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October 25, 2007

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Jaybird

OHHHHH Yes, I want to invite you over.....I love cake, I would TRY to steal the cake carrier, I really, really want to meet you, and my house would love your talented touch!!!! How soon did you say you were coming?????? :^)

Anina

Come on over!

lisa

I am sure everyone would love for you come visit and bring a choc chip cake in your new cake carrier. So pretty! I love your style Kim!

Grace

I know the joy you must have had when you found that - because I have one that's identical, but pink instead of red - flowers and all are the same!! I won it on Ebay about 6 months ago and I have still not stopped smiling when I see it.

Shari

Gee Kim, that carrier looks like it's in fabulous condition. (The colors and flowers remind me a lot of the red tole tray you gave away in September for your one year anniversary.) Great find! And of course I'd be thrilled beyond words to have you come over...with or without cake! Anytime you want to take a little day trip, just let me know. I'm really easy to find. :)

Nan

Kim, you are definitely welcome at my home ANYTIME, whether you bring cake or not! I think I would ask you to bring Maggie! LOL
I do love your cake carrier - I have always wanted one!

Laurie

Oh, that is so cute! I want one, too! I have a red, white and black kitchen like you! Thanks for sharing your fun treasures~!

Rosie

That is a real find! The invitation is always open.....cake or no cake :-)

Susan Ramey Cleveland

The cake carrier is beautiful. Just right for Daisy Cottage. And guess what? I have a little chick pitcher just like that one.

Donna

Oh yes, come on over. Can't wait to see you!

Angela (Cottage Magpie)

Cake? Yes, please! I'm only several hundred (thousand) miles away... Cute! ~A :-)

Chris

Oh how cute and red too. A great find Kim. I have been looking for a nice one for years. I have a great pie carrier but I guess I'll just have to keep looking for the cake carrier. Lucky you.

Dena

Hi Kim,

You always find the cutest things! I get so inspired visiting Daisy Cottage :) That carrier is so very you.

Hugs,
Dena

Ellie

Oh, I'm swooning over that cake carrier! What a sweet find!

Katherine

Too cute! Bust out the cake ingredients and your apron, 'cause the baby is just begging to be put to use.

Carrie J

I almost fell off my chair when I saw the picture. I love it! Love the chicky too!

Sweet Cottage Dreams

How cute!!! What a great conversation piece this would be if you carried your goodies in it. Too cute! I have a green one with little daisies on it and love it! Cute little chick-a-dee! xo, Becky

Bethany

Please come to my house!!! I know you're a good baker! I used to have a little cow pitcher but I'm not sure where that went to. It was Craig's Grandmothers. I think he made it disappear! He grew up on a large Dairy Farm in Southcentral PA but really doesn't find it all that charming...he's in technology now!!
So, are you coming? :))

katie

oh, i love it kim! and yes, if you are ever in Maine, we like chocolate cake....with lots of frosting! LOL

Tammy

Yes! Please come over!!! I'll put the coffee on...

tina

I WANT THAT! Can you see my tonsils in the back of my throat? ; - )

Teresa

Love it. Coffee or tea?

beachy

That's the prettiest vintage cake carrier I've ever seen! Pretty tole design, too!=)

colleen_blake@comcast.net

LOVE the red cake holder! Perfect for you-

Barbara @ Southern Lady's Vintage

Come on over Kim... The back door is open!
Barbara

DebraK

That is so perfect for Daisy Cottage. I have a vintage cake carrier but it's not as cute as that one. Great find! Now what kind of cake will you bake?

Amanda (aka Cottage Contessa)

Lots of ooooo-ing & aahhhhhh-ing going on here! Can you hear me sqealing with delight? It's fabulous! I'm always trotting off to visit someone with cake in tow, and I'm always looking for a nicer prettier way to transport my goodies too. That's it, I'm officially jealous now sweetie. lol

Alison Gibbs

What a great cake carrier. What a cute little chickie!
Alison

Joni-MI

Hi! I LOVE your cake carrier! I'd welcome you to Michigan, and you would really love our crisp fall weather and a trip to the local orchard for fresh cider and a crispy sweet apple!

Also, you would be the cutest arriving at a dinner on the grounds at the church with that lovely container! I love potlucks, and if I were YOU, I would find one to go to! I know that cake would be a hit and all you would take home with you would be crumbs!

I have to ask again, Kim about where you get your little doggie coats for Maggie? I lost the info you had emailed me over the winter and, since here in Michigan it's freezing weather again, I need to get my little boy mini-dox in a coat made just to fit HIM!!

Thanks again for your LOVELY blog, which I try to catch up with almost every single day!

Joni

Kat

Very sweet and so cute too. I love the little chick creamer. Did you find it recently? If so, where? I LOVE it.

You have an open invitation to my home...anytime...with or without cake.

Hugs!
Kat

Miss Daisy would love to meet Maggie too.

melinda

Coming over for cake and taking back that cute chicken jug when your back is turned and I shall pop it into my handbag! Hee Hee.

Andi

You're welcome anytime...and I love chocolate cake!!!

Love the vintage carrier...I would say it's pretty much screaming your name. Very nice and the red color is perfect.

Zee

It's very pretty!!!!

