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Diy, thrifty home decor decorating ideas on a budget. Painting furniture, stenciling projects. Turning trash to treasure.

Thursday, August 26, 2010

GARAGE salen party #14 meet and greet Buffalo Bill

Hi everyone, Hope all is well and you are looking forward to the weekend. I am as  Mike is off this weekend and I always look forward to spending quality family time together. I may have mentioned recently Mike celebrated his 45th Birthday.  Mike is a nostalgic type of guy. He loves things that are kitchy and conversation pieces, and that have meaning. He is so not generic and really likes things that are UNIQUE.....
( Hence, that is why he married me). My Mom sure knows him well, in fact she does better at the gift buying than I do. They have very similar tastes when it comes to food and antiques, and just in general. My Mom loves her son-in-law there is no doubt about it, and he loves her too! Well she found the coolest little bank for him at an antique store and I thought I would share it for my party today. If you do not know already We are original from Buffalo...Better known as Buffalonians, or known here in the South as HALF backs!....and YES we still route for the Buffalo Bills! A recent find by my MoM for Mike's birthday was this cool little Buffalo Billy Bank.

FIRST a brief HISTORY on the Bank
The Buffalo Savings Bank building is a majestic focal point in Buffalo and its banking history. Its design and sensibility toward the city around it easily outstrip those of its modern neighbors on Main Street.
The bank was chartered in 1846 as the first savings bank in the city. Among the founding trustees were Millard Fillmore, who became the 13th president on the United States and Nathan Kesley Hall, who became Postmaster General.
I remember this bank well as a child...the big clock would fascinate me.... onto the cool find.
Meet Buffalo Billy. He is a little piggy bank.  Mike was thinking he must have been given to kids back in the day when they opened a savings account (those were the day huh?) We could not find any history on the piggy bank.
He sits proudly on Mike's pub!
Next to a picture of my Dear Grandfather when he was in the Service.
Now that I have mentioned we are still fans of the Buffalo goes along with my theme for Miss Jenny'sRainbow Alphabet party. COLOR BLUE!~ My son Jack pretty much lives in his Jersey and the colors are Blue and red.

Here is a picture of Jack in his Jersey along with my cutie pie sister.
I know I shared one 2009 X-mas picture of the boys, but here is a different shot of both of them in their Jerseys.  Thanks for stopping by. I hope you can join me this week in My weekly GARAGE salen party. I have so much fun looking at all your fun finds.

Sorry my Link is up early, I hit publish by mistake and I do not want to go back and we are starting the party early this will run til Monday:) Thanks again.
Joining in with
And Rhoda over at Southern Hospitality

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Blogger Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

That is the cutest bank. I know he was thrilled to get that since he likes unique pieces.

August 25, 2010 at 5:04 PM  
Blogger Melissa said...

What a fun little bank!!

I am sure he is right at home in the PUB.

August 25, 2010 at 5:11 PM  
Blogger Melissa said...

"He is so not generic and really likes things that are UNIQUE.....
( Hence, that is why he married me)."

BTW I found this incredibly sweet!

August 25, 2010 at 5:15 PM  
Blogger Donna said...

Not that is a bank I've never seen before :-)

August 25, 2010 at 5:28 PM  
Blogger Pam - @diy Design Fanatic said...

The Buffalo Billy bank is sooooo cute! It even has a cute antique key! Love all the photos! Especially the one of your son with your sister :)

August 25, 2010 at 6:15 PM  
Blogger Cathy~Mille Fleur said...

I love this little guy...too cute!

Your boys are the pic!


August 25, 2010 at 7:01 PM  
Blogger The Decorative Dreamer said...

Very cute and unique for sure. I like how you taped the key to stay with it! Your Buffalonian boys sure look cute in their jerseys!

August 25, 2010 at 8:16 PM  
Blogger ~✽Mumsy✽~ said...

That's cute and little piggy bank! And your sons are handsome as the day comes!

August 25, 2010 at 8:27 PM  
Blogger Kelle Dame said...

I love the piggy bank!! How cute and meaningful. I did take part in the linky party so I will post about it tomorrow.
Hope you are having a good week!

August 25, 2010 at 8:31 PM  
Anonymous Bec said...

The family I lived with (my dad's old football coach) in TX were good friends with Marv Levy AND coach was partially responsible for getting Freddie Jackson signed to the Bills. Both would regularly call the house so I guess I know them by association ;)

August 25, 2010 at 9:05 PM  
Blogger Gina said...

