And to think that I used to assume skittles were nothing more than a sugary candy. . .
Antique painted skittles games, much like antique bowling sets, are all the rage, primarily for their folksy charm.
I wouldn't mind this set of sailor skittles keeping watch on my counter-top. According to seller Vintage Collectibles and Folk Art, they were made out of spindles.
Neither would I mind sharing company with this team of vintage skittles from Leaves of Memory:
Bright colors, good paint . . . what more could a collector want?