This Little Piggy

4.04.2011

This is my new little pig. Isn't he cute? Well this little pig arrived a wee bit broken. This was part of a  generous gift from a fellow blogger.


Do you recognize this photo? Do you see my little pig? This is where he used to live, but his mama decided he would be happier here in the south. I don't know Piggy, that sure is a pretty home you left.


This is the box of goodies that was sent to me. I knew a little something was coming because I was told it was coming, but I sure wasn't expecting all this. Sweet Alison from the The Polohouse sent me this all because I featured her blog right after she started blogging. I did not and do not ever expect to be rewarded for doing that. I just wanted to share her gorgeous home with others.


I guess the ride to the south was a little rough on Piggy because he came a little broken in the ham area!


I showed Mr. Savvy Fix It and he said he would do his best to surgically put Piggy's hind end back together. He proceeded to get his trusty super glue and found each piece like a puzzle and put it back together the best he could. This is what the hiney looks like now. Still a couple of holes, but we may get some molding compound and work on it some more. I think there is some stuff we can use. He may have to use Bondo.


After Piggy was fixed I tried to find a good spot for him to rest. First he was on this chest.


For now he is on this little table that I just bought and refinished. I will show that to you soon. Love chalk paint. See my two new books? Told y'all I love design books.


While I was doing Piggy's photo shoot I grabbed him by the ear, not hard now, and it snapped off in my hand. Oh, no, poor little Piggy. Another part that has to go into surgery to be repaired. Don't worry Piggy, daddy will fix you right up again.


I thought quick and put the ear on ice so it would stay fresh until Daddy Fix It can get to it. Right now the car in his shop is more important.  Sorry, Piggy.


I'm sure soon you will be back good as new. If we can get you know who to stop working on his car.


I wonder if any of you know what Piggy is? Do you think you know?
I know because Alison told me. Otherwise I would have never guessed it.
Let me know what you think he is.

We had the most gorgeous weather today and I have been working in the yard all day.

I hope y'all have an awesome week. I get to go for the annual booby mash on Tuesday!

KIM

Joining the following:
Elements Interiors for Whassup Wednesday

GIVEAWAY HERE


I also got these old books and in the foreground are some antique fern prints that I need to frame.
Thank you, Alison. You really shouldn't have.


76 comments:

  1. OMG!! I LOVE the Mr. Piggy!! He is just the cutest thing ever!! I don't have a clue what he was for though. Look forward to finding out! He is w.o.n.d.e.r.f.u.l! Alison was very sweet to send him south!

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  2. What an adorable pig! That was so nice of her!
    Susan

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  3. Piggy is adorable! I see he has a hook onm the top of him so I guess he hung at some time but I don't know WHAT he is. Except CUTE!!!! Is he ceramic? That sure was nice of Alison to send you all these goodies!!!!!! XO, Pinky

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  4. Hi Kimmie! OH, poor little Piggy! He may catch the next plane back to his homeland! :) He is a cutie and he looks so cute no matter where you put him.
    I'm not sure what he was. I'm like Pinky, I see the little hook on his back! Hmmm...I'll be waiting to hear what he is.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  5. Oh...Your Mr.Piggy is adorable!! Was he a shop sign advertising meat? Whatever he was-he sure is cute. I have a "thing" - I collect pigs for my friend that married a man who (unbeknownst to her) had a hankering for a pig farm...you know the ones- big barns set a long ways from the house? yeah...one of THOSE! So he took my dear, dear friend...after they were well married....and moved her to a PIG farm in Minnesota. Now, she doesn't LIKE pigs...you might say she HATES pigs...so I am in the habit of sending her a box of un-live pigs every year or so...just to hear her squeal on the phone! (pun intended)

    Hope your Mr. Piggy's surgery comes out okay! Diana

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  6. Poor Piggy. He deserves another chance for sure.
    I believe that at one time he was a key hider for outside the door.

    hugs
    Sissie

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  7. Kim! You have the sweetest friends ever girl!!! I want one of those pigs too!!!! I wonder where she got it? I hate that it arrived broken!