That is a great gift! It's such a cute & unusual bank & it has symbolic much better can it get than that?

Cute pics of your boys in their jerseys!

August 25, 2010 at 9:06 PM  
Blogger Melissa Miller said...

Very neat Debbie!
Your boys are so handsome! :)

August 25, 2010 at 9:21 PM  
Blogger Glenda/MidSouth said...

What a cute bank! You have 2 great looking young men.

August 25, 2010 at 9:32 PM  
Blogger angnuzz said...

The bank is precious as is the picture of your adorable son and might I say breathtaking sister. Wow, good looks really do run in your family.

August 25, 2010 at 9:33 PM  
Blogger Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

Such a cute bank~ and a very thoughtful gift!

August 25, 2010 at 9:38 PM  
Blogger Viki said...

Great blue pictures. You sons are wearing blue jeans too, ha.

August 25, 2010 at 9:53 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

The bank is so cute. I bet he loved it.

Thanks for stopping by.

August 25, 2010 at 10:06 PM  
Blogger the thrifty ba said...

love you and your blog-just gave you an award over at mine!

August 25, 2010 at 10:10 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Awesome find Deb...your mom did good!! love your Buffalo post! The boys look thrilled to be in the hot sun with their Bills jerseys on!! hehe

August 25, 2010 at 10:17 PM  
Blogger Jo said...

what a clever take on blue! love that little bank it is so cute!

August 25, 2010 at 10:31 PM  
Blogger Yanet @ 3 Sun Kissed Boys said...

What an awesome and unique bank!!!

August 26, 2010 at 1:19 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

WOWWWWWWWW! I LOVE buffalo billy! He's a charm... very cute!

August 26, 2010 at 3:54 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sweet blog, I hadn't noticed previously during my searches!
Carry on the great work!

August 26, 2010 at 5:58 AM  
Blogger Lola said...

Love the blue in your post - even your sons are in blue jeans!
Happy Rainbow Blue,
btw My Rainbow Blue link is here for you!

August 26, 2010 at 10:25 AM  
Blogger Screaming Meme said...

How fun is that! It reminds me of my grandfather...he collected fun stuff like that...:) So glad I stumbled upon your lovely blog!

I want to personally invite you to come over to Screaming Meme anytime! Warmly,Meme

August 26, 2010 at 10:25 AM  
Blogger Bonnie@Creative Decorating said...

Those boys are too cute! Almost as cute as Buffalo Bill!!! That is quite a unique treasure!

August 26, 2010 at 10:51 AM  
Blogger Susan Anderson said...

What darling boys. And a pretty cute sis, too!


August 26, 2010 at 12:07 PM  
Blogger Sarah said...

Debbie, isn't it great to be married to someone who understands and appreciates uniqueness? LOL
The bank is really cute, but not as cute as those two boys in blue jerseys. :-)

August 26, 2010 at 12:29 PM  
Blogger Erin said...

Awesome little bank! Wow, Jack looks like your sister!!! Your mom, is terrific:)

August 26, 2010 at 1:14 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Super cute coming from a "sorta" Buffalonian haha. And yes your sis is a cutie pie, love the boys in their jerseys!

August 26, 2010 at 6:19 PM  
Blogger Lynn said...

Lovin' the little bank, such a great gift!

August 26, 2010 at 6:39 PM  
Blogger Jemsmom said...

Now that is a cool gift!!! Jack's eyes look so blue in that picture with your sister! blue eyes, blue shirt. You are all over the Rainbow party!

August 26, 2010 at 7:08 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What a cool bank. I'll bet your Mike loves it. That is one special piece. Oh, my - your boys are so handsome!

August 26, 2010 at 7:30 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

What a great bank! I love all your great pictures!

August 26, 2010 at 7:43 PM  
Blogger Diann said...

Happy Brithday Mike!

What a cool and unique gift your mom got for him!

August 26, 2010 at 8:22 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

This bank is adorable!

August 26, 2010 at 9:29 PM  
Blogger CNM said...

Thanks for stopping by Lessons of a Newlywed and letting me know about your party!

Hope you have a great weekend!

August 26, 2010 at 10:47 PM  
Blogger decorating diva {aka deanna} said...

hi debbie! thanks for the invite to the par-tay! how great is it that ur hubs and mom love eachother! so sweet! anyway i linked up my 70's lamp! thanks for the compliment!

