Sunday, March 25, 2012

Her Little Ponies

Source: Sarah Butler's My Little Pony collection/Cavendish

Much to my regret, My Little Pony never entered my childhood domain of toys. As with those precious and sadly absent Care Bears, my admiration for these magnificent and elusive equine creatures would only ever be conducted from afar. In adulthood, I once again find myself admiring these unique ponies an ocean away. Sarah Butler of Barnsley, South Yorkshire in the United Kingdom, has a stunning collection of said little ponies worth a whopping £20,000 in total. This collection would make any My Little Pony enthusiast's heart beat a little faster:

"proudly displays more than 1,000 ponies in her spare bedroom or 'The Pony Room' as she refers to it. Shelves and shelves of the brightly-coloured horses, so loved by little girls in the 1980s, jostle for space with My Little Pony stuffed toys, curtains, bedspread, a lamp shade and THAT Dream Castle. The room is even decorated with wallpaper that features grass growing up from the skirting boards."

Click on the link above to view the impressive collection. Like candy. Bravo Sarah!

Source: Sarah Butler's My Little Pony collection/Cavendish

The only brands of toys I owned as a child that belonged to a grander collection were my beloved albeit humble assortment of Smurfs and Strawberry Shortcake's blue-haired gal pal, Blueberry Muffin. A classmate of mine from elementary school owned hundreds of Smurfs—a stark contrast to my five. I was both delighted and gobsmacked to see that many tiny blue creatures in one bedroom. An explosion of happiness. Of Strawberry Shortcake's many fragrant friends, I was solely introduced to Blueberry Muffin. A kindred spirit, she went everywhere I went and surprisingly enough came equipped with great listening skills. My experience with toys indeed has been more of a minimalist one—not by choice but by circumstance. But that's entirely okay. Less is more. Those five Smurfs and I had many a great adventure (Gargamel and beyond) while Blueberry Muffin and I figured out how to combat those wretched mean girls at school.

No complaints here.

Here's a treat: a My Little Pony commercial circa early 80s—oh that song:


  1. Now that song is going to be playing in my head all day! Cool collection. I love your Smurf and Blueberry Muffin memories, they are so sweet and touching. Suddenly I have a craving for a blueberry muffin.

  2. Thank you so much Lara!! :) Isn't that My Little Pony song addictive? Love me some blueberry muffins too!


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