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Saturday, November 15, 2014

The Only Way I'll Ever Get To France ~

...IS THRU A THRIFT STORE...


The above picture has nothing to do with FRANCE...
but it was a beautiful sky the day I went THRIFTING
and as I was walking into ♫ Goodwill ♪♪, I took this photo.

That cloud looks ALmost ghosty....
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This little adorable snow white, lidded and with handles SUGAR BOWL
got so excited when she saw ME, knowing that I not only COLLECT
little lidded, handled, white SUGAR BOWLS,  but LOVE them to the moon and back.
 

Look at all her fancy curls and q's....
She costs just barely over $1.


I couldn't understand a word she was saying to me..
she is from FRANCE, don't you see !


The  pretty little bottle  keeping her company
couldn't speak a word of English either as
HE is from France, too.  
He was purchased at a different part of FRANCE, you see...;>)
  a few weeks back
but they look so cute together. 
 

I wouldn't care if they married and had some  little
snow white, lidded, handled sugar bowls
and tall, straight little bottles.....
 


...especially if they all had curls and q's and hand painted flowers.....



I've since added my mama's art paint brushes to the little French bottle..
on a shelf with a photo of us and a basket with her vintage prayer books. 
♥♥♥
I hear a rustling in the living room...somewhere around the hutch that is home to a lot of my white ironstone...I've a feeling all the other little sugar bowls are wanting
equal time on this Sweet Nothings blog so....I'll line them up and let them strut their stuff so when they come on to  YOUR COMPUTER SCREEN , will you kindly give them .....a standing ovation and blow some kisses their way..??
Awww, I knew you would...that's why I love ya so much.
xoxo

46 comments:

  1. What a great score, BJ!! Very pretty. You need someone French to decipher what is written on the bottle!

    Can't wait to see your sugar bowl collection!

    Jane xx

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  2. You cutie!! I love your new sugar bowl. Blowing kisses!!

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  3. nice sugar bowl

    also nobody is ever excited to get anything from Quebec.

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  4. I LOVE them, TOO!!!! You simply HAD to give them a good home! I can totally understand that! What a cool idea to fill the bottle with
    your mother's paint brushes. I wonder where mine will end up one day.......

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  5. Check with your grandkids - I bet one of them has had some French in school. If not, you and I can take a little trip to France!! No---- well check the translator on your computer. Let us know what it says!!! Sally

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  6. They are beautiful. I love that you have your mother's paint brushes. I have my grandma's knitting needles.

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  7. A beautiful sugar bowl. I like that you put your mother's paint brushes in that cute bottle. Have a blessed evening. Madeline

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  8. You did score - only a $1 ! The bottle is the perfect place for your Mother's paint brushes.
    Hope you are enjoying the weekend.

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  9. Love that sugar bowl!! The bottle is cute too.

    Are you staying warm? :)
    xo
    Pat

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  10. You're still doing it! Finding the sweetest things! How are you bj? I am not getting around as I should..I know that! However..SO secure in your love! :) :) I love the little tales you weave about your finds. I shall return!!

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  11. No...really I WILL! I promise. Been a bit of an air head lately. I'm sorry.

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  12. I have to take a trip to France (goodwill) to see what treasures I can find. Will be the only way I ever get there as well. We can dream! Tell us what your little sugar bowl had to say if you can translate it.

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  13. That little sugar bowl was quite a find. And, it looks so pretty next to your white bottle.

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  14. Woo! You are so cute. Those little white French beauties speak our language, no matter what! Loved the blog post this cold, wintry morning.

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  15. Awww don't your tall white bottle and your little sugar bowl make a cute Frenchy pair, bj? I'm happy that you found and married them! This was such a cute post...almost as cute as you!

