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Thursday, October 9, 2008

a thrifting we will go...a thrifting we will go...hi, ho, the dairy-o.......


for OCTOBER, BREAST CANCER AWARENESS MONTH


i found this precious, rose covered sugar bowl at my favorite
thrift store for only $2.00.....

Why do i just LOVE things made in England....?

I DO !


I really like this little sweet bowl with all the roses on it....
and not a chip one that I have found.....
why would someone get rid of it, i wonder??

'course, i love RED and i love LEOPARD and i love pillows so....
when i found two of these for $2.00 ea., i grabbed them and brought them home with me to SWEET NOTHINGS.....





one looks cute here, nestled behind my favorite of all pillows...
my bunny pillow by the sisters, KARI & KIJSA..
and sent to me by sweet KRISTINA...such a sweet and unexpected surprise..thank you again, Kristina...i do just love it.....

speaking of THE SISTERS....i picked up my Christmas Ideas magazine ....
you know....the one that has the ARTICLE on KIJSA and her STUNNING decorations and her STUNNING home !!!

if you've not already bought it, i just know you will really enjoy this publication...it has some outstanding ideas for Christmas!

AND...it is so neat to put a face to the sweet name, KIJSA.....
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OOOOOOO........................



ahhhh, and let me show you what i received in the mail from the sweetest person and you all know her as PEA at PEA'S CORNER
she saw this darling BLACK and WHITE cruet in a thrift store in
CANADA, where she lives,....
thought of me, bought it and sent it right to my house !!

I JUST LOVE IT, SWEET PEA ....

THANK YOU from the bottom of my heart !
you are So kind....

PEA loves kitties so when her sweet card had a kitten on it, i wasn't surprised...
so so cute

ooo, i DO like it, PEA


AND, it is right at home in my black, white and red kitchen....
it will be so neat to have a pretty bottle to serve my olive oil in...
oh..............and did i tell you it was made in FRANCE ?
wonder why i just LOVE anything from FRANCE ?

i do !!


something PINK for OCTOBER, BREAST CANCER AWARENESS MONTH
ask your mom, sister, sister*in*law...all the ladies of your family, EVEN THE YOUNG 20'S AND 30 YEAR OLDS, if they have had their mammograms.....it USED to be 40 before you needed one...NOT ANY MORE !! the younger ones need to ask their doctor about when to start .........
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bj

30 comments:

Chris said...

You got you some pretty little treasures there. That picture at the end of your post cracked me up.I know your excited about your big cruise , it won't be long now.

Hugs,
Chris

Rosie's Whimsy said...

Morning BJ,

Playing catch up again! Where does the time go? So excited you only have 3 more days to go til your cruise. Oh the fun you will have!

((hugs)) Rosie

Diane@A Picture is Worth.... said...

Hi BJ,
Love your thrift shop finds. I really like those leopard print and red pillows!

Beverly said...

Girl, you are just loaded down with treasures today. And you see, we all adore you.

Saturday is almost here.

Anonymous said...

Hi BJ! I left you a message over at Christie's blog!! :)

.... and you know I love that sweet pink sugar bowl you found. I've painted my pink kitchen a cream color and have gone with black and white accessories for curtains and chair pads/covers and wanted you to know. I am in love with black and white toile now and I remember very well you posting a vignette "way back when" where you had black and white and silver and I just loved it. That began my stirrings for a change. Where you have red as an accent color, I have my pink! I guess I'll always love that color.

You have a blessed day sweetie!
Suesue

Amelia said...

Love the black and white cruet jar...I have several black and white objects in my kitchen (with a touch of sunflower thrown in for good measure)...so I am always on the lookout for black and white items too.

Amelia

Kathleen Grace said...

Oooh, what a bunch of great goodies! I love just about anything Johnson Brothers and the sugar bowl is no exception. The pillows are wonderful and what a sweet thing that little cruet is coming to you in the mail like that!

jill jill bo bill said...

Hello BJ!!
Thanks so much for stopping by and commenting. I am so thrilled to meet new neighbors!! I have an aunt that has lived in Lubbock forever and just recently moved to Padre to retire.
We must go junk together. I was sure when they came out with the movie "Goodwill Hunting" it was a movie about me! It is my FAVORITE pastime.
Have you joined the Secret Santa Soiree yet? You must! Deadline is the 15th or 16th this month. Click onthe Christmas thing on my blog and follow the instructions!! I hope you get me or I get you! I know where I will be shopping!!!!
Take care and now you have a new follower!

Dena ~ swaddlecottage said...

Morning BJ,

I'm trying to get some visiting in before work today and it looks like you have been very busy! $2 dollars? Geez Louise, you scored!!! I'm feeling the urge to thrift and it's only 6ish in the am. :) Hope that all is well in your world sweet friend.

Hugs,
Dena

Smilingsal said...

You've found some more bargains and received precious gifts, but how in the world did you get that picture of me--the one at the end of your post?

...... Kristina ...... said...

Hi Sweet BJ,
So nice to see you like ALL (me included) things made in England ;) that is a very pretty sugar bowl and your pillows are gorgeous,the red one on the chair with the bunny in front looks stunning and i love that you love it.
Are you all ready for your cruise?
Kisses Kristina XxX

Adrienne said...

What a wonderful find! So pretty. I can tell you're getting ready to go on your cruise. Love that music. Have a wonderful time and tell us all about it when you return. ~Adrienne~

squawmama said...

