Thursday, May 24, 2012

Is It Wrong?????

To knock on a stranger's door and ask if something is for sale?

Well, right or wrong, I did just that while out for my walk tonight.  I was walking along on my usual route and just happened to notice something off to the side of a driveway......

at first it looked like a fish shaped terra cotta pot that someone had painted....on a second look it seemed someone had made it into an umbrella stand.

I knocked on the door and asked the woman who answered if she would be interested in selling the terra cotta pot....she said she wasn't using it and if she could get a couple of dollars for it she'd be happy! I told her I would be right back with my wallet....she said take it with you now and the next time you walk by drop off the $2.00. I took it home, it sure was heavy, but brought her back the money right away!

I will use it with my new.........


 I picked it up at Cost Plus this past weekend, on sale and a 10% off coupon. 

I will spend the weekend working in the backyard and moving umbrellas around!



  1. Will you plz email me? I sent a note and it bounced back...thanx!


  2. haha That's funny! You were brave to ask if it was for sale! I'm glad that she said yes, and that you ended up with a neat treasure! Your umbrella is super cute too!
    Eric a:)

  3. That fish just spoke to you, and I don't think it was wrong at all. Looks great on your table. xo

  4. Great fish tale - haha! The lady was probably happy someone wanted her fish.You got a real bargain to go with your pretty new umbrella - I'm sure you'll really enjoy using both!
    Just finished my "sample" ATC, so that reminded me how far behind I am with blog reading. I'll blame it ALL on "Words with Friends"!
    xoxo Jane

  5. What a cool treasure!! Love your new umbrella! You are ready for some relaxing in the shade with a glass of cool iced tea!! ;) xo Heather

  6. Good for you! It's really adorable. =)

  7. I see no problem asking...They can always say no. Love your umbrella! Great fabric and a nice change from all the solids out there!

  8. Oh so funny! You don't know if you don't ask..right! It is perfect for your umbrella table and think of the story you will tell about that fish as you sit around that table


  9. I love a gal who see's what she wants and goes after it LOL. Cute fish!

  10. Boy that's game. I see lots of things I'd like but haven't ever asked like that. Good on you anyhow, I'd like to see what you end up doing with it.

  11. Lucky you! That's so cute and useful too! It pays to be bold sometimes! :)
    Thanks so much for popping in to see me and have a wonderful Memorial Day weekend.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  12. It is really wonderful! You've made a good point...I'll remember to ask next time I see something not being used that I would like! You probably made a friend, too!

  13. I was just thinking that it would make a good outdoor umbrella holder and scrolled down and VOILA!

    I don't think it is wrong at all. Two people are now very happy.

  14. What a fun and unique stand. Definately a conversation piece. I just hope it doesn't swim away. lol! I have been tempted to do the same thing. I must be more brave! I use to have alot of people just stop at my previous home and ask me what my Wisteria tree was. I always enjoyed the impromptu visit.