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Thursday, January 7, 2010



"COLLECT IT ALL"... and, I'm trying !
** I DO have this beautiful, large TEA KETTLE, sitting on top of my stove...
and see those cute cups and saucers there ?
Don't you think I need at least a couple of those, too ?
Thank you...I do, too !!


I literally DREAM about this adorable and awesome HANGING LAMP.....$275.00('s the plan...I have $100.00 dollars of CHRISTMAS money...if I save and budget just right,
this beauty CAN be mine !!)
Small canister..$60.00...Medium canister...$65.00...WOO HOO..I HAVE THE LARGE ONE...just the two more will make me HAPPY....

***COOKIE JAR....$45.00 (I realize that I will be paying 45 bucks for a's so dang CUTE !)

KNOBS....$22.00 ea. (my plan is to acquire SIX of these awesome babies to go on my black vintage hutch..
It is plain to see, by these prices, that this collection I started a few years back may not move along too swiftly on my SOCIAL SECURITY BUDGET....

but, boy....i sure can dream !!
Personally, I happen to think that having a DREAM, no matter how large or how small,
is good for the soul !!
It's been so cold everyone else, all I can think of is...


with cornbread and onion....and sweet tea, OF COURSE!

O, and I just took this COCONUT PIE right out of the oven...and I have a pot of coffee brewing...come have a piece of pie and a cup of coffee with me..!!


LOVE, bj


Stacey said...

A dream and a plan to make it happen - sounds perfect to me. It's easy to save for something special when you have those two things. :)

Amy said...

I am coveting the Round Turtle Table. Next time I have $5,000 just kickin' around, I tell you!!

Jeanette said...

I love those pieces. I think it is a great dream.

jillybee123 said...

Loved their stuff for years. When I was a single Mom I would handpaint whatever to look like theirs. Mr. Wonderful let me have my lavendar walls in the bedroom and never mentions my fabric stash...but the black and white checks may be pushing it.

So I'll dream with you.


Tardevil said...

You definitely need more! It's not really a collection unless you have alot of least that's my philosophy! LOL! I loved their Christmas trees this year.

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Bunny Jeans Decor... and More! said...

I love her stuff too, especially the really colorful pieces as they go better with my decor.

I must say that potato soup sounds good right about now, and your's look delish!

Save a piece of pie for me?!

Really Rainey said...

Hi BJ! Go Google, then get back to me... I promise, if you love lemon, you will love this! its so doable on a fixed income... why do you think I make it? Here's the thing... its made with the zest of the lemon... not the juice, we do add a simple sugar syrup, but its not sour at all, its served frozen, but because its vodka based it doesn't freeze, it just gets really cold and its like liquid sunshine...
I can't wait to see that lamp shade hanging proudly in your home my friend!
~Rainey Rockin Vegas~

Vanillastrawberryspringfields said...

Woowwo,what a very lovely collection-i love hand painted stuff and if its so beautiful...bonus that tops....

Beth in NC said...

Sweet BJ. Coming by here is not good for a girl trying to lose weight. :o)

Love your collectibles and your plans to collect it all. Ha.


Edie Marie's Attic said...

Hi BJ!

Happy New Year sweetie!! I LOVE McKenzie-Childs - she brings art and fun to everyday things. I like to "copy", with much love of course, her style. She was my inspiration for painting the "fun chair" (high chair) for my granddaughter. I loaded it with checks and little flowers and dots and had a ball doing it.
I cant afford her stuff but I sure can try to recreate it!!

Stay warm down there in Texas!! BRRRR We're covered in snow here in Ohio.

Big warm hugs, Sherry

kimmcl said...

I never even heard of it before, but now I wanna start collecting it too. Who doesn't love black and white? And while we're at it, who doesn't love coconut pie? Save me a piece, will ya?

santamaker said...

Love the way you think, BJ ! Those are such cute pieces ! What a fun resolution, and here I was thinking I needed to starve myself for six months so I could lose 10 lbs, for mine....hmmm...I'm changing mine now ! mmmm ...I need to think about something fun! Happy New Year, friend!

Patti said...

I have also begun to collect the courtly check (most recently the clock) I live about an hour from Aurora and yearly they have a barn sale with fabulous prices! My next "want" is the cake stand. Stop over to see my January 6 post...I got lucky.

I want a checkered tree next year so I am painting my own ornaments...I am using the catalog as a guide...very tedious, but I like to doodle!

Dixie said...

BJ girl! you know how to live! Now just send all the children a link to your blog so they'll know what you'll be wanting for valentines, mothers day, grandparents day, anniversary, birthday, Christmas... one link is worth a thousand words!

stay warm! hugs. Dixie

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh I love all of those pieces too. They are just fabulous. They can be used anywhere in so many ways. I just love checks period. Hope you get all of them. Hugs, Marty

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Girl I know about the dang also won't allow me my Antique fund that I should have and need ha ha!!
I love Mac Child but her thigs are a wee bit too pricey for me...Now pass me a piece of pie to woe my sorrow with....hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Kathleen said...

A girl can dream! It is fun!
My blogger friend goes to their outlet barn sale every year..upstate NY.
She gets some good deals.
I have enough vices, so I am happy to say I don't have this on my list!
Your soup and pie look delicious.
It is snowing again here today...guess I'll cook and bake or something!
Have a great weekend, bj!

Chris said...

BJ, each item on your wish list will be yours, I'm sure. Good to have a plan, that'll insure success!

I am reading this at breakfast time. Is there any pie & coffee left?

Blessedmom's Simple Home said...

What a cute post. I'm thinking you've got to get the cups to go with the tea pot next.

Coralie Cederna Johnson said...

First, I'd like a bowl of that great looking hot soup (it's cold here today)! And I'd like to follow that with a big piece of your fabulous pie (so much for my diet)! Finally, good luck on your collecting! Collections are so much fun, especially when it's something you have thought about for a long time! Enjoy!!!

My name is PJ. said...

Wow, it really is cute stuff, BJ! Would you think I lived under a rock if I told you I'd never had anyone show it to me before?

The lamp, in particular, is special!

Dena said...

Uhm BJ...I have a lil' dream of having that teapot! Ohhh that is such a cute piece!!!


Justine said...

I want to thank you for making me fall in love with this collection that I totally can't afford! Every time I see another piece I think, I want it!!!!!!

Where will you hang the lamp WHEN you get it?

Justine :o )

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Dreams don't cost until we put them into action.. and what would life be without dreams? I, too, have a list of dreams I'm hoping to fulfill this year. Your soup looks so yummy... hugs ~lynne~

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

I LOVE the courtly check pattern. I hope your wishes and dreams come true and you are able to get all of those wonderful pieces!

Kathleen Grace said...

I can't blame you a bit! I just adore MC products, every single one! hope you get all your dear heart desires:>)

Rhondi said...

I think you DESERVE more Mackenzie Childs pieces. You really do!
Hugs, Rhondi

arkie said...

What a cute teakettle! Can't let my husband see this post. He might just lick the monitor!

Miss Janice said...

I love MC courtly check pattern! It's sooooo expensive though... Okay, you HAVE to get that hanging lamp and then the the knobs:) Oh, you have to get the two mugs as well! Remember, we only live once!