MAGPIE'S MUMBLINGS

A blog about my interests, which include crazy quilting and various and assorted other artsy pursuits and sometimes known to contain mumblings of a random nature.

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Thrifting finds

We had to do a run to Costco yesterday and it so happens that we have to (note the HAVE TO part of the equation!!) drive right by a Value Village thrift store.  While we were there two things jumped off the shelves and landed in my cart....


Isn't he just the cutest teapot ever?  I have absolutely NO need for another teapot (technically this little fellow wouldn't work well as a real teapot anyway....his little hat comes off and it's nigh onto impossible to stuff a teabag into the tiny little hole, much less get it out again once it's wet and has expanded).   No matter, he makes me laugh every time I look at him, so he had to come home with us.

Some of you know I have an ongoing quest to find interesting books about embroidery for my collection and this little beauty jumped into my cart too.  It's a wonderful reference book and also has a number of patterns inside, one or two of which I already plan to utilize on my latest hussif.  
Specs:  'The Cross Stitcher's Bible' by Jane Greenoff; published by David & Charles, c 2000,  ISBN  0-7153-0929-3

15 comments:

Dolores said...

Lucky finds there. One useful and one 'just because.'
You do know that Tuesdays is seniors day at VV and they consider seniors as 60+. No one asks for proof and I came home with just under $30.00 in fabric. Gotta keep sewing for those little people...

Boud said...

Teabag? Clutches pearls in horror. Oh the humanity..

Judys Fabrications said...

Oh Mary Anne, I LOVE your tea pot. I like frogs too, and I know it's a bit Kitsch, but I have frogs in the garden(ceramic ones). I might make a post about my frogs too if you don't mind.The frogs come with a story from when I was tutoring!!
Owls are my thing this week...owls bags to be precious.I also found a priceless video of a child doing a You Tube video of how to make an owl bag!!
Hope you're having a good week.
Judy

shirley said...

Love the Froghgie teapot It is very cute. You mu7st have a great collection of books.

Renee said...

I love frogs, so I think your teapot is adorable! I had to giggle at the previous comment about using a teabag, as my eldest son prefers loose leaf teas. Your book looks like a treasure!

Christine Barnsley said...

Hello Mary Anne! What a cute frog teapot.... I understand exactly why you had to have him! I love teapots and I have two frog ones.... a bride and groom... I don't use them they are just fun! Looks like you picked up a lovely book too! :) x

Kim said...

That frog teapot is whimsical, isn't he? And.....the cross stitch book....the perfect find for a cross stitcher extraordinaire such as you, Mary Anne!

Mary Ann said...

Two fabulous finds. I have a modest collection of teapots myself:)

Carol- Beads and Birds said...

Omgosh!! The frog pot is to die for. I collect frogs and never saw one I didn't want. Love him!! Looks like a great book too. Our thrift stores are a mess and really hard to find good stuff in them. You make me want to go Garage Saling this weekend!!
xx, Carol

Janie said...

Great finds, thrift stores are an adventure. That reminds me, I haven't stopped in at my local thrift store lately. Notice I said 'my'.

BumbleVee said...

Do you know I finally had to go look up the word...."hussif" .... I had no clue what it meant.... now I know.....

Anonymous said...

I love teapots, but we have about 3 or 4 and I probably couldn't sneak another into the house without it being noticed! I love the frog, but teabags? You'd be forever rinsing loose leaf out. I would have wanted to buy the frog had I seen it too! Nice book. Barbara xx

Dasha said...

That frog tea pot is a hoot. I have a collection of teapots, but nothing quite a whacky as that. How about trying loose leaf tea in it? Would that work?

Shirlee Fassell said...

Great "frog"pot! I googled it to see if it may be some rare type of pottery. There are pages of them but didn't spot yours!

karen said...

what can you do if something just jumps off a shelf into your cart? You're powerless!!