We bought Franceth Manor about two years ago, and the previous owners left behind a penguin ice bucket, just like this one. Everyone who sees it says, "Oh, my Grandma used to have that ice bucket!" or even, "I used to have one of those!"
We started to see them everywhere in antique malls, until it turned into a funny game of spotting them and scoffing at the prices. Just a couple weeks ago we saw THREE at South County Antique Mall, and our friends have started telling us when they see them, either at antique malls or Grandma's house. When Francis decided to start a blog about antique malls on our travels, Penguin Ice Bucket was the obvious choice.