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Thursday, May 24, 2012

~ Heart Singers ~

 G'morning...
I hope this THURSDAY MORNING is starting out just perfect for you...
I went thrifting a little bit yesterday....

Not ALL thrifting adventures can be 
OUTSTANDING.....


...such as this amazing (but kinda ugly) MACKENZIE♣CHILDS pitcher.
I am not as fond of this pattern as I am the COURTLY CHECK.
However, it has enuf black and white checks that it surely caught my eye the
minute I walked into SALVATION ARMY THRIFT.
In the MacKenzie♣Childs catalog, this pitcher is a smooth $100.00...
I found the exact same one in the THRIFT store for $1.50.
YEP....ONE DOLLAR and FIFTY CENTS...
NOT a crack, break or a blemish on it.
and it bears the marking of MacKenzie♣Childs on the bottom.
I don't find that kind of thing happening in thrift shops often....
THIS item was a
 TRUE AWESOME and A BAG OF CHIPS....
but, I still find things that make my heart sing.
For instance....
 I ADORE 
Tole Trays....
...especially a  BLACK TOLE TRAY
with golden fruit on it. 
$1.00
 A  PRECIOUS sign to either hang above my bookshelves
or sit on one of it's shelves.....
...and in the perfect ROBINS EGG BLUE color with 
pretty writing.
$1.25
and lastly, on this particular thrift shopping day,
a little RED coffee mug...
.... GREAT to add to my COUNTRY BREAKFAST of
Deviled Eggs with
bacon
cheese
ranch dressing (low fat)
whole wheat toast
and that RED cup filled with DUNKIN DONUTS coffee....the best in the world.
I really don't know WHY but I have this thing for cute coffee mugs.
I like them better than a matched set 'cause they are fun and cute and colorful
and never BORING.
THIS one was 25 cents
complete with TIC TACK TOE/HEARTS
...just a fun little way of adding wonderfulness to your breakfast table. :))
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so so many cute things to see in BLOGLAND.
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41 comments:

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Wow, the pitcher was a great find, and I love the tray too. You had a good day. Hugs, Marty

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Look like you found some fun things BJ! The sign looks great on the shelf:@)

Beverly said...

Girl, you had a great day of finds! And, you make everything pretty and fun. I hope you have a sassy day, too.♥

Gina said...

You found some amazing items, BJ! You couldn't go wrong with the pitcher for that price...wow!

Theresa said...

Love your finds! I am drawn to sweet signs whether shopping in thrift stores or the big stores! Love the little pitcher! Have a blessed day, HUGS!

Robin@DecoratingTennisGirl said...

Great finds, Beeeej! That chickie pitcher is great!
xox
Me

Linda said...

Wow! Can I come thrifting with you.
You sure scored. Love it all.

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

I screamed "I DON'T belive it!!" when I saw this! You are SUCH a lucky duck!!! Wow! What a find bj!
Doesn't that just make your day??
:) Now just package that baby up and I'll be watching the mail!
:)

Vee said...

You do have an eye for a great find. That MC pitcher is pretty cute in my book, though my favorite is the sign for your library. Priceless!

Madeline's Album said...

You got some great and trifty finds BJ. Have a blessed day. Madeline

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Shelia said...

Hi BJness! Oh, what a cute pitcher and what a steal! I've never seen anything like that before. Love your pretty tray too. You did good.
Hope you're having a great week.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Shelia said...

Oh, I love your new header - it's darling.
Continue to be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

"Auntie" sezzzzzz... said...

Oh I love that quote!!!! "A book is a garden, carried in a pocket." :-)

Sandy aka Doris the Great said...

I like the little pitcher a lot. And I love the sound of breakfast. Yummy. You did good!

PS - I also have not heard the phrase "and a bag of chips" in ages. You gave me a smile there. Thanks.

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

I always enjoy seeing the thrift things you buy! And you always take such great pics and have interesting stories to go with your finds!

:) Diane

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Flea Market Makeovers said...

BJ you found some great things at your thrift! I never see anything like those at my thrift stores...

Designs By Pinky said...

Holy canoli, you found some GREAT bargains. I love the pitcher, it looks like you. The mug and tray are fabulous. Have a GREAT day, Pinky

Kathleen Grace said...

