Isn't he cute? And only $25.
I also added some inexpensive frames which I need to fill. And when I say inexpensive, I mean $1 each from the dollar store. You can't beat that.
Look, he even does tricks!
He reminds me of the mercury grasshopper that I blogged about last year from West Elm. I think I made fun of that one!
Mine is much more handsome and a little less creepy looking.
Talking of bargains, I also found these marvelous vintage children's books at a thrift store. $1.49 each.
They're cloth bound from the early 1960's. The illustrations are so classic. Speaking of cloth bound, I've also ordered some Penguin cloth bound classics which are considerably more than $1.49! But they're every so pretty and I may even read them one day.
Well, what else is new? I had a burst of creative energy this week and finally decided to do something with the wing back chair that I bought from the DI for $10.
Umm, how about trimming it out with some Thomas Paul silhouette fabric in turquoise?
Nope, hubby said it looked unfinished, and I thought it would look too busy if I carried the pattern all over the chair. Plus, I really want a pink chair! And I will have one, so there.
Look chevrons, in an ombre fashion. God I'm so trendy.
All the boys had a melt down over the design above. Why, what's wrong with pink, ombre chevrons? Damian said it looked like it belonged in a brothel! Now, normally I do get my own way with decorating, but when people have such strong objections, then I have to listen, right?
So here was the compromise that I came up with. I know the Union Jack has been done to death. But I am British, and it's gonna be pink! Funnily the boys all seemed to like this design, so a pink British flag chair it will be. Or maybe not, I'm classic at changing my mind. It may end up with a white linen slipcover with a skirt like this one from my favourite designer, Windsor Smith.
Wish me luck, and stay tuned for the big reveal.