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Collecting Pigs

Updated on September 9, 2014

My Pig Collection: Porcelain Pigs, Pig Beads, Pig Statues

I never set out to collect pigs. Collecting pigs was thrust upon me.

Let me explain. My name is Peggy, and so my nickname was Piggy. Lovely, huh? (People, think about these things before you name your child. Please!)

With numerous people calling me Piggy, or some derivation, the next logical thing (to them) was to give me pig-related items. In this article, I'm featuring a few of the pigs I've collected through the years.

This is a photo of my favorite pig, a vintage Leeds porcelain pig figurine/vase.

Photo Credit: Piggy Hazelwood

Pig Book Hangers - These hangers also can hang on to a flower pot.

Pig book hanger with his friend bear.
Pig book hanger with his friend bear.

Ms. Piggy hangs on to a book on my bookshelf. She doesn't mind because she has a good friend who keeps her company: Mr. Bear.

Pot Hangers - Snail, Ladybug, and Frog

Set of 3 Animal Pot Hangers - Snail, Ladybug, Frog
Set of 3 Animal Pot Hangers - Snail, Ladybug, Frog

Though they're not pigs, these cute critters will dress up your flower pots.

 

Amber Pig - This little piggy is so pretty!

Small carved amber pig from my pig collection.
Small carved amber pig from my pig collection.

This little pig is so sweet. She's carved from amber and has a lovely coloring. Don't you think?

Amber Critters to Wear, Display, or Give - An Amber Pig of Your Very Own

Amber is the natural sticky resin from trees formed over years and years. Amber is carved into pendants or and sometimes into pigs.

Piggy Pig, Hog, Glass figurine animal Amber Body with black eyes approx 1 inch long
Piggy Pig, Hog, Glass figurine animal Amber Body with black eyes approx 1 inch long

Here's an amber pig sort of like mine. They are awfully cute!

 

I Collect Pigs. How About You?

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Pig Jewelry

10k Yellow Gold Pink Enamel with Diamond-Accent Pig Pendant Necklace (0.02 cttw, I-J Color, I2-I3 Clarity), 18"
10k Yellow Gold Pink Enamel with Diamond-Accent Pig Pendant Necklace (0.02 cttw, I-J Color, I2-I3 Clarity), 18"

I have several pieces of pig jewelry. I have a pig necklace, a pig pin (a pig pen! haha!), and a Piglet from Winnie the Pooh pin.

 

Beaded Pig Bead

Pink pig wearing beads. A woman made this pig bead for me.
Pink pig wearing beads. A woman made this pig bead for me. | Source

I used to own a bead store. A lady brought her original handmade lampwork beads in to sell and they were very colorful: bright green frogs, multicolored sandals, all sort of fun beads that I bought to sell in the store. One day she came in with her daughter. They gave me this beaded pig! Love it!

Pig Beads to Add to Your Jewelry Collection - Don't Have Any Pigs of Your Own?

Stuffed Pigs

I had at least two pigs that friends crocheted for me in high school. One even had my name on it: Peg. Somewhere along the way, these pigs "got lost."

They were very cute, but alas, escaped the barnyard.

Cuddle Up with a Little Oinker Tonight - Stuffed Pigs

Pigs in the Kitchen

Vintage Pig Pot Holder - With Brown Button Eye

Vintage Pig Potholder.
Vintage Pig Potholder.

This vintage potholder is perfect! It's got a great body of nice calico fabric, a large brown vintage button eye, and it's a pig! This guy hangs on my kitchen wall where he watches me fix bacon from time to time.

Pig Timer, Pig Hooks, Pig Chalkboard, Pig Cutting Boards, Pig Tail Flippers - Pigs Are Helpful in the Kitchen

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Do you collect pigs? No? What do you collect?

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      ChristyZ 4 years ago

      These are really cute pig collectibles, I love stuffed pigs. I don't collect them but I have family members that collect, pigs, frogs, cats, horses and unicorns! I collect tea cups (boring I know). Really nice lens. :)

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      Titia Geertman 4 years ago from Waterlandkerkje - The Netherlands

      I love pigs, but don't collect them. My mom collects mice because her name (translated from Dutch) means Mouse and I collect a lot of things, like old illustrated school books, pudding moulds, odd shaped ashtrays. Blessed.

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      resabi 4 years ago

      Fun! Blessed and lensrolled to my Pig Lover Gifts lens. I love some of the purchasing choices you've made.

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      Virginia Allain 4 years ago from Central Florida

      I come from a big family of collectors. Mom collected elephant figurines, my sister collected owl figures, another sister collected songbirds, and my aunt collects rhino figurines.

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      gottaloveit2 4 years ago

      Loved your commentary. My last name is Burdoo - I was Bird doo for decades. I chose to find it amusing...