Monday, December 22, 2008

Breaking the (piggy) Bank

Our special project over Christmastime is to clear out our garage. It sounds like a barrel of laughs, doesn't it? I'm actually a little excited. When we moved 2 years ago, everything we didn't immediately find space for was shoved into the garage so now it's this treasure trove of interesting old things. And I'm thinking I'll be sharing quite a few things with you all over the coming weeks. (how exciting, eh?)

First off, I found this old teddy bear bank that I painted 9 years ago when N came to visit. We spent many hours at this pottery place in downtown Eugene. Loved it there, can't tell you why exactly. I wanted a really traditional bear. N painted the same bear but his is a pale-ish blue. I painted my name across the bottom.

When I moved to England, I still had some American change left over, and N and I did some travelling around Europe and who actually spends all their foreign coins, right? I had the bright idea to keep all that foreign money in one place. And you know? those French francs are pretty useless now! But not my American money. I plan to keep the change but send the teddy bear off to the charity shop.

What would I find in your garage? What exactly can you buy for $3.46 anyway? No, really, what can you buy?


  1. You don't want to know what you would find in our garage. Actually, we didn't even have a garage until recently. We had a carport. My dad laid down the cement floor and my husband closed in the carport so it's a garage of sorts. We've only had it for over a year but we sure have managed to accumulate a lot of junk.

    And I don't know what you could buy for $3.46... a cup of coffee and a croissant? Mmmm, coffee! I must go make me one!

  2. In our garage, you'll find a ton of tools! It's my husbands man room. All our stuff that we don't know what to do with is in one of our spare rooms..

  3. Hi Michelle - you just won a copy of Matrimony! Finally! If you'll send me your mailing address, I'll forward it to Joshua and he'll send you out a signed/inscribed copy. You can email me at teelgee7 AT gmail DOT com.

    Congrats! And happy holidays. I'm gonna try me some of those cheesy stars.

  4. We don't have a garage, just lots and lots of gigantic cupboards. There is a particularly messy one which you may have inspired me to clean out.

    Happy Christmas.

  5. Well, since we're currently in the process of finishing our basement, you will find the basement in the garage. :)

  6. aw sweet teddy :) I woudl love to do pottery painting! Its lil miss sunshnes bday soon & I am looking to book a pottery bday bash will be exciting!

    Cant help on the what can you buy for $3 front I am as clueless as you! x

  7. Ha! Looks like we're all a bit guilty of stashing our things away so no one can see them!


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