Allee Willis’ Kitsch O’ The Day – Toothpick Charlie


Throughout the 1960′s and 70′s, toothpick holders were one of the state souvenir items of choice.  Though Toothpick Charlie is devoid of any markings other than his name,  identical trinkets were churned out and stamped with state names as frequently as  shoe shaped coin purses and carved wooden jewelry boxes.  

Charlie is made out of a tree limb and holds about 30 toothpicks when his mouth is full. He’s sat at my kitchen table with me for as long as I can remember.


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  • Mike Beeson says:

    Oh my gosh i have a tooth pick charlie!!!!!! My mom passed and it was her as long as I rember. I was so happy when my sister said I don’t this toss it becouse I said bs give it to me. this ti me is beeson family history. screw the resale. I don’t have cash but I have memories so I’m rich. this thing is a big memory to me of my life and the parents I lost that had it as long as I remeber and I can not be happier to own it now!!!! I love it so much! toothpick charlie rocks!!!!!!

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