Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Thrift Store Roosters

Howdy do everyone, or should I say,
"Cockadoodle Do, Everyone!"
I have had smashing lucky lately finding rooster/chicken goodies.
I wanted to share these finds with you earlier,
but my photo editing software went kaput on me.
I downloaded Picasa 3, free from Google and I am back in business...

I was really doing a happy dance when I spotted this goodie at the thrift store.
This Fitz and Floyd pitcher was only $3.
Fellow shoppers were admiring it in my cart!
I think I need to explain about my favorite thrift store,
it is VERY tiny and on an Air Force Base.
It certainly isn't anything like a BIG CITY thrift store.
So many of you make comments that you wish you had a thrift store like mine, well you probably do! You just really have to go consistently, some weeks you will find a cart full of treasures, and then weeks will go by without so much as a book to bring home!
For me the fun is the thought there just might me a treasure waiting for me.

Who would have thought that I would find a pair of rooster prints?
They were $5 for the pair.
At first I was going to paint the frames black.
I've changed my mind since they go so well with my kitchen cabinet color.
I am going to by those 3M adhesive hooks and hanging them under the cabinets.

This I bought as a set, with a pitcher and two mugs.
It was $7 at an antique mall.
When my mom comes over to visit,
we love to treat ourselves to a cup of freshly brewed raspberry gourmet coffee!

I know it isn't an old set,
but it sure goes well with my red transferware collection.

My latest treasure is this apple picture.
I LOVE this!
I had a very hard time deciding where to put it.
I think it looks so cute here in the mud/laundry room.
The little basket is what I grab when I head out to the garden or out to gather eggs.

and this is Maggie...
Maggie is a stray dog that as rumor has it, been kicked out of her house.
She had been hanging out at the ball diamonds for about 4 weeks before coming home one night with us.
I couldn't take those sad eyes any longer...she was getting thinner and thinner and covered head to toe with ticks and fleas.
I gave her a good bath, took her to a wonderful vet here. He charges very little for his services, so that people can help rescue these orphans.
She has lived with us for 3 weeks, has put on a little bit of weight, and currenly sleeps with Lindsey. She is a doll and a really sweetie!
That being said...
we are trying to find her a home because she needs a fenced in yard. She has trouble doing her business while attached to a leash, and if we take her off the leash...she takes off. On one 100 degree day, we had to run through 2 fields to try to catch her before she ran out on our main road, speed limit 55 miles per hour. We only live a few feet from the road
So say a little prayer for Miss Maggie that we can find her a good and safe home where she can run and a fenced in yard!
Thanks everyone for leaving a comment,
it is so wonderful to hear from you,
Thank you for choosing to follow me I have had great fun learning about you!


Stacey said...

Hi Jill! First I have to say that I'm so glad y'all rescued Maggie. Our old yellow lab was a stray who would run as fast as she could. We decided that had to be why she was stray...she's so sweet that no one would part with her on purpose. I'm just guessing you will keep her.

Your finds are amazing! You are so good!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Will you please pick me up the next time you go? heehee! I LOVE everything you found...especially the beautiful prints! WOW! What great finds!

Bonnie said...

God bless you for taking in Maggie. I'm praying for her new home with a wonderful family who will love her.

Wonderful finds!

Kim's Treasures said...

Maggie is so cute! Sure hope you find a good home for her soon!

Great thrifty finds! I have been feeling the itch to go thirfting again! Guess that means there's something there calling my name!

Have a good night!

Penny from Enjoying The Simple Things said...

Well, I can honestly tell you that I thrift in my area all of the time...weekly and have never come across a wonderful rooster like yours! I love it!

Maggie is adorable. I wish there was a way you could keep her....hope she finds a great home.

Anonymous said...

Hi Jill! Oh, I love your pretty rooster! Man, $3!! I'm so jealous! Love those little rooster prints too and the pitcher and mugs! You did well.
How sweet and kind of you to take in little angel doggy, Maggie! Bless it's little heart! I pray you'll find her the perfect home!
Come by and enter my giveaway! I've made a special little pillow!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Salmagundi said...

Good to see a new post from you!! Great rooster treasures that you found. I know that they must look wonderful in your house. Maggie has a wonderful face - hope you find a good home for her. Sally

Colleen said...

I LOVE your rooster treasures! My kitchen is decorated with lots of those feathered friends. What a sweetheart you are to have rescued sweet little Maggie. I hope you find a good home for her soon.

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

well..I am jealous of that rooster! You just don't find things like that in thrift stores very often. Ya gotta be quick! :) Good for you!

The Mama Monkey said...

OK Thrift Store Queen...will you look for some old sheet music for me? Nothing like AC/DC...just "normal" music? I want to use it to make cards...and of course I can't find any here. :) I will pay ya back, of course!

Nikki via The Scarlett Rose Garden said...

What clucky finds!! The apple print is cute too, esp. above the hooks/basket.

I hope lil' Maggie will find a fenced in home. So glad you cleaned and fattened her up!

Lisa~A Cottage To Me said...

I love your finds, what a great store you get to visit! I think it's wonderful you rescued Maggie. She looks adorable! I enjoy your blog and try to visit often. Great job!

*Ulrike* said...

I'm glad that you are helping Maggie along until she finds a good home. We adopted an old dog who is really sweet. I wish I could find red transfer ware like you do. Those are some pretty pieces that you have picked up, and love the rooster! But what can I say to that...I have chickens!

Shirley said...

I love Maggie! Thanks for helping her. I live in Ohio and have an English Pointer. I keep him on my property with the "Invisible Fence" It has worked with all my dogs. A great thing to have. I'd love to have chickens too but having a bird dog . . . I don't think it would be a very good idea!!! : ))

joyh82 said...

Aww..bless you for taking little Maggie in. She looks like a sweetheart. I love your thrift store roosters!

Nancy Rosalina said...

Jill, I love that Rooster!!! you found some great finds! Nancy

Deb said...

This is my first visit to your wonderful blog! Your rooster pitcher was a fabulous find but I think Miss Maggie was an even better find :-) what a sweet ♥ and how kind of you to take her in while she waits for her forever home.

Row. said...

Hi Jill,
I came over from Pennys blog the comforts of home, can u imagine my delight when the first entry I read was on the Victorian Chicken House-OH MY! makes me want to raise my own little chicks.
and What wonderful thrift store finds!
the prices are unbeatable!
I have been reading up on your previous posts, so sorry you lost your last blog I would of loved to have read and seen the photos. but I look forward to reading all your future blogs. Have a great day!

Melinda said...

Love your blog--I am new to the blog world but I am learning.
I was excited to see a Missouri girl. I too am from Missouri but live in Kansas with my husband.
Your cicken friends brought a smile to my face--I have a friend who flip-flops between collecting
chickens and not.
I'll be back! :)

Rue said...

Hi Jill :)

First, I want to tell you that I think it was wonderful of you to take Maggie in and that you're trying to find her a good home :)

I love all your finds and they're perfect for your home!

Now... about the chicken coop? You did NOT dissapoint!! I am absolutely in love with every inch of it!!! You are one lucky woman and you can tell all those that laugh at it to suck an egg ;)


Rhonda said...

Hi Jill,

I've been having a great time browsing your blog...your home is just beautiful!

Rhonda in CA

lisa said...

Hi- I have a couple of questions for you. Idon't suppose that Maggie has found a home yet, she, and are you at all close to Columbia or Lebanon?
Please email me at lisa @
Thanks, and thanks for keeping Miss maggie safe.

AMIT said...

It is really a nice time to read your lovely blog post.

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