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  16. Bj, I love your sense of humor. You make me smile. I love the French things. your mom's brush look right at home in the little flowered container. Blessings, xoxo,Susie

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  17. Beautiful and oh so Frenchy! Now if those two should happen to have little baby sugar bowls with sweet curly handles I would be in line to adopt one for sure! You know how much I love my French finds also! BJ you write the cutest posts and always make me smile.
    hugs,
    Linda

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  18. BJ you certainly have a French adorable find that is flirty and pretty. Enjoy! The bottles pretty too! Tres chic, always enjoy your artful play and wonderful photography! Happy Sunday!
    xx,
    Vera

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  19. Geez- I hope you don't catch those two naughty pieces French Kissing~ lol You know how the French are.....
    They are both beauties, bj~ xo Diana

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  20. You got two great pieces for sure BJ! I love them both.

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  21. You got some great deals bj! I do love a sweet sugar bowl! Your white sugar bowls need to meet my white cream pitchers...

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  22. I will be certain to give a standing ovation. And, I love both of these pieces. They must really be happy at home with you.♥

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  23. Lil adventure with France eh? I like your story line. Those are lovely kitchen pieces you've got. And by the way, I like the blue sky too.

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  24. What a wonderful find bj, love both of these little French pieces. Love how you are displaying your Mom's paint brushes in the bottle.I would have scooped them up too.........

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  25. Oh, BJ, those are the sweetest frenchies. I have a Limoge sugar bowl that looks almost like yours. I love the way your mother's brushes look in the setting, almost like they could pop out and leave you a little french bistro canvas for morning. I would certainly give that a standing ovation..Happy Sunday..Judy

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  26. What I wouldn't give to shadow you on a day of thrifting, BJ!
    Practicing my air-kisses over here :)

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  27. If I spotted those in a thrift store at the same time as you, I think we would have had an arm wrestling match going on. Great scores!

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  28. What darling French porcelains! Especially love the sugar bowl!

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  29. Keep "finding" . . . I like your treasure hunts . . .

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  30. oh bj ... just love your story ... your little white sugar and skinny bottle. Your Mom's artist brushes look really nice in the bottle. I guess this is one way to make people believe you have been to France. We can dream, can't we.
    Blessings,
    Audrey Z. @ Timeless Treasures

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  31. Great find! It is so pretty, beautiful curves:):)

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  32. Hi BJ,

    Those are cute items to add to your collection. I'm sure they're happy to have become adopted! Thanks for playing today.

    Happy Blue Monday!

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  33. Hello bj. Thank you so much for the nice comment and for following my blog. I am now following your blog. 'Love the white sugar bowls, and that French connection. Thrifting is something that I also enjoy, and often post a great find on Thursdays for Thrifty Thursday :)

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  34. Beautiful treasures...or should I say magnifique!!?

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  35. I kind of doubt I ever get to France, either. I dreamed I was going to Australia, though. I got up and about started packing before I realized it was only a dream. LOL Oh, well..... there is work to be done HERE.

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  36. Well I'll be giving a standing ovation for certain! They are darling together and the brushes look so pretty there. I love having certain items to be on the lookout for when thrifting.
    Ann

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  37. Cute post, bj...I'll never to get to France either...sounds like a fun trip but if I am going to Europe, I want to go to Ireland :) Your Goodwill finds are really cute and I love your mosaics! Have a great Monday :)

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  38. A delightful pair from France and don't worry, you'll pick up a few French words to tell them how much you like them. Merci for starters. :-)
    So...how about a mosaic with all your white sugar bowls to share?
    Thanks for linking to Mosaic Monday BJ.

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  39. Oh my what a sweetheart of a sugar bowl and tall straight bottle! You spin a wonderful tale of love and romance far far away! You are precious.

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  40. I love to thrift with my sisters. Great finds! I have been to France numerous times...and am headed there again in April....I enjoy flea markets there too...you would also!

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  41. What a great little bargain, the sugar bowl would have come home with me too, if I had seen it. Thrifting is so much fun :>)

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  42. This post is so cute and playful, BJ. I really enjoyed reading it. You are such a clever lady.

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  43. What a special bottle in a special display....

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Thanks so much for visiting and commenting.
xo bj