Lladro is a Spanish maker of fine art figurines – think Dresden but with more modern references. These are very expensive figurines – I’ve seen the girl for upwards of $1200 while the boy figurine seems to hover around $800. Thanks to Rickie in Indy for letting me know about these. I’ve seen the boy with the dogs in her very own living room!
The numbers on these are 5794 – “Precious Cargo” (boy with dogs in sidecar) and 5143 – “Scooting” (girl with flowers):
Scooter Stu in the UK gave me a heads-up on yet another figurine. It’s called “Floral Getaway” which is a companion piece to “Precious Cargo” (the boy with puppies in his sidecar):
Stu also believes that there was a version of “Scooting” (older girl with flowers in a basket) made without the girl and sold at one of the early 90s Eurovespa rallies.
This page shows all of the 3 official figurines and Stu says that “Scooting” is the hardest one to get a hold of:
Victor Voris of Vespa Seattle and Vespa Eastside (Woodinville, WA) sent me an e-mail to let us Scooterswaggers know that he has jewelry up on eBay. (Thanks Victor!) You may remember the keychains and other things he had at his booth at AmeriVespa:
And here’s a link to their eBay store:
Saw these cute little santa-ettes on eBay but unfortunately I can’t find them on the web anywhere. If you know where these can be found, would you let us know? The girl figurine is scaled to be an ornament or a tabletop piece and the other is a stocking holder/hook. There’s probably more in this line out there. But where oh where?
I just found this witch while looking for some more Department 56 Christmas Scootery goodness I came across on eBay. (See post after this one.) This little figurine is actually a salt and pepper shaker set! And I know quite a few of you who would use this all year round regardless.
Thanks to Scooter Chronicles AndrÃ© for spotting this one around W Burnside & 21st in Portland. It’s one of Starbucks’ cute, winter-themed billboards. If I remember the other half correctly, the scooter guy is receiving a gift of nog from folks in a yellow minicar.
I checked the Starbucks website but didn’t find anything else with this graphic – they should do a series of postcards or something.
Here’s a find from the Urban Outfitters website. It’s $28 and is a nice leather belt with a scooter print all over it – trouble is, it comes in a rather limited range of sizes: 32-34-36! So if you’re a really skinny mod boy go for it. And send me a photo of you wearing it:
Seen outside Hayles Home & Office Furniture, 630 SE Belmont, Portland OR. Priced at $225.
Thanks to Motokitty Cari for pointing out this neat wicker scooter!
I saw this radio-controlled scoot mentioned on the Scooter Scoop, so of course I had to re-post it here.
Â£19.99 from www.bb-shopping.com,
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