Thursday, June 18, 2009

sock it to ya....

Tinplate trains, windup robots and spinning tops were loads of fun but nothing says 50's childhood like a sock monkey. Toys from yesteryear are enjoying quite a renaissance of late; the appeal being the intrinsic charm that comes from a hand worked piece.

Mothers first crafted these little chaps for children during the Great Depression using red heel socks. From such humble beginnings, the sock monkey now enjoys an iconic status is both re-purposed art and craft sects and pop culture.

Sock Monkeys born at Red Wagon are luckier than most, made from traditional red heel socks and gifted with berets, neck scarves and pretty pinafores.

These two little love monkeys frolicking in the sand will soon be hitching a ride to Magnolia Square with Red Wagon on July 2nd, 3rd and 4th.