Thursday, February 7, 2008

Friday Show and Tell.........

Gosh, can it be Friday already..............yes, it is.....and it's Show and Tell time over at Kelli's................





Sometimes just a glance at something and you know immediately that you like it without a doubt.......



A few years ago my husband and I were out bright and early on a Saturday morning visiting yard sales......we stopped at a sale on the side of the road....as I got out of the van nothing looked appealing at all.......I didn't want to appear rude by turning around and getting back in the van.....so I walked down to a table at the end and there was this beautiful, white bird figurine......I am a bird lover......and to me these little birds just said love, protection, togetherness.......I picked it up and asked the price.......the lady said 'ten cents'.....and no matter that it's plastic, it has brought me innumerable hours of pleasure......it keeps company sometimes with expensive objects and holds its own............

37 comments:

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

My first impression when I saw the pretty little birds is that it is made of marble or alabaster (not plastic!)

This story tells me a lot about you, being so polite and not turning around and leaving. The Lord rewarded you for that with your little treasure!

Katherine

ellen b. said...

Very sweet. I would have never guessed they were plastic. Great find!

Barbara H. said...

It does indeed hold its own -- it's lovely! I never would have guessed it was plastic.

Carrie said...

That is a very lovely figurine. A great thrifty find.

Linda said...

I love birds too. I thought they looked like marble or pottery, I would never have guessed plastic. They are very pretty and I'm glad you found them. Linda

kbbryant said...

betty this figure doesn't look like plastic, it is so delicate. ten cents? No? can't be so.

Kathy b

mrsjojo said...

Very sweet. It's hard to believe that it is made of plastic-good job.

Karla said...

How pretty! And sometimes I enjoy something all the more knowing that it was such a bargain!

Jeanette said...

Hi Betty, I must it looks expensive, I cant believe its plastic either,,,

Gattina said...

Plastic or somthing else, it looks beautiful and that is the most important thing !

Heidi said...

10 cents??? There are no yard sales. This was a beautiful bargain! I love birds too and can see why you would be pulled to this. It is so pretty. Just wonderful.

Yes, we do use any tools we need in life to get the job done. I now see everyone who visits me in blogland out there with their old butter knives. :)

Hugs ~
Heidi

Hootin' Anni said...

Those are plastic?!! They don't look plastic at all. Looks like fragile alabaster in the lighting of the photo. None the less, they're perfect.

Mine is posted this week, it's a Valentine Wreath that I made this week.

Hope you can drop by sometime.

Constance said...

I never would've guessed they were plastic from your photo! Just goes to show you that beauty doesn't have to be expensive!
Connie

Judy said...

They don't look plastic, they remind me of "milk glass". If that is what it is called. I like them.

Cheryl said...

Thats plastic? Goodness, I thought it was a high-end piece... it is fabulous!

Jolene said...

Would have never guessed they were plastic. I just love them! They are so sweet.

Mrs M said...

I never would have dreamed they were plastic! Looked like marble or alabaster.

They are exquisite looking and the impression they give of love, peace and togetherness is so special :-)

Connie Marie said...

Simple things are a blessing. I love it that you didn't have to spend lots to have something that gives your pleasure. Your birds are beautiful.

Cathy said...

You just find the most precious, lovely bargains.

Julieann said...

Plastic?!! I never would have guessed, it looks rich:) Your birds are beautiful:)

Julieann

genny said...

Oh i love it and its real not plastic. Mine is up...

Muum said...

you really can't tell it is plastic, it is a sweet treasure!

Nora Lee said...

So pretty. I love birds also, and seeing one feeding the other does speak to my heart. Thanks for sharing.

Sandra

Kelly said...

Beautiful! I love the story behind it. :o)

TJ said...

You never had to say plastic, none of us would have known. We had a dove and heart theme at our wedding, so I too think it's beautiful.

Betty said...

Hi Betty,

Nice choice for Show and Tell. The bird figurine doesn't look plastic at all. What a nice find and for ten cents? Wow!

Mary said...

Betty,

I am also a bird lover and your bird ornament is exquisite. I thought it was made of porcelain at first. I'm sure it does give you many hours of pleasure.

Thanks for sharing.
Blessings,
Mary

Myrna said...

You always have the prettiest things! I was surprised to learn that it was made of plastic!

Sharon said...

Wow! They are so beautiful! You have great taste! I would not have guessed they were plastic. What an awesome bargain you got! I think you were totally blessed from the Lord!

:0) Sharon

Lana G! said...

I would have to agree! Definitely does not look like plastic! Beautiful Betty, just beautiful!

Jillian said...

Serene and peaceful! And if you hadn't mentioned it, I would not have guessed it was plastic.

Thanks for showing!

cookie said...

your birds are beautiful. This was a lovely story.

-Cookie

Anna said...

Oh that is lovely, I love it..
Thanks for sharing...
Mine is up too:
Scattered Thoughts Of Mine

MammyT said...

thanks for sharing Betty. Treasures come in many packages.
Nancy

nannykim said...

Love birds and love white and love it!!

Kelli said...

I love birds too and your treasure reminds me of two little love birds...so sweet!
Hugs,
Kelli

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

I just posted about makeup, etc. on Rhoda's blog. I wasn't going to, but when I saw yours I did!

I've used Arbonne before too.

Katherine