Thursday, March 26, 2009

The Strawberry Girl*

I am a strawberry freak. I don't "collect" them or anything, but I do love them. I love how they look, I love how they taste, I love how they smell. When I was little, I was a Strawberry Shortcake fanatic. And, while they're not in season in the Northeast now, it's always strawberry season somewhere, so here's a fresh picked crop of great strawberry stuff from Etsy!


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It's taking all my strength to not order up this vintage canister from seller Mysweetiepiepie.


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While we're on canisters, how about this stellar Ransberg gingham and strawberry set from Sanduca.   



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Shifting gears, I like these screenprinted notecards for their simplicity. Very charming for a little girl (or a big one). From sarahparrot825.


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While I could probably get away with using those cards, unfortunately, there is NO way this toddler tee from tshirtproject would fit me.


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For the do-it-yerselfer, here are some vintage strawberry supplies from antiquesgaloregal.



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And of course you'll want something to put your pins in while you're sewing (from kimbercraft--other similarly adorable designs available).


 


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I love the 1940s-esque quality of this tote from bitspeaces.



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And think these pottery sauce dishes from elegantware would be really handy.



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Vera collectors would go gaga for this set from seller shopatmoxie.



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Here's another toddler shirt for good measure from southernsweetcheeks....



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And some bobbypins from veryvintage to match!



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Last but certainly not least, I'd be remiss in not including a vintage Strawberry Shortcake doll from trunkofpretties (who has a killer collection of 80s dolls...her "sold" items will take you down memory lane...well, they did me!)



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Oh, what the heck. While I'm including something from my kid days, here's a scratch and sniff sticker from missmidie.


Hope you enjoy this basket of delight as much as I do. I'm berry glad you stopped by!!! Har har.


*With thanks and apologies to Siouxsie and the Banshees (a line from their song "Christine.")


Updated to add this, for those whose curiosity was piqued!


 


 


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6 comments:

  1. Well, the strawberries are cute. And the strawberry shortcake brings memories to me as well. The dolls are still stored.

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  2. Yes, mom, I know...don't sell 'em quite yet! :)

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  3. Love your blog entry on strawberries...too cute. Luv strawberries in general myself,especially the real ones to eat! I used to luv Siouxsie and the Banshees and had one of their "cassettes", where is the line from the song you quoted?

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  4. "Christine, the Strawberry Girl. Christine, the banana split lady..." According to Wikipedia, it's about someone w/ dissociative personality disorder.

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  5. I love the gingham canisters!!! and the scratch-n-sniff. I didn't have any Strawberry Shortcake dolls, but I certainly remember them!
    This was cool (and in my Vox blog community today, someone posted pics of strawberry jam and raspberry jam she'd made -- from strawbs and rasps from her freezer, t'isn't the season there yet) -- so there are strawberries coming at me from all angles! I can handle it...

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  6. yep, can't have too many berries, in my opinion! You know I'm going to have to buy some to eat at the market this week!

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