Fun “thrifting” find!

Fun “thrifting” find!

Do you remember when you were a kid and riding your very first tricycle?

Me either!!


But I bet it was a beauty and I’m sure I probably raced all over the house driving my mother crazy!

Sorry, Mom!!


When I stopped in at my nearest Goodwill a few days back, I found this little guy waving to me……


Well, he wasn’t actually waving…..I kinda caught a glimpse of him out of the corner of my eye and I slowly made my way over to check him out!

I didn’t want to look too excited for fear someone closer to him would notice him and grab him before me!!


It’s a Radio Flyer Red Tricycle!!!



He was in terrific shape…..the pedals were a little worn but you can tell he was loved and many a good ride was had on him!

Now, he was mine!!!

What was I going to do with him, you might ask? My kids are grown and I don’t have any grandbabies yet!

I had no idea!


But, I knew he would look cute decorated in the yard!

So, that’s what I did!


I had this space on my back breezeway that needed a little personality and I think my little trike makes for a great conversation piece!

I just picked up some terra-cotta pots from Lowes along with some plants I found on the 75% off rack!  Have you seen that rack at your Lowes?  It’s fabulous!  All my plants cost me a total of $5!


They all needed a little pruning and some lovin but they’re doing great!

So, there ya go!

I think he’s priceless and will change his look with the seasons!  Can’t you just see him with pumpkins or a little scarecrow sitting on him?!!

Can you tell I’ve got fall on the brain??!!


Hope you have a great week!

Until next time…..


I’ll be joining these lovely parties this week:

Inspire Me Tuesday @ A Stroll Thru Life


  1. Danni@SiloHillFarm :

    How fun is that??!! And the price was perfect!!

  2. Oh…it’s so cute! Great find!


  3. shirley@housepitalitydesigns :

    What a great find and you so creatively embellished it!…Looks so wonderful in your breezeway!! Love it Angela!

  4. justagirlabby :

    Awwww! What a cute little accessory! I love how you incorporated it with the pots! You are so smart, lady! Hope you’re having a great week!

    ~Abby =)

  5. doreen@househoneys :

    I do the same thing when I see something in a store that I want! lol There’s something about knowing someone wants something that makes it that much more appealing ;).

    What a great find Angela! It’s absolutely adorable, and for now, I can see it changing with the seasons. But someday when you’re ‘Grandma’ it might have to go back to its original purpose, right?

  6. Oh it’s a beauty! I have an old tricycle in my garden, but it’s not shiny and bright. Love it still! Looks right at home in your vignette. I always check out the clearance at Lowes. I’ve gotten some great deals there on plants.

  7. Marty@A Stroll Thru Life :

    Oh I love this, how fun. What a great find and it is gorgeous on the porch with plants. Thanks tons for linking to Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

  8. Shannon @Fox Hollow Cottage :

    So stinking cute! What a steal and a super find. So much whimsy and nostalgia in that little trike!!!! It’s perfect with your plants – Love it :)))

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