Friday, December 3, 2010

Penguin Pond Purchase: FRIDAY, DECEMBER 3, 2010

Today I'm joining Junkin Finds from Linda's blog, A La Carte and Show and Tell Friday from Cindy's blog, My Romantic Home. Please stop by both of those blogs when you have a few minutes. You'll be glad you did!

Thrift store Shopping can be synonymous with treasure hunting.
The thrift store shopper never knows what she may find. Sometimes it’s something she never even knew she wanted!  A case in point is a penguin pond music box.

“A what?"
“A penguin pond music box!”

It sat on a shelf in a second hand store. The penguins , no bigger than a thumb nail, attracted attention first.
A small sign in front of the “frosty” scene read North Pole.

When the sales attendant saw that I liked the little penguin scene, she revealed that it was a music box. She wound up a small, silver key on the bottom of the scene and the two penguins sitting in red saucers on the “ice” began to spin.

Looking at it made me laugh outloud with delight. They spun around until the tune “Winter Wonderland” stopped.

“It’s only $20,” she said.

“Yikes,” I said. “That’s a little more than I could pay right now.”

When I offered $10, she began a wrap up the penguin scene.


Ever since that day, the North Pole penguins come out at Christmas time. Last year, I couldn’t find them so we missed them but this year, carefully wrapped in tissue paper, they surfaced.

The penguin ice pond and company now await guests in the downstairs bathroom.



Linda @ A La Carte said...

That is just a sweet music box! I love the penguins! Great find for $10! Thanks for joining JFF!!

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

So cute, Susan!

Sorry I've been A.W.O.L. Life gets crazy.

Susan :)

middle child said...

Isn't it fun? You've just reminded me that I purchased a similar "skating" Christmas thingie this year at a thrift shop and now I want to go in search of it! Thanks for sharing!

Debbie said...

Those little guys are so cute! I came over from my friend Linda's party. Nice to meet another thrifting junkin friend!

Mimi said...

I love your little penguin pond music box, it is adorable.

Minnie Kitchen said...

hahahah so cute!

diane stetson said...

I love all kinds of music boxes. My grandsons have a ball with them when they visit me. I love the penguins. Are they from Madagascar? Ha ha ha!

HOOTIN' ANNI said...

Awwwwwwwwwww, this is so darned cute!!!

My Show n Tell is a Holiday post. Something my Husband made and I painted; Last Year! Here is the Link for you. Do stop by if you get a chance.

CollectIn Texas Gal said...

How cute is that, and a music box, too. Good job barganing. Glad you found it for this years guest to enjoy...and you too.

Claus said...

I do like penguins! they are so unique, and once you learn about them and their habitat, their survival can't help but admire them and love them. Beautiful finding!! and at such good prize! It made me think of that reindeer pot plant holder (yeah, name just as difficult as the penguin pond music box) at someone's trash some months ago. In awful state, but it screamed Christmas to me. Now it's red-painted, with a beautiful bow and a poinsettia in it. The good treasures one finds out of the blue!
have a wonderful day!

Bonnie@Creative Decorating said...

Isn't that the cutest thing ever????? What a great price too. Love it!

Inspired by you said...

My kids would love it! Thanks for dropping by my blog. I know you said you couldn't reupholster but you would be surprised with a little knowledge and determination what you can do!

Chatty Crone said...

I love penguins - there is just something so cute about them -


Leslie @ goodbye, house! HELLO, HOME! said...

I need to tell you that EVERY TIME I see your profile picture, I smile, too!
Your spirit is joyful, and I like that about you!

From Beyond My Kitchen Window said...

Love them. Great find for ten dollars.

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