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Tuesday, September 14, 2010

A THRIFTING we will go....

Ever so often, I just HAVE to go get my THRIFTING FIX....
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I've had these canisters for several years now...
Our local market sold them and my beautiful daughter and I both bought them..
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Ever since MR. SWEET so kindly installed the BLACK and WHITE back splash
that I pitched a HISSY FIT for...
I've wanted SOLID WHITE canisters....with BLACK NUMBERS on them...
I saw them in some of the CATALOGS but I can't find them right now for a picture...
Too expensive for SWEET NOTHINGS cottage, tho....*sigh
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Would you just LOOK !!
I found a BRAND NEW set of the white ironstone canisters
at GOODWILL....
yes, ma'am....still had the stickers on them.
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No writing or numbers on them :(..... ......but....
I still LOVE THEM..
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Actually... 6 canisters...
the SET and two extras...??
All for $15.00

I. LUV. IT.

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I am wondering if I could PAINT black #'s on them ?
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...or vinyl numbers ??...but, then, could I wash them ?
How cute they would be with
1

2

3

4
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How CAN I put cute NUMBERS on them ?
Got a few more good things at GW....
will save them for another post..:)
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Here's hoping YOU find something you just love the next time
you go thrifting.

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53 comments:

A Cottage Muse said...

So excited for you!!! I think they will look awesome with numbers on them. Can't wait to see what else you picked!

The Wired Angel said...

What a great deal!!

If you know anyone with a Cricut machine, they can cut the numbers for you onto sticky-backed black vinyl.

Debby said...

I agree, vinyl numbers or letters would work.
I am coming to your house for all that yummy food you had last week-end.

From the Kitchen said...

That is one great find! Check with some place like Michael's or Hobby Lobby, If you find a knowledgeable clerk, they might suggest a paint that would work on ceramic and a number stencil. Or, maybe a paint store? In other words, I really don't know but all of the above are worth a try. And, if all else fails, they look good as is.

Best,
Bonnie

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

I'm lovin' your new canisters, and I know someone will be able to answer your question-enjoy!

Kimberly-mytoesareclaustrophobic said...

Oh BJ, I love those canisters! I am a HUGE fan of black and white as well. What a great find!

Blondie's Journal said...

What a lucky find...just what you were dreaming of!! I hope you can do the numbers on them...they will look tres cute!

Love your new header picture. Very chic!

xoxo
Janie

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

Wooohooo! What great canisters!! They are going to be fabulous with numbers on them! Can you get a stencil and paint them on?

Hugs,
Penny

Kathleen Grace said...

These are so perfect BJ! What a great find. I think you have gotten some great advice on the numbers. Stick on, stencil on, there are paints made especially for glass and ceramic, you would probably have to wash them by hand.

Twice as Nice said...

If you decide to put vinyl numbers on them don't forget you have connections! Free of charge of course, just because.

Susie Q said...

What a treasure! You always find such wonderful goodies! I do think the vinyl numbers would work! They make all sorts of fonts and styles...Love,
Sue

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

Lucky you! I'm thrilled for you. I think you could use the vinyl numbers and just be careful when washing. It isn't as if you wash canisters daily...just wash them without soaking in water.

Maura @ Lilac Lane Cottage said...

Oh BJ what a deal you found at GW! You can get a special paint for glass/pottery...you could stencil the numbers on with that paint and then you can get a clear coat that they sell just for that. Who ever makes the paint makes the protective coating too or maybe now it's all in one. I know you could make your canisters look just as good if not better than the expensive new ones...go for it!! Have fun BJ!
Maura :)

Pink Roses and Teacups said...

Hi dear BJ,

Oh what a great find! These are perfect. I love them. Now, I am sure some sweet person out there in blogland will make you some! :)

Debbie

AntiqueChase said...

Great find! You could get some vinyl number stickers!

Kim said...

