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April 02, 2007



That is too pretty! I should go thrifting more often, although, goodness knows, I don't have room for anything else.


This is a very unique piece. So fresh looking, perfect for spring.


Cute container. I think you have the right idea in not expecting perfection,but enjoying things when they have a little "character".



Great container and perfect colors for you.

Linda Thompson

Such an unusual, beautiful container! I really love it and I'm with you, the imperfections just give it more character!
Great find... great price!

Junk 2 Jewels

Oh I'd so much rather have the paint fading than a chip anyday! It is darling! Love your blog. Come on over and say hello sometime! Tracy


gorgeous container...I really have to start thrift shopping!


What a perfectly lovely container! Thank you for sharing it. (How big is it?)



I went to goodwill today - dropped some stuff off and then went inside. Found me a cute little basket :) Love 'em.

Hope you're having a good week,
God bless!

Betty @ She's Sew Pretty

I love that container with the sweet little rose. I think you need to pass it along to me. LOL


I've never seen a container like this one before. It's lovely. I agree, I like these that look a little less than perfect too. People just seem to relax more around such things.


What an unusual and pretty container, people seem to find such nice things in charity shops. I rarely think to go in them and the odd time I have there's been nothing very wonderful. Or maybe I don't look properly:)

OH how cute!!! Is that milk glass? Love the little flower detail on the top. I went into a couple of thrift shops while up north but only saw lots and lots of JUNK. All I came home with is a pretty glass jar, the only nice thing in the store.


Hi Kim

I love your new container and it's "character"! Great find!



Precious little container! Love your blog!


That's an unusual container. I don't think I've ever seen that pattern before. You have the best luck at Goodwill! I love the flower detail on top!



It looks great as it is !!!
The cottage style, that is what hubby and I say too, when something isn't completely straight, like a garden path or something like that which hubby or I made. That's cottage style we always say and smile !!!


What a sweet little container! What a great way to brighten your Monday after doing all your chores.

The Decorated House

Very cottage chic! That little red flower is so at home with you, and the white glass is perfect.

Betty Jo

How beautiful! I know exactly what you mean. A few things got nicked during our move and my hubby felt so bad about it, but I told him not to worry as it just makes it look better to me. LOL It seems that I've been away for months and I've missed your blog so much Kim! I'm still busy unpacking but will blog on my breaks. xoxo


You find the best stuff!! That little container is Absolutely Adorable...and perfect for Daisy Cottage!!

Diane Duda

That's Tuesday sounds like your balls (i just today dubbed them "dust puppies") and checkbook balancing. Blah!!!


That's a lovely container! What will you use it for? My dust bunnies and bills are still waiting for me to deal with them ... maybe tomorrow!

charlotte lyons

Let's go for a ride in Ethel...would even be happy in the trunk! xoC

Kim (Ragged Roses)

What a beautiful find! It would cheer me up after a day of dusting, paying bills etc! Chipped paint just means more character.
Kim x

kim in Camas - ScrapToMyLu

I have never seen a container like this. Very cool.
I had the opportunity to go through 2 antique stores this weekend while at the beach. So dissapointing! Horrible. Too many maniquins and old shoes.......not my thing. I saw only one cute table, but didn't need it......or at least it was too big to fit in the car for the ride home. :)


Kim! That is PERFECT and LOVELY! I prefer the paint a little chippy, too! NOTHING (I repeat... NOTHING) is perfect in my house! lol


I love things with a little character. A ding here or a nick there. Just like me! Heck, I have got character aplenty! *laugh*
Things should have a history. I often get asked from people who like their items all pristine why I do not get rid of the *scratches* on this table or the *mark* on that one. Well, those *scratches* are part of it's history. It's life...we all age and get wrinkled. Scratches and imperfections are our objects wrinkles...laugh lines if you will!

Mikki Jo

I'm like you, I like the imperfections. It gives a piece so much more personality! A nice little container too. Very sweet. Thanks for sharing! I look forward to visiting again. I'm adding you to my favorite neighbors on my blog. Check in sometimes, I'll be having more giveaways! Currently I'm having a poetry contest.


You have good luck at Goodwill & I have good luck at yardsales...oh well, they are treasures just the same. That's a pretty piece, Kim!

Southern Hospitality


Such a sweet piece, and I bet it looks lovely in your home. You find the best things at thrift shops!

Cherry Hill Cottage

It looks good enough to eat! That little red rose looks like icing~ the container looks like a cake...yummy! Love it.

You always find such pretty things. Is this little container milk glass? I had a milk glass cream and sugar set years ago and now I am sorry I gave it away. While up north I went to a couple of thrift shops but all I found was junk except for a pretty glass jar which is now on a shelf in my kitchen.


Woops forgot to add my name to post above.


I'd say that is one great deal you got! More and more, I'm convinced I may need to convert over to cottage style living, lol!


I would like it better too. It seems everything in my house has a bit of distressing to it anyway.

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