Thursday, August 25, 2016

a goose . . . a pig . . . and a bit of blue

The goose 


and the pig 


have nothing to do with the bit of blue 


other than the fact that they arrived on the same day I was painting my bench blue.


The goose and pig are an example of being caught in the World Wide Web where our preferences are known and advertisements pop up on my side bar luring me to specific websites.


I found the Christmas goose and Advent pig on the Maileg USA website for half off with free shipping - they sure know how to get to me!


I know he's an Advent pig, but he is just too cute and some Instagram friends have tagged me recently to show off a little "farmhouse" decor.


The entry is still in the development stage after moving the red cart to the living room - it took up too much space in our little entry.


 I think Mr. Pig looks cute sitting on the cabinet.


The little green step stool fits beneath the window and it doesn't take up nearly the space of the cart.


And now to that bit of blue.


In my last post, I showed you my major fail when repainting my old bench from a bright yellow to what I thought would be a light yellow - yuck!


Yesterday I painted the bench with an undercoat of mint green mixed with Saltwash.


For the top coat I used remnants of the paint used for our house trim


and I love how the mint green peeks through after sanding.


A lot of people suggested that I paint the bench the original yellow, but I am loving this blue bench on the porch.


Miss Goose looks quite cute sitting on the bench, but she is hiding in a cupboard and won't come out again until December.


Have a great weekend!

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38 comments:

Betty from My Irish Cottage Home said...

The swan and pig are so cute. I love getting things on sale and free shipping is really great. Funny, even with free shipping sometimes it is cheaper buying online than in my own neighborhood.

bobbie said...

It turned out great!!!
YAY for the free shipping!

Debbie-Dabble Blog and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

Thanks so much for stopping by!!
Love the swan and pig!!
Hugs,
Deb

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

I LOVE THAT GOOSE and the pig! You can put a wreath around both their necks for the holidays! You can but a flowered wreath on their heads for spring, goodness, you can do a lot with these two! Darling. Just darling.

FlowerLady Lorraine said...

I 'love' how your bench turned out. It goes so well with your colors and style. Your goose and pig are cute as can be and also add some more whimsy to your home.

Have a nice day and a great weekend ~ FlowerLady

Laura said...

Half off and free shipping is my love language!
I don't blame you, plus you have new treasures!
Win-win!

Happy Thoughts of Home!

Laura
White Spray Paint

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Yes, those darn ads know how to hook and bait us! Cute things and I have never heard of an advent pig.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

It's fun to shop online and I LOVE free shipping! I think I'll go look for that goose! heehee! Hugs!

Connie said...

Hi Carol, your bench re-do turned out great and I love, love, love that skinny red pig. He is adorable.
Have a wonderful weekend.
Connie :)

kitty@ Kitty's Kozy Kitchen said...

Hi Carol, ooh yes, I love, love the bench painted in the blue! The saltwash adds such a nice finish and looks great with your home. Your new goose and pig are adorable! Happy weekend!

Linda @ A La Carte said...

The bench is perfect in blue and that red pig...love!!!

Summer said...

I remember the bench! I love how it looks now♥ The colour is so beautiful ♥

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Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

So fun! I love that pig...your whole post makes me smile! Happy weekend!

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

I think your bench is perfect along with all your sweet treasures. That pig is absolutely adorable. Love how it pops on your gorgeous white cabinet.

Melanie said...

Love the blue bench! The goose and pig are so cute. Why is the goose hiding in the cupboard until December?

Stacey said...

Cute!! That pig is adorable. :)

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

These are just the cheeriest farm style pictures! Love that cart!

Junkchiccottage said...

Love the bench in the blue and sea wash. The blue matches your trim. Looks great Carol. Love love love that cute piggie. He is just too adorable. Glad you snatched him up. Half price and free shipping makes him even cuter. Have a great week end.
Hugs,
Kris

ANNE said...

That blue is fabulous and I love the goose and pig. So cute!!!

Jen Kershner said...

It's always charming around your cozy cottage! Love your new touches and agree that some "Christmas" items are meant to be enjoyed all year!

Row homes and Cobblestones said...

Carol the blue looks Absolutely fabulous and the pig and goose whimsical - love and admire your cottage and your heart that knows how to play.
xoxo,
Vera

Jann Olson said...

The goose and the pig are so you Carol! They have found the perfect home. :) Love how the bench turned out. I forgot where you said your ordered the salt wash paint. I'd like to try it.
hugs,
Jann

Pam Richardson said...

Carol, love the bench in its new blue color. The pig and swan are too cute! Happy weekend, Pam @ Everyday Living

Daytona Damsel said...

I like the blue on the bench. The goose is just darling sitting there in the corner, Great finds.

Magali@TheLittleWhiteHouse said...

I love the bench in blue and the goose is adorable! I had never heard of an Advent pig, but he looks so nice!

AnnMarie aka Vintage Junkie aka NaNa said...

Your bench looks fabulous in blue. It is the perfect color and texture for your sweet cottage by the sea! I have a project going with saltwash...I just need to sand but I am terrified of ruining it! I went to the site where you got your cute pig and goose and there are no more to be found. I just love that red pig!

At Rivercrest Cottage said...

All the lovely colors really perk up your ocean cottage. That white tall cabinet is so lovely. I wonder if you will show more of it?

HWIT BLOGG said...

Just lovely...
Titti

Alexandra said...

It is amazing what an artist can do with simple things! I love it!

podso said...

Love the blue bench! It goes so nicely with your house. And the goose and pig are just too cute!

craftyles said...

The little pig is adorbale and I love him sitting on your cupboard. I can't wait to see Mr. goose when the holidays roll around. Love your style!

Lavues said...

They're so lovely, the swan and the Mr.pig! Such adorable things!

Decor To Adore said...

Truly happy additions of whimsy! I hope you have a wonderful week!

Susie said...

Carol, What a handy pig, holding the towel for you. :):) I absolutely love the bench sooooo much better being blue. But hey now you know you can make it any color. You are a crafty girl. Blessings, xoxo, Susie

Cathy @ My 1929 Charmer said...

The only thing better than half off is free...love the pig and clever way to use it. I also like the bench better blue. It all looks great

Trina said...

Can you ever go wrong with some yellow? Nope!!! Love it all.

Kerryanne @ Shabby Art Boutique said...

I'm totally envious of your Maileg pig Carol and what a bargain too. Your goose is adorable as well and I love the new paint job. It adds such a cheery pop of colour!
Thanks for linking up at Shabbilicious Friday this week. I'm delighted to be featuring this post at tomorrow's party and pinning too.
Hugs ~ Kerryanne

Carla said...

The goose and pig are really cute additions. The goose is hiding until next December but she just needs a new scarf for each month. LOL And the pig is cute on the counter.
I like the blue / mint bench. You can always go back to yellow when you get tired of the blue.