Monday, December 12, 2011


In the thrifting world sometimes you are just in the right place at the right time.  This happened to me a few weeks ago.  When I saw this I literally gasped and could not get my hands on it fast enough!
A train for Tiger
Beautiful wood
Amazing construction
Sitting on a table at Value Village Thrift Shop
I started picking up the pieces looking for a price
although I knew it was mine...well Tiger's!
The price $5.85
Yes you read that right!  I was beyond excited and happy.  Perfect for under the Christmas tree and perfect for a little boy to play with.

Saturday I went to visit and babysit Tiger so his Mommy and Daddy could have a date night, but first Tiger got his train
Daddy was putting on his socks (almost the only time he is still) so he doesn't look so happy, but he loves the train
He looks like he is saying Grandma save me from the socks...he does not like anything on his feet like most babies
There's my sweet boy!  He especially likes the piece that has the blocks on it! 

We had a great night playing with the train, blocks and other toys.  Tiger has grown so much and is now 8 months old. 
He loves to play under the tree and gazes at the lights and gently touches them.  I am so thankful to have this time with this beautiful child.  He reminds me what Christmas is all about... 

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Wishing you Love,


Deb said...

Perfect gift, Linda. He is really a sweetie. Riley will have a train under our tree this year. Good times. Hugs, Deb=^..^=x4

❦Bayside Gal❦ said...

Ah, his smiles melt my heart! I just love when a grandchild, however old, enjoys your company and you his. These times go so fast. Hugs, Jeanie

Anonymous said...

I'm in love with his big brown eyes, my boy has them too and he can still melt my heart, even when he's just done something ... well, not quite right. Love your train, it's wood color is beautiful, and the shapes are perfect. Tiger will have many years playing with this great thrifted find.


Chatty Crone said...

HE IS GORGEOUS! Those big brown eyes - make you melt. He is going to get everything he wants!!

Your train is perfect for him! Oh my goodness you were right - that was a steal deal!

I'm so glad you have him.


Barbara F. said...

That train set is so special! Just like Tiger. xo

Laura said...

What a great deal and he is precious!
I can't even imagine the artistry it took to construct that sweet train.

Woo hoo! I love it when I find treasures like that.

Have a wonderful week-

White Spray Paint

Gina said...

That train is the kind that will last forever & be a treasured childhood keepsake. Tiger is getting cuter & cuter every day!

De tout, de rien said...

He is really sweet! What a great grandma he has, thinking of him with such a beautiful train set!

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Linda, what a buy on that great wooden train. I know he loves it.

Glenda/MidSouth said...

So cute!
You got a great deal on the wooden train. I have one I was going to pass on to my youngest Grand, but I may wait another year or so, as there are to many pieces I think she can break off and put in her mouth.
Hope you are enjoying the holidays.

Rose @ Confessions of a Curbshopaholic said...

What a perfect thrift store find! He is sooo cute! love this.

Ames said...

My that boy is getting big. I spy two front teeth. Well little miss Lily is only scooting backwards, but she has two front teeth too. She was born three weeks early so not bad for a peanut.The train is adorable and the price was great!~Ames

Grammy Goodwill said...

He is such a cutie pie. I'm glad you found the train for him. I love wooden toys like that.

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Oh my goodness, he is adorable. I can remember buying the grandson one when he was that age. I still have it, my Bailey is now 11 and still pulls it out at times.. hugs ~lynne~

Michele Smith said...

He is such a cutie! What a great deal on that choo choo too!

Hartwood Roses said...

Eight months old already???? My, how time flies. They definitely don't stay babies for very long. I see the little cutie is sprouting teeth, too.

Catherine said...

That was a good find! And look at that happy little face.

I like your Christmas photos below!
xo Catherine

Susan said...

Linda, he really and truly is an adorable child. He is SO HANDSOME.Oh, your heart must be so filled with love for him, as I can well imagine. Thanks for sharing. And the train is great, too. Susan

Bargain Hunting Treasure Seeker said...

