Tuesday, 15 August 2017

Duck Rescue

Last week I  rescued this little fella from a charity shop.

 He was very sad as he had a cracked foot so no one wanted him.
But I brought him home and Col mended him by tapping his foot back on with a little hammer and then I filled the crack with some glue so that it was hardly noticeable and he went to join a bigger friend on the landing windowsill. His big friend has lived with us for a very long time, so long in fact that when he was made the company were still giving each duck a name.
He has a label proudly tells everyone that his name is Merlin.
They are both much happier now they have some company.
Made from bamboo these original unadorned ducks are from the The Duck Company UK. They now make all sorts of ducks in different colours and with wellies plus they make penguins too. All hand made in Devon and now costing a lot more than Merlin did 10 years ago! and much more than the £1.50 I paid for small duck, who I think will have to be called Arthur.

Just editing in to say just in case ......... obviously the company haven't sponsored this post!

Back very shortly
Sue
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22 comments:

  1. Now you just need to look out for some ducklings!! Lovely, simple wood designs & a rescue story - perfect.

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  2. I am sure that he will be very happy with you!

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  3. Oh, good grief! I was working for the NT when this DCUK craze hit! We had lists, long lists, of people waiting for certain names. Unpacking day became a nightmare. Then, the DCUK decided to sell custom labels. Phew! My five {we all got the damaged ones as a 'perk'} languish now, but used to come out seasonally with big, calico bows. I've been thinking to chalk paint mine and give them away.

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  4. So glad you rescued him.. he'll be very happy living with you and Merlin will be happy he now has a friend :o)

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  5. I love the wooden ones, polished wood is such a lovely thing to touch.

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  6. They are lovely, perhaps it should be mr and mrs, what about a few ducklings :-)

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  7. I have a pair of those ducks. Their name tags long gone. Somewhere in the house there is also an egg!

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  8. Lovely ducks, I often see them in gift shops. I'm m sure Merlin and Harry will be very happy together it looks like they have a great view!

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  9. They're not really my usual type of thing but I love these ducks, I've had mine for ages, he's called Havey. I didn't know they were nameless these days.

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  10. I like your ducks very much. They both have "personalities" even while being quite plain. -Jenn

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  11. I've never seen those ducks before.
    Aren't they lovely? -x-

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  12. A little wooden egg between them would be cute! JanF

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  13. They look great together. Well spotted and mended. I have one with wellies on called Ashley, who was a Christmas gift quite a few years ago :) Eilidh x

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  14. Same as Sheila I've never seen or heard of these ducks before but the wood they are made out of is lovely. xx

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  15. I love their simplicity. Together they are a great look!

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  16. How adorable they are together and glad you have a pair from the round table...".}

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  17. I hope they are very happy together in their spot gazing on the outside world.
    Perfect name for him too.
    Lisa x

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