Thursday, February 18, 2010

Thrifty Treasure Thursday

Hey ya'll! Hope your week is going well! I know it is a little late in the day but here is the third installment of Thrifty Treasure Thursday here at FMFPTY. Please fell free to link up if ya want to!
If you have been over to Susan's at Between Naps On The Porch then I am sure you have met Jean Claude! I have wanted a Jean Claude forever it seems like. At least 6 years or more. All the Jean Claude's that we ever found were always well over $100! Hence the reason why I never got one. This past week I did find Pierre on the Williams Sonoma site but geez he is $80 and well just not quite whimsy enough for me. He seems like a stuffy pig chef if you ask me.

Meet the newest member to our family Pierre! The boys and I had to run over to Costco across town....urgh... and so afterwards we decided...I decided...to stop in a store called Garden Ridge. I had not been in one in over 7 years and they were starting to close up shop but I guess business picked back up because they took over the old The Great Indoors. We spent over an hour just looking around. I found a patio umbrella and some new cushions for the patio once we have the $$ and I finish revamping our existing set. On the way to the register to purchase some fabric...yes they even have fabric scraps....I stopped dead in my tracks. There was Pierre! I picked him up and he had a price tag of $40 which I thought at first was rather expensive because if HobLob had a Pierre he would be 40% off sometime this month since he is poly resin. I quickly got over the fact that I was NOT at HobLob and that all things considered $40 was pretty inexpensive for Pierre. Pierre hopped right in our cart along with my 6 yards of decorators weight fab for less than $20. I would show ya a pic but I accidently deleted it a minute ago and well to add it back in I would have to redo all the pics. Not gonna happen.

Oldest is already putting Pierre to good use. He reminded me that Thursday was Pizza day at school and for me not to pack his lunch!:) Pierre has yet to find a permanent home in the kitchen but I think he will fit right in where ever he ends up!

15 comments:

  1. How cute! Now if Pierre was a bunny, he'd be sitting on my counter. Actually, I have a bunny with a chef hat somewhere that I got at Home Goods, missing whatever he was supposed to be holding. That would be the perfect spot to put a little chalkboard! Thanks for the inspiration, Pamela!

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  2. I am so glad Pierre jumped into your cart. He is too cute to be left in the store, he looks so good at your home! Like he was always ment to be there :)
    Wendy

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  3. Oh, Pamela - I LOVE your Pierre! I would have definitely paid that for him. I also love Garden Ridge - I haven't been to one in a couple of years and live very near one... I need to change that. Great shopping!
    Jennifer

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  4. Thanx ladies! Jennifer that is not strange at all really. I think this was only my second trip to one and the other two we had them by where we lived. I never really find too much there that I can't find elsewhere but every now and then there is that one thing! Now I am sure next week HobLob will get a Pierre in and I will be kicking myself!:)

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  5. Great Blog !! Spacify offers Patio Outdoor Furniture & More to decorate your Outdoor in luxurious style and Design.

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  6. Pam, I linked up! Sorry I am a day late, but I will be sure to be back next Thursday and link up on time :)
    Wendy

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  7. wow, you are a seriously creative woman. i just love your blog! I cant wait to check back and see what you are up to ;) xxoo LA ( oh me like garden ridge too:)

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  8. Love that cute pig and that you named him!

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  9. You'll have to stop over today! I featured your blog! I had so much fun reading your back posts! You have so many great ideas! Have a great Sunday :)
    Wendy

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  10. I love Pierre !! I'm sure he'll enjoy his new home and enjoy being decorated by little hands. :) And, thanks for stopping by my kitchen and leaving such a sweet note. Take care, Becca (Adventures in Decorating)

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  11. Pierre is cute but I do agree $40 seems a little high. Did he come with the chalkboard or did you add it?
    Cheri

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  12. Pierre is just PERFECT!!! And I think the price was great too...

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  13. So cute! What a lucky find! I've seen him or versions of him at various stores and you got him for a fabulous price!

    Manuela

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  14. How precious is Pierre on your counter! I think you got a great deal on him Pamela. He's cute and fun!

    Thank you for your kind words about my weight loss. I really apppreciate it. I started my healthy journey on 9/09/09 so it's taken me 5 1/2 monthe to lose the 41 pounds. It's really slowed down to a crawl here lately though. I don't have much left to go. I'm sure that is why it's harder.

    Good luck to you on your new journey as well! You can do it my friend. Let me know how it's going for you.

    ~Blessings, ~Melissa :)

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