Good Morning BJ.....
LOVE LOVE LOVE all your little treasures you found especially the bowl... that was a steal and you know it was worth way more than the 2 dollars... and the pillow WOO HOO it is gorgeous...

WOW it is really getting close to crusin time... are you packed yet??? I bet you are... I do love crusin and haven't been on one for a long time... SO maybe it is time we do it...

Oh ya... stole your little bathing beauty... I save those adorable little old womam to use in emails & now blogs.. They are the best next to maxine...

Hugs,
Donna

Bo said...

Hi Bj...Thanks for posting the picture of yourself in your new swimsuit and hat...but who's little dog is that with you?? Haha!
Don't worry, I know you look way better than that old gal...Your thrifts were a steal! I am feeling your excitement to bon voyage time.
Hugs, ;-) Bo

Debbie from NJ said...

Ohhhh BJ, I'm loving that sugar bowl!! What a steal that was. What a sweet cruet that is. I always think of my blog friends too when I am shopping. Aren't they wonderful??

Penny @ Lavender Hill Studio said...

What wonderful thrifts you found! And I love Kjisa rabbit pillow! Very sweet of your friend to send you that cute checked cruet...

The crusie is almost here! I will miss you when you are gone but will love hearing all about it.
xo

Theresa @ Take A Sentimental Journey said...

you are the luckiest thing about finding good stuff at your thrift store. We have lousy stores here.The rose bowl is beautiful.Wow it won't be long til your cruise !

ginger at enchanting cottage said...

Your sugar bowl is such a great buy. I just love it. The pillow looks so pretty on your chair too.
Take care,
ginger

PEA said...

Hello dear BJ:-)

I'm just so happy that you liked my little surprise!! Ooooh, I love that rose covered sugar bowl you found at the thrift shop. When I find treasures like that, it also makes me wonder why anyone would want to be rid of it! I guess a lot of people aren't sentimental about keeping stuff like that...oh well, it's their loss and our gain:-) Love the pillows as well and it's perfect on that wicker chair where you put one of them. I've noticed that a lot of the Christmas magazines are now out and I'm really trying to be good and not buy every one of them! lol Won't be long now for the cruise...woohoo!!!! xoxo

Mary said...

Love your treasures, BJ, especially that sweet sugar bowl! and the pillows are perfect for you -- you just seem like such a leopard print kind of gal. :)
xoxo,
Mary

Linda's Blue Gate said...

AHHHHH I love that little sugar bowel..... I have a sugar bowel collection I just did a post on. I am so glad you showed us the magazine I will look for it while I am out tomorrow....
Hey if I haven't told you ..... You are going to be the cutest ...... coolest grandmother on that WHOLE ship.... you cutie you....
HUgs
Linda
Ps the dishes will be broken for mosaic.... ;(

santamaker said...

Hi BJ, thanks so much for your sweet comment. I'm sorry the post was a bittersweet one... I didn't really know if I should publish it, it's very personal, but I think I needed to do it for me. I truly feel that having released it , sort of speaking, is going to help me. Geeze, you'd think by now I'd be over it... what I think has happened is that I have brushed it aside for most of my life and now it has come to bite my butt!.. Anyway, I am so fortunate to have sweet people like you that care. Thanks so much and GOSH..from now on..only happy stories on my blog!!! Have a funtastic time on your cruise, girl!

Donna said...

What darling treasures you have there! Thanks a million for visiting my blog:) I really appreciate it & you are welcomed back anytime!

xoxoxoxo
Donna

Somewhere In Time- Christie (yardsalequeen) said...

Hey bj! I just love all your treasures that you found...what deals too! The pillows are perfect in your wicker chair...and wow I love the sugar dish.Those precious petite pink flowers....and I love Johnson Bros. stuff made in England too. What a sweet pea your friend was to send you the cruet...it is so unique and I love the kitty card too! Your thrift store fun reminded me of RMS...when it was new, remember you telling the story of how you found a rooster and beelined to the cash register, you cracked me up and I will never forget it...we did have so much fun all of us girls! LOL! Hope you have a great evening!
xoxo,
Queenie

tardevil said...

I have picked up this magazine, and all the pictures are wonderful. But I saw the one from 2007 earlier today, and the cover looks alot like this one. I wonder if it's the same little girl on the opposite side of the tree....Hmmmm. I think I need to be doing something meaningful! Happy cruise!

Shelia said...

Hey, sweet BJ! What beautiful things you've found!! I just love finding those special little treasures - the sugar bowl would look so good at my house!! ;) What a sweet Pea to send you the beautiful carafe!! After all, you're the sweetest. Thanks for popping in to see me and your concern. I truly appreciate it.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Somewhere In Time- Christie (yardsalequeen) said...

Oh bj,
We are all gonna miss you, while you are away on your trip....have some fun for us too on your cruise! It sounds like so much fun! God Bless you sweet friend and keep you and your family safe!
xoxo,
Queenie

Sandi McBride said...

Oh BJ, what a beautiful pile of pretties you've got there! I loved them all...but the kitty card best of all! Do you doubt it???
hugs
Sandi

nikkicrumpet said...

Don't you just love the kindness and generosity of the people here in blogland....so very cool. And to think I have you to thank for finding my place here! Have I told you lately that I love you BJ! I love the cruet. And I LOVE LOVE that pillow! What a great find! HAH...cute new music!

abeachcottage said...

love your pink haul especially the Johnson Bros dish, wow!

too funny pic at the end, cracked me up!

Sarah