The Big Easter Lambie Whammy

Sheep happens.

It started with one planter, in a display cabinet at the Good Samaritan thrift store in North Versailles. The sheep's funny, smiling face and pink color cheered me instantly. I bought it and took it home.



The next time I visited the store, there were more sheep prancing on the shelves. In different styles and colors... All from around the 50s and 60s... And all in nursery room pinks and blues. I chose two. The nice lady behind the counter smiled as I presented my wooly friends for payment.


Over this last year, it seems more and more sheep have trailed back to my place-- like I was Mary of "Had a Little Lamb" fame, and these fine fellows were sure to go if I were. I have since become well-known at the Good Samaritan for my regular lamb procurement. I have rounded up sheep from the L&L Fleatique. I have shepherded them from the Salvation Army. I have gotten them by-hook-and-by-crook at Junk for Joy. But I hadn't quite realized just how many sheep there were until I opened my plastic tub of Easter goodies and let loose the flock.

So there are sheep on the mantle...

Sheep on the table...

Sheep carting eggs...

And sheep chaufferring chicks...


One year of thrifting, and I'm knee-deep in sheep!

And for folks who were asking how the varnished Marshmallow Peep garland fared from last year, I have to say, it's held up fairly nicely. The topcoat may have yellowed slightly, but the Peeps are all still in good shape and are currently decorating the mirror over the sheep-ladened mantle.


Next week, I hope to be finished with a brand new Peep Project I want to share with you-- one with a bit of a trash-t0-treasure spin. (No, really, it will all make sense when you finally see it...

Maybe... :)

Well, I'd probably best be off. With all this Easter decorating and sheep counting, I SERIOUSLY could use a nap. Hope you see you back here on the Blogspot for Treasure Box Wednesday. (If you missed last week's linens, lamps and lambs, click here.) And if not, then I do hope you'll be baaaaack again soon.

16 comments:

Merqury said...

sooooooo cute :)

Michelle said...

Your display is the sweetest! I'm thinking I need to visit my Goodwill shops for some of those planters! It could be a new collection!

Michelle

The French Nest said...

What a cute collection! I'm looking forward to seeing your Peep Project next week!

Kate

RecycleCindy said...

Your lamb collection is wonderful. I enjoy so just looking at all your pretties and thinking that I'd never have enough storage for all those treasures that you display. Thanks for letting me just look and appreciate your special decorating ideas.

Rosemary said...

Hi Jenn,
Love all of your flock!!
So cute!.
Who knew you could varnish peeps??
Wow, leave it to you.
Have a nice nap,
Rosemary

Lidian said...

Hi Jenn, I have moved over to WordPress -

http://www/kitchenretro.wordpress.com

And I adore your sheep, they are darling!

Lidian

ThriftShopRomantic said...

Merqury, Michelle and Kate- many thanks! I'd been going to decorate for St. Paddy's day first, but with it and Easter so close together, I didn't imagine I'd had enough time...

Not when there's a full flock to arrange, anyway. :) Thanks for your visit!

Cindy, regarding the storage space, I totally understand-- I'm having that issue myself. This spring, I need to have a big ol' clear-out.

Rosemary- regarding varnishing Peeps, well, I guess someone had to try it. :) They actually held up better than I'd imagined.

Lidian- thanks for the info, I've updated your link. Let me know how you like Wordpress once you get "settled."

Ms. A said...

What a lovely collection -- we have a good number of lambies too... perhaps it might be appropriate for you to have at least one Border Collie figurine to keep them positioned properly?

ThriftShopRomantic said...

Heya, Ms. A! Ha, I like the border collie suggestion. I don't believe I have a 50s dog planter yet. Guess I'd better get looking before the sheep need to be rounded up again and put away! :)

Drowsey Monkey said...

lol @ sheep happens. OMG girl, you're obsessed, I love it :) They are the darndest cutest thing I've ever seen. I have a small collection of lambs...cause I luv em, but I'm in awe! Or is it in Ewe?

Greg said...

So many cute little sheepies...it may be time to start storing the blue sheep and the pink sheep in seperate containers, though!!

Looking forward to the debut of the new Peep Project, and hope this finds you well-rested!

Jaybird said...

Hi there...you certainly have a way with words...I love the sheep chauffeuring chicks......

ThriftShopRomantic said...

DrowseyMonkey, so glad to find a fellow sheep appreciator. Now it is I that am in awe... er... ewe. :)

Greg- nonono! This is a THRIFTY web site, so if there should happen to be MORE sheep that inexplicably find themselves in the box for next year at no expense to me, then we ENCOURAGE that! :) (grin)

Jaybird- Thanks for flying by! I'm glad you're able to be back online and that things have worked out for you. Been thinking about you.

Alli said...

Your lambs are adorable! I'm suddenly feeling the need to start deocrating for Easter right NOW.

Nikki said...

These pictures just made me smile!
I love the lambs! The table setting looked so inviting as well: )

Amongst The Oaks said...

Hi Jenn,
I just put out some bunnies this morning. They are so springy and cheerful. Your lambies are just too cute. You've done a great job collecting them.
Hugs, Laura