GARFIELD

GARFIELD

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I fell in love with Garfield when I was about 6 years old and my older brother gave me a Garfield plush toy for Christmas. Garfield went everywhere with me after that and then I developed an interest in comics and Garfield was the one that I read over and over. Trying to remember what drew me to him I think it was the fact he was big and orange and funny with his sarcastic sense of humour. Funnily enough, when I moved in with Rhys he already had a big orange cat that likes to eat too much and many people say remind them of Garfield! He would no doubt eat as much lasagne as he could and will eat pretty much anything, including things he is not meant to. I once caught him jumping up on the table to eat my garlic bread.

 Vintage 80s Party Animal Garfield Plush Toy from  Rubber Ducky Retro

Vintage 80s Party Animal Garfield Plush Toy from Rubber Ducky Retro

 Garfield Eats His Heart Out by Jim Davis Comic Book from  Archive Brooklyn

Garfield Eats His Heart Out by Jim Davis Comic Book from Archive Brooklyn

The range of Garfield collectables out there is amazing and the fact it combines humour with colour attracts many people. Jim Davis created this character in the late 70s and the comic strip was in over 2,500 newspapers and journals at that time. Some say the reason his character is timeless is the simplicity of the comics that span any time period as politics or current events are never highlighted in them. Still to this day they sell up to one BILLION dollars worth of merchandise featuring him annually. He is found on all kinds of items and even has his own visa card ( 2.5 million of these are in use in China!) as well as a Garfield convention being held every year in the USA. Tv shows, movies and books are some of the most recognisable ways of knowing Garfield. 

Many of the fun treasures you will find of him are from the 80s and I have found some adorable items to share with you. 

 I wanted this phone so badly, the eyes are closed until you take the phone off the receiver. So darn cute! This one from the 80s is available from  Rathgars   Collectables

I wanted this phone so badly, the eyes are closed until you take the phone off the receiver. So darn cute! This one from the 80s is available from Rathgars Collectables

 They came out with a new version of the phone in the 90s with Garfield holding the receiver up. This one from  Retro and Me

They came out with a new version of the phone in the 90s with Garfield holding the receiver up. This one from Retro and Me

 90s Garfield Phone Book from  Top Secret Shoppe

90s Garfield Phone Book from Top Secret Shoppe

 1981 Garfield Board Game from  Mollys Finds

1981 Garfield Board Game from Mollys Finds

 90s Garfield I'm With Stupid Tshirt from  Mabu Vintage

90s Garfield I'm With Stupid Tshirt from Mabu Vintage

 Garfield Cap autographed by Jim Henson from Spaced Out Mama

Garfield Cap autographed by Jim Henson from Spaced Out Mama

 Vintage Garfield Tie from  Great White Vintage

Vintage Garfield Tie from Great White Vintage

 Vintage Garfield All Over Print Tshirt from  World Famous 90s Store

Vintage Garfield All Over Print Tshirt from World Famous 90s Store

 1989 Garfield Costume Pattern from  Sew Vintage Lady

1989 Garfield Costume Pattern from Sew Vintage Lady

 1990 Avon Garfield Necklace from  Vote Joe

1990 Avon Garfield Necklace from Vote Joe

 80s Vintage Garfield Backpack from  In the Newd

80s Vintage Garfield Backpack from In the Newd

Garfield is on many different homewares with mugs and glasses being some of the most popular, there are literally thousands of different designs and themes!

 I Like My Coffee Hot Garfield Mug from  The Pink Room

I Like My Coffee Hot Garfield Mug from The Pink Room

 Garfield on a Skateboard McDonalds Cup from  Lobster Bisque Vintage

Garfield on a Skateboard McDonalds Cup from Lobster Bisque Vintage

MY EATING DISORDER

MY EATING DISORDER