Monday, February 24, 2014

Dancing Seagull Thrift Find

I get inspired by some of you bloggers when you share great bargains you find in thrift stores and yard sales and here I share one of my finds. Every garden (well, my garden) wants a dancing seagull who does acrobatics on a ball, and now I have one. He cost $2.25 at a Goodwill store. Isn't he a cutie?
 This photo below shows him on our front porch; as you can see he likes to travel around in our yard as he gets acquainted here.


I like to smile in my garden and on our patio and this fellow brings me smiles.
What shall I name him?


30 comments:

Blondie's Journal said...

This makes me smile, too, Terra! I love a little whimsy in the garden!

XO,
Jane

Librarian said...

Alphonse. Somehow, this was the first name that came to my mind when I was looking at his face.

Ann said...

Your dancing sea gull is so cute and what good balance he has!!He will look so cute in the garden. Thanks for your visit today.
ann

Blackberry Lane said...

Happy seems like a good name. He is very cute. Great deal!

Daisy said...

That is so cute! Love it! I'd call him Sylvester.

Lori @ applegrovetreasures said...

Hi Terra, thanks for stopping by! I love your thrift store find! I would call him Seymour:)
Blessings,
~Lori

GRACE PETERSON said...

Great find, Terra. I go to Goodwill at least once a week on my lunch hour for a little retail therapy. Through the winter months I've landed several good deals on garden stuff which keeps the garden in the forefront of my mind. You got yourself a dandy there.

Denise said...

So cute, love it.

Michelle said...

What a cute, little guy!

Gardener on Sherlock Street said...

He is fun. Cute, cute, cute!

Mari said...

He's pretty cute and makes me smile!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

How cute! It looks like something you would see here in Florida! I see someone else thought of Happy...he looks like Happy to me, too! Hugs!

Denise said...

Darling lil' guy,I'm sure He will put a smile on Your face :)Fun find. blessings Denise

BumbleVee said...

Remember Red Skelton and the Gertrude and Heathcliff seagull skits he used to do? ... how 'bout Heathcliff? ...

Shelly said...

Now he is adorable!

Simply Shelley said...

I think he is going to make you very happy each time you step out your door.......I would name him happy go lucky. :-) blessings dear friend

Inger said...

He looks great in that last picture, like he found his true home. Maybe call him Wings!

NanaNor's said...

Hi Terra, I have to say I miss winters in Ca. I love this Seagull, he is so cute! Never seen anything like this but glad you found him.
Your weather looks perfect.
Have a great day!
Noreen

GARAGE SALE GAL said...

I think "happy feet" is a cute name! He makes me happy and it looks like he is dancing...
warmly,
deb

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Terra,

The little seagull made me smile too, it is fun.
Also enjoyed seeing your gorgeous camellias in the previous post.
happy week
hugs
Carolyn

Introverted Art said...

What a cute little guy. He has a lot of personality and it is a great find!

Joyful said...

What a cute garden ornament. I'm sure it will make you smile every time you see it.

Dee said...

Such a fun and adorable thrift find...why would anyone want to sell him?

White Lace and Promises said...

Love the little guy. I'm not a garden person, but I like anything that has to do with the beach.

WordsPoeticallyWorth said...

A great find. Cute.

Thank you. Love love, Andrew. Bye.

audrey said...

Hi Terra.
I LOVE this little dancing seagull. He is perfect to put some color and whimsy in a garden or on a porch. It is such fun to find little surprises at Goodwill. I was there today.
Thanks for stopping by.
Have a beautiful weekend, Terra.

Susan said...

Oh, Terra, he's adorable. I think I'd name him "Bouncer."

On the other hand, as others suggested, I also like Sylvester and Seymour.

Great find.

Thanks so much for all your sweet visits. Susan

BECKY said...

Oh my gosh, he is adorable! I wouldn't be able to pass him up, either! I can't think of any names that would be better than any of the ones already suggested. (And I love BumbleVee's mention of the Red Skelton Show!)

Casa Mariposa said...

So cute!! I like Sylvester as a name, too. :o)

Deb said...

That is so cute. What a great find!