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  8. What a sweet piggy and I'm so glad his 'surgery' is going to make him A-OK!! No clue to what he might be, but adorable is my guess! What a sweet friend to send him to you! hugs, Linda

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  9. Poor pig, has been through the mill! He will be all good very soon. I have no clue what he is...a hide a key pig? He is cute regardless.

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  10. Aren't these women so sweet and generous? I continue to be blown away. Allison is a sweetie and you are right Kim, her home is absolutely gorgeous!!!
    xoxo,
    Kim

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  11. What a cute pig! That was really sweet of her to send it to you. I just love a little surprise like that:)

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  12. I just love piggies and I have to say yours is the cutest piggy I have EVER seen. He is adorable. I have NO idea whatsoever what he is though...a planter? or maybe a birdhouse?

    I laughed out loud when you said you put his ear on ice...so funny.

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  13. I laughed out loud too Kim when you broke his ear off...so damn funny! Anyway I love pigs and I think this little piggy is a cookie jar.?

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  14. Yep, had my booby mash two weeks ago. Mine was A-OK. Poor little piggy! I can't think what it could be in the hiney area. I'd probably put my dark chocolate truffles in there to hide them from predators.
    Brenda

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  15. Awww! Poor Mr. Pig - he has had a rough time. :D No - don't know what he is used for.
    Enjoy your evening.

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  16. Kim, I remember piggy from Alison's dining room and I thought he was adorable. Remind me not to send you anything breakable..especially if it has ears! How sweet of Alison to send you Piggy. Because of the hook at the top my guess would be he was part of a sign??
    xo,
    Sherry

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  17. What a wonderful Thank You gift! The little piggy is so cute! Enjoy!

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  18. Poor little pig. He's had a rough time of it all but is in good hands with Mr. Savvy. Hopefully he can repair him. That was so sweet of Alison to send you the gifts and sweet of you to feature her.
    I thought Piggy might have been used in advertising since he has an eyelet for hanging on his back.
    Hugs,
    Babs

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  19. I love the pig! I guess he "fell apart" with all the excitement! I'm sure his ear must have been damaged in the shipment too! I'm trying to guess what it would be used for..since his little hiney opens up...hmm...all I can think is it's for a key..

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  20. Kim how cute is that little pig, I knew as soon as I seen the card that is was form Alison and I was right... so cute

    Pattie

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  21. Kim I have no idea what piggy is suppose to be but he is so stinkin cute!! Love him on top of your books. What a sweet way to say thank you. Martina

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  22. Squeal! Pun intended! He is adorable! I think he is from a weather vain? You are a lucky gal!
    Lacy

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  23. It's good to see that little Mr. Piggy is still smiling after the way you have abused him Kim!:) He looks so happy in his new home! I like to think he was an advertising sign in his former life, but feel glad that he will enjoy retirement at your house, unless you drop him or something...

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  24. Mr. Piggy is just too cute for words! I'm sure that he will be as good as new in no time. Don't really know what he is supposed to be aside from adorable!
    marianne :)

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  25. Such a sweet little piggy. Okay, I'm sure I'm reaching here. Was he a gravy boat? Planter? Scratching my head!

    Jeanine

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  26. Kim, He is too cute. I believe that her is a salesmans sample.

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  27. he is adorable, just looking at him makes u smile. he looks so happy and ready to fly!

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  28. He is a cute piggy Kim!

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  29. I have no idea what Mr. Piggy is, but he's cute and certainly fragile. At least he came to the right place to fall apart...you are so good at fixing things! What a sweet package for her to send to you!

