4/14/2009

It's "2nd Time Around Tuesday"!

Hello my friends and welcome to "2nd Time Around Tuesday"! I'm so glad that you have stopped in for a little visit today!

Do you enjoy shopping the thrift stores, yard/garage sales, and flea markets? Shopping a great "2nd time around" store just makes my heart race! Hehe!!! I'm not exactly sure what it is...is it the thrill of digging through old boxes, or is it the challenge of finding an old broken down...worn out treasure and creating it anew, or maybe it's just the "thrill of the hunt"? Whatever the motivation...it's always exciting to find a great treasure for a real bargain!!!

"2nd Time Around Tuesday" is hosted by Diane over at A Picture is Worth a 1,000 Words. Believe me, Diane knows how to shop for a deal, you should see the fabulous lamp that she has posted about today! Just click
HERE to get over to Diane's place...you'll also find a list of "2nd Time Around" participants that I'm sure you'll want to visit!!!


My Newest Thrift Store "Treasure Find"...

Easter Sunday I went shopping at the ARC Thrift Store. Actually, I couldn't believe that they were open and I felt a bit guilty shopping on Easter Sunday...I always feel bad for people that have to work the holidays! However, since they were already there at work, I thought that the least I could do was to help contribute to their salaries by buying an item or two (okay, so it was more like 6 items) Hehe!!!
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Creamy White (frenchy) Pitcher...
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Today I thought I would show you just one of my ARC store "treasure finds"! It's a beautiful, creamy white pitcher with the prettiest "frenchy" embossed designs. It stands about 11 inches tall and is a good sized pitcher! The only mark on the bottom are initials which lead me to believe that someone had handcrafted this pretty pitcher! I gave only $4.99 for this beauty...not too bad!
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I'm not exactly sure where this pitcher will find a place in my home. I've been collecting ironstone pitchers for some time now and thought it would make a lovely addition to my collection. I couldn't hardly pass it up for just $4.99! I think it would be beautiful filled with pretty hydrangeas...or a big bunch of flowers of any kind!


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I just love the pretty shaped rim of the pitcher and just look at its handle! (Note: please click on the photos to enlarge and see all of the pretty detailing)

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I left this photo a bit on the dark side...simply because the embossed design shows better!

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Well my friends, I'm so glad you came by for a visit! Thank you for letting me share my newest "treasure find" with you! Do you have any "2nd time around" treasures that you would like to share...if so, go over to Diane's and join up using Mr. Linky! I'd love to see them!!!

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Love ya'll,
Chari


25 comments:

artis1111 said...

The pitcher is beautiful!. I love thrift stores and I go once a week . Kathy

susan said...

Thanks for doing your part to boost the economy :) Your pitcher is lovely. The thrift stores are so out of the way for me, but I think I'm going to have to make the effort!

foxxy said...

Fabulous pitcher! Great find! oh so pretty!

prof en retraite said...

Hi Chari! I LOVE that pitcher! The embossed design is sooo pretty! What a deal! Hope you are having a good week...hugs...Debbie

The Stylish House said...

chari,
You super scored, wow! That picture was a great find, lucky you.
Cathy

shopannies said...

This pitcher is really pretty I had never heard of this wonderful meme but will join next week for sure. I am also following so I can see what all you have to offer so far I am really impresed. THanks for visiting my blog

xinex said...

That is such a precious pitcher, Chari. And you are right, it will look great with some hydrangeas or other flowers. And what a deal!....Christine

Rechelle ~Walnuthaven Cottage~ said...

Chari! I love this! I'm actually really getting into white ironstone and ceramics and china and such. This is just lovely and I know where I would put it if it were mine, lol!
Enjoy your newfound treasure and perhaps soon you'll post a shot of this lovely vessel filled with those flowers you were mentioning :0)
Enjoy your day!

jeanne said...

Hello Chari, I do love that gorgeous pitcher you found. It is a real 2nd time around bargain. A beautiful addition to your collection. Lucky you. I too love thrift shopping.

Hugs...Jeanne

marty39 said...

What a gorgeous pitcher. I love all the wonderful curves and detail on it. Such a great find. It would be beautiful with flowers, and is pretty all by itself. Just lovely. Hugs, Marty

Happy To Be said...

GM Dear friend..girl you scored BIG time with this pitcher..love all the details in it..Hope you have a great day...I just got Len off YAHOO!! day to myself...how sweet is that...Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Barb said...

Chari,
thank you for coming by to see my site. So glad you liked my nests and do hope you find some 'dead' flowers to try the easy ones. =0)
(I've also put a link to my other nest tutorial for larger nests)

I'm off to look at your blog now. At first glance i think i will love it!!!

Blessings,
Barbara Jean

salmagundi said...

Chari - That is a great pitcher - the shape reminds me of an old pitcher from a wash set - could it be old?? Old or newer, it is wonderful. To answer your question, Mike teaches high school chemistry & physics, and the students he took were high school age. He and the art teacher arrange these trips every 2 years to give the kids a learning experience of a lifetime. Two years ago, they went to Japan. Mike is very adventurous, and will try anything - loves to get on strange subways, read maps and go anywhere. I worry sometimes, but guess he is quite capable! The kids love it. Have a good week - anything fun planned??? Sally

Marsha's Mpressions said...

Chari, I love your header!

Blessings this Tuesday, Marsha

Kim @ Manning Family Tree said...

Chari,
Love, love, love the pitcher. I too collect white pitchers. Not always ironstone, but I love them the best. I just collect any white pitcher, the more ornate details, the better. So yours is a fabulous find.
Kim

Candy said...

What a lovely new to you treasure.
Enjoy, Candy

LADY JANE'S EMPORIUM said...

Oh man!!!!! $4.99...you are a treasure hunter! I love your blog...I'm doing some peeking at previous posts and love it!

Nancy @ La Chambre Rose said...

That is just precious! Great find!

Terrie's Lil' Piece of Serenity said...

Chari, I love that pitcher. I bet you can't wait to fill it with beautiful flowers. Hugs, Terrie

Joyce said...

I love the thrill of the hunt which is a concept my husband does not grasp when I go nutty when I find a bargain/deal. Pitcher is cute and will go any place in your lovely home. Enjoy your little treasure.
Joyce

Mama said...

Chari, I need to come shopping with you, that pitcher is the prettiest one I have seen and at 4.99 oh it's be still my heart gorgeous. hope you have a wonderful week, hugs, Kathy

Miss Laura Lu/RMS4291960 said...

Hey my sweet friend! Your ewer is beautiful! Can you tell I'm a crossworder! They always use "ewer" for a large water pitcher. Gosh, I can't believe you got it for 4.99! What a treasure! And I can see it filled with gorgeous, huge hydrangeas! The details are exquisite! God Bless you today! Lauralu :)

Melissa Miller said...

~WOW~ :)
Your new pitcher is GORGEOUS!!!!

HouseMama said...

Gorgeous! I'm new to the thrift store world - I've been 4 times and I'm feeling an addiction coming on. You have found wonderful treasures - I hope to find more of my own.

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