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Wednesday, February 23, 2011

A Frenchy Pig

Saturday a friend and I had a fun day shopping and lunch.  We made the rounds of several stores and of course I found some treasures.

I've been adding a little bit of yellow for spring to my kitchen, and trying to enhance the French Old World look.  I showed you this picture the other day of this side of the kitchen.


Then I showed you my new Butter Slab that I placed by the range.


This is the display on the island, but see in the background to the left side of the range.  It needs a new vignette. Now we do use the malt mixer all the time, but I can move it over by the coffee pot and find something pretty for this area.


As we made our way through the aisles at Home Goods, I just about squealed when I saw this.  A fabulous French Pig in the prettiest shade of yellow.  He's absolutely wonderful.  I had a 30% off coupon, so he had to come home with me.  He was originally $19.99 which I thought was really reasonable, but for $13.99 he's a bargain.


Of course we also stopped by GW and I found something there too.   A wonderful silver vase.


A little Tarn-X and it looked brand new.


Now I have a fun vignette for the other side of the range.  Since pigs love apples, I thought he should have the little apple box and a cute ribbon just for fun.  My napkin holder is also a pig.  Love my new Frenchy Pig.


Much better don't you think!!!

I am linking to the following parties:


                                              Wow Us Wednesday @ Savvy Southern Style
Thrifty Thursday @ Tales From Bloggeritaville
Transformation Thursday @ The Shabby Chic Cottage
Junkin' Finds Friday @ A La Carte
Feathered Nest Friday @ French Country Cottage
Vintage Inspiration Friday @ Common Ground
Frugalicious Friday @ Finding Fabulous
Inspiraton Friday @ Southern In My Heart
Home Sweet Home Fridays @ The Charm Of Home
Show and Tell Friday @ My Romantic Home
Fabulous Finds Friday @ Frou Frou Decor
Favorite Things Saturday @ Bargain Hunting and Chatting with Laurie

Thanks so much for stopping by.  I always look forward to your visits.  Be sure to visit all of these wonderful blogs for great inspiration and eye candy.


74 comments:

  1. Sweet pig! How did you get a coupon for Homegoods? I picked up on that!!

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  2. Marty, only you could pair a silver vase and a French pig. I think it looks wonderful. Ever since you started getting all silvery, I've given a whole new look to mine.

    I don't post about decorating things because it's not my gift, but I do love to get inspiration from people like you.

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  3. So cute! He's a sweet Frenchy piggy! Your kitchen is wonderful. Enjoyed your post on your tea party for three as well. Bess

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  4. Marty love the little pig... an I love the color of you wall in the back ground

    Pattie

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  5. I need you to go shopping with you, Marty and maybe just by being with you the great finds will jump out at me! You always manage to come across the best treasures and everything looks so lovely! :-)
    Vanessa

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  6. Hi Marty....why does that pig make me smile? He is just too cute. Do you have new hardwoare on your cabinets, or am I just now noticing. It's pretty! Linda

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  7. How pretty and cute. . You always do it right! The pig is adorable, and that silver vase, Wow! You know because of you I am always on the look for silver at the thrift store? Thanks for sharing. Karie

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  8. Loving the changes you are making in you oh so gorgeous kitchen. That pig is adorable and looks fab there! Thanks for linking up to JFF this week. hugs, Linda

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  9. Marty,
    Dear friend, you are still the "Queen of Bargain Finds"! A pig for your frenchy kitchen, too cute! I do adore the idea of yellow hues to the kitchen for Spring. Thank you for sharing your great shopping deals with us.
    Fondly,
    Pat

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  10. Oh, I do love that little pig!!! Sure wish there was a HOME GOODS near me but no such luck! I went to a GW yesterday as I was out of town where there was one. Yuck!! There wasn't a thing there other than a lot of tacky or broken stuff. I was so disappointed because you always find all these marvelous treasures there. I need to find a better GW!!! If you ever get tired of that pig, it can have a home with me:)

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  11. He's very cute, Marty! A nice complement to the other side of the range.

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  12. Too cute! And I love the wheat!

    Kelly

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  13. Well, you know I'm lovin' your new pig Marty:@) Looks great! Never heard of coupons for HomeGoods, now I'm really intrigued, gonna have to look into that!