I love them BJ. You were right too - they are perfect with the b/w backsplash. I'm sure Mr. Sweet sees that now. Ha! I just purchased some chalkboard labels from Etsy that I put on my canisters. They are really cool and you can easily remove them and put them somewhere else.
xoxo,
Kim

Marla @ Always Nesting said...

Wow, score!! Those are awesome and I can't wait to see what you do with them.

Adrienne said...

Love your new canisters! I have some just like them that I found at an estate sale. Mine are plain white but I think numbers or words would be great. I like the idea of the vinyl numbers and if they are on snugly I bet they wouldn't have a problem being washed. Hope you'll show us what you decide to do.
~Adrienne~

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Oh BJ Sweetie...
How beautiful these are, and won't they look delightful in front of your back splash. Now you know I have seen those decals that you rub onto glass, and surely they are made to seal too? I have seen them at Michael's and Hobby Lobby. Maybe they have numbers.

I would go the least expensive for me. I would just take a stencil and paint mine on. (They do make paint for glass.) and then seal it. I use clear fingernail polish to coat my jars I paint. Now I just paint right past the edges and give it several coats, and I can wash that with warm water and soap and let it air dry. When the edges start looking like they need a seal again, I just polish right back over them. BJ I buy the cheapest clear polish, no name brand, and I do have jars that I have painted on, that is still on there years later.

Well sweetie. I'll hop down off the soap box. I have shared my piece for today. I can't wait to see them finished. I know they will be beautiful.

Many hugs sweetie and so much love, Sherry

Carol said...

The canisters are terrific! I am sure you can put numbers on them - check with your local paint store for suggestions. They have some amazing paints these days....
Isn't it funny how important the perfect kitchen canisters are? I know exactly what mine look like, I just haven't found them yet, or at a price I like!

Susan said...

Glad you found your cannisters!! I think vinyl would work for you for the numbers!!

Julie Harward said...

I love them...they are just perfect! Numbers would be awesome...the vinyl cut out ones would be so perfect! I never find anything good at these stores ;(

BailiwickStudio said...

What a great find! i think numbers would be the perfect finishing touch. ::Jill

Faded Charm said...

Thanks for stopping by today. I use either rub-on numbers or the bottle in my last post is a vinyl number. I think these canisters would look great with them.

Good find!

Kathleen

Olive Cooper said...

Great find and they will be wonderful numbered. hugs♥olive

Rebecca said...

I know what you mean by getting a fix-the thrift stores are great. I think they'd look good with 1,2,3,4

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Love them and hope you put numbers on them. I'm sure the crafty girls can help with that!

Debbie @ ribbonwoodcottage.blogspot.com said...

Can't wait to see the finished product. I love those canisters they are great. I can't wait to see everything else! YIpeeee for Goodwill!
Blessings,
Debbie

Theresa said...

You could paint numbers on them! That would be gorgeous! Great find my friend! Almost exactly what you were wanting!

Have a blessed evening! HUGS!

Shelia said...

Hi BJness! Woo Hooness to you finding the white canisters! And your bubbles in your sink look so cute! :) I'd just poke on some of those big vinyl numbers you can get in office supply stores.
Can't wait to see what you do.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;0

Mary said...

What a fabulous find, bj. I'm not good wirh craft's, but would someone at your local craft store might be able to help. I hope you are having a great day. Blessings...Mary

Tete said...

Yippee for you! Glad you had a WOW moment that you will grin at every time you look at them! Doesn't it feel great? I love those moments.
Happy WW!
Hugs- Tete

Bonnie said...

Vinyl would be awesome, BJ. How fun that you found these. I love thrifting too. Always such a treasure hunt but so awesome when you find just the right thing for your nest for next to nothing! What's not to love about that?

Twice as Nice said...

Yes we have numbers for you. Let us know what size you want and what numbers. Is there a certain font you want? Please email us as I'm not sure we have your address still. Email @ twiceasnicelettering@yahoo.com and the only catch is they are free or you can't have them!

