Not when there were ceramic toads to be had! This one is a small replica of one that sat in my yard when I was a kid. I'm not sure where my mother found hers, but I always liked the way it seemed to welcome amphibians to our yard. I'm thrilled that there is now one welcoming amphibians to our yard.
Unfortunately, we live in a desert, but that didn't stop us from buying a huge jungle plant to keep the toad company. This orchid, apparently a V. coerulea, is supposed to produce a large purplish bloom. I don't expect that I will ever get it to do that. Right now I'm just concentrating on not killing it.
So, no new old furniture for us this time. But there's always next month!