Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Tag Sale Goodies and a Little Birdie!

A little birdie has made her new home at our Little Red House!  She is part of a giveaway I  won recently at the fabulous Kim's Daisy Cottage.  Isn't she adorable?  She is perching among the flowers for her screen shot, but she will make her permanent home in my kitchen, where I can enjoy her every day.  Kim also sent me a copy of the latest Romantic Country magazine, which includes her wonderful writing.  Thank you so much, Kim!  I love them both.  :)

I also wanted to show you a couple of tag sale goodies I got recently.  I never can resist a piece of red transferware, even if it is missing the top.  It is a part of the Johnson Bros. Old Britain Castles collection.  

The flower print just called out to me, which seems to be the way that all my collections begin.  I have quite a few of these prints now, so I need to look around and find a place to hang them all.  Maybe in our bedroom.

We are having some work done in the bedroom, hopefully at the end of the week.  I can't wait for it to be finished and I'll show it to you as soon as I can.  

Happy Tuesday!



  1. Mary

    Love the Johnson Bros set also...you did very well at the tag sale!


  2. Hi Mary!
    How sweet that you won Kims give-away! The cute little bird is perfect for you:>) I really love the print with the red and white striped zinnia, I love those flowers, and Johnson brothers dishes are among my favorites. I tagged you for a meme about five things you love. I always enjoy knowing more about you!

  3. Mary, you should open a store...then you could buy more fun things! I love that sweet bird.

  4. Morning Mary and congratulations on being the winner of the sweet little bird! Now I love red transferware too and the little bowl, even without a lid, is beautiful. I know you'll put little flowers in that. Take care and come to see me sometimes.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  5. Lots of pretties. Life is good.

  6. I love it all, as usual. Your home is so cozy and inviting!

    Stop by, if you have a chance...I'm hosting a "perfectly imperfect" week, and I'd love you to participate!!

    Have a great week, Mary!

  7. I swear I need to go tag sale shopping with you. I never find such goodies around here. I do get some wonderful things at Goodwill though.

    Thanks Mary for sharing you goodies with us.

    - Suzanne, the Farmer's Wife

  8. Hi Mary! You are so lucky to have received one of Kim's birds!

    You did very well with the tag sale.

    Come see me!

  9. Wonderful new treasures. Congratulations for winning Kim's give-away. The little bird is perfect for you. I know you will enjoy the magazine. I thought of you this last weekend at a garage sale. Lot's of red transferware for sale. Can't wait to see your room.

  10. what a cute little chick-a-dee. You found some great treasures. I love the flower print.
    I hope the work on your room is done to your liking. I can't wait to see pics.
    Enjoy your day!

  11. Happy Tuesday to you! What a lovely prize you won, he is precious!


  12. Love your finds and your lil birdie Mary!
    Have a wonderful day!

  13. ahhhhhhhhhh - he looks so sweet now that he has flown to YOU. ((hugs))
    I love all of your treasures Mary! Thank you for your sweet words too.

    Daisy Cottage

  14. Ohhhh, the bedroom work sounds very intriguing.

    Your little birdie is sweet and the red transferware piece is very nice, too. I am always drawn to dishes with scenes on them myself.

  15. Oooh, you were so lucky to have won one of Kim's birds and a copy of Romantic Country! Your little birdie is just beautiful! Can't wait to see photos of your bedroom... Donna

  16. Love your tag sale finds! And the bird is adorable!

  17. Love the transfer ware bowl, it is very pretty. and the picture is pretty too. I love the little birdie you won. It looks right at home in you garden. Have a great week.


  18. A friend of mine has that Johnson Bros. set. Over time, it really, really grew on me. THEN one day I was in an antique shop and I saw two red transferware C/S on a shelf. I realized they were the Old Britain Castles--AND they were at the bargain price of $3.50 a set. That was the day my collection began!

  19. I love your little bird. She's going to be a wonderful little pet! I don't know how you come up with all these awesome finds! I think it must take a keen eye to spot them in the midst of all the other "stuff."

    PS- I had fun making a "magazine cover." Go to justanotherhangup.blogspot.com

  20. Mary: Bunny Williams, who is a dog lover, as I am, says when you find a lidless tureen, turn it into a stylish doggie water bowl!


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