Saturday, January 23, 2010

Say hello..to my liddle friennnnn...



Picture this, self, husband, pouring rain, 7am, estate sale..
scoured the home, nothing, go to garage...hmmm on the way I spotted a fantastic very old very HEAVY birdbath...Honey, says I..
so, in the rain and the mud, with the heaviness, and all. The happily married man picks it up, with a little help from another man who is wondering why the hell he is here, too. They continue to load as I scan the garage. By this time wet dirty husband is honking the horn at the girl who is busy scanning. I give the hand wave and the ever glorious " Ill be there in one minute, hon.." look.

Then, I saw her..in the carport..she really was sad, and worn out. As soon as I laid my eyes on her she brightened up and gave me that toothless smile from years of mistreatment in the elements. No one understood her. I walked over to her and roller her around a bit, took out the old rags, paint cans and debris that she was so carefully holding..yep..I said you coming with me.
Insert husband in truck..desperate for more coffee and the Sunday paper. GET IN..Get it, what ever. LETS GO.....

so, I yell, yes, yelled into the garage and asked the estate sale guru how much?? HOW MUCH FOR THIS OLD ICKY JUNK CART?? I winked at the cart, hoping I didnt hurt her feelings too much by all the name calling.(shhh, I said under my breath to her..Ill take you home and give you a bath, Ive got the perfect place for you to live..)
--at this time I was starting to get a bit nervous, had $5 in my wallet and thought that might not be enough.


ehhh, just take it..the guru said..TAKE IT????
Never has there been sweeter words spoken, Take it?? I dont think I did a very good job trying to hold in my joy.
It took us 1.5 seconds to load her up, infact I think she rolled over to the truck all by herself.
Last weekend I took her allllll apart and bathed her with love and spray paint, she was singing a very sweet song as I tended to her rust and loose wheels. Shes so sweet and such a hard worker..she fits perfect in the laundry room and all the boys, especially washer, think shes just adorable...


Say hello to my little friend.
Laundry girl.

21 comments:

Michelle said...

Adorable! She cleaned up beautifully!

Nina Diane said...

"just take it"....are you even kidding me!! how awesome is that. She looks purty....

vintage girl at heart said...

Glad that these lovely vintage items "speak" to you too!!! Whew.. it is not just me hearing the voices...seriously though she is a perfect fit for your beautiful landry room!!!
Enjoy her!!

vintage girl at heart said...

meant...laundry man i need to get my eyes checked....

Sarah said...

CUTEEEEE!!

Kathy said...

Your too cute...both of you!

Bunny said...

She sure looks like a happy camper. Great deal. Lucky girl.

Elizabeth (blue clear sky) said...

She's a beauty all right. Must be the happy home she found. I would look for her sister, but our laundry room is too narrow for such a beauty.

Rochelle said...

Hah Hah....such a cute post! She is a great find though - and FREE!!! Nothin' gets better than that!
:)
rochelle

Three Dancing Magpies said...

Way to go rock star . . . I wish I lived near you now, I could think of nothing more exciting than hitting some estate sales with you. What an eye and that laundry room . . . wowza!

vintage girl at heart said...

Well Happy Birthday to your little pink princess!!! Aren't these surprise January babies just the best!!!

Laurie Anne said...

How fun, you do have "the" touch.
:0)

Martha said...

Oooohhhhh....hers is soooo preeettttty!

Tell her to go and get hersself knocked up and send her spawn over here :)

Linda at Lime in the Coconut! said...

Oh she is a beaut! A true blue beaut!

hee...I like martha (above's) comment....and I'll take one from the litter too!

Old Beach Bungalow said...

oh yes. she is fabulous. you have a good eagle eye.

Whitney said...

Hey, i like your blog a lot, it's very unique. Keep up the good writing!

www.MaisonStGermain.com said...

She is just perfect!!! I would have saved her too:)
~Debra
Capers of the vintage vixens

Cynthia @An Accomplished Woman said...

Oh I want one... She looks beautiful.

Linda said...

WOW...FREE is sooooo awesome...I just love t when I get something for FREE!!!! Hope you have a FUN week!

Blessings,
Linda

luciwallis said...

Now listen I thought we had a talk before about showing pictures of that oh so fabulous laundry room:) And now you throw a cute cart in the mix. Can we still be friends with all this jeolousy:}}} Please excuse me while I go to my dingey basement to out clothes in my ugly washer~
Love it girl, hope all is well!
Bristol

Millie said...

I reckon she would have rolled herself out of that garage & chased your car down the road if you hadn't rescued her Lisa. Some days are diamonds.
Millie ^_^