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?