The happy ending to the story is that the birds now have jobs unless I decide to put them in the shop...but that's not likely because I really, really love them. The little tan one is perched on my desk and holds paper clips and rubber bands. The cup came with my stainless steel cookware and has been in a drawer for about 10 years. If I ever need it I will know where to find it. The other 3 may or may not be in the drawer.
The other little cutie sits on the cook stove and holds our toothpicks. I'm a flosser myself, but you never know who may need one and this little bird has a nest full.
They, of course, were a steal or I wouldn't have brought them home with me...well, to be really honest, I probably would have paid twice what I paid because they were in my basket before I looked at the tags. We will just say it was a pleasant surprise.
Got a thrifty deal you'd like to share? Leave a comment and I will visit your blog to take a peek. I'd love to see! Too, if you'd like to see more finds stop by Junk Sophisticate. She does this each Thursday as well.