Saturday, June 9, 2012

Thrifted Finds # 16 :: Filthy Little Garden Gnomes

We headed up the mountain early Friday morning for an estate sale that sounded promising.  While we were paying for our goodies the gal running the sale gave us a flyer for another one on our way home & while en route to that one we stumbled over another just two blocks away.

such a dirty little gnome
They each had something of interest for the fella & for me.  The first one had all of these yard ornaments that didn't look like they were part of the sale, but I had to ask.  When she said yes I asked how much (expecting some exorbitant figure) & she told me the gnomes were $3 (for all 4!) & the heavy concrete doe I had my eye on was $2 (oh, gasp & swoon ... who's my favorite lady EVER)!

They were filthy & filled with black widows (seriously, I squashed three on the way to Yoko, blargh!) but I got them home & gave them a thorough spritz & scrub & look how nicely they turned out.  They have tons of crazing & a bit of mossy growth, but I'll leave that.  I've wanted a set of vintage gnomes for a coon's age & now I have to find the perfect spot on our property to put them.

this one's on his hands & knees ... too cute

nappy time near a mossy rock

sleepiest gnomes ever

he sure cleaned up nice

I found so much more good stuff at all three sales, but I'll leave it with this for now.  We're having a bunch of work done on the house & everything is out of place which is driving me crazy.  I'm going to put my laundry room back together & then get ready to go meet up with Chucky for car club tonight at In-n-Out.

Linking up with:
Flea Market Finds
& Thrifty Love
& The Penny Worthy Project
& Thrift Share Monday
& Share Your Haul

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Right at Home :: My Boys

I managed to snap some pictures of my boys playing together.  The dogs absolutely adore Weasley (who is getting so big already) to varying degrees.

Oonah-belle will play with him whenever & wherever.  When she was a wee pup my MuShu was a wee kitten & they grew up playing together while I was working two jobs ... she misses him as much as I do & is just loving having a kitty around again.

Elvis will play with him when the girls aren't up for playing & is getting less jealous about a baby-baby being in the house (Elvis is quite spoiled).

Bella will pay attention to Weasley by snapping at him when he attacks her tail & grumbling at him when he tries to snuggle up to her belly on the couch.  She was very badly abused before Chucky got her as a pup & is much more serious than our other dogs, she doesn't like sudden movements & the kitty makes plenty of those.  We think we may have caught her accidentally getting playful once or twice, but never if we are watching.
lounging on the bed together, chewing on one of Elvis's rope bones
they won't look at each other forever & then all of a sudden one of 'em will make a sneak attack
they're just so sweet!
It's hard to get pictures of them together where Weasley isn't hanging from Elvis's ears or gnawing on his feet.  I had to set my camera to continuous sport & hope something came out.  They'll play for hours & when Elvis tires of the razor-sharp kitty teeth, Oonah will take over.  My favorite part is that Weasley purrs loudly the entire time they're playing, it's just the cutest!