I have a small collection of vintage/antique toys and these are some recent additions. There is no real rhyme or reason to my collecting, I just find things from time to time that I feel I can't pass up. The beaded teething toy I got last summer at an antique store in northern Minnesota. It cost almost nothing and is one of my favorite objects EVER. The black and white mouse is a character from a early American comic strip called Krazy Kat. His name is Ignatz and I found him on Etsy. The hedgehog is a Steiff I got at a crazy place here in Minneapolis called the Cottage House. I had the funniest conversation with the woman I bought it from... she said: "Did you know hedgehogs are like, HUGE in Russia?" And I was like "Really!? I had no idea!!" ...thinking she meant that they were very large but really she just meant that they are a very popular animal there. Well, let me tell you we had a pretty good laugh over that one.