Friday, October 10, 2008

My Favorite Antique: Pee Boy

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Ever since I was a child I always loved looking at
a curio shelf at my grandmothers house. She had this little figuring that was so interesting. My mother said they have had it since she was a little girl, they bought it at a fair (or maybe won it). Pee boy is now over 50 years old !! He has a little container of pee that has stayed intact for over 50 years. As a child ( and an adult,lol) I loved making the pee go back and forth in it's little container. I always told my grandmother that after she passed, I was going to take Pee Boy. And Pee Boy is now unfortunately mine. He still fascinates me. He is dirty, he looks the same as the day I brought him home.


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I store him in another antique I love, that was my grandmothers. The bowl matched a piggy bank I had. I later found out that same person made them. I don't have good pictures of them, they have lovely color swirls going thru them (you can kinda see it on the pig).
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The sad thing is, with my kids, I doubt Pee Boy, the Pee Boy Bowl or my Piggy bank will survive the next 5 years.

25 comments:

Cristin said...

Pee Boy is sorta creepy... but cute at the same time... I hope he survives.

oº˚ Queen Bee ˚ºo said...

Pee Boy looks like a dope thing! LOL Love all the other stuff! Thanks for sharing -- Much Love

Anissa

Crazy Momma said...

Pee Boy completely creeps me out...

But I totally hear you about your antiques not surviving!!

Kim Davis said...

Ya know what that reminds me of - I went to Brussels with Scott a few years ago (my first trip outside the US). In Brussels, they have a fountain called Manneken Pis (literally, ever day there is a parade where the police come by and "dress" him in clothes). We've got some great pics, somewhere, but here is the Wikipedia link:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Manneken_Pis

Let the pee-ing begin!!!

Kristi Smith said...

You know what is weird? I don't remember pee boy until you took him. But I am glad you have pee boy and I have mom's framed wedding portrait. ;)

I do remember piggy.

Kristi Smith said...

Those are good photos too.

stefanie said...

I love the bowl and piggy. Pee Boy? Not so much. Maybe a final leak might be a relief for him...so sorry, couldn't resist...too much jr. high humor around here.

But I totally get the attachment you have to PB. When my grandma died, I kept the broken and re-glued tiny ceramic cats that she let us and our kids play with. Just because.

I didn't know Mannekin Pis is a real thing. It makes an appearance in the Animal Crossing game, and I thought it was some programmer's goofy private joke.

WheresMyAngels said...

Anissa, that is too funny, it does, doesn't it. Never even thought of that.

Kim, that was a great link.

Kristi, did you compliment my non photofake pictures!! lol And you did't play with Pee Boy as a kid?

Stef, Pee boy is cool, your just not seeing it.

christie said...

That is the oddest antique I have ever seen. Weird.
I love the others...You can totally see the details in the pig.
Treasures for sure.

Keeper of the Skies Wife said...

I would love to have had anything my grandma owned. My evil step grandma got rid of it all before she told anyone!
Pee boy is weird. I've never seen anything like it. Have you ever had him appraised? Who knows he might be worth something.

Love the bowl...and the pig. Those are great pictures!

sassy stephanie said...

How cool that you have these things from your grandmother.

You sure Pee Boy isn't some type of bong? ha ha!

WheresMyAngels said...

I looked on Ebay once and Pee Boy ain't worth much, but he is worth a ton in memories to me. My grandmother and I always joked about how much I liked him.

He's not a bong stef!

AZmomto8 said...

LOL, pee boy? Is he a barometer of some kind? Ewww.

It is so nice to have something from our past, I have my grandmothers nut roll recipe and my great grandmothers Singer sewing machine, from 1890. I looks pretty bad too.

Heather said...

Okay, on ebay, did you do a search for "pee boy"?? I am so going to have to try that, like I don't have anything better to do!

WheresMyAngels said...

No Heather, I didn't, I don't think I did anyway. It was a while back. I think I used cupie doll or something like that.

Kathy said...

I have never seen anything like Pee Boy. Fifty years ago - that was considered vulgur back then wasn't it?

Love the bowl and pig. I think the pictures turned out good.

WheresMyAngels said...

Kathy, you would think so since it is still considered vulgar!! lol

Mrs4444 said...

I guess people have been making money off of strange things like Pee Boy for generations. That's something else! :)

Traci said...

Pee boy is a tad gross...but I would have played with it when I was a kid too!

sheree said...

what I am intrigued by is that little floaty "thing" swimming around in pee boys urine behind him?!!!

FASCINATING! lol

Celine said...

I love Pee Boy, is this wrong of me? lol

Lynette said...

Love Pee Boy! Reminds me of Flamingo I had that dunked.
http://www.drinkingbirdshop.com/
Maybe you will remember him?

Astrid said...

Pee Boy is the weirdest object I've seen yet!

Anonymous said...

I have a peeing boy almost exactly like yours. The only difference is that mine has clothes that have been painted on him. It came from my GrandFather. Where he obtained it, I do not know.

WheresMyAngels said...

I think it is odd how something so cheap can stay around so long. That is why I am so fascinated by it, plus the fact that it is weird. Does it look like a manufacturor painted it, or someone that owned it?