August 27, 2010 at 1:04 AM  
Blogger Cheryl D. said...

What a neat bank!

August 27, 2010 at 2:06 AM  
Blogger shannon i olson said...

oh my! I didn't know this party was going on!! I love garage sales..this is my first visit to your blog, thanks so much for stopping by mine! I will be back. ;-)

August 27, 2010 at 11:20 AM  
Blogger Designs on 47th Street said...

Debbie, I tried to link up to your party twice. Each time I can go as far as the attaching photo and it says to click on "next". There is no next to click on and I can't scroll down. This has happened to me on another blog that hosts parties. Do you know what I can do? I'm a damsel in distress! :) Did I spell damsel right?

August 27, 2010 at 11:40 AM  
Blogger xinex said...

Cute boys and pretty sister! You have a beautiful family, Debbie! Love the Buffalo Billy bank, so one of a kind, a real treasure find!...Christine

August 27, 2010 at 11:53 AM  
Blogger niartist said...

That is one cute little bank! :) I love that building. Scott and I will sometimes have to park around there if we're doing things downtown or if we're running late for shea's. I love the ceiling! Just gorgeous! :) Thanks so much for commenting on the blog! :) See you again soon! :)

August 27, 2010 at 12:36 PM  
Blogger Atticmag said...

The bank is wonderful. Hope he will enjoy it -- you are right, it is unique.

I'm off to look for something the right color to link up to your party.

BTW - we have a unique kitchen backsplash giveaway that might be useful to you or a friend. Please stop by our Giveaway Friday! Jane F.

August 27, 2010 at 2:18 PM  
Blogger Wendy said...

Cute bank and great find! I can not wait to move and join in your party again! Have a wonderful weekend :)

August 27, 2010 at 4:12 PM  
Blogger Allison Shops said...

What a cute bank - nice find!

As a regular reader of your blog, I wanted to let you know about Atticmag's new linky party - Giveaway Friday! It's a convenient place for bloggers to link their giveaways each week. We've kicked it off with a fantastic giveaway of our own. Five lucky winners will win material to do a backsplash in their homes. Hope to see you there!


August 27, 2010 at 8:24 PM  
Blogger Vintagesouthernlife said...

Cute bank and a thoughtful gift.

Your young men are so handsome! I know you are a proud mama!

August 27, 2010 at 10:35 PM  
Blogger Betty said...

That is the coolest bank. Just think, 1958. I can imagine some child saving his pennies in that bank for a slinky or a new-fangled hula hoop. He must have taken good care of it for it to have survived 52 years, complete with key. Kudos to your Mom for finding it.

August 28, 2010 at 3:35 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Your mom gives the best gifts!

August 28, 2010 at 8:59 AM  
Blogger Charlotte said...

Cute bank! Beautiful sister! Sweet boys!

August 28, 2010 at 4:49 PM  
Blogger Jenny said...

Debbie, what a totally adorable bank! I love it. So cool and retro and smile inducing.

And that Christmas card picture. You have such a lovely family. Your sister is a great beauty like you are!

Your Mom and Dad must be really handsome people!

Thanks for the smile.

And thanks for linking to Rainbow Summer School!

We attempted two garage sales yesterday...and umm... I didn't spent even a quarter. I'm waiting until cooler weather!

A+ on your link

Hugs to you for being so darned sweet.

August 29, 2010 at 2:22 PM  
Blogger Rebecca said...

I am so excited to see your blog and to join your garage sale party-I'll be checking everyone out! Thanks for your comment!

August 29, 2010 at 5:21 PM  
Blogger Rebecca said...

Debbie-I got a link back to you-I've really enjoyed all the blogs I've visited today-so many people reworking things that in the past would have just been considered junk. I guess with the economy-people have really became creative-one good thing that has happenened because of it-Thanks again for letting me join!

August 29, 2010 at 7:34 PM  
Blogger a.M. said...

That bank is sooo cool! I searched for you too but couldn't find any info either. You should take it to Antique Roadshow next time they come through town!

August 30, 2010 at 1:54 PM  
Blogger Personalized Sketches and Sentiments said...

Love your hubby's Buffalo Billy Bank! How cool is that? What a sweet mother-in-law, your hubby has :o)

And I love the old photo! Oh and the photos of your boys and your sister.

Blessings & Aloha!
Love your "Blue" post :o)
thanks for stopping by my "green" post :o)

August 30, 2010 at 11:19 PM  

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