Lately I've been mostly interested in collecting two things: Hillbilly stuff and Risqué Barware stuff. Most of this weeks purchases fit right into those categories. I don't know why I'm so attracted to these things. I guess it's the low brow sense of humor they are made with and the chinsy craftsmanship above all. This is the kind of stuff I remember my Grandparents having high up on shelves when I was a kid and watching all the grownups get a kick out of 'em. I like to imagine somebody bought this junk at some second rate novelty store as a gag gift for a buddy at work back in the 70's or something...
This ashtray was an Ebay purchase. Her nips are actually sparkly rubies.
I have another cup that's very similar to this one. I've seen lots of variations of these on Ebay and hope to get a couple more soon.
Here are more cups in the same style. These ones are miniature size.
Found this here hillbilly boy at the antique mall on Monday. It was worth the $5 since I've been looking so hard for some of these dudes lately.
The guy in the center is very similar to the other hillbilly, but I think he's missing his hair, beard and hat. i haven't decided if I wanna try to make some up for him or leave him alone since he does look pretty funny without 'em! The little salt and pepper shaker jugs were a present from some pals and are a great addition to my mini jug collection!
I actually have a bunch of this type of stuff that I will share when my collection gets a little more impressive. If anybody out there has any Hillbilly or Nudie items they wanna unload, let me know!