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Monday, June 20, 2011


I've had a love affair with COURTLY CHECK of MACKENZIE-CHILDS fame
for a LONG LONG time.
I just can't afford it.
BUT, when you have a friend that can make ANYthing LOOK like COURTLY CHECK...
then you can have something THIS great.
I had this vintage cannister set and asked 
if she would paint them for me...
She said YES...and here they are.
Aren't they so adorable.
I just love them, PATTI, and also the little napkin holder.
I need LARGER knobs...and I am searching HI and LO for them.
Patti so kindly added this cute napkin holder to the box of lids she sent back to me.

 OH, what magic an AWESOME
PAINT JOB can do...:))
LARGER knobs will really take these over the top.


I am linking with DEBBIE for the first of the wonderful BLOCKG PARTIES this week.


Anonymous said...

Her style made me drool until I discovered that I can replicate it for myself too!! Love your canisters..... Ummmm... I think I will be on the look out for some for me!!
Have a Wonderful Day!

Rosie @ Dogs and Grandkids said...

Patti is so talented; your canister lids look great.

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

Cute! The cocktail napkins made me laugh out loud!

Trisha said...

Great idea for your canisters. They are sooo pretty.
Have a Blessed day.

Rita May said...

I love what you've done. It's so cheerful and very Mackenzie-Childs.

At The Picket Fence said...

These turned out so adorable! I LOVE them! Do you have a Hobby Lobby near you? They always carry really cute funky knobs in all different sizes. Also i wonder if you could find larger ones at Lowes. Just a thought! Honestly, though they are wonderful just like they are! Thank you for sharing them at at the Blogger Block Party!


Rita said...

Nice way to start the week; haven't seen canisters like those in years; great photos.

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Your canisters turned out great BJ! Love the fun napkins too-enjoy:@)

Kathleen Grace said...

I love courtley check too, anything McKenzie Child really! These turned out great and any time you can save a little $$ it just adds to the joy:>) Hop ovr and check out my give away, I bet you'll like it!

Theresa said...

OH BJ, I love them! SWEET paint job by a talented friend!!!!! Have a blessed day, HUGS!

Barbara F. said...

Love the canisters, and your red white and blue candy. The napkin holder is adorable, too. xo,

Vee said...

Your friend did a wonderful job on those canisters. A lovely makeover and they were great already.

(So sorry that it is still so miserably hot and dry. Rain, Lord, rain for Texas. Please. Thank you. Amen.)

NanaDiana said...

Those turned out absolutely darling!!! They look like the "real thing"...whatever that is! It does remind me of penny candy jars. I actually remember those from my childhood...(sad to say)..Hope your Texas Monday is not as hot and sticky as it shows it is going to be~ xo Diana

Debby said...

That heat is awful. Can't believe such low humidity.
Not sure what is worse the heat or the humidity. Stay cool with those cool new canisters. Love them.

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

Love the new canister look BJ! She did a wonderful job.

I just did a tutorial on stenciling my table...just for you!

Gen said...

Great job!

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

These are wonderful BJ!!

Been thinking of you all, in Texas and SW!

MaryAnn said...

I love it, must look so pretty in the kitchen~

Diann said...

Those are just too cute BJ! Love them!

Aunt Amelia's Attic said...

What a wonderful thing, she did for you! They are super cool, and super sweet. :-)

Happy Midsummer's Eve

Donna@Conghaile Cottage said...

LOVE your canisters! Oh Yes the red nobs are great and WHO doesn't love penny candy! I think the black and white check add such an elegance to a kitchen...LOVE IT!!! It's also FUN when we really remember when penny candy was "a penny" and MUCH LESS!!!hehe!
Big Hugs to you,

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

She did a beautiful job for you! Patti is the Queen of Courtly Check in my book! I think those lids would make me smile every time I look at them.

Red Rose Alley said...

I love the vintage cannister set. You always show such creative home decor. You left a message on my blog saying, "I am linking up to follow ya'll." I just wanted to remind you to visit us gals at Red Rose Alley, and I hope you have a beautiful week.
~Sheri, Jess, and Nel

Anonymous said...

Beautiful and very creative work, I lake it!
Have a nice Tuesday.

PEA said...

I can't even imagine temps in the 100's, it goes in the low 80's here and I feel like I'm melting! lol

Ooooh, I just love how your canister lids turned out, Patti did a wonderful job painting them. Beautiful!

Those cocktail napkins are a hoot! hehe Love them! xoxo

Sarah said...

Patti does some amazing MacKenzie-Childs inspired pieces. Great idea to have her paint the lids.
~ Sarah

Pondside said...

Those canisters look great!...brilliant idea!

Okio B Designs said...

Patti is certainly a pro at checks! What a sweet idea! Coming over from Common Ground's Blog Party!