Fabulous Finds Friday: What I Learned From A Pig

Home decor is not just about paint colors, fabrics, furniture etc.

Of course those things are super important, but for me what really brings a space to life is all the little details.

It’s the treasures that we find.

The ones that make our hearts happy, that tickle our funny bones, or that teach us something about ourselves.

One of those three is awesome but when a thrifted find does all those things… well that’s just what this whole decorating thing is all about.

 

Fabulous Friday Find girly pig piggy bank

Now I ask you does this gorgeous pig not make you smile?

She had me at those pink shoes, and she was just $1.

I’m calling her Miss Pinky!Β  Surprise, Surprise. lol.

I don’t really collect pigs. I’ve only brought one other pig home… Pierre, my kitchen chef mascot, who I gave a quick and easy makeover too in The Pig and the TimerΒ post.

 

Fabulous Friday Find girly pig piggy bank with red feather boa

But just look at that face. How could I resist?

She’s small, only about 6″ across, but she’s got huge personality.

Earrings, eyelashes, and a fabulous feather boa too. She has got it goin’ on!

All dressed up and only the thrift store to strut her stuff.

 

Fabulous Friday Find girly pig piggy bank with pink shoes and feather boa

Oh how I laughed when I saw her on the shelf.

Not because I thought she was silly, but because my heart just burst with happiness.

This is a pig who is totally comfortable in her own skin, and doing her own fabulous thing, and IΒ  adore her.

She reminds me of who I aspire to be.

Someone who can unapologetically and without any reservations be herself.

Isn’t that what we all aspire to?

I honestly thought I was trying to do that, but I’ve realized that when you’re so busy trying you’re not really and truly being.

Miss Pinky has helped me realize why I’m struggling with my living room makeover. I’ve been so busy second guessing myself that I haven’t allowed myself to be myself.

And that stops now!

I’ve found my decorative muse, and whenever I feel my brain second guessing my heart I’m going to look at Miss Pinky and come back to my senses.

 

Fabulous Friday Find girly pig piggy bank with pink shoes and feather boa and red hat

And she’s going to help me save money too… because Miss Pinky is of course… a gorgeous girly piggy bank.

 

Fabulous Friday Find girly pig piggy bank with pink shoes and feather boa and red hat

And she started my savings before I even knew it.

After I brought her home I removed her stopper and a Canadian loonie came falling out, which means I got her for free.

Even though that’s awesome, that’s not really what’s important here.

Miss Pinky has reminded me that every decorative thing that we bring into our homes should speak to us in some way.

And it’s not just about the dollar value. Actually it should never be just about the dollar value.Β It should be about the value that something brings into our lives.

We are sharing our homes with these things and we should love them. And they should most definitely give the love back.

 

Fabulous Friday Find girly pig piggy bank with pink shoes and feather boa and red hat

A thing is just a thing until it makes you feel something.

That’s when it becomes a treasure and, no matter how much or how little you paid for it, that’s when it becomes priceless.

Have you found a priceless treasure lately? Do you have a decorative muse?

Thanks so much for reading, and until next time…

keep on keepin’ on!

XOX

 

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Girly piggy bank with pink shoes and feather boa

 

I sometimes share my projects and posts at these fabulous parties.

 

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32 Comments

  1. Valerie Zagami says:

    She is the most adorable little pig. Makes me smile, glad you found her!

  2. She’s adorable!! I’m definitely smiling!

  3. Just love Miss Pinky,she really does make you smile,You really have a wonderful mind. Keep showing us youe wonderful ideas.

  4. Love! Love! Love! What a great addition.

  5. ColleenB.~ Tx. says:

    What a lovely find.
    Miss Pinky is absolutely adorable and so glad that she found a good, loving home.
    She’s all dolled up for a great tea party

  6. I love this post for it’s wonderful message, and of course Miss Piggy for bringing a smile to my face!

  7. Miss Pinky is fabulous!!! She found her forever home and is a perfect muse.Rock on sister?

  8. Melanie Brooks says:

    OMG! I love her! I would’ve scooped her up in a heatbeat! She really IS a treasure… On multiple levels! Way to go!

  9. Oh, how I love her! I collected pigs until I had no place left to put them and they ended up in boxes tucked away. Gave it all up after moving with them twice and only kept the piggy banks and tiny ones. But I never had one like her! She is so special….like you! Dona

    1. Awww…. thanks so much Dona! I never collected pigs until I found the chef pig that I have in my kitchen. There’s something kinda irresistible about some of them. They’re so cute!

  10. Laura Crumm says:

    I LOVE her!! If you ever want to get rid of her I’ll give you my address. She would go well with my Miss Piggy mug.

  11. Tuula, you took the words right out of my mouth! Thank you for your inspiring words. I couldn’t help but notice you have a copy of “Who Has Seen the Wind” by W.O. Mitchell on your shelf of books and Miss Pinky. I remember reading that book in grade 9 when we were learning about symbolism in English class. Thanks for the reminder of yet another vintage memory I want to find and hold in my hands again!

    1. You have good eyes Pam! That’s one of my favorite books, and I found this 1947 first edition at a thrift store for $1. Now you’ve inspired me to read it again. Thanks for that! πŸ™‚

  12. Aww, a pig with an attitude! She is too cute, and if she’s what makes you smile…it’s a great purchase!

  13. Karolyn Love says:

    She has such a sweet attitude going on!! And…she definitely made me smile…that is what life is about when we surround ourselves with things that can do that for us, Smile! Thanks too, for your inspiring words. I truly love to see your posts, what you’re finding and your stylin’!

    1. Thank you so much Karolyn! I couldn’t agree with you more about the smile thing. πŸ™‚

  14. Debra Hubbs says:

    I just love her! Only $1…wow….score!

  15. Now she is ADORABLE !!!!