Thursday, February 24, 2011

thrifty adventures

Oh my goodness! Thursday again! It is late afternoon and I spent the day thinking it was Wednesday until my kids got home from school and they were doing homework did I realize the day. Crazy mommy. I had a bit of family commotion yesterday as well. My hub has a kidney stone. So that has further upset my day.

And for now all is well! I snatched up this owl bank as soon as I laid my eyes on it. Isn't he gorgeous! And the paint by number goes with him just perfectly. Can you see some of my favorite colors? l o v e i t.

I keep the painting and bank together in my sewing room. Sitting just like this, the bank in front of the painting. I even love adding a bit of change every now and then. Maybe I can save enough for a fabulous trip! Maybe my sisters would come with me...

And here is the funny thing I like to do. Keep the price tag on! I like going back later to the things around my home to see the great deal I made. Just $2 for this little sweetie. The price makes it so much more special!

This is the back of the painting. I know it's a little hard to read, but it says To Grandma and Grandpa, Love Ryan. 1984. Sweet Ryan, giving his grandparents something a little handmade. I love your work Ryan!
So thank you everyone who shared their thrifty finds last week! Our best so far. Please visit Pill's Place to see Stacey's finds and add yours to our linky party here! Just remember to add our button to your blog post or sidebar to share in the fun.


Sherry Baby said...

Oh Katie! I love the owl! I will have to show my daughter this photo she loves birds! Thank you for posting on my blog! Have a great day, all the best.

Indigo Wings said...

Your thrift finds are always so nostalgic--I swear my mother may have had that bank once upon a time, it looks familiar. Can't wait to see what you find next week!

Eli said...

Sorry to hear about your hubby's dilemma, hope he feels better soon.

It is very interesting to see that you keep the price tag on! A great reminder of ones thriftiness!