When I was a little girl I loved going to my great-grandfather’s farm on the weekends. He lived in a gorgeous two story farmhouse in southern Virginia…one of those picturesque homes with the wrap-around porches. There was a chicken coop in the yard, geese wondering around, corn and cotton fields as far as the eye could see.
In the barn out back were the pigs and I loved going and watching them roll in the mud or taking them food. (For the record it took me quite a few years to make the connection between Great-Grandpa’s hogs and the amazing salted ham we ate at each family gathering.)
So a few days ago, when walking through TJ Maxx I spied this little piggy for $10 and I knew I wanted him not only for his undeniable cuteness but also to add a touch of nostalgia and whimsy to our decor. I asked y’all on Facebook what you thought and the overwhelming response was that the piggy needed to come home with me! (My husband wasn’t quite as excited about it!)
I had shared with you last week that I was in the process of working on the mantel after moving the TV to our newly made-over media stand. We bought a gorgeous white mirror at Lowe’s to hang over the mantel and I was inspired to do a monochromatic white look and wouldn’t you know that the little piggy was just the touch it needed!
To balance all the white I added a wood dough bowl and some vintage books I already had on hand. I love the look of old, worn books, don’t you?
So what do you think? Do you like the pig? I promised my husband he’ll be moving soon off the mantel and over to my office.
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