At the left of the picture there is a little green glass elephant. This is the elephant that was the beginning of my elephant collection. Grandma Emma gave me the little green elephant, and ever after that, I was drawn to the little elephants or elephant motifs.
I had to stop collecting elephants because I acquired too many to have sitting around in various places in the house. There are so many to dust when they are all on display. I put many of them away but I arranged this parade of elephants on the mantle of the bedroom fireplace, for my enjoyment.
I have two elephant pins which I wear, on two of my blazers. I have an elephant doorstop, an elephant bell pull, a ceramic elephant that my daughter-in-law painted for me, a special bookmark, and a few other elephants around the house. One is a huge plush animal, not as big as a real elephant, but the biggest one that I have. I have a pink depression glass candy dish with an elephant on the lid, and a small elephant pin cushion that makes a safe place to store a ring that I’m not wearing, –on the elephant’s upraised trunk.
I enjoy them all. When I look at my parade of elephants in the bedroom, I smile with quiet delight. It all started with a little gift from Grandma Emma!