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Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Gotta LOVE Thrifting

THRIFTING is always fun for me...
but sometimes, you really STRIKE PAY DIRT
and then it's MEGA fun.. 
The above pitcher is PICADILLY CHICKEN PITCHER
from MACKENZIE CHILDS.
It sells for ♫♪ $100.00 ♪♪



Yep...there I was, just walking thru the thrift store and, loving black and white like I do, I spied this sweet little pitcher from across the room....
our eyes met...
my pulse beat faster...
violins started playing...
I started swaying... 

I picked it up, turned it over, and not having my glasses on...
I couldn't read it....but, what the heck...I wanted it.
 
When I got to the car, got my glasses on...
"Mackenzie Childs...2007"
I found it at SALVATION ARMY THRIFT STORE for
$1.50
that's  ONE DOLLAR AND FIFTY CENTS, YA'LL
I was doin' the happy dance so hard and fast, I nearly fell down and dropped it before I could get to the check-out counter.
Now...this is NOT my favorite pattern of Mackenzie Childs
and this piece isn't one I look at and fall in love all over again.
But....it kind of wears on ya...it looks fabulous mixed in with my 
other pieces so.....
I AM HAPPY.
xoxo bj
Joining in the fun at: WOW ME WED.
GOOD LIFE WED.

43 comments:

Gail @ Faithfulness Farm said...

Girl you had your thrifting angels with you on that trip :)

Enjoy that sweet pitcher!

Happy Thanksgiving :)

Blessings!
Gail

laurie said...

is it worth a lot, how did it end up at a charity shop, wow.
We have people at our Salvation Army shop that spy pricey things and price them accordingly,, not too many things like this slip by, its cute isn't it, Happy Thanksgiving

Pat said...

Yeah! That will put the thrifting addiction on you forever! Good Job!!

Kathleen Grace said...

Oh my gosh, a MC piece at the thrift store!? You are one lucky lady:>) It will be a great addition to your collection:>)

Sweet Tea said...

It your black & white checked Thanksgiving blessing!
You lucky gal you!!

On Crooked Creek said...

BJ,
It was "meant to be"...what a precious find, dear friend!!! I can't think of anyone who will be more thrilled to own that little pitcher than you!I'd love to see it many times over on your blog. Have you found a place of honor for your newest find????
Fondly,
Pat
P.S. Have a blessed Thanksgiving!!!

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Many Blessings to you and your love ones this Thanksgiving..Hugs and smiles Gloria
Always remember someone in Calif loves ya girl..

Elaine said...

I think it was calling your name as soon as you walked in the store.. It's amazing what great things we find at the thrift stores. happy Thanksgiving

Marilyn said...

Oh Boy..... I love her work!!
You lucky...lucky girl!!
Happy Thanksgiving!!
Marilyn

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Now that's a fun find at a great price! I'm sure you'll put it to good use-enjoy:@)

Michle said...

I wish we had thrift stores in my neck of the woods like you do in Lubbock. All we have is Goodwill and they are proud of all their things. Plus your timing must be good! Love your little chicken pitcher. Have a Happy Thanksgiving.

Carol said...

You are queen of the thrifters, BJ! Great find! Enjoy!

Smiles,
Carol

Joan said...

Great find!
Have a great Thanksgiving!

Linda @ A La Carte said...

I am so happy you found this! Great bargain and while not my favorite MC pattern either I just love that it was such a great price! Happy Thanksgiving!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

How wonderful! I got to buy a few treasures today...and it's just the most fun! You hit the jackpot! ♥

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh I am with you, I love a bargain and this is definitely a bargainb. Great find. Hugs, Marty

Debbie@Mountain Breaths said...

It was meant to be in your home BJ! I told my sons that all my Mackenzie Childs pieces are worth money, and not to part with it at a garage sale.

Enjoy it in good health!

Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

Great find....I always say I heard the angels singing...LA LA!!
Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family! Enjoy the day and make lots of memories!!

Blondie's Journal said...

I'm so happy for you...I think it's darling! I just noticed your latest header! Beautiful!

XO,
Jane

Madeline's Album said...

Your find was terrific. It will go well with your other black and white dishes. Have a blessed evening. Madeline

Love Of Quilts said...

Black and white...just what you like... this was meant to be. I like it too....I'm a big fan of black and white and roosters. Trish

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Great find. What a bargain! Woo hoo!

Julie said...

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving BJ!! Love thrifting ... and antique estate auctions too!

♥ Sonny ♥ said...

wow.. what a wonderful find. Santa showed up early at your house for sure...

Happy Thanksgiving
Sonny

nancy said...

I'm happy when you're happy...LOve the piece. I just said to myself soon I opened your page I knew she love b/w patterns dishes..
Happy Thanksgiving.
Nancy

Shug said...

Sweet...What a find!
I am almost positive that we will be seeing this again...hugs.

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

I never find anything like that at our thrift stores. I think this will look great with your other things and it is so funky looking, it wouldn't take long to fall in love with it even if it isn't your favorite pattern. Lucky you!

Kelly said...

I love it! I love black and white anyway and then when you add checks in the mix then I'm totally hooked. ha! My mom actually has the black and white checked teapot and keeps it out on her stove. I've always loved it. she paid full price for it, so I KNOW what a fantastic deal you got!

Shelia said...

Clap clap woot woot! Good for you, BJness! What a steal. It is so so cute too!
Happy Thanksgiving.
Be a sweetie,
shelia ;)

ThriftyAnnabella said...

Great find and great price :)

Susan said...

What an awesome find!!

Red Couch Recipes said...

What a huge find. It is lovely. Hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving. Joni

Vee said...

Oh wow! You really did find a treasure. Have you researched it to find out how much you'd have to pay at a regular store?

Shay said...

Oh my goodness...that's one crazy bargain. Well done. I wish I could find thrift store items like that!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

That is unbelievable, BJ! You got really lucky! I love the black and white but I'm not a chicken girl myself. {I prefer bunnies}. I'd probably have bought it, too, and figured something out!

Theresa said...

GIRL, you STOLE that pitcher:) It is mighty cute! Don't 'cha just love finding such a bargain that is SOOOOO cute? Have a blessed day dear BJ, HUGS!

Debbie said...

Thou shalt not covet thy blog neighbor's thrift deal...

Leaving now to write it one hundred times.

"Auntie" sezzzzzz... said...

Enjoy your Thanksgiving!!

Gentle hugs,
♡*♡*♡
"Come ye thankful people, come,
Raise the song of Harvest-home"

~ Henry Alford

Susie Q said...

Now that is a hallelujah find!!! Wow BJ! And so precious. It was meant to be yours!
Happy Thanksgiving sweet lady!
Love,
Sue

jennspeacornpopnuts.com said...

Where's the photo of it mixed in? I think it's cute. I need to take up thrifting instead of always contributing to it! :) Hugs, Happy Thanksgiving, Jenn

Patti said...

You are so lucky - love this...you will never get such a deal...Happy Turkey Day

jennspeacornpopnuts.com said...

Just stopping by again to let you know I've mentioned you and this post in my post that's slated for Friday. Happy Thanksgiving. (I smell pe-can pie!) Jenn

Sarah said...

OMG! It was meant to be, BJ. I'm doing the happy dance for you right now. Wow! I have one of these little guys that a friend sent to me for my 60th birthday. He's going to have a great home.
In thanksgiving for your friendship. ~ Sarah