Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Thrifty Tuesday & A Busy Spring Time

I must say that I have been so busy since this weather here in Ohio warmed up.  I have been taking advantage of it and trying my best to get my flowerbeds in shape.  Yep, I think I can grow such a wide variety of weeds and they are everywhere.  My sweet hubby has been helping quite a bit and we finally got the front flowerbed weeded and soon we will be moving to the backyard.  I love my flowers, but absolutely hate weeds!!  It is bad news when you don’t have a single weed in your yard, but the flowerbeds are loaded down with them.  Anyway, my flowers are looking alot better and my perennials are able to breath and grow alot better.  What else have I been up to?  Well, a little bit of everything to be honest with you, but I will touch base on that later.  Are you ready to see my latest thrift store find?  I actually found quite a few things, but this really caught my eye so I snatched it up rather quickly.  I told myself to only get one thing until I was able to get my other items done so this was my pick.

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Don’t you think it will be prim perfect after it is done with a make-over?!?  I thought it had great potential.  For $2.99 – well, you can’t beat that price!!!


My Mom bought this crock for me at an antique store close to where my sister lives.  Don’t you love it?  I thought it was great, but then when I brought it home…. I realized that the rim around the top was a little lop-sided.  Oh well, I guess I will just have to keep it sitting on my shelf a certain way (lol).

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I will leave you today with a couple pictures of Qbert.  I must say that this little guy brings so much laughter into our family.  He really cracks us up with his cute personality.  Here are a couple pictures of him playing with Cameron’s snack cup which I guess now belongs to Qbert. 




Isn’t he so silly?  Last night he was carrying around Cameron’s plastic hoe that we got for him to use in the garden.  Yep, Qbert was carrying it around and running through the backyard.  It was sooooo funny!!

Hope you enjoyed the pictures. 

Until Next Time ~ Blessings, Lisa


~Judy~ said...

Great find and I can't wait to see it all primmed up. What an absolute adorable dog!!! He is precious!! I bet he keeps you all laughing.

Karen~The Barely There Primitive Bear said...

I love your goodie, I bet it is going to look wonderful when you get it done! Your dog is a
little cutie and don't all little
boys need a pet to play with?

Have a great week!

Bear Hugs~Karen

PrimWyoGirl said...

Love the little cubby! Nice patina, not sure I would even mess with it. I am sure it will look wonderful no matter what you decide. Love the crock too. That is why they are called primitives, not perfect. Your pup is so cute!

Dan said...

Oh my gosh! Qbert is a cutie! He does look a lot like Paycee! I will be glad when she runs around a little more. Right now she sleeps a lot!

I love what you found at the thrift shop! I love the crock too!

I hope you have a great day!


Pam said...

Love your thrift store find & I can't wait to see it all primmed up! Love that crock too...even with the lop sided rim!
Qbert is a cutie for sure!!!

Angela said...

He is SO adorable. What a cutie...The weather is just awesome here also in Ontario Canada, we are only about 5 hours away from you..it was COLD on the weekend, but thank God it has warmed up...I've been outdoors with the wee ones in the daycare all morning,,and than all afternoon. We are SO enjoying the weather.

Anonymous said...

Great find and the price..CRAZY..Can't wait to see what you do with it..

Grammy Linda / Behind My Red Door said...

Look at the tombstone top on that - it sure will be prim perfect!! And since the crock is handmade, it is not unusual to see some imperfections - makes it that much more precious!!

Qbert is so cute!!

Anonymous said...

Great thrift shop find!! And a great crock too!!
Qbert is adorable!! Chloe and him would have alot of fun together playing.
Have a great week.

Anonymous said...

You always find the best things! I would love to see it when your done. Love Qbert, we used to have one named Goober, they are great dogs!

The Old Cupboard Door said...

I can't wait to see what you do with your new find...btw, I love it! Qbert is a darling! I love puppy antics! My SadieMae isn't a puppy anymore but she still has cute antics.


Karen/My Colonial Home said...

First off...I love Obert...and the name as well. He does look like he's full of it and raring to go! LOL

The crock is wonderful and the lopsided top is only proof that it's hand thrown! A gem for sure.

Can't wait to see what comes of the little wall shelf....but knowing you it won't even look near the same.

We did yard work all this week and are only half done with weeding the gardens. It's a job and I get such sore knees!

Hugs, Karen

Kath ~★The Olde Weeping Cedar ★~ said...

LOL...I sure do hear ya...about the weeds! I can grow'em very good here at my house too! I swear they disguise themselves...I think I have everyone of them dug out and the next day I look and see some I missed!
Love that crock! ...and your lil Qbert is a cutie!

Have a wonderful day!