Monday, February 25, 2013

Little Colorful Hen Comes Home to Roost



This past weekend, I had to zip into Michael's Crafts Store to pick up some Sculpey modeling clay, used for my miniatures hobby.

Heading down one of those fascinating, packed-to-the-gills aisles, a colorful little hen just about clucked at me from one of the shelves.


"Bawk bawk bawk," she seemed to say. "Look at MEEEEEEEE. I'd be so cute on a spring tablescape.


Now I don't know about you, but I have to make trips to Michael's very quick affairs because my eyes land on a couple hundred items in just a few minutes time.

I whizzed past the little hen but quickly backed up.  She was truly an adorable and full-of-color creature.


My initial thought was she was made in Portugal or some other exotic country but her label clearly indicated China.

She made me smile.  I bid her adieu, found the Sculpey and prepared to go to the cash register.  

Uh oh. Once again, I was in the same aisle as the little hen.


Can you believe that as I passed her, my left hand grabbed her by the colorful tail and whisked her into my shopping cart?

It happened in a split second. 



I was so happy she was 50 percent off so she cost just a little more than $4.00.

Sunday morning I had a breakfast for some guests and the little hen/chicken took a bow, right in the middle of the table. 

 We are coming to the "tail end" of this story so here's a shot of the little hen's colorful tail: 


Happy Monday, everyone!

DO YOU EVER MAKE IMPULSE BUYS?

22 comments:

Jeanette Ann O'Donnell said...

All the time,why no?,at least they go to a good home :) She is adorable,who could resist such a colourful little hen. x

Glenda said...

I don't blame your left hand at all! She is so bright and colorful, and at half off, why even try to resist?? She will bring you MUCH pleasure for a long time! Yes, I have been known to make impulse buys, but I try to limit those now, since I'm only on Social Security and the income is a bit limited. It's still hard to pass up a good buy at Big Lots or Dollar General, though! LOVE the bargains always!

Susan said...

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diane.stetson said...

I only shop when it is necessary...sorry I'm not an impulse buyer at all. I whisk into the store...get what is needed and I'm out in a couple of seconds. Cute hen Susan.

Lady Linda said...

Those things do happen at the craft store. ! Things just jump into my basket thrre! LOL

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Oh Susan things jump into my cart all the time. I try to walk away from them, but the draw is strong! So I always say, meant to be mine! This colorful Hen is adorable and perfect for a Spring table!
hugs,Linda

Nellie said...

Oh, yes! I certainly DO make impulse purchases.:-) Particularly if there is a discounted price involved. You have quite a colorful, perky little hen for your table!

Barbara Neubeck said...

Hi Susan... I have to admit to impulse buying at times.
Your little red hen is lovely. I totally understand where your left hand is coming from. She looks so nice on your table.
Have a good day
Barb xx

Chatty Crone said...

I just went last weekend and spent too much - I could spend a fortune there - I love the store. I love your rooster too. He is a bright and cheery fellow.

Dee said...

Micheal's was one of the stops Sue and I were going to make...but we did not get to go because of bad weather . It would be hard not to take that colorful chicken home...glad you did.

Susan said...

Hmmmm, talking hens! I better make sure I stay clear of Michaels! She is too cute for words and would make anyone smile, XOXO

Tammy said...

She is so cute. Makes me wish I had picked up that fabric elephant at the shop in Sri Lanka that I kept looking at. :(

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