I found my new wooden friend in a thrift shop. I was on the hunt for a beautiful granny lamp (which I found, eventually) when I thought of browsing through the kitchenware section. I mean, you never know when you're gonna find the most beautiful retro vase or a magnificent tea pot in whimsical colors! And so, hidden between a salt & pepper set and a brass candle holder, I saw this little sailor and took him home with me.
He's got a fierce look in his eyes and a wire pipe which never leaves his mouth. Also, his nose is alarmingly red, but what can you expect from a sailor, hey?! On the shirt there are beautiful embroideries of red and white flowers and a whole where his heart should be. I wonder if he lost his love for another wooden maiden (or if simply he was part of a bigger grinder of some sort and the whole was were the two elements combined). Anyway, he lives happily on my kitchen table, making friends with the brown bottles and the two-toned heather in the flower pot :)