggsy was patented in the USA.


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22 comments:

Marjorie (Molly) Smith said...

Oh, I want Muggsy, he is absolutely adorable. And you really need to fill up his tummy with Girl Scout cookies..but first give him a tylenol for that tooth. ache.
Molly

Miss Janice said...

How cute is Muggsy??? Thank you so much for your kind comments!

Robin said...

Oh I remember seeing a cookie jar just like that at my Grandma's house! How adorable...but I would think the thought of a toothache would deter the cookie eaters!!

Sarah said...

This is just too cute!!! I see tins peeking out from behind Muggsy. Are you a tin collector too?
I would love to participate in Vintage Thingie Thursday but my computer gets bogged down when I go to Colorado Lady's blog.

Amy said...

Mugsy's adorable, I like how it looks at your blog too :-)

Coloradolady said...

THat is one cute pup!! I would not use him either, he is just too cute to have a mishap. Love that it has been in your family for so long. Lovely post.

Bea said...

I can see why Jim guards Muggsy. He is so cute.

Janet, said...

I love your cookie jar. Muggsy is so cute.

CC said...

Muggsy is so sweety..poor little guy with a tooth ache.:). He ate too many cookies..Happy VTT and have a wonderful day.

bowerbirdz said...

Love the puppy with a toothache - love the story behind him too!

Elizabeth said...

Mugsy looks like he'd like to get up to some trouble!

LADY JANE'S EMPORIUM said...

Muggsy is an adorable pooch! I can see why Jim would treasure him! I am so sorry he his a toothy-ache...
and I'm wondering....who stole the cookies from the cookie jar? Jimmy?????????????

Chatty Crone said...

Muggsy is a cutie pie!

Susan said...

Very cute and to know he was so lovingly used makes him all the more special.

ClassyChassy said...

Muggsy - what a cutie! Just love him, and would love him more with his belly full of cookies for ME!

Miri said...

Muggsey is adorable!

judypatooote said...

Mugsy is so cute....and worth a pretty penny I'm sure....with or without the cookies....

CarolynQuilts said...

I'm happy to see another cookie jar pic, and Muggsy is really great--I love him!

T Lee said...

Poor Muggsy...too many cookies gave him a cavity! LOL

Cookie jars used to actually be used...days gone by....

Protector of Vintage said...

Super cute cookie jar!!

Dawn said...

Yep that is one cute, cute, cookie jar!

Olde Dame Penniwig said...

They don't make 'em like old Muggsy anymore...

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Y'all come back now...

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