C. Stower

What a cute cake taker! I had to go check out your cake recipe, I copied it off so I can make it sometime for my dear husbands "sweet tooth". I have tried many of your recipes and they have all turned out so well. Hugs, Cindy

melissa @ the inspired room

Come on over anytime! I would eat cake from dingy tupperware OR a vintage cake carrier, but the vintage one would be so much more charming!

Wanda

Oh, those are handy! And yours is so sweet! Glad you finally got one

Penny @ Lavender Hill Studio

Kim, that is just perfect! Come visit me, my favorite cake is dark moist chocolate, with rich chocolate frosting!
Penny

Elaine L.

I want it!

~elaine~

Elzie

It's just lovely. It's such a thrill when you find something you've longed for in years. I can understand you're happy. Hope you have a great weekend.
Love Elzie

mary

Oh, Kim, that's such a wonderful color and design! Perfect for Daisy Cottage. The little chick pitcher is adorable, too! You have a standing invitation to Little Red House -- don't forget the cake! :)
xoxo,
Mary

Rose

Love it Kim! Yep, I'll put the coffee on..and ugh - I like ANY kind of cake - HA!

Carrie@Oak Rise Cottage

Yes, you are welcome to join the get-together. That cake carrier is superb. Also, the ceramic chick made me burst into laughter. It is so sweet! [Ah, bring it too, the others will enjoy seeing such a bright little object]

Rhoda

Awww, Kim! That's the cutest cake holder & perfect for your kitchen. You pics are always SO colorful and charming. Just SO Daisy Cottage.

P.S. I would love to share my Mama with you! If only we could do that.

Big hugs,
Rhoda

Junie Moon

The cake carrier is gorgeous and ever so better than the Tupperware container that does indeed look pretty sad after awhile. I'm going off to find a pretty cake carrier like yours--thanks for sharing your pictures and the idea.

Devilish Southern Belle

That's so awesome! While out thrifting, I found a metal cake carrier, top only...I never picked it up because I don't have a bottom anywhere. Yours is pretty, though, this one was just plain stainless. Still had a very vintage-y look, though!

The Decorated House

Kim! That is the cutest thing. I've never seen one like it before. Are you trying to make me go back to "those thrift stores" and keep looking!? :)

I think, other than your own sis, I live the closest! I love chocolate please. What time?
Hugs, Donna

Betty @ She's Sew Pretty

Oh that's cute and it would look great in my kitchen. I'll trade you a cake for it! LOL

Cece Marie

Soo cute! I love it! I want one too!
I'm excited to try your yummy chocolate bundt cake recipe! Will any chocolate cake mix do the trick? Does anyone have any favorites? I usually just stick with Betty Crocker but only becaus I love the name Betty. ;) Cece

mom2fur

I've never seen a cake carrier like that one! You are right...it's so much cuter than Tupperware. And I love the little chickie, too!

Terri

So adorable. I'll invite you here in Missouri and yes, please bring a pumpkin cake for all of us to share!

Marcela

Hello Kim.
I´ve been surfing the net and I found your fabulous website. I love your blog and your house is so beautiful!!!.
I send you a big hug from Argentina.
Marcela

Chrissy

Yes, I'll invite you! You can come over ANYTIME and bring me a yummy cake in your pretty holder! Great find!

Kathy  :)

Nice piece for the cottage, I have never seen one like that before !!! Circa 60's I am guessing ???

You will be so proud of me......we have a Salvation Army store in the area I not only dropped off a few items....I went in and nosed around.......didn't find any MUST haves but I must say you crossed my mind as I shopped....next time I will channel you so I can walk away with a killer find.....LOL

Taje care,
Kathy :)

ps Chocolate cake for me please.....YUM

Tammy518

Kim, I love your vintage cake carrier! I'll put on a pot of coffee...come on over!

Hope you have a great weekend!

karen

Do I smell cake? The carrier is lovely. Come for a visit!
Karen

Robin~Thrifty Miss Priss

Too cute for words! It fits right in at Daisy Cottage!

Sue

That is just precious and how perfect are the colors!!??

The little chick/bird is adorable!! You lucky thing you!!

Please stop by my blog when you can. I am taking all of you to the NYC of 1956!! *grin*
It should be fun!

Have a sweet weekend!

Love,
Sue

sharon

That is adorable. I love it!!!! Lucky find. And sure I'll invite you over, bring the cake!!!

Tina

what a delightful find. and once again that lovely cherful color blend.
you can't help but to be cheerful carrying something in that cheery red color with sunny flowers all over it.
enjoy your new treasure.

Mrs. Jones

I just love it! I would be inspired to bake cakes, for sure.

mgm

I'm a sucker for those old carriers, whenever I see one I have to pick it up & have sold so many over the years...what they used back then just makes our tupperware look like garbage:)How you doin chica? xo

Tara

Perfect Kim! I will be looking for you on my front porch with a home made Daisy Cottage cake now!~xo

michelle

Darling caker carrier!! and such good condition too!! Great find
Hope you are having a great weekend
Michelle

Beverly

What a beautiful blog, I love it.

Dayami

OMG! how cute is that!!!

melinda

Hi there, just found your blog and I love it. Your house is adorable and I love your style in preloved treasures.

LaTeaDah

A cute little peeper! I just received a similar one from a friend. I'll have to post it on my blog soon so you can see. I think they might be siblings! LOL!

LaTeaDah

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