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  14. That is so cute and thrifty. I love your island vignette too!!! ~~Sherry~~

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  15. Hi Marty,
    The little "Frenchie" pig is just darling. Great color too! I love to add a little yellow to my rooms to get ready for the upcoming spring season! You're right on track! ~Susie

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  16. I like that area next to your stove with your new finds. The piggie is darling and I love your new vase. Do you prefer Tarn X over Wrights for polishing silver...I can't decide which to use and I have a ton of work ahead of me.

    XO,
    Jane

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  17. That pig is just the cutest, Marty! Goo dbuy!...Christine

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  18. Your little pig is so cute, Marty!

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  19. Marty, I was just at Home Goods last week and no pig. I would have brought that little guy home for sure. I think I may feel the need to go tommorrow and see what I missed.......gesh, I need to live there. They get the goodies in daily don't they?
    Your kitchen is beautiful and I am begining to think it's the place to shop!!! HA I see so many things I would love to have, Char

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  20. love the precious porcine, and boy that shine on the silver vase really shows it off. Thanks for linking up to VIF!!
    big hugs,
    Debra

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  21. Little Porky is perfect for your new vignette. The silver pitcher is quite the find! Thank you for sharing your new design. Cherry Kay

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  22. Alright Marty, where the heck did you get a Home Goods coupon??? Never heard of one, but would LOVE to get one! Also, I love love love your pig and your silver vase! Thanks for sharing, Sue

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  23. Beautiful little piggy....does he/she have a name yet!!! :-)

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  24. Hi Marty- that pig is too cute but I am lovin that silver vase!! Martina

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  25. Hey Marty, I do love the cute pig! Where did you get the display of wheat on the island? So pretty and natural.
    Brenda

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  26. Oh Marty, I do love your little frenchy pig. He looks so cute all decked out in your kitchen.

    Enjoy your evening,
    Gail

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  27. Much better...I love your pig, I would have brought him home too!

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  28. Oh my goodness...I LOVE that piggy! He's so cute!

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  29. I am crazy about that pig! Too cute!

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  30. That is just the cutest darned pig! Great score on the silver, it cleaned up nice Marty!~ XO

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  31. Cute pig! :D Your counter is so pretty and neat. I just looked up at mine and there is no way I would take a picture of it right now. :D I am amazed at the wonderful bargains you find.

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  32. Marty I mean this in the nicest way possible....But hand over that darn PIG!!! H'e mine I tell ya!! *winks*...Well he should be mine anyway lol! He's so adorable!! And I NEED him! To make matters worse we don't even have a HomeGoods...I could cry! Especially right now! Haha!
    Picture perfect vignettes as always girlfriend....Or should I say "QUEEN of silver"? Vanna

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  33. Hi Marty! Oh how I love your kitchen. It gives me inspiration each time I see it. I never get tired of your posts either when your kitchen is the star. In fact your home is always welcoming! Love that little pig...how bout a chalkboard next to him with your menu on it? Hmmmmm I'm thinking it would be cute but he might get offended if ham or bacon were served! hahahaha....
    Blessings to you my friend!
    Debbie

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  34. That pig is just too cute! You find such fun things when you shop! Thanks again for your kind comments on my blog. It is so helpful to get advice from people who aren't in the room everyday!
    Shelley

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  35. Marty, your pig is just adorable! I love your silver GW find! You are the queen of great Goodwill finds!

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  36. Hi Marty!
    I LOVE your pig!!! He's got such an attitude. And that silver vase from GW...a great find!

    But now here's the BIG question...Where did you get a coupon for Home Goods? Never heard of this...
    Jane (artfully graced)

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  37. That is the absolute sweetest pig! I have never been to Home Goods but looked it up, and we have one in our area... for a pig like this, I would drive 30 miles! Your kitchen is lovely!

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  38. Marty:

    Loving the French look. The piggy was the perfect addition.

    One question, where did you get a 30% off coupon for HomeGoods?

    - The Tablescaper

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  39. Loving that sweet French Pig! Tell me...I have never seen a discount coupon for Home Goods and I was even a guest blogger for them for 6 months, where do you get those coupons? I want one!
    Hugs,
    Penny

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  40. He is awfully cute!
    Ms. Marty, I hope you're having a wonderful week!

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  41. OH!!! He is as cute as they come!!! I just love him. I was just admiring some cute little piggies in the Country House catalog today! Blessings <3 Paula

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  42. I love your piggy.
    I've seen Tarnex in the stores here recently and wondered how it worked. Nice to have evidence!

