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How much is that doggie in the window? The one with the waggley tail. How much is that doggie in the window? I do hope that doggies for sale. ~ Patti Page

dog b&w It is a great childhood memory of mine, these miniature ceramic animals. It was the  70’s  when these little guys appeared nestled in a bed of pillowy orange pekoe at our home.  Yuck, I hated tea but we begged for it just to get another trinket surprise from  red cardboard box.  An auburn fox,  an African elephant, a tiny bunny, my favourite….the horse of course. You could collect all of them but you had to buy the  Red Rose tea…..  I had long forgotten about these tiny treasures until I spied a massive grouping of them at a local antique store. The little dog caught my eye straight away, so sweetly sitting amongst a circus of decaffeinated critters. Ahhh, to be a kid again.

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  1. Hey I think they must have done this again in the 90’s….because I wasn’t alive in the 70’s and I remember these! I LOVED them. Good thing is we all loved red rose tea. ….But where did they go? Great picture that made my heart leap with nostalgia.

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