Janera said...

Perfect!! Which GW do you visit? I always try to stop by the one just off Frankford and the new one in Wolfforth. Are there others I'm missing?

JEANNE said...

Hi bj, your don't have to convince me to shop GW. I love that place in our town. Those are beautiful canisters in white. Lately our GW is a bit picked over. I still love shopping there though. New stuff comes in every day.

Sending you hugs,
Jeanne

Queen of Dreamsz said...

What a find, BJ

I know you've received some good advice on putting on those numbers..my first thought was to use those clear decals...they have just about everything and anything printed on them and they could be washed I'm pretty sure. I'll bet Micheals or Hobby Lobby has them.

I'm visiting for White Wednesday. I'd love to have you come visit with me.

Happy Day to you,
Stephanie ♥

Vintagesouthernlife said...

I love your canisters. They are beautiful with your back splash.

I understand your addiction. I have to get my fixes too. I think welcome centers should provide maps to the nearest GW.My husband is convinced I have now gone over the edge :-)
Annette

Patti said...

Love the shape of these...if you want to add some b&w checks to them...look at this tutorial:
http://ppandorasbox.blogspot.com/2010/08/more-black-and-white-checks.html

Nice and Easy Antiques said...

You can use ceramic paint...they will look adorable!...or how about some big numbered tags that can be removed before washing?

Cabin and Cottage said...

Yeah, I gotta have my regular thrift store fix. Your canisters are FAB! I love then just the way they are!

Patti said...

If you scroll to the bottom of my blog and click on M-C you will find all my Mackenzie-Childs knockoffs and I think the 1st one to pop up will be the checks...let me know if that works

Melody said...

Well BJ...I just read your newest post. Great finds!
Go to Michael's there is a paint for finished ceramic and glass. They won't wash off when done. There is a sealer and everything. They used to have one you put in the oven for so long and it was baked on. I think free hand would look good on those.
Have fun ;)

Rita said...

You doo have the talent for finding just the right thing. Please show us what you decide to do with this. I know it will be really nice.

Coloradolady said...

What a great deal! I say that was a great find.

Pat said...

Hi BJ

Love those canisters!! Great find.

I am popping by with a new address for Back Porch Musings...long story.

The back porch has moved to Typepad.
http://backporchmusings.typepad.com

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Now THAT is so neat! But of course you can put your numbers on them. There has to be adorable numbers that stick on...somewhere. Wouldn't they be cute if they were RAISED. How about numbers they put on mailboxes. Some are very French looking. WOW! Yep..I would check those mailbox numbers ..the house numbers might be too large.
Anyway, sweet friend, that is my suggestion..for what it's worth.

I always look for an easy way out! :) Not to mention inexpensive!!
Hugs and love to you, bj!
Mona

Shug said...

Way to go! Thrifing is even BETTER, when you find something you have been wanting for a long time. I am almost positive that you will find a way to put those numbers on. Glad you had a great time...

Blessings,
Shug

Heaven's Walk - said...

Hey BJ! LUV your new canisters!!! What a terrific find, girl! They are going to look so sweet with numbers on them....and now I must go ahunting at my local GoodWill....lol!

Happy WW!

xoxo laurie@heavens-walk

Heaven's Walk - said...

Hey BJ! LUV your new canisters!!! What a terrific find, girl! They are going to look so sweet with numbers on them....and now I must go ahunting at my local GoodWill....lol!

Happy WW!

xoxo laurie@heavens-walk

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

What a great find - they were meant to be yours. I can't wait to see them with numbers on them (I know you'll find a way to do it). laurie

Annesphamily said...

What a sweet canisters! I am glad I came by cause you always manage to make me smile! :)

Life on the Edge said...

I too am in love with Goodwill! Those are perfect, and you sure could paint some numbers on there, or stencil them on! I think acrylic paints would work.

Kady
Life on the Edge