Silva Ware

Posted Sunday, July 17, 2011


Walter Silva shares this memory of Christmas with the Etsykids Blog today.

It was Christmas 1972, I was 3 1/2 years old and I received a Fisher Price Pull Toy from Santa.
Wow! It was a "Snoopy" dog! Not, to be mistaken for Charles Schulz ‘s Snoopy dog from "Peanuts" or the smaller Fisher Price Snoopy dog still in production (made of plastic).
This was a bigger version, a Basset Hound made out of wood and it had a plastic red leash attached to it's neck.
I remember walking "Snoopy" back and forth for hours on our driveway and walk way too. I would take "Snoopy" with me everywhere, including visits to my Grand Parents home. Those were the good ole days...

Not sure what ever happened to my "Snoopy" but he sure made an impact on my life. Matter of Fact, the illustrations used for these wonderful toys are what inspired me to study illustration!

I have been collecting Vintage Fisher Price Pull Toys for over 2 decades. I have them displayed in my studio and they continue to inspire me.

I absolutely love creating for Children. My Niece and Nephew play an important role in helping me decide what types of animals I should create and what they want to see next. Soon, I promise... Cats, Dogs, Fish and more Owls.



During the Christmas in July Sale, everything in Walter's shop is 15% off with coupon code
BOYSOFSUMMER.


6 comments:

Lilikins said...
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Lilikins said...

That dog, along with their phone (also on a "leash" I believe) are two of my favorites. Happy to read your snoopy story!

Walter Silva said...

@Lilikins, I have that Chatter phone in my collection too. Check out my blog for some of my Vintage Fisher Price finds.
http://waltersilvaart.blogspot.com/

lilikins said...

On my way to check it out (loved that darn phone so much!)

Brook Gideon said...

wonderful story! Now I understand the infatuation! :)

Knuffels a la carte said...

I still have that dog on my wish list.

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