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Saturday, June 16, 2012

Catch of the Day

Today was a very long day.  I hit the yard sales at 6:30 this morning and started out with a crawl, but ended up with a bang.  I returned home at 11:00 and set out to clean my catch and get things organized.  I am dead tired and ready for a good night's sleep.  Before I turn in, I wanted to share just a couple of things I found that I thought were a little out of the ordinary. 

First I found this beautiful little mirror.  It's not an oldie, but it was so adorable.  The image can be removed and I think I am going to Xerox it and put it back in.  Isn't this sweet?  It's about 18 inches tall so it's a good size treasure.

 Next I found this awesome pig.  It is now residing on the front porch.  My greeter rabbits went back to the side yard where they spend their summers and winters.  They will return in the spring.
 This little guy is also about 18 inches tall.  He's metal and heavy.  I washed him off and I see his feet are still a little damp, but it was love at first sight for me.
 I also found this little quacker.  He's on a little pole and his feet and wings are rubber.  He's a homemade critter.  I am going to save him for a while as well.  His little feet move along as you push the wheels.  Too cute.

Last but not least, I found a great sale with used towels for 25 cents.  You probably wonder why this is news worthy.  Whenever I find used bath towels for a quarter, I buy as many as I can get my hands on.  Our local animal rescues are in desperate need of towels and blankets for abandoned pets.  If you love animals like I do, many of the local rescue societies in any part of the country would love to have these items donated.  I go to my local Petco.  They keep a bin for unexpired pet food and for blankets and towels, and the rescue people come by and pick them up.  It's kind of hidden so you need to ask where to find it.  So the next time you are out and about, please don't forget about our furry friends. 

I'm partying at...

Mondays          Le Chateau des Fleurs        The Graphics Fairy     Metamorphosis Monday
Tuesdays          Knick of Time       Tutus and Tea Parties       Coastal Charm  
                                      Boogie Board Cottage    A Stroll Thru Life
Wednesdays     Savvy Southern Style         Ivy and Elephants        Faded Charm Cottage            
                                     Fine Craft Guild      
Thursdays        Embracing Change     The Shabby Creek Cottage    No Minimalist Here 
                                     Between Naps on the Porch Tablescape Thursday    Fishtail Cottage
                                     Rustic Restorations Homespun Happenings
Fridays            French Country Cottage       My Romantic Home        Miss Mustard Seed
                                    At the Picket Fence     Potpourri Friday     Common Ground
                                    The Charm of Home    Decorating Insanity   Rooted in Thyme
Saturdays        Funky Junk Interiors

Sundays           It's Overflowing


NanaDiana said...

LOVE the pig! What a fun day you had- even if you are tired! I buy those old towels, too. I used to donate them to my sil when she had her boarding kennel..now I take them to the animal shelter- xo Diana

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

That mirror is great, Maggie! I love it! How cute is that pig ~ I love his wings and the Welcome sign he holds. I never knew that about towels. I am going to have some that have just about had it here. Most of the time we cut them up and keep them for rags, but I think we have enough. I'll have to look into donating them.

Susie said...

Maggie, I love the mirror. It's adorable like it is.Smiles, Susie

Donna said...

That is such an excellent idea for the towel, Maggie! I am in love with your gorgeous mirror, hard to believe anyone would want to party with it! And that little pig is just too darn cute:)

Judy Ann Lincicum said...

Oh, Miss Maggie, I'm really glad you found these treasures. That little mirror is just perfect that way it is and yes, I will be saving my old blankets and towels from now on for our little loved ones in the shelter. It's bad enough they are there, but to have no bed is unthinkable! You had a good haul yesterday, nothing worse than a day without treasures! Hugs, Judy