Saturday, 15 September 2012

Cute Little Wade Minikins

As you may have gathered, I love collecting things....but I especially love collecting vintage things!
This post is to show you part of my collection of Wade Minikins.

Minikins are very cute little porcelain figurines produced in Staffordshire England by Wade in the 1950s.

They're only about 1"/2 .5cm high so don't take up much room but sadly I'm letting go of my collection as I really need to make room for other (small) things.
Wade made three series of Minikins with various sweet little animals including rabbits, cats, mice, dogs, donkeys and cows.
Most of them have pretty hand painted decoration including flowers, musical notes, hearts....and some are glazed blue or brown.
What I love most about Minikins is the different expressions on their little faces....they all have different eyes, mouths, noses.....

Before they go, I thought I'd show you some of my favourites.....
Look at this cutesy little mouse with a red flower....

Cheeky cat with green starburst....

Contented bunny with winky eyes.....

This little bunny is love.....

and this one wants to dance to the music....

Look at those lashes!

Sooo sweet little brown mouse.....

Smiley blue bunny winking at you!

And my very favourite - she's a bit worn but sooo musical cow......I'm keeping her!

 Hope you've enjoyed this little peek at my Minikin collection :)
Maggie xx


  1. What a sweet collection...
    I had never heard of them before!
    Love from Mirjam.

  2. They are so sweet, I used to have a little sitting cat like the first pic when I was little, wonderful memories
    Thea x

  3. I havent heard of minikins before but I did have quite a few of the wade whimsies. My friend and I used to buy them for each other for christmas and birthdays in the 70's, they were only about 10p then!

  4. Hello Maggie...Thank you so much for visiting me yesterday and leaving your lovely comments!
    Love the name of your blog by the way....This is such a lovely collection and not one I have seen before. I could look at vintage finds all day long...thank you for sharing and hope you have a lovely Sunday!
    Susan x

  5. Such a sweet collection! I have never heard of them. Thanks for sharing!

  6. These are just adorable!! They are so cheerful! Maggie is my daughter's name!!

  7. I hadn't heard of minikins, they are very sweet. What an interesting thing to collect.

  8. Those are adorable. Is it hard to let them go? I am finding I have so much stuff, I am kind of eager to get rid of a few things, but it's hard!

  9. I've had a couple of these since I was a child and only recently learned they were called Minikins. I love them to bits. How can you bear to part with them? I've seen little cats like mine for between £8 and £15 recently

    1. Hi Liz, I have kept a couple of my favourites but the rest had to go to another good home I'm afraid. I like having a couple but I'm not really a fan of big collections all displayed together and I haven't got room for everything! Thanks for visiting xx


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