Friday, October 30, 2009

collections: with boopsie daisy

i just love seeing what folks are collecting. i guess i kind of feel it tells us just a little bit about what inspires them, what they love, and what they choose to surround themselves with in their home. today, i'm delighted to present the next in the rikrak studio's collections series: 11 & a 1/2 quick questions with a wonderful artist on what they're collecting, (apart from their art supplies! ) ... this article first appeared in my new *the collectors* series, based on these posts, on Etsy's blog, the storque! hope you'll just love this ooey-gooey halloweenie fun: pez dispensers with the fabulous boopsie daisy!

Oh October!
How I love you! And i just adore this collection, too! Like Halloween,
BoopsieDaisy’s Pez dispensers showcase an appreciation of nostalgia, a love of whimsy, a panache for color, and a celebration of…candy! Delightful! So join me as we skip hand-in-hand down Gumdrop Lane and revel in the sugar-covered sweet sweet joy of collecting!

Who (are you?):
Missy Munday of Boopsiedaisy

What (are you collecting?):
Pez Dispensers

When (did you start?):
Seven years ago

How (many do you have?):
209 at last count

Where (do you find them) and (do you keep them?):
Yard sales, thrift stores, flea markets & souvenir shops. I keep them in our dining room.

What (piece would you like to add?):
The two that top my wish list are Snow White and Frankenstein, the original 60's versions.

Why (do you love them?):
Besides that they double as delicious, colorful wall candy, they're instantly recognizable as collectible, totally timeless, and seem to beckon back to a time that was simpler. Plus they spoonfeed you candy.

Which (one is your favorite?):
It's sort of a three-way toss-up between Gargamel (for looks), the vintage clown (my rarest) and the vintage witch (which has sentimental value).

What (else do you collect):
Too much to list, really, but primarily different editions of Snow White and Alice in Wonderland books, dolls, Wizard of Oz merch, Muppets stuff, vintage valentines and squeak toys, and anything relating to Drew Barrymore.


Like her delicious and fun-filled collection, Missy’s brilliant shop is genuine eye candy for the soul. Just a moment savoring her sweet and sugar-coated, tantalizing and gasp-worthy, rainbow-sprinkled handmade world, promises to banish the grayest day and delight your senses!

Her enchanting and whimsical creations have captured the wide-eyed imagination of many, and it’s with holding-my-breath delight that I tune in on a daily basis to see what fantastical new fairy tales she’s crafted in her vivid life and work. What a joy!

Thanks so much, lovely BoopsieDaisy! Wishing you all the sweetest of days!

What do you collect? I’d love to hear! Please post in the comments below!

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  1. Cute! Happy Halloween, RR!

  2. My sister collects Pez, too! Very nice collection.

  3. The photos on these collectios make me want to run out and buy a new camera.

    Over at the blogs, we thought we'd put together a photo collage holiday blog roundup if you're interested. It's a craft roundup, so any holiday tutorials or craft how-to's and patterns are welcome to take part. All holiday traditions are welcome including Christmas, Yule, Hanukkah...

    Everyone will be posting a group of holiday crafts each Thursday until the date of Christmas Eve. Shoot me an email to join up if you're interested.

  4. This reminds me of when I worked in PR and had to attend a Pez Convention. All the attendees called themselves Pez Heads and boy, were they passionate. The company I worked for made some new Pez dispensers with their characters and when I announced we were going to give away a set, a woman in the audience literally started to sob with delight! :)


thanks so much for your comments, nicies!
it's a joy to read what everyone writes here.
thank you!