I have started a small collection of little ceramic dogs. The ones on top are some that my parents gave to my grandmother many years ago as a Christmas gift. When she passed away, we were able to bring them home. My mom actually gave them to my daughter, but she has never taken them home. I guess maybe after her toddler grows up, she may come to claim them. The lower two I have picked up at thrift stores. My most recent find is the black antique iron. I found it for $2.99 at a local Goodwill. You just never know what you'll find in there!
Here's a close up of one of the needlepoint pieces. The embroidery is beautiful.
One more thing that surprised me last week:
My daddy and I split up my mom's huge aloe vera plant recently. We used potting soil and sand from his house. These little mushrooms popped up overnight and I had to do a double take when I saw them. I took the picture, then removed them. I couldn't decide if this made me a green thumb, or a "not so" green thumb.
Fun things that make me smile..... if we only pay attention and look for these things!