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

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Are you Nuts?

After a while it becomes a task to think of titles for posts.  I tend to title whatever the first thing that pops in my head!
Continuing on our decorating with sentiment....
This by far Mike said is his favorite thing ever that his Father recently passed down to him.
My husband is a really simple guy, simple pleasures, and loves things that are conversation pieces...could be a buck, but if it is cool, he loves that!
So check out this little guy, he is a nut cracker, hence, the title of my post. I know, makes no sense, but humor me please, I need to grab your attention some how.
This is OLD! I believe my FIL said it was for sure over 100 years old.  Heavy little guy too!

 There is where the nut goes! I may have to try it out sometime.
I found a good home for him and Mike can enjoy looking at it every day.
Have you ever seen one of these nutcrackers?
We really have no history on this cutie..
While I am at it, how about seeing my FREE coffee table tray.
I say free, because I had a coupon to PIER I for $20.00. This tray was only $9.99, originally 39.99.  I really like it, it has that rustic look, and all my favorite colors.
So far so good on my moss ball, I am keeping it alive.

Have a wonderful day!
Thanks for stopping by and your sweet, kind comments.
I always tell Mike all the nice things you say, he really does care, even if he rolls his eyes at me behind my back! He so knows better to do in front of my face!
 ahhhh Men, they just don't get it!



Joining Kim for her 
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Funky junk interiors
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Blogger Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Debbie, that nut cracker is cool. Nice colorful tray, too especially for free. Your lattice urn is like my white ones. Have fun today.

April 26, 2011 at 6:58 AM  
Blogger Donnie said...

That is quite a nice looking nut cracker. It would be interesting if you were able to find some information on it. Have a great day.

April 26, 2011 at 7:24 AM  
Blogger Lori said...

Love that nut cracker. Haven't seen one like it before. Nice that it was handed down.

April 26, 2011 at 7:29 AM  
Blogger Teresa@1800 Farmhouse Rd said...

Love your nut cracker Debbie. I wouldn't mind having him to display at my house.

April 26, 2011 at 7:29 AM  
Blogger Erin said...

Love that new tray Debbie, but I am swinging down by for the five finger discount on that nutcracker!!!LOLOL!

April 26, 2011 at 7:35 AM  
Blogger The Decorative Dreamer said...

Sounds like you got a great deal on the tray, it's very cute. Your nutcracker is really neat too. I've never seen one like that at all. I like it!

April 26, 2011 at 7:42 AM  
Blogger laxsupermom said...

Love the nut cracker! Real ones like that are usually quite valuable, so you may want to do some googling on it. Pretty tray, too. Thanks for sharing.

April 26, 2011 at 7:46 AM  
Blogger Gina said...

That's an unusual nut cracker, but he's also very cool & I'm sure he'll become a conversation piece.

Love the tray from Pier 1.

April 26, 2011 at 7:54 AM  
Blogger Susan said...

Hi Debbie...That's the most unique nutcracker I've ever seen. Very cool. I have a crocodile paper holder. Imagine if the croc and dog were side by side on a desk? Hope you have a great day, too. Susan

April 26, 2011 at 8:00 AM  
Blogger Janette - The2Seasons said...

Who knew you can buy a cute nut cracker like that little guy. Very cute.

April 26, 2011 at 8:04 AM  
Blogger Victoria said...

That is one very unique nutcracker! Your FIL sure has a lot of treasures, I think it's so nice that he passes them on like that:) I love your *free* tray too!

April 26, 2011 at 8:14 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Debbie Dear! Oh, I love your nut cracker. You have to crank his tail too, don't you? I've never seen a dog nut cracker, but I just love him. Your tray is great too!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

April 26, 2011 at 8:18 AM  
Blogger Jane said...

Love the nutcracker. It looks to be very old and heavy!!
I love the sentimental pieces you use to decorate.

April 26, 2011 at 8:47 AM  
Blogger Unknown said...

So, does this mean I have to keep my eyes peeled for you on the Antique's Roadshow. I think you have a winner here and it's worth more than you think.

By the way, I love the antique window above the bed.

I'm at the car dealership getting my wheels serviced. Nothing like a Toyota Service department with F.R.E.E. internet. Now, maybe I can get caught up today....

April 26, 2011 at 9:17 AM  
Blogger Yvonne@StyleBurb said...

You have the coolest treasures, Debbie! I haven't seen a nut cracker like that, but it's perfect for you because I know how much you love your dog.

April 26, 2011 at 9:26 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

thats a beauty of a nut cracker,, and I have napkins and mugs with the very same stripe pattern as the tray you featured,, amazing, if you were closer I'd give them to you,,I did manage to link you,, but I didn't do the open new window close window properly,, I'm still figuring that out!!!Thank you again,, that was very kind and my daughter was so grateful also,, thanks so much,,(I didn't think I entered your newbie party correctly) and just gave up so I was surprised when recieving you notice.That just goes to show you I really Don't know what I'm doing,, lol

April 26, 2011 at 9:31 AM  
Blogger Ricki Treleaven said...

