Thursday, March 24, 2011

Thrift Store finds ... and our dog is famous!

I was so happy to come across these Cath Kidston cannisters in a thrift store last year.


All of her designs are so cheerful, and I fell in love with the pink roses against the blue background on this Coffee & Tea set. Perfect for our little cottage kitchen!


Mr. J gets very excited when he sees me reach for the Coffee tin.


That's because it holds his treats rather than coffee!


Now take a good look at the sweet face on the Charlee Bear Dog Treat bag...


I think they borrowed sweet Mr. J for a photo shoot when I wasn't looking! Here he is doing his best impersonation of the dog on the bag!
Thankfully the snow we got overnight amounted to no more than a dusting. But with temperatures back down in the 30's for the next several days, we are wondering, "Will Spring ever arrive in New England?"
I'm linking up to Cindy's (My Romantic Home) Show & Tell Friday, so be sure to stop over and see what everyone is sharing this week!
Donna

24 comments:

Coloradolady said...

Hard to believe you found those while thrifting...what a stroke of luck!!

Love them....and yep, that pooch of yours looks just like the one on the bag!~!

Stacey@A Sort Of Fairytale said...

wow! i can't believe you found these in a thrift store...that is a really lucky and rare find, who would give these up?! but, lucky you for finding them. i love cath kidston and just received my order of new dishes from her!

Debbie @ ribbonwoodcottage.blogspot.com said...

Love it! What a great find! Cute little dog too...great place to keep sweet little snacks!
Blessings,
Debbie

Sunny Simple Life said...

Oh those were a great find. How cute is your dog making that face.

Dogwood said...

So cute.
I think Mr J is going to be really famous! Sure looks like him!

I love your canisters.
I see lots of copies in stores so it is nice to see the real old vintage ones that you found in a thrift shop.

Enjoy and have a nice evening.
Hugs, Dogwood

Susan said...

Those blue canisters are an awesome find!!

Old Centennial Farmhouse said...

Oh my gosh, how cute is that post? Yes, even the cannisters are cute, but the DOG? Oh, now, he is just the cat's meow!
xoxo
Joni

lvroftiques said...

Those canisters are adorable! And Mr Charlee Bear the dog sure is the spittin' image of your sweet Mr. J! Vanna

Cozy Home Scenes said...

Those are so pretty I wonder why anyone would give them to a thrift store. Yet their loss really was your gain. Those canisters are so cherry and cute. I'm not much of a cofee drinker either, so I'd be finding another use for them too. Your dog does look similiar to the one on the bag too!

Cozy Home Scenes said...

Those canisters are so cherry and adorable it's hard to think someone would give them to a thrift store. Their loss was certainly your gain!

Lori said...

Now that is one terrific find, you lucky girl! Lori

AshTreeCottage said...

I was completely drawn to those darling canisters, so I just had to visit you. Your dog is darling and I love your style, so I am your newest follower. I hope that you will stop by and visit me sometime too.

Love,
Susan and Bentley
xxoo

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

Do I ever love those cannisters! And your dog is so cute and he does look like the doggie on the bag!
We have snow too and I think it will be July before it's all gone!
Cindy

fitty's pinky rose cottage said...

such a lucky dog to have pretty canisters! and in deed the canisters are gorgeous.. my fave too! thanks for sharing and have a great day!

Vintage Gal said...

Those cannisters are absolutely adorable ~ your furbaby is cute and it does look like him on the bag ;-)

Curtains In My Tree said...

Oh I love those cannisters, I had never seen the Cath Kidston with the words Coffee and Tea on them

I also love your little dog I have a pug
I found you on the linky at My Romantic Home

Janice

Lacy said...

Cute dog! Cute cannisters! What a find!

Abramyan Avenue said...

Mr. J is too too cute!! I love your cannisters! I love when you find something so cute and can use it for practical everyday things. That's always a bonus!! Hope you have a wonderful weekend!!
-April

The Star Gal said...

Just discovered your blog. Gotta love a woman who loves dogs this much!
I have 3 myself. 2 were rescues. Forrest Gump (half beagle-half bassett hound) who is now 15 yrs. old. Suertuda (or Tuda) who I rescued while on a vacation in Mexico. (part Greyhoud, part lab, who knows what else).
Then there is Miss Lucy...my little black & tan dauschund.
I like your idea of posting links to shelter dogs. Keep up the good work.

Gloria

Tammy@Beatrice Banks said...

The canisters are so pretty! And your dog is adorable!
I'm your newest follower.
Have a great weekend!
Tammy

Susan said...

Hi Donna...Love your cannisters...very pretty. Your dog is almost as adorable as your cat! Isn't it ffffffrrrrrreeeeeezing out? I can't stand much more of this. Susan

Sweet Bee Cottage said...

How sweet are those! What a lucky find! Remind me not to sneak into your cookie jars though. LOL

Simply Debbie said...

I THINK YOU SHOULD SEND THE PICTURE YOU POSTED OF YOUR DOG AND THE CHARLEE BEAR TREAT BAG AND TELL THEM, YOU HAVE NOT RECEIVED YOUR CHECK YET...WINK..WINK
MAYBE THEY WILL SEND YOU SOME FREE TREATS OR LAUNCH A CAMPAIGN FOR A LOOK-A-LIKE...YOUR SWEET BOY WOULD WIN.
I COULD DESIGN A WHOLE COTTAGE KITCHEN JUST FROM YOUR GORGEOUS CATH KIDSON TINS...I LOVE THOSE COLORS
HAVE A SUGAR SWEET DAY
Simply Debbie

Bohemian said...

Oh you lucky Girl you!!! I did however come across a Cath Kidston Book in a Thrift... I LOVE her creations but its difficult to find them here in America.

Dawn... The Bohemian