Halloween has passed, and before we know it Thanksgiving will be upon us. Squirrels are busy hiding nuts and other goodies for winter. I find people either love or hate this little bushy tailed rodent. When I was a kid, I would watch squirrels raid goodies from my Grandmother LaViolette's garden—quickly grabbing fruit off the trees and skipping away along the top of the fences. She'd run and get her pellet gun and try to scare them away. I rarely see squirrels where I live, although I did see a jack rabbit the other day at my office parking lot. Here’s some squirrels I’m nuts over:
This photo of "The Squirrelton Twins" makes me laugh. You can order a print here.
Mr. Peacock is fond of these carved squirrel bookends. They’re sold as a pair, but one of these wood squirrels would look regal (and vintage) as an object on your desk.
High & low porcelain squirrels: The blue & white squirrel bank looks, at a glance, like a traditional piece of Delftware. But look closer, and you’ll see the detailed and modern hand painted surface. These squirrel salt & pepper shakers look vintage. They could add a whimsical and woodland touch to your Thanksgiving table (they’re on sale too).
This rustic squirrel planter would look great with some mums resting in the acorn. If you don’t have a garden it could simply be used as a vessel to hold something on your Thanksgiving buffet (line it with another bowl or plastic wrap).
A bushy tailed squirrel, or parachuting squirrels both look graphic on these nutty t-shirts.
This porcelain drawer pull (1.75" diameter), with a drawing of a squirrel, would add a touch of whimsy to a nightstand with a drawer.
These squirrel blankets look like they could be a clip from some vintage cartoon.
Of course a squirrel can crack nuts...this nutty squirrel will crack them for you.
A little squirrel pillow (about 7" high) could find a home on a chair, and the back is a vintage patchwork fabric!
I like this home made looking felt squirrel. It's hand-stitched with embroidered eyes and nose.
This matte porcelain squirrel lamp could softly illuminate a dark hall or entryway.
This letterpress card with a squirrel (a set of six) says, “Thank you.”
...and Mr. Peacock thanks you for stopping by...I hope I don't drive you nuts!