Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Flower Frog Extravaganza!

     Jacob loves, loves, loves Antique Sales and Flea Markets.  His search is always for something you or I would consider junk.  I guess one man's trash is another man's treasure.   He  looks for any old piece of electrical junk, tube radios, glass insulators, light bulbs and little gas airplane engines like Cox .049's, etc.   I  have been collecting flower frogs for years - even before their popularity.  I gave myself rules for collecting them.    Buy only metal flower frogs.     Don't collect the glass ones.  Buy only  one frog per sale or antique store.  Buy only enough to fill the glass jar placed on the shelf of the hutch in the  sunroom .   Try to buy a different type or style.   So okay, I broke a few rules.  I've duplicated a few,  I bought a vaseline glass one or two (not pictured),  and I bought some too large for the jar.     My latest addition is the one actually shaped like a flower.
     After Country Living and Country Home wrote about them in their magazines their popularity soared and so did the price.  I'm lucky I started the collection before all of  the hull-a-ba-loo.  The most expensive was the hairpin frog in the front with little wooden bird on it.   The last one was only $10.00.   What do you like to collect? 



Elizabeth said...

Thanks for the nice comment on my blog and for adding me to your blogroll! If you like to collect older things, have you checked out Vintage Thingies Thursdays? It is a meme that happens every week. I participate, so you can check it out at my blog.
I actively collect snowmen. I have "rules" for buying them, also! I have several other collections, but I don't actively work at building them, they are things I have gotten from family homes, or as gifts.

Tootsie said...

OMG!!!! I had no idea you had a blog! you are one of my favorite RMS'ers.....thanks for the invite..I will be adding you to my blog list now!
I love this...I collect so many things...mostly plants! lol

Smilingsal said...

That's an especially pretty frog. I've never seen one shaped like a flower.

I collect corn husk dolls, but my collection has grown so large that I gave half of it to my daughter-in-law.

Sweet Designs said...

Hi! Thank you for the wonderful comments you left on my blog about my tablescapes, I am glad you enjoyed them.
Your frog collection is really great, I like all the shapes, and of course the great thing is that they are useful too. I shall go to RMS is see if I can find you :)

Hmm, what do I collect, LOL, lots of china, dishes, glassware for the table.

Susan (MoonlightandMagnolias on RMS) said...

Thanks for stoppping by! :-) Love you frog collection...very cool! Can't wait to see your tablescape!

Justine said...

Hey you! What a wild collection! I love it!

And no, I don't have rosasia, just your regular hyperpigmentation and sun damage. Ooh, lucky me!

Justine :o )

Rue said...

Hi Robyn :)

I collect so many things that I would end up boring you LOL

I think your collection is really cool and I love how they look in the jar :)


salmagundi said...

Thanks for stopping by my fledgling blog; I appreciate your comment. And, oh, I love your flower frogs; I so wish I had started a collection of them when they were cheap. They are charming! Sally

nikkicrumpet said...

Your collection is really cool...I don't collect anything....oh wait...I sorta collect chocolate wrappers....empty chocolate wrappers....ok ok I eat alot of chocolate...I guess thats not a collection huh?

Shelia said...

Hi Robyn. I love those little frogs. You know years ago I used to have some glass ones and for the life of me, don't know what happened to them. Thanks for popping in to see me.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)