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:

  1. 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...

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

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  3. 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

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

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  5. 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!

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  6. 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

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  7. 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!

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

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  9. 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

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  10. 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'.

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

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  12. Anonymous4:38 PM

    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

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  13. 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?

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  14. 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!

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

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