Sunday, 5 May 2013

Spring and a Piggy

Spring has well and truly sprung. The past three or four days have been glorious. Blue skies and warm sunshine, and I can actually watch the new buds on the trees developing into those lovely pale green baby leaves.
Yesterday I did all the things that I love to do on the first real weekend of spring weather. I went to an art show... didn't buy anything except a couple of greeting cards, but we certainly have some talented artists in the community. I had a sort out of all the "stuff" that accumulated in the garage over the winter, and swept out all the dirt. Nice and clean and organised now! Next job: a much needed clean up of the inside of my car!
And I visited a few neighbourhood yard sales.... love doing that on a sunny Saturday morning. I found a nice boating life jacket for Isaac for $2 (woohoo! Bargoon!), and came home with this sweet and very dusty little piggy.

He cost me all of 75cents, but I'm convinced that if I took him to the Antiques Road Show, I would find out that he's a fabulous and unique example of Southern Ontario Farm Folk Art and worth a fortune....... hmmm... well, maybe not! Probably made in China last week.

10 comments:

ann @ studiohyde said...

Everything fresh and new and bright when those leaves come out isn't it, gives us hope for the summer to come (she says' fingers crossed). I reckon you had a bargain with the piggy, obviously worth a complete fortune...who cares about that, he's so cute :)

EG CameraGirl said...

The piggy is so cute! He'll look so cute in your garden.

OldLady Of The Hills said...

That piggy is adorable...! And I think you should take it to Antiques Roadshow....It truly looks like a piece of ART, to me!

Spring is my favorite Season of the year....! The Re-Newel of life is all around...And, it is all so pretty....!!!!!

Dogbait said...

Similar weather here but heading the other way.

Maggie May said...

Love that little piggie! He could share my garden with me any time!
Maggie x

Nuts in May

Ginnie said...

I'd buy that pig, too. HA! How can you not fall in love with such a soulful piece of art. Sounds like you had lots of fun rummaging around on a gorgeous day!

Rock Chef said...

No, that pig is definitely going to pay for your retirement!

OK, maybe not, but he is very sweet!

photowannabe said...

Love, love, love your "valuable antique" piggie. What a bargin for .75
Glad Spring has finally sprung in you neck of the woods.

Anvilcloud said...

The weather has been incredible, but it seems to have ended as of this evening.

stardust said...

How cute the piggy is! I’d like to have one like him. He’ll be a welcoming garden ornament surrounded by flowers and trees. Enjoy your May in the balmy breeze.

Thanks for your visit. My first grandson (third grandchild) is 悠人: 悠 means both permanence and broad-minded, 人 person.

Yoko