What a cutie pie!!

Keetha Broyles said...

Oh my goodness, Linda - - - I have a little "pull" toy wooden train very similar to that!!! I bought it NEW when our oldest was young - - - he's 30 now!

Maybe I'll take a picture of mine and "display" it on here.

I keep mine in my Christmas decorations. When I have a tree, it is under the tree. This year since I'm treeless, mine is down "doing laps" around the electric fireplace in my football cave!

bj said...

O, he's growing so fast...and getting cuter by the second.:)
Love his little train. Hope he saves it and gives it to HIS little grandson, someday. :)
xoxo bj

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

The train is beautiful Linda, such a great find! Cute pics of Tiger, enjoy every minute:@)

God Is Enthralled By Your Beauty said...

*Sigh*...I am so glad I came upon your blog. I discovered you today as I strolled along 'comment lane' through 'Garage Sale Gal's' blog...I am now following you! Your 'Tiger' is so handsome!

God Is Enthralled By Your Beauty said...

By the way, your Paris themed banner on your blog is daughter, who is 11 has been in love with Paris since she was 8 years old!

Kaybe said...

What a great find and a precious future heirloom for Tiger to pass on to his children.

Debbiedoo's blogging and blabbing said...

WOWZA that is a score! What an awesome set that Tiger can treasure for years to come. He is so darn cute Linda!

pamq said...

Eight months old already?!?!?

It sure doesn't seem like that could be....

He sure is sweet.

And what an awesome train!

Especially for $5.85!!!

Only you.........

~Tablescapes By Diane~ said...

Hi lovely lady.
Your photos of Tiger are so sweet at Eight Months old he is a big boy now !!
Tiger can past the Train to his Children some day.
I hope you have a wonderful Christmas with your family.
XXOO Diane

Nezzy said...

Oh Linda, Tiger is just a livin' little doll. I love how those two bottom teeth shine in that last picture. His little eyes just melt my heart!

I'm so happy you and Tiger got to share his first train moments together.

Girl, you stole that beautiful train...what a buy!!! Next year I'll hire ya to do my shoppin'...."K"??? Heeehehe!

God bless ya and have yourself a fantastic day!

BTW: place...ya'll come. The fresh apple cider is hot and the fudge is gooooood!!! :o)

Betsy said...

Oh Linda, he is just the sweetest with his new train. What a perfect gift at a great bargain price. I'm sure he'll love it for years to come.

Karena said...

Linda The train is so darling and isn't it just the best to find a special deal like that! Of course Tiger is cute as can be as well!!

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Diann said...

What a great find Linda! Love thse "Right time and place moments"! And this is something that will be a treasure Tiger will enjoy for years! He is so sweet and just growing like a weed!

oldgreymare said...

What a cutie and I adore all the classic toys. So many kids never get to enjoy the ones that stretch their imagination.

My kids' loved to play with big old boxes that I painted to look like buildings or appliances..

Some day a grandchild for me too I hope. Just not too soon. :D

Betty Jo said...

What an awesome find! Congrats. Doesn't it feel good to find something so wonderful for so little. And what a gorgeous little guy he is! Linda I followed your link from Brenda's Cozy Little House. You have an awesome blog.

Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

What a cutie, Linda! That train is the perfect gift and it will last forever! Can you believe it's almost Christmas? Happy week!...hugs...Debbie

Dianne said...

What a great find! Those handmade wooden toys cost a fortune at craft shows. This is something that I could see being handed down through generations. Good eye! What a cute little Tiger cub you have. Dianne

Dianne said...

What a great find! Those handmade wooden toys cost a fortune at craft shows. This is something that I could see being handed down through generations. Good eye! What a cute little Tiger cub you have. Dianne

Bird said...

Your post brought happy tears to my eyes this morning, Linda. Tiger is simply one of the most adorable babies I've ever seen. I love to read what you write about him and your time with him.
I hope you all have a beautifully wonderful Christmas. It's going to be so much fun with that little bundle of joy!