Early tin cookie cutters are among my favorite collectibles. I know I am not alone in this "obsession", and I also know that when I say some cutters can set my heart racing...well, there are those of you out there, I am fairly certain, that have had that feeling as well.
The little bird above is one of those cutters. It is a mere two and quarter by two inches. It is so sweet and folky!
...and it's a bird!
By contrast, this fellow is a hardy nine by five inch steed.
Large or small, these early works of long ago tinsmiths make me smile.
Are you an early cookie cutter collector? Do you have a favorite subject, or do they all "make you smile"?
The wind here during the night was fierce, as the last bands of TS Debby bid farewell to the Gulf Coast. Streets remain closed, and debris is everywhere. The sky is bright this morning, as the sun struggles to appear. It's still very windy, but bits of blue sky can be seen through the clouds.
Are you watching the Olympic Trials? We love the swimming competitions...Mr. Mugwump swam with Rowdy Gaines on their high school team, and it's fun to see him commentate.
Hope your Summer is going well!
Enjoy the day,