Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Another Pirate (and friends)

I had to ask Anne Stradal (ABS Designs) if she had a pirate in her line, sporting a Jolly Roger of course. She did, but only has a group picture right now, as these guys are off to a trunk show somewhere.

I was thinking about the fearsome "Black Beard," but this nutcracker pirate has a red beard. These are cylindrical ("rollie") ornaments, and the detail on them is rather wonderful. She can get so much into such a tiny space!

Look closely at the little skull and crossbones on the pirate's hat, and also note that he has a "peg leg." I was gratified to see that Anne recognizes piracy as a valid profession.


Anne Stradal said...

Unfortunately, this photo doesn't show the parrot the Pirate has in his right hand. It was modeled after No. 2 son's Lego parrot--just the right size! I always wished Lego had a pirate line when I was a kid--the boat with the Jolly Roger flag was awesome!

Possibilities, Etc. said...

Being a WWII vintage kid, we had no legos and few toys, but spent many happy afternoons on a blanket/raft in the back yard under a mulberry tree with Sinbad the Sailor - watching out for big bad pirates.