Saturday, June 09, 2007

There is a rooster in the house....and notecards too.








There is a rooster in the house...Isn't he the cutest thing you have ever seen?? My friend J asked me if I wanted to go to this sale out in the pawpaw patch of a bunch of rusty old stuff. J has this rooster in the next size....38 or 39 inches to be exact.....of course this spot will only accommodate a 36" inch piece. So unless my little rooster was going to lose his legs, I had to get this baby one. He is made of metal and has rebar legs. I saw this at an arts and crafts festival in the fall. I hesitated and decided not to buy it. (mainly because I wasn't sure the medium sized one would fit there). Every since no other rooster has compared. I always kept telling myself I should have gotten this one. So when she asked if I wanted to go, I jumped at it.
I also got this little plant thing. My snap dragon that is just to the right of it is just about crushed from all the rain we have had, so I think I will get some ivy that will climb this stand.
Friend J got this adorable little red pig and a cross with a Texas star on it.


**Thanks to nice friend R who I call for random directions to get around this area!!** It did save us some time.
When we got home from our little adventure I was quite surprised to get these little things in my mailbox.

A few weeks ago Sisters with Style held a celebration in honor of their 100th post. They had a random giveaway to anyone who left a comment. Well, my old Alaska Bunco winning spirit** must have been with me because today when I got home from getting the rooster this was in the mail. I am not sure if it is because I am "being a woman" and am overly emotional or what, but the little monogrammed note cards* really brought tears to my eyes. I started reading their blog from a link on lost in surburbia a while back. So, many thanks, Sisters for your little act of thoughtfulness. These note cards will write letters of love to the man who rocks my world even though he is halfway across the planet!
*I blurred the monogram because I am paranoid like that!!
**When I lived in Alaska, I was in a Bunco group with 24 people. Yep, it was that big because no one had anything to do up there!!. I won some prize every single time I played the entire two years I was there.

14 comments:

sisters with style said...

Your notecards look fabulous. I'm so glad you like them. Maybe I should get some for myself.

JD's Rose said...

Hmmm... now all you need to win is the lotto!

tommiea said...

sisters- they are so very pretty.

jd's - that is what hubby used to say when we lived in Lotto-playing states....but I never could do it. I liked a nice cashmere sweater instead!

Libby said...

I remember reading somewhere that it's good luck to have a rooster in your house, we have one in the kitchen but he's not nearly as handsome as yours!

The cards a beautiful, what a lovely prize!

Heather said...

How fun! I love your cute new rooster. I've heard that it's good luck to have one too, but it sounds like your luck is already pretty good. :o)

Thirty-One Trendy said...

Great rooster and I love the notecards! I can'tbelieve you won something every time you played Bunco. If I was the only one playing a game I would still manage to lose.

By the way the recipe on my blog is cooking light. Great memory! It's fabulous that you had so much success with them and WW! I'm trying to do the same.

susan said...

I love the rooster! He's so kewl. Congrats on the pretty cards, I'll have to mosey over there.

Um...you know if you won the lotto you could buy an awful lot of cashmere sweaters... lol

patti_cake said...

Very cute! How cool that you won!

Jana said...

Oh, I love the rooster! Too cute!

Tammy said...

Love. The. Notecards.

Jennifer Playgroupie said...

I love the rooster and the plant thingy!

I also like the red wall in the picture!

Lisagh said...

The rooster is cock-a-doodle-delightful!

tommiea said...

jennifer- It is a color called Cornelian Red by Kilz casual colors. It is a one coat paint. So painting with it is like painting with a thick gel! But we have liked it so much, the last three moves, we have used it. It is almost the color of wet terra cotta. I was going for more of a crimson (Go Boomer Sooners), but once we got this on the walls, I loved it!

It is in my kitchen, the front entry way and the one wall in the office.

MilkMaid said...

I LOVE LOVE that rooster!!!