Friday, February 27, 2009

~OH NO..not another ROOSTER...~


Now be nice! I couldn't help it. Dena bought a cutie at a thrift shop...and all I could find was a painting. Yes, yes, it was cute, and yes I love the way the frame turned out...however...the search has been on for a rooster lamp. I wanted BIG one for the sofa table in the dining room. So far nothing. Yes, this was a catalog find..and you all probably know exactly the catalog...but...he was just so doggoned sweet. I fought the urge. Well..I DID!! (stamping foot here!) No..really..I tried. From now on..it's thrift shops only. But..I mean just LOOK at him. Isn't he cute?? (Christer...shhhh.. :)

I used to try and whistle when I was a little girl. Everyone tried to teach me. All the cousins..Granddaddy, Uncle Earl. I would walk around all day long with my mouth all pursed up trying to whistle and getting nothing but air. Now and then a tiny sound would come out and I would be encouraged. When Grandma saw me doing this she would say.. "Now Miss Priss, whistling girls and crowing hens always come to some bad end!" I wonder what she meant by that???

10 comments:

English Cottage in Georgia said...

As I read the whistling part of your post, I was smiling as I identified with your inability to whistle. I can only whistle by sucking air in - a quick whistle - enough to call the dog,;-) but not produce a tune :-(
Love the rooster lamp!

The Blue Ridge Gal said...

I've never heard that saying before either... about the crowing hen... hmmm, wonder what it means??

Di
The Blue Ridge Gal

(I like your lamp, but I'm a rooster gal)

Shelia said...

I love your new rooster lamp. Now I don't know you very well yet, but I believe you needed this lamp - as one rooster lover to another! :)
Your whistling story is cute! I can't whistle either. I can just suck in but nothing happens when I blow out! I think you need to do both!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Shelia said...

Oh, I meant to ask you - how's your little doggie doing? I've thought about her and hoped she's better.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

bj said...

Hi, dear friend, now, I don't know just where you bought this prcious lamp but I KNOW you needed it, so don't go feeling all bad about buying it.
I, too am just dieing for a HUGH rooster lamp but haven't found him yet. I am thinking I may just buy a big pretty rooster at Hobby Lobby and have a lamp MADE...what do you think? would that work, I wonder?

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

bj...I have not been to Hobby Lobby in forever..but if they have a rooster that fits the bill...I would say it is worth it. I know that the one I want is going to cost me...a lot of money. The very thing I am trying NOT to do.
That little rooster lamp..is much like I would like the large one to be like. Also...for some unknown reason they always want to sell them in pairs..OR the shade is awful. Always something. I say if Hobby Lobby has one that would make a gorgeous lamp...do it! This little one will do for a bit. but it is just a tiny space lamp. To light up a corner.

Lucy...no tunes here either...never. Just something I always wanted to do. Wanted to do one of those big shrill whistles that stops someone in their tracks! :)

Di...YOu like roosters? Really??
I am SO glad. I think that saying is as old as your Virgina hills.
Probably southern.

Shelia...thank you for making me feel a bit less selfish. Seems I am always buying things and NOT always from thrift stores..although that is my favorite thing to do.
Mona

Joanne Kennedy said...

Cute lamp. I have no doubts that you really did try to not buy that lamp. It's just to darn cute to have passed up though. What's a gal to do? LOL

Oh you are thrift store shopper too huh? Maybe we can go on the hunt for some treasures when I come out there?

Hugs,
Joanne

Cynthia said...

That little rooster lamp is just adorable! I couldn't whistle much as a child either. Cindy

Dena ~ swaddlecottage said...

Ohhh Mona, it is the cutest lil' rooster lamp ever and that shade is scrumptious!! I have been banned by my guys from bringing in any more lamps but I would have had to scrap for this one ;)

Hugs,
Dena

Smart Mouth Broad said...

This is my favorite yet.