Jelly Baby Family

Walking down the street in London my mom and I happened upon the most adorable family of life size gummy bears. It turns out the sculptures were in the window of the Halcyon Gallery and were done by the Italian artist Mauro Perucchetti. We couldn’t get over how cute and whimsical each family was. I preferred the smaller group as the larger ones made me feel a bit like I was in a game of life-size Candy Land. Too bad the pieces were actual art and not just colorful, gummy sugar. It wasn’t until after the gallery that we recollected my last ‘jelly’ obsession was in lower school when the Jelly Kelly was first introduced. I could’t wait to get my hands on the knock-off Hermes handbags; I even used the mini purses to carry my lunch to school. They’re in storage now but maybe in 50 years they will be what a Jetsons lunch box circa 1960 is today. One can only hope….

Jelly Baby Family

These crystal apples below are also done by Perucchetti and are part of his Garden of Eden series. Do they not look like a Judith Leiber handbag display?

Jelly Baby Family