That MK pitcher was a miracle find!Today is my day off and I decided to gather up a bunch of my old stuff to take to Salvation Army this afternoon. It gives me a good reason to go take a look around and I can feel all righteous that I will (probably) get rid of more than I bring home. Lol

TexWisGirl said...

my kinda mark-down - $100 to $1.50. :)

Deserae said...

You found some wonderful treasures!!! Love the little sign for your shelf...very cute!
~Des

Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

I am just starting to pick up a few cute mugs. I never really had any, but I love having my morning tea in them...Makes me happy!! That red one is very cute! and that sign is fantastic!

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Wow oh Wow! You do find the best things at the best prices! Love the toile tray and that sign! Great finds and great prices! Hugs, Linda

Irene said...

What great finds! I don't know which one I like better, they all look wonderful. Next time you go hunting, give me a ring. LOL

Nezzy (Cow Patty Surprise) said...

Oh my goodness glory girl. What wonderful finds. I love 'em, I love 'em all!!!

I've got a thing for signs and know what they cost and that pitcher...what a treasure. I too have a thing for cute and unique mugs but for a quarter? Girl, were ya packin' heat 'cause that's darn near robbery! Heeeehehehe!

God bless ya sweetie and have a fantastic day!!! :o)

Tammy@Beatrice Banks said...

Wow! Your racked up. I'm in the process of moving and trying to be good and not buy anything else. You are making it hard. This made me want to hop down to my local thrift store! Your little book sign is my favorite!

Joan said...

I love that sign!

Sue (Someones Mom) said...

My GW store needs to take a lesson from some of the others out there. I can never even find anything worth bringing home. That sign would be found for $20-$30 in a gift shop here, you got a deal!

As for the day being a good one...anything beats yesterday (you can read about it if you want) then add in the fact that we were hit (not hard-$1100 worth) by a semi that left the scene last night. I dialed 911, my husband followed him...and the police got him!

Pamela said...

What fabulous finds BJ! My favorite is the little garden sign. Thanx for taking the time to come and party at my place!:)

Linda said...

Wow, unheard of bargain. Someone at that store doesn't know brand names. Kudos to you and your wonderful finds.

NanaDiana said...

Wow! Can you BELIEVE that? I guess the Thrift Gods were smiling on you that day! I love it- and it goes great with all your other pieces- xo Diana

Sarah said...

BJ, glad you happened upon that McK-C pitcher. I have one that was a birthday gift four years ago. I enjoy using it and keep it out all the time. I'm rather fond of its CC goodness! ;-)
You have great luck when out thrifitng. ~ Sarah

Jan Davis said...

BJ, if I had found that MacKenzie-Childs pitcher in our Salvation Army store, I would still be dancing a jig! Your store is SO much better than ours. And, what a beautiful tole tray (I love them too!). And the cute coffee mug and sign is just icing on the cake. Boy, you had fun for $5.00 or less!!! Wish I could have been with you.

On Crooked Creek said...

BJ,
What an unusual find, indeed! Who would have thougth of finding such a treasure in the Salvation Army Store??? So~o~o glad it found its way home with you!!!
Fondly,
Pat

xinex said...

Wow! What a deal on that MacKenzie Child's pitcher. Love the sign and your bookshelf is so tidy!..Christine

Debbiedoo's said...

Gr8888 day for you Bj! Love that cute little pitcher.

Adrienne said...

Great finds! We're on our way home from vacation with a few thrifty finds in the trunk!
~Adrienne~

Bunny Jean said...

Hi Bj!

Whaat?!? You got THAT for a buck fifty???

You are just the luckiest woman I know... Always winning giveaways and finding such treasures on the cheap.

My Goodwill is getting too expensive... selling Dollar Store items for 1.99. The nerve of them!

xoxo Bunny Jean
Wednesdays Bunny Hop Party!

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Bj, The pitcher was such a great find! My DIL would be having a fit if she knew how much you paid for this. She is a big MC fan. Thanks for joining my party and have a great Memorial Day weekend.

mishebe said...

If i found a MkC anything in a thrift store , i would simply do a happy dance! :) you scored!

Katherines Corner said...

wow that pitcher is quite the score!!Well done. Thank you for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things blog hop Big Hugs xo