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  43. Squeal!!!!
    He is so darn cute Marty!
    My Mom used to collect cute little pigs, I will have to dig through her collection!
    Your such a trend setter!
    Hugs,
    Cindy

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  44. Well isn't he a fancy pig with his cute little ribbon! He really does have a great color. You should know I love your new vase, you find the best silver pieces! Thanks for all your kind sweet support and words of wisdom too! :))

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  45. Okay - you "squealed" when you saw a big? :). It's so cute, how could you not?

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  46. I am having serious kitchen envy.

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  47. What a lovely kitchen vignette! I can't get over how clean that silver vase got! I won't have given it a second look, but now I'm going to keep my eyes open!!! thanks for sharing :D

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  48. Hello marty,
    your kitchen is so stylish, really beautiful. And you got so nice things, the pig is adorable.
    Greetings, Johanna

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  49. Darling pig Marty. i love the silver pitcher and I might try TarnX next time I polish something.

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  50. Your Frenchy pig is adorable. Better hide that from Lynn at Happier than a Pig in Mud. She's really sweet, but I could see her going a few rounds over Mr. Frenchy! Love the finished vignette.
    CAS

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  51. Hi Marty! OH, what an adorable little Frenchy Piggy! He's just perfect for that spot! Don't tell Lynn at Happier Than A Pig in Mud - she'll steal this little sweetie! :)
    What a beautiful silver vase! I can smell that Tarnex and it stinks, doesn't it? Like really overly rotten eggs! :) You can tell I've been there and done that! :)
    Be a sweetie,
    shelia ;)

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  52. I love that pig Marty!!!!! We don't have a Home Goods around here but we do have a TJ Maxx..I wonder if they would have one...I'll go to town tomorrow to check! lol Don't you love it when you find a treasure and get a great price on it? Have a great week girl! Picket

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  53. I love your piggie! but once again you keep me in silver envy!! when ever I see vintage silver out, I think of you!

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  54. Your french pig is soooo cute...and that's an amazing transformation on your silver vase too and what a deal! Your kitchen looks amazing Marty...I think your new addition is gonna love it there :)
    Big hugs,
    Queenie

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  55. Marty,
    He is very nice. I love his crazing, he looks really old. Nice find!
    Thanks for linking him up!
    Sherry

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  56. What a cute pig!! That vase was an awesome buy and it cleaned up beautifully!

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  57. Hello Marty! I was blog surfing and came across your blog and I'm so glad I did! You have a great mind for decorating and have inspired me to make a few changes in my own home!
    I'll be back to read more!
    You have a new follower!

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  58. I think every kitchen needs a frenchy pig, he is too cute!
    Tracey

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  59. Adore your blog! I came across it through Mel's Cabin :) Hi, I'm the blogger of Doors of Delight...come on in and check out my adventure of turning my dreams to reality @ http://doorsofdelight.blogspot.com/

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  60. Hi Marty! I love your frenchy pig...so cute! And your silver vase is wonderful! Also...your high tea tablescape is gorgeous...fit for a future princess and her prince charming! Happy weekend...extra hugs...Debbie

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  61. Totally adorable Marty!! I LOVE the pig! So cute! And that silver vase us just stunning! Is it not amazing what people get rid of! Course, we are glad for that!

    The vignette is perfect!!

    Lou Cinda :)

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  62. Your kitchen looks so warm and inviting. I love, love, love that pig.

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  63. Marty, he is definitely a cute piggy! Your new vignette is charming with the ivy filled silver vase keeping that little yellow pig company. Wonderful new touches for your kitchen. ~ Sarah
    PS
    Like Ceekay, I'm wondering where you found a Home Goods coupon? ;-)

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  64. Hi Marty! Just coming back over to say thanks for linking up your fabulous finds to the party this week!
    Vanessa

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  65. Awwww, he's adorable. My grandchildren would love him as well. Thank you for sharing him with us. :)

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  66. Oh your new little pig is just adorable...I am envious, he is too cute. And I also love the new silver vase, so elegant! Both wonderful finds.(-:

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  67. Oh Marty, he is sooo cute, and he's a wonderful color and patina! I love your vignette, and you did a great job of cleaning up that vase - what deals these were! I also LUV your butter slab! I want one of those, but I haven't been able to make myself break down and pay the price they ask for them. Thank you for linking this to Favorite Things. laurie

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  68. Hi Marty~ I just adore your sweet pig!! What a charmer - I would have brought him home too and such a fantastic price! Love that silver vase too- thanks for sharing at FNF! hugs, Courtney

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  69. Marty.. love the pig. I always love silver.. love the pair.

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