Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Froggy Blog(gy)

“It's not easy being green.” - Kermit The Frog

(Edited to add: Judy mentioned she can only see one of these pictures... anyone else having trouble?)

I don't know how it started... one day I'm innocently giving a Home and Garden party in my house. My neighbor leans over, points at her catalog and says, "Isn't he cute?" and it was all over for me.

Because he was cute. And he started my latest obsession.

Who is he? He is my original frog, the frog that started it all -- we call him Fred (or Bill, if you ask my DD):

And, yes, that is what my back garden looked like yesterday when I took the picture -- so all of you southerners just hush. Did you notice the toad house next to Fred? We encourage real frogs and toads to live with us as well. Someone will undoubtedly move in to that little house once it warms up.

Now, everywhere I go, now, I go on search and buy missions. Do they have any frogs?

I have my desk frog (how could you look at his face and not smile?):

My plant hanger frogs:

A discount frog (we couldn't resist him... he was on sale for a buck at the grocery store):

My front garden frog (yeah, I know, there's "brownery" there -- they're grape hyacinths and will green up if it ever stops snowing, but at least no snow out front -- and I just noticed that froggy is getting faded, so I may have to bring him in):

My mom's frogs that I covet:

King Frog:

Funny Frog:

And last, but not least, the latest addition to the frog family, added yesterday after a trip to AC Moore -- Welcome Frog (don't you love his bug eyes?):

Besides books, what do you collect?


Allie Boniface said...

Aww...how cute! Believe it or not, I can't say there's one thing in particular that I collect.

anno said...

These are charming! Like Allie, I also don't really collect anything, unless you count acquiring fabric and wool that I never use....

Judy said...

Bummer... I can only see the last frog. I used to collect frogs and enjoyed them. Then my obsession turned to pigs.... I'll have to tell you how that came about sometime. It's a funny story.

Melissa said...

Very cute frogs.

I collect Dept. 56 New England Village pieces. Each Christmas I put them up around the house.

Tori Lennox said...

I love your frogs! I collect bunnies. The collection started out as one or two I'd gotten over the years as Easter presents. Then I took charge of my late grandmother's bunnies (she hoarded stuff like everything was going out of style) and... the rest, as they say, is history. Bunnies, bunnies, everywhere! :)