The figurines are empty Avon perfume bottles. Some friends and I were cruising yard sales, and came through one that was mostly old Avon perfume bottles, which I thought was a pretty lame lay-out for a yard sale, and I made a snide comment to my friends. But then, before we left, the woman who was holding the sale gave each of us, for free, something from the sale. I didn't want empty Avon bottles, but I was touched by her effort to be kind and generous, and I still have the bottles she gave me. Although I switched them around to be non-conformist.