Saturday, September 29, 2012

Peanut Bird ~ A Favorite Thing

When I first discovered Claudia's fun link party at Mockingbird Hill Cottage, I knew I'd have to participate! It's a place to share a favorite something each week, and to visit others and discover their favorite things. I love this idea, and plan to link up each Saturday.

So, on to one of my favorite things!!

Hello! Do you know who I am?

I'm Peanut Bird!

The world famous Keeper of the Peanuts!

Whenever my father-in-law wanted peanuts, he would head to Peanut Bird. Now Peanut Bird always sat around quietly waiting for his big chance when Jim would open the pantry and bring him out. I always thought that Peanut Bird was such a cute Keeper of the Peanuts and, when it came time to go through the things in my in-law's home, I made sure that Peanut Bird came home to live with hubby and me!

After a number of years of peanut duty at our house, Peanut Bird resided in the hutch and did not serve us peanuts anymore. Then one day recently, hubby brought home a bag of peanuts and I remembered Peanut Bird..... patiently waiting to be filled with peanuts again.

So now he is sitting on the baker's rack in the kitchen, beside the special jar I use for fruit and nut trail mix, holding peanuts. And reminding me of my wonderful father-in-law who made eating peanuts fun!

♥♥♥  Linking Mr. Peanut Bird over at Mockingbird Hill Cottage for A Favorite Thing Saturday.




  1. Hi Sarah, I'm coming over to you from Claudia's and I think our little peanut bird is so cute and interesting too! Isn't it funny how the smallest thing can give us that perfect memory of our loved ones? I'm following you now. I just read about your curbside pick up of the chair--you are so funny!!! Linda

  2. Now that is the neatest thing! I've never seen anything like it. I'm so glad that he is living with you now and is once more keeping those peanuts handy.

    Thanks so much for joining in this week!


  3. Very neat. I realize I'm repeating Claudia, but I've never seen anything like it. It's so nice to have things that remind us of our loved ones.

  4. He is a happy fella. We would eat all the peanuts very fast here I am afraid. Visiting from Claudia's, Olive

  5. What a nice story-- glad you kept Peanut Bird!

  6. Oh - I love your story - and the peanut bird himself! Thanks for sharing.

  7. He's a sweetie - and a useful one too. So many are not! Thanks for telling us the story. Will check out the link, but before doing so, will also be following you. Would you like to return the favour and visit me at Would love to see you there - and if you'd comment too that would be very welcome!

    All the best. Isobel

  8. What a cute treasure to have ! Don't think I have seen one like that before - thanks for sharing.
    Thanks for stopping by and nice comment. The mini pumpkins did not last in the decor very long and not because of grandchildren. :-D
    Enjoy your weekend.

  9. What a wonderful piece to bring back memories of your father-in-law! My daughter has a popcorn bowl that belonged to my in-laws. It used to have the word "popcorn" on it, but after years of use some of the letters have worn off and now it just says "po___rn". :@

  10. aawww...what a special memory!
    Peanut Bird is a cutie!

  11. I could use a peanut bird this very moment. There is an huge and ugly bad of peanuts in my pantry on the bottom shelf. But then I would have eaten the whole kilogramme of peanuts by now ... ;-) It's lovely!

  12. I especially love the peanut bird because I LOVE peanuts! I have never seen one so thanks for sharing! I am following you now! Have a great Sunday!

  13. Oh he's cute! I have seen these but never knew what they were for. So cute. Love your little 'Behind every great blog' bit. he he he :)

  14. That's great- I love Peanut Bird! It actually makes me think of my dad... he used to eat a lot of peanuts. I think he'd find this a lot of fun. :)

  15. Oh, Sarah, I love Peanut Bird!! He's just so sweet. And what a lovely memento.


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