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June 23, 2014

Lit'l Blue and Flying Pigs!

Flying Pigs?

 It all started here with this one... I just can't help but find humor in the term "when pigs fly"  and I love the optimism that when pigs fly anything can happen!

This one was gifted to me from my sister Jen- I've kept in indoors

This is my newest from Hobby Lobby- too cute!

So I decided this little trike planter needed to be brightened up.  I saw a picture on Celestina Marie's- Southern Day Dreams blog  "here" with a red bike she had painted and added to her back garden.  I liked how the color popped and decided I wanted this little guy to stand out better.   Before it got painted a scotch-brite pad was used to clean up the tiled surfaces and some light sanding to remove rust and prepare for painting.

 Dan is my painter- he's more patient than me and has a vast background in painting...farm tractors, cars, motorcycles, and at a factory that painted parts for army tanks in Detroit back in 1967 -$1.68 per hr- woo hoo. Can you imagine! 

 I chose blue- and boy did it change it's looks!

So here's my Lit'l Blue trike!  
I am bummed that I couldn't get a picture I with the sun shining because once again we are under heavy cloud cover.  It's going to rain in a bit.

I played with the picture on BeFunky.com and chose the "underpainting 2" option after I lightened up the picture a tad.  I like the way it made the flowers look painted!

I'm joining
Between Naps on the Porch for
Metamorphosis Monday

Our Home Away From Home for
Tuesdays at Our Home 
Thank you Marie Ellen for featuring my "Pathway Fairy Garden" Post

The Dedicated House for
Make It Pretty Monday

Thank you Kathy @ A Delightsome Life for
featuring my post "Pathway Fairy Garden"

I'm joining Kathy @ A Delightsome Life for
this week's "A Return to Loveliness"

Have a Cup of  Mrs. Olson for
Share Your Cup Thursday 

Ivy and Elephants for
What's It Wednesday

The Deciated House for
Anything Blue Friday

This post was also featured on
The Dedicated House
Thank you Kathryn!

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  1. L-O-V-E it in blue! I liked it in its original state, but LOVE it with the bright blue paint! I wish Ramon enjoyed painting. I'd be dangerous around here!!! :-) But I imagine painting will not interest him until pigs actually DO fly!!! :-)

  2. Hi Liz, Love your flying pigs and your newest cutie from HL is adorable. Your bike in blue is gorgeous. It really stands out and such a wonderful piece on your deck.
    It's amazing what a little color in the garden can do. Thank you for the mention. You are too sweet!!
    Have a great day my friend.

  3. 1) Where did you get that trike? I want one, it is so adorable!!
    2) You obviously have a green thumb! You're garden is heavenly!! What type of flower is that in the bucket on the trike?
    You are very talented and have an eye for beauty, thanks for sharing :) -Bev

  4. Liz, your pig on the newly painted tricycle with the plant (love alyssum!) is adorable!

  5. Cute, cute, cute! Loving your flying pig collection......and your newest addition looks adorable on the little trike planter all spruced up in blue, so perfect on the summer deck :) Happy Summer, Liz! ~hugs, Poppy

  6. Liz,
    I adore how the "flying Pig" is at the helm of the trike!!!
    One can almost envision the wind blowing through its face and "hair".
    (Do pigs have "hair"???)
    Just adorable!!!

  7. What a cute collection. Flying pigs, how fun. The blue tricycle is darling, add so much color to your deck. Everything looks so pretty. your gardens are really looking good.

  8. That little bike is adorable, Liz! I just love it and I love that you refreshed it with a new color. The blue makes it stand out more.

  9. Flying pigs, bike riding pigs...they're all so darn cute, as is that adorable newly painted blue tricycle!! That's the exact color I want to paint my now too shabby to be chic, folding deck chairs! The flowers fill it in so prettily!


  10. Such an adorable blue bike tricycle, glad you add your pig. He is so cute.

  11. This looks great! (Your painter did a good job.) And the flying pigs are just so charming :)

  12. Fabulous trike! So adorable! I almost bought one similar at Ross, left it, someone beat me to it, haven't seen one since. Bummer! Wow. $1.68 per hour. Times have certainly changed. :)
    Love the humor of the little flying piggies.

  13. The pigs are too cute! The new paint really brightened the bike up. Thanks for sharing with SYC.

  14. Liz, I love this...the pig and the trike. So cute. Thank you for sharing. You are one of the features today at the Anything Blue Friday party at The Dedicated House. Here is the link to this week's party. http://www.thededicatedhouse.com/2014/07/anything-blue-friday-week-62.html Hope to see you again at the little blue soiree. Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse


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