09 December 2012

in my space #1...


2 comments:

Kylie Hunt said...

These are fabulous Helen! Are they puppets? Kx

helicopter6 said...

They are fabulous aren't they!! And they have a story... They are actually one of the same item - a cork stopper. They have a lever at the back that you push down, and their heads move upwards a little then turn to kiss each other! Here's a link to a similar item on Etsy http://www.etsy.com/listing/115322742/vintage-anri-style-carved-wood-bottle
I found this one sitting in a shop window in Vienna about 15 years ago and it stopped me in my tracks, because I grew up with a much older version that lived in the darkness of our hallway. I was always absolutely fascinated as a kid. I thought it was kinda scarey, and naughty, and weird, but I loved it. I never knew what happened to it, so when I saw it in the shop I HAD to buy it.