February 26, 2011
So I've had no luck lately finding decorative rooster & chickens for my kitchen. Apparently people don't like to have yard sales in the rain, who knew? I thought it would be easy to find these freak'n birds in retail stores since I had seen them EVERYWHERE before I decided to use them in my home decor! I checked Michael's, Target,Wal-Mart, and nothing. Went to Home Goods Store & they had some rooster stuff but in crazy funky peacock colors. Not gonna work in my house.
This is the second time I've tried to incorporate birds into my home design. I am still on the hunt for my bird shaped soaps. I know I can find all kinds of goodies online but I have a very strong bargain hunting drive with a serious case of immediate satisfaction.
I just love the yard sale finds the best. The idea that the item I purchased had been loved, admired,search for, and displayed by it's previous owner, makes it feel that much more special to me. More of a discovered treasure in my home to proudly display. I mean don't get me wrong I love the retail discoveries too. Whenever I find an item in a discount retail store I find my ego hard to contain. I give a loud and triumphant "YES!!" and immediately want to hold that item above my head in victory and parade my prize around the store.
I hope I'm not alone in this feeling of accomplishment in finding the perfect decorative item. After all wise people always seem to say it's the little things in life that gives you the most pleasure. Roosters & chickens are going to give me the most pleasure in life right now. If I can find them!!