Sunday, June 12, 2011

Chicken Dance

Would you like to do the Chicken Dance? Yea, I know I am being corney tonight.

As some of you know, I am having a rough transition going back to work full time after over 9 years. The drive is over an hour drive each way, not fun. Rates right up there with getting up at 6 am every morning. I know I am a whiner. It is not that I am not thankful.. it is just a transition. I was enjoying my coffee on the screened in porch in the morning. I was loving seeing my grandchildren whenever I wanted to during the day. I don't know about you but I don't like having a "boss" that is the age of my oldest. Oh well enough whining. Oh yea there was a point to getting on this train, I am having a bit of problem trying to fit in time to do my treasure hunting. Finally Sunday I found time at 4:00 to make a dash to the thrift store. What a quick hunt! They actually had out a mega phone to announce how many minutes before the bathroom and the fitting room was locked. Speaking of, do you try on clothes from thrift stores? I don't. Maybe it is just around here, but there is definitely an aroma of a wet diapers or depends in our thrift stores.. so NO SIR not me. I did find a great pair of jeans from Cold Water Creek one time, but I just took my chances and took them home for a good sanitized wash before trying them on. Maybe I am just a germ a fob. Whew rambling tonight...
What I found today was a great pair of salt and pepper shakers. Chicken dance anyone.
Yep, I know they have plenty of flaws but I think they are THE cutest things.
He is so adorable.

Somebody loved these guys enough to patch them up several times before giving them up.

Did you see her pink cheeks? A darling.

Am I crazy to buy such a chipped item? I think they are so cute, I couldn't resist. Do you think I have just turned into a junk collector?
Here is another pair I found. I would guess they are both from the 50-60's what do you think?

Another silver try I found today also. It is by far the heaviest I have found. Remembrance by Rogers. Not perfect but it will hold towels in the bathroom. Oh, by the way be careful with that. I have one in our master bathroom that has formica counter tops in white and the bottom of the silver got wet and turned the counter tops green! It won't come off.
I want to tell you how much I enjoy having you guys stop by and visit. I look forward to seeing your creative blogs.. I have stopped buying my collection of magazines. Honestly that are not as good as looking at your blogs, and they are free!
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Barbara F. said...

I love the chicken salt and peppers. They are not well-worn, just were well-loved! The tray is beautiful, and I like the other s&p shakers with the berries. I feel for you, too, about going back to work full-time after being home for so long. I hope it eases up for you. xo,

Jane@Cottage at the Crossroads said...

My mother had a collection of salt and pepper shakers when I was growing up. I wish I had them now. I know what you mean about the magazines. I have always been a magazine junkie, but what I see on blogs is much better!

Designs By Pinky said...

AWWW, the chicken S and P are adorable!!! I WANT the strawberry ones!!!! I think you did GOOD! And, I don't thnk you are whining....I would be too if I had to go back to work! NOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! XO, Pinky

Alison @ The Polohouse said...

I would have bought these two cuties too.
They are their eyes!
I would whine too! That would be hard to go back after being home enjoying your time and grandkids!
Glad you were able to deal with it with a little retail therapy. Always works for me too!

⚜ ↁℯℬℬᴵℰ⚜ said...

Those are just the cutest things Beverly. SOrry to hear you had to go back to work..sounds like the commute is the hardest. You will get used to it in time I am sure. Going shopping after a hard week will help.

The Polka Dot Closet said...

blogs beat magazines any day. I would be whining too! I quit working 2 years ago and oh my, if I had to go back it would be a pretty big pity party. There comes a time you don't want any boss regardless of their age! Glad you got a chance to get out and yep I would by those chickens and dance!


Mimi said...

These chicks are so adorable. Their cute little faces just make you want to smile!
So sorry about going back to work and the long commute. It will get easier with time I hope.
Hang in there! Your newest follower!

abeachcottage said...

Very cute and chirpy :)

Sanghamitra Bhattacherjee(Mukherjee) said...

So adorable chiks! So bright:)
Have a great week!

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

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Lovely treasures.

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Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

Those little chickens look so happy they make me happy just looking at them! I can see why they needed to go home with you! Glad you had a bit of time to find them. blessings ~ tanna

Manuela@A Cultivated Nest said...

I would have bought the chicken ones for sure! Both are so cute!

Babs said...

Beverly, Cute chicks and pretty silver tray.Thanks for the tip on the silver tray on your countertop. I got such a giggle about your comments of not trying on clothes in GW. I'm only slightly germ-a-phobic. :) so I don't try any on either. I don't buy upholstered furniture in thrift stores for the same reason.Sorry you had to start back to work. That really cuts into the thrifting time, but at least pays the bills. Maybe you'll find a neat thrift store near your workplace.
Have a great weekend and hang in there,

sell my car said...

Aadorable and charming the pair of chickens. I really enjoyed their dances, their red cheeks are very beautiful.