Today I thought that this little guy summed things up with his happy smile and bright eyes. We love our pets so very much for they bring us great joy and companionship. This little guy is vintage chalkware and will brighten your day.
What is chalkware you may ask? Made of plaster of Paris chalkware was used to create inexpensive versions of decorative objects such as figurines – so many small figurines like Kewpie dolls were given away as prizes at carnivals, the pieces became known as “carnival chalk.” Chalkware was also a good material for lightly used household tools such as string holders, as well as advertising pieces such as three dimensional signs. Some chalkware pieces were formed in molds and others were carved. In either case, the chalkware was just about always painted with a water-base pigment.