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  30. I know what Mr. Piggy is...he is a house for birds! His rear raises...so that you can clean it out and the hook on top is to hang it with. I have a cat one...I remember there was a rabbit one too. I have always wished I had gotten the rabbit. I can't remember the artist name that designed the orginals...I think they were orginally designed after carousal animals. I love my cat...they all are so, so cute!

    Jan :)

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  31. Oh poor piggy! Sometimes I am starting to feel that fragile! Just put him somewhere where he can hide his bum cracks! Ha ha (poor thing, as if he hasn't suffered enough!)

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  32. That is the most ADORABLE piglet ever!! I'm sure he'll be happy in his new home with his new parents!! Your one lucky gal!

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  33. LOVE your piggy. He is fabulous. I know you will get him fixed good as new. What a special treat and such wonderful treasures. Hugs, marty

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  34. Mr Piggy is cute, cute, cute! He will love his new home with you! How wonderful for you and Mr. Piggy! Wanda

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  35. That's the cutest piggy I've ever seen..I wonder if he was on a weather vane? ...and if so, do I WIN HIM??

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  36. Ok my Sister just guessed a bird feeder because of the hook on the back, I think she might be right..however I would never have guessed that...ok that is THE coolest thing and love those books too, you are lucky but you are deserving...good luck tomorrow! I love the Polohouse blog too, thank you for sending us her way.

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  37. In my country though we have this traditional food called "lechon baboy." Here is a sample picture (http://www.flickr.com/photos/joannalizares/2898336244/)

    When I saw Mr. Pigyy I was reminded of a famous food here in my country. But Mr. Piggy is of course way different and special than our Lechon Baboy. Mr. Piggy is fragile and so special to you. I hope he will be cured and healed soon. :)

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  38. I could use a "fix up" on my ham area too!!! He's just a darling little guy!
    xo,
    Debra

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  39. Mr. Piggy is adorable! What a kind thing for Allison to do. I understand her gratitude--what a joy for her to be featured here! I just love it when kindness and goodness go 'round and 'round. That's the way it should be! :)

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  40. That is one cute pig! I love Debra's comment above....too funny!
    That was a wonderful gift.
    Jane

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  41. I just love that little pig! I had to laugh when I saw his ear came off. I know you must've thought he is going to just disengrate right in front of you before long. You'll have to treat him with extra TLC since he is so cute and fragile. Love those old books you got too. That was so nice of her to send you all that! The weather today was AMAZING wasn't it?! We went up to a campground on Lake Lanier to meet friends for dinner and then came home. It was beautiful! We're enjoying Spring Break. Good luck on Tuesday! Mine is next month.

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  42. The comment by "James" is really be me. Oops! Forgot to change my google account sign-in name.

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  43. Piggy is adorable even broken!! i am guessing a birdhouse.

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  44. Broken or not..he is adorable...Luks cute with that ribbon around his neck...

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  45. I LOVE lil' piggy and hate he has had such a tough time!:( HE is super cute though. Can't wait to see your table!

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  46. Poor Piggy! He may not be feeling the southern love just yet, but with a good ear fix, he will be fine! He is a gem! I have no idea what he is, but can't wait to find out! Hey... a few wrinkles and cracks, just add character!

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  47. What a thoughtful gift! I think piggy is all the more special with his added patina. i have no idea what he is. Can't wait to discover the answer. ~ Sarah

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  48. Well I'm curious to find out what this little pig did in a previous life!

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  49. He is adorable! Alison is such a sweet person.

    Ann-Marie

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  50. I love your little piggy! What a generous gift!

    Thank you for your kind comment about my chandelier and for inviting me to your Party. I will be back on Wednesday!

    I am your newest follower :)

    Amanda

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  51. How sweet of Alison! Love her and her blog!!!

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  52. What an adorable little oinker! I love pigs! Sweet gift!

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  53. He is so cute, Kim, but I do not know what he is for. Can't wait to find out. Also, I love your plates!...Christine

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  54. What a nice jesture and I have no idea what that adorable little pig's job is supposed to be, but he looks perfect anywhere he sits!!..

