Monday, May 23, 2016

Willow Beach Ducky

Name: Willow Beach Ducky
Interests: Twirling my sun umbrella and skimboarding
Where to Find: Accent Inns, Richmond, BC
Brand: Unknown

“Can you twirl your umbrella?”

Last summer while my father-in-law was travelling for work, he stayed at his first Accent Inns. He was very excited to acquire a ducky that I don’t have. This isn’t an easy feat since I have 973 unique rubber duckies. However, we were both very excited when I was able to add this ducky to my collection.

Willow Beach Ducky is great at skimboarding. She always remembers to wear her hat to the beach. She’s also pretty good at holding her own in a game of Tennis.

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Elizabeth's 1st Birthday Duckies

Name: Elizabeth’s 1st Birthday Duckies
Interests: Baking and decorating all kinds of desserts
Where to Find:
Brand: Oriental Trading Company
Price: $0.75 including shipping

Sprinkles make the cupcake.

My second daughter is 1 today! She loves rubber duckies, so we had a princess rubber ducky party for her. She was born at home in a relaxing birth pool at 2:33 AM. Every time she feels sad I bring her in my office and she points and smiles at the hundreds of rubber ducks lining my shelves. I used rubber duckies as party favours for my first daughter’s first 4 birthday parties and my son’s first birthday party. These duckies were are Elizabeth's party favours.

The tastiest looking cupcake ducky is the chocolate ducky on the far right. His vanilla friend also has a cherry on her head. The pink and purple ducks are at the party to help decorate and are really just along for the ride. The purple ducky is going in my daughter’s time capsule.

Monday, May 16, 2016

News Reporter Ducky

Name: News Reporter Ducky
Interests: Jumping logs at the beach
Where to Find: Accent Inns, Victoria, BC
Brand: Unknown
Price: Free when staying at the hotel

“Reporting live from a log”

Last year my husband acquired this Accent Inn rubber ducky for me. I was very excited to receive my second Accent Inn rubber ducky.

News Reporter ducky is striving to be anchor one day but for now he reports the weather. HIs favorite beach is the Esquimalt Lagoon. His nickname for the beach is Driftwood. When he isn’t reporting the weather and tide charts from a log, he enjoys teasing the geese and seagulls. He enjoys fresh clams and finding sea glass.

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Sidecar Ducky

Name: Sidecar Ducky
Interests: Driving and Dallas Road
Where to Find: Accent Inns (However, this guy came from the Thrift store)
Brand: Unknown
Price: Free when staying at the hotel (I paid $1.00)

“Can you tilt your sidecar?”

Sidecar Ducky is number 899 in my ducky collection. My parents found this ducky for me at a Thrift store in Victoria. I immediately researched Accent Inns and was very excited to learn that this hotel is in Victoria! I love the idea of hotels, restaurants, airlines or any business giving out rubber duckies. Could there be a cuter or friendlier way to represent your brand?

Sidecar Ducky owns a 2013 Ural Patrol. He is an expert at tilting it. The sidecar is equipped with a seatbelt (that he installed himself) for his ducklings. When he isn’t enjoying the scenic drive along Dallas Road, he can be found planning a motorcycle camping trip or his VIGL trip this August.

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Tomahawk Ducky

Name: Tomahawk Ducky
Interests: Posing with totem poles, swimming in the restaurant pond and being admired by restaurant guests.
Where to Find: Tomahawk Barbecue 1550 Philip Ave, in Vancouver, BC
Brand: Unknown
Price: $5.00 Cdn each

“Keep Smiling” as it says on the side of the ducky.

Every time we are in Vancouver visiting family, we try to do at least one tourist activity. This weekend my husband found a restaurant that sells rubber ducks. They have a duck pond with “donated ducks” too. I really wanted to have some of these ducks donated to my collection. I saw a few Harrods ducks. I didn’t know Harrods has ducks. I went to this store in England in 2009 but I didn’t see any ducks. I’ve heard of hotels giving out ducks when you stay with them but this was the first restaurant that I have visited that sells rubber ducks. I wonder if ducks are catching on in the airline business. If you fly first class with Lufthansa airlines you receive a rubber ducky.

Tomahawk Ducky is number 898 in my collection. The pattern on her vest looks like part of a map and some parts are shaped like dinosaurs. She has two black feathers in her head piece.

Tomahawk Barbecue has good diner style food - nothing spectacular. It was neat that they have a hamburger with a hot dog on it. I had the steak and mushroom pie which was delicious. Their brunch looked popular and the restaurant is kid friendly.

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Missing Ear Chocolate Bunny Ducky

Name: Missing Ear Chocolate Bunny Ducky
Interests: Running around the field trying to keep my good ear.
Where to Find: Zydeco Gifts in Victoria, BC
Brand: Oriental Trading Company
Price: $1.98 Cdn each

Easter Flowers

“Ahh...who ate my ear?”

I love seeing duckies at Easter time (not be be confused with the many chicks that are out there). Amazingly enough, every Easter, I manage to find another Easter rubber ducky that I don’t have. I have 17 Easter rubber duckies in total now.

There are 4 chocolate Easter bunny duckies in this set. The ducks with the pink and blue bows are missing ears. The yellow (not shown in the pic) and green bow duckies have their ears intact. The Missing Ear Chocolate Bunny duckies are very realistic. You can see the distinctive teeth marks in the bite. Better hop on over to Zydeco gifts to get some of these duckies for some bunny you love this Easter.

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Gold and Silver Duckies for Baby Beck 3

Name: Gold and Silver Duckies for Baby Beck 3
Interests: Being a midwife (sliver duck) and a doula (gold duck)
Where to Find: When Pigs Fly in Edmonton
Brand: Upper Canada Soap
Price: $9.99 Cdn each

Quote on the box: “Not the rubber duck you thought you knew.”

We are expecting Baby Beck 3 in May this year. I was hoping there would be a new Boon ducky for our third baby, but I don’t think there will be. Bob attended Alicia’s birth and Bob 2.0 attended John’s birth. Therefore, I decided these duckies would be special enough and shiny enough for our third baby’s birth.

My aunt bought me these duckies. They look a bit like Ernie’s ducky.

Other information on the box: “These Couture Rubber Ducks bring high fashion and fun to a bath while showing how stylish you are! For decorative use only. For adult use only.” I find it really funny that these ducks are for adult use only. I mean they don’t have any small parts and rubber ducks are usually toys and are meant to be played with. I am guessing they must not be Phthalate free then.