Friday, September 10, 2010

Barnyard Bash

Moooooooove on over, all you other parties, there is a new one in town. Actually in the barn to be exact. Happier Than a Pig in Mud is hosting the first Barnyard Bash (click here to see all the other hens a' clucking at the party) Now I am a city girl, although I do garden and like to be outdoors in the dirt, I wouldn't know how to milk a cow if I ever tried. However, when I saw this sad little cow at Goodwill, I knew she had to come home with me.

Her little tag simply states "So you think you've got troubles". It took me a second to realize why the poor ole girl was crying.

She was stepping on her udder. I would be crying too!

I have always loved lambs. Since my daughter's birthday is in April, she has a collection of stuffed rabbits and lambs. I just think they are also a perfect decoration for any nursery. This little lamb planter would look especially cute planted with "Lamb's Ears".

But hey, since we are celebrating with Happier than a Pig in Mud, it is only fitting to show a little piggie cuteness. This little guy stands guard for my cloth napkins, but he has also been a letter holder. Unfortunately, most of the envelopes were bills and he just hated that ...... so back to holding napkins.

Now this next little piggie has let fame go to his head. He thinks he was featured in C. Dianne Zweig's book, Hot Kitchen Collectibles of the 30's, 40's & 50's. (A must have book) Shhhh, Please don't tell him that it was actually his cousin. Hey, every pig deserves his time in the spotlight.

Since I showed the little guy above a second time in a post, this next pair wanted to come back again for a visit. They were just visiting Beverly @ How Sweet the Sound this past Saturday for Pink Saturday. A few of the day's lovely comments suggested that these little fellas would be happy pigs joining up with Happier than a Pig in Mud. It went to their heads. But I have to admit that these little Japanese beauties are adorable. (They still have their original cork stoppers).

This is a fun little piggy bank. It looks like it is covered in real coins. They are all dated 1964. Even though I hadn't seen one like this before, it was his eyes and those little floppy ears that said take me home.

Please be sure to stop over and visit all the other party animals in the barnyards today, the kind this city girl doesn't mind one bit.

Got it at Goodwill



Too cute! It took me a moment to figure out why she was crying too!!! At the rate I'm going I might be crying right there beside her!!!
And I love the little piggies!! The coin covered bank is so neat. I've never seen anything like that before!

CollectIn Texas Gal said...

Hi Sherrie...You have got to be the luckiest GoodwillGal I know. What a cute blog and great finds. Love your story telling text and cute pictures. Perfect post for the Barnyard's really a fun new party. Hope you'll stop by CollectInTexas Gal for a little 'Goat Gossip'...Sue

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Sherrie, you find the best things! Yes, I believe your cow is having a bad day, and all of the pigs are really cute! I think I actually had that pig napkin holder at one time! Thank you so much for joining the Barnyard Bash:@)

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Poor cow I would be having a bad day also! Cute post and now I need to go get mine up! Better late then never!

Denise Marie said...

Poor Ol' gal steppin' on her udder?! sounds like me banging around here trying to do something like cook or get carpool. lol

Anonymous said...

Great post. You captured my thrifting heart. Glad you joined the party to share.
If I had seen that cow she'd be in my kitchen right now.
I have seen money pigs before but never noticed if all coins shared a year. Great eye.
You find the best treasures.

Lori E said...

Well if I can ever stand on my udders it will be time for some surgery...I have however dropped a heavy box on one while lifting it into the back of my car.
Why yes it did hurt as bad as you think it would.

Annesphamily said...

You really know how to shop at the Goodwill! Once in a while I find treasures like my blue willow tea cups. Now to find those saucers to match...You have a wonderful writing ability. Anne