Saturday, May 21, 2011

It pays to save...


See this little bird? I bought him about 13 years ago while visiting Chris' mom in New Mexico. There was a yard sale across the street from her house so we decided to take a look. I actually found quite a few treasures that we schlepped back to California.

I'm pretty sure out of all of them...this bird is my favorite. He's been living in the kitchen junk drawer all these years...waiting patiently for his forever home. It's got a half-inch bolt sticking out of the bottom of it...and I always knew he'd be perfect on a garden post.

Problem is...we never had a garden post. Until recently, of course.

So I'd actually forgotten about him...but I was rummaging through said junk drawer looking for a paper clip and there he was...laying on his side as he always has, looking sad...and dejected.

I'm pretty sure that as soon as I laid my eyes on him an actual light bulb appeared over my head and lit up instantly. I pulled him out...ran out to the yard...showed Chris my idea...and one, two, three...he had his forever home. (Well, at least until we move, if we decide to do that one day...if we do, he's goin' with us!)

He makes me happy...

3 comments:

teekaroo said...

Hooray for junk drawers! I firmly believe that every house needs one well filled junk drawer to serve the imaginations of children. Unfortunately, my whole house feels a bit like a junk drawer...

Denise said...

he/she is perfect. maybe to keep the other birds away :)

WhiteStone said...

Gotta love those little yard sale treasures! Glad he's now perched where he can enjoy the outdoors! Musta been dark in that drawer! lol