Trooping the Cushion

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Reversible Boden Cushion Big Red Spots on White or this side – Guardsmen!

Are you sitting comfortably? Then we’ll begin. This is the story of a very suitable present for a toy soldier household –  of Guardsmen Trooping the Cushion.

These were a recent gift of a pair of these Boden cushions, which handily can be camouflaged by reversing them onto their red spots on white side. Toy soldier cushions? What toy soldier cushions?

Alongside Cath Kidston’s Guardsman and London ranges (that form my everyday mug collection), these British designed  Boden cushions are obviously generic stylised Guardsmen with an almost Union Jack flag.

Boden may not be my taste in clothes but I like these cushions. They have a toy soldier parade look. Sadly this design and cushion seems to be no longer available.

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With your musket, fife and drum …

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The Boden inspiration? Could be Second grade Britain’s fixed arm Guardsman.

Another Guardsman cushion no longer available online is this more toylike John Lewis design, one which I don’t have. It reminds me a little of my Man of TIN profile picture of the Prince August Guardsman saluting that I made.

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Blogposted by Mark, well cushioned Man of TIN, 30 August 2018

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Author: 26soldiersoftin

Hello I'm Mark Mr MIN, Man of TIN. Based in S.W. Britain, I'm a lifelong collector of "tiny men" and old toy soldiers, whether tin, lead or childhood vintage 1960s and 1970s plastic figures. I randomly collect all scales and periods and "imagi-nations" as well as lead civilians, farm and zoo animals. I enjoy the paint possibilities of cheap poundstore plastic figures as much as the patina of vintage metal figures. Befuddled by the maths of complex boardgames and wargames, I prefer the small scale skirmish simplicity of very early Donald Featherstone rules. To relax, I usually play solo games, often using hex boards. Gaming takes second place to making or convert my own gaming figures from polymer clay (Fimo), home-cast metal figures of many scales or plastic paint conversions. I also collect and game with vintage Peter Laing 15mm metal figures, wishing like many others that I had bought more in the 1980s ...

5 thoughts on “Trooping the Cushion”

  1. I was in a Cath Kidston shop in London the other day. Those guardsmen plastic snack boxes are ideal for containing loose figures cut off the sprues. Makes you wonder who has actually been buying most of these guards designs!

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    1. I have a bashed Cath Kidston cowboy mug. I really like the cowboy colours on this design, very reminiscent of bright colourful 1950s 1960s plastic and lead cowboys. More vintage boy stuff please, Cath Kidston! (Not sure if she follows my blog secretly …)

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