Debbie, you have the coolest stuff! *LOVE* the nutcracker. Thanks for sharing!

April 26, 2011 at 9:32 AM  
Blogger Unknown said...

That nut cracker "cracks" me up! hehehehe!
Have a nutty day :)

April 26, 2011 at 9:33 AM  
Blogger ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

What a cute nut cracker Debbie and what a great "free" tray! Love your iron bowl with the moss ball too! Martina

April 26, 2011 at 9:37 AM  
Blogger ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Forgot to wish you luck on your big day today my friend, can't wait to hear all about it!! Martina

April 26, 2011 at 9:44 AM  
Blogger Diane said...

Free is the best, especially when it comes in the form of a cute dog and a good looking tray!

And, yes, I AM nuts!

April 26, 2011 at 9:59 AM  
Blogger Marianne said...

It must be a Mike thing.....your hubby sounds very much like mine. And what a lovely treasure you got there, and he probably has a nice value to him. Enjoy him and that great tray you got for free!
Marianne :)

April 26, 2011 at 10:46 AM  
Blogger Blondie's Journal said...


You always stage your photos so nicely!

Love the nutcracker. Great post title, I was wondering where it was going to go!


April 26, 2011 at 11:06 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OMG, I saw one of those at an estate sale! I loved it but was well over $100 and I wasn't prepared to spend that that day. Love it though!

April 26, 2011 at 11:11 AM  
Blogger Formerly known as Frau said...

Love the nut cracker, I have never seen one but I what one now. Nice memory of your hubby father to have around.

April 26, 2011 at 12:21 PM  
Blogger Susan Freeman said...

Oh Debbie ~ that's just the cutest thing. I have not seen one before and I collect lots of canine art. What a great treasure! Hugs for Lucy.

Susan and Bentley

April 26, 2011 at 12:35 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

NUTS!...I love 'em,and the cracker,too.

April 26, 2011 at 12:38 PM  
Blogger Blessed Serendipity said...

What an unusual nut cracker. I love that it's a dog. Cute piece for display.


April 26, 2011 at 12:43 PM  
Blogger linda said...

wow i have never ever seen any thing like this nut cracker your fil sure has cool stuff and to give it to you is so kind :)

April 26, 2011 at 1:02 PM  
Blogger Jemsmom said...

I have never seen a nutcracker like that! He is cool and I love that you put it somewhere that Mike can enjoy it too! You are such the good wife!

Are they there? Are they there?? I need all the juicy details as soon as you can!!!!

BTW... that tray is awesome! Great score!

April 26, 2011 at 1:44 PM  
Blogger Heather{Our Life In a Click} said...

That is so cool! Never seen one!! Love it!!

April 26, 2011 at 2:54 PM  
Blogger Anita @ GoingALittleCoastal said...

I think that dog is a great conversion piece. I love it too!

April 26, 2011 at 3:37 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

i'm a nuts indeed, plus i'm a dog-nuts : therefore i couldn't NOT love this nutcracker! such a unique piece!

April 26, 2011 at 4:35 PM  
Blogger At The Picket Fence said...

Hey Debbie! My son would get such a kick out of that nutcracker! We did a little report on the history of them for school last year and it probably is truly very old. What fun treasures you always have! :-)

April 26, 2011 at 5:02 PM  
Blogger Carrie @ Dittle Dattle said...

You find the coolest things! Your home must be filled with "treasures" that are great conversational pieces!!! Thanks for sharing and keep them coming :D

April 26, 2011 at 5:14 PM  
Blogger Tablescapes By Diane said...

Hi lovely lady. I just came back from EBAY. I love looing for things ~~~~ You need to gooooo
look up [ Nut Crackers Dogs }}
One is going for $3.000.00 go look sweet lady.

April 26, 2011 at 5:19 PM  
Blogger Gypsy Heart said...

I'm glad that you receive good things as hand me downs...items with a history, etc. Your FIL must have some real treasures! The tray is really nice too ~


April 26, 2011 at 8:48 PM  
Blogger NanaDiana said...

Love the nut cracker- I have never seen one like it! the best part is that it came from Mike's Dad.and that his Dad cared enought to keep it and pass it along. Cool tray! It is a DebbieDoo tray for sure! You could have used the word NUTS in your heading SEVERAL different ways to get MY attention!;>)Hugs- Diana

April 26, 2011 at 8:50 PM  
Blogger Pinky at Designs by Pinky said...

Deb, so sorry I ahven't been by, just really busy! I LOVE the nutcracker and, No, I ahve never seen one like this!It is really neat! Love your new tray too! XO, Pinky PS will try to catch up on past posts of yours too now:)

April 26, 2011 at 10:01 PM  

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