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  55. I don't have a clue about the purpose of the pig.....

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  56. He is oh so SWEET! How nice of her to send him!

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  57. That is the cutest pig I ever saw!I hope Mr. Fix It can fill up all of his holes and cracks. He is too adorable ot to be fixed!

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  58. Love the pig! I've had one just like it for years. Believe he's a birdhouse since his hiney hinges up to clean out the nest. Never used my pig outside as a birdhouse though. Sorry yours had to go into surgery!

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  59. Poor little piggy!
    I have no idea what his 'purpose' in life is. But, he sure is cute.
    Kim,
    I've had to set mums notebook to private. Someone spent 6 hours on my blog copying all my photos. So Mummy's dress is now my main blog. Still lots of craft and photos of the kids... just not so personal... eg photos identifying our location such as school etc.
    I'm just started an Easter Giveaway... you might like to pop over and enter.
    Nikki xx

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  60. Oh Kim, what an adorable piggy! Looks great on your table and I wish I knew what he was used for, haven't a clue! Do Tell!

    Have a great week sweet friend.

    Nancy

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  61. So sweet of her, he's a cutie. Can't wait to hear what he is :)
    Blessings,
    Cindy

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  62. Kim, broken in the ham area!! HA HA
    Then his ear....... poor guy!

    I LOVE your new piggy!!!
    And I have no idea....???

    Do tell!

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  63. Poor little piggy maybe he should have stayed home!

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  64. I love this pigs!!! He is so french country and suits your home perfectly!

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  65. He is adorable...although going through so many surgeries probably has him wondering about the hospitality of the south. :-) So glad your hubby has been able to repair him. This was an incredible gift ~ enjoy every moment with him and the books.

    xo
    Pat

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  66. Whatever Mr. Piggy turns out to be (he hangs so perhaps he's a pig who truly does fly) he's an absolute charmer and will look great wherever he lands. Jane F.

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  67. Poor little piggy - he's had a rough few days. I'm guessing he has been designed to teach butchers about where to cut.

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  68. Aw Piggy is so cute...and like Velveteen Rabbit, all that wear just makes him "real"...at my age, I can relate!

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  69. Oh my, I lost it when you pulled his ear off! I'm sorry I laughed at poor piggy, he is falling to pieces. I'm sure his ear can be fixed. So glad you put it on ice!!

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  70. We have a cat that looks very similar to your pig. It has the same opening in the 'butt' for clean-out of the bird house that it is with a circle hole on one side of the belly. It's made out of some kind of resin with a cool shabby finish like yours. Ours came with an ear damaged and we glued it back as much as possible and have it in the living room vs outside. I am a long time follower and would love to get in on this giveaway!

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  71. I adore transferware and have been to her site many times. I believe she is from Tulsa where I am from. I would use my winnings on any red transferware that stole my heart. I am also a follower of hers.

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  72. Ahhhh!!! That is the cutest little piggie I have ever seen! I love, love, love his chippy exterior and the way he is laying/flying, ha!

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  73. How Lucky you are!!! I do believe I have "Swine Envy"hehe! He is TOO CUTE and oh how happy he must be!!! LOVE it!!!Thank you for sharing,
    Hugs to you,
    Donna

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  74. Kim!

    You are too funny! That little piggy is going to need therapy for years to come! Hilarious. I cracked up when I saw his little ear missing! (I think he's just naughty.)

    I had JUST found him the day before I photographed it on my table and you commented on it that you loved it.

    Well, I just HAD to send it to you then! He said he wanted to live a leisurely life in a Southern Manor, and who was I not to oblige him? Little did I know he would be falling apart!

    This post is adorable. My computer died last weekend and I am not able to check my blogger world as much as usual!

    Glad he has found a a wonderful new home with a loving and capable nurse --- and Dr. Savvy too!

    xoxox
    Alison

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