Like A Magnet

10.29.2010

Last weekend when I was staying at my daughter's I had to go to the grocery store to pick up a few things for dinner. On the way to the store I had to pass by an antique mall.  Well, lo and behold if my car didn't turn right into that parking lot. Yep, it sure did. Next thing I knew I was in the store looking around. Shhhhh, don't tell my daughter about this. It is our little secret unless she reads this, ooops.
 I walked up and down each aisle pretty quickly so I could get back.



Then I spied it!



What is it?


I looked at it and pondered over it. I picked it up and pondered some more. Then I walked away from it.


Like a magnet it drew me back! Yep, it did.


I knew it would be perfect amongst my other thrifty dishes.


Yep, it is pretty darn happy in this spot and it was the perfect touch for fall and Thanksgiving don't ya think?


It made me add a few more fall touches here and there.


Just a few.


I thought it was so ugly that it was cute! Best part it was only $12!
So what do you think? Ugly or cute?


Linking to A La Carte for Linda's first Junkin Finds party. Yep, I think this fits the bill.
Also linking to Bargain Hunting with Laurie for Favorite things party.

Hope you have the best weekend. Hope you have great weather like we are having finally.

Y'all come back now,

KIM

55 comments:

  1. I.LOVE.IT!! I certainly see why it kept drawing you back! And, it does add the perfect fall touch!! Good find, Kim! $12! You just put me to shame the way you find all the GOOD things for GOOD prices and then make it looks so GOOD!!

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  2. cute :-) esp this time of the year

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  3. That is so lovely Kim. I'm sure you'll get years of use out of it. I'd probably hide my favorite candies in it so the grandkids wouldn't find them...lol...

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  4. It's cute! You really have an eye for the great finds.

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  5. It's you and it's appropriate for Thanksgiving.

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  6. I love it Kim! The blue in the head is such a great color, a wonderful addition-enjoy:@)

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  7. Kim thank you so much for joining in my first Junkin Finds. I think it is cute! Really it look great in the hutch with your other fall touches. Love the creamy whites and browns!

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  8. I think he's cute. And he goes with your other pheasants that you have (had) on your mantel.

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  9. Kim, too cute; just adds the colorful touch needed and yes it says fall! You got a treasure. I'm sure you are still loving on the new gran-girl!

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  10. Kim, what a great pheasant dish! Looks fabulous with your other dishes. Was it made in the UK?
    Happy Halloween!
    Best wishes
    Rose H

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  11. I love it Kim! It looks great in your hutch.

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  12. Definately cute!! I love it Kim. It looks great sitting there.
    Hugs,
    Penny

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  13. Rose, it says Mesa International handcrafted in Hungary and then it says Elkins New Hampshire. The bottom of it shows an edge of terra cotta. It looks like there is terra cotta or clay base under the ceramic exterior.

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  14. A little bit of ugly duckling with all your pretties. So great with everything else. You did good.

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  15. It really does add color and interest to your collection! Beautiful! ♥ I love when our vehicles know the way to go! ♥

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  16. Okay Kim, I must be really strange, because I think he's pretty! What a find! Your shelves look so pretty, and you're right, he's the perfect addition for Fall. Great find! Thank you for linking to Favorite Things.

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  17. Alovely color blue. You don't see a lot of pheasant items. They are a fall bird

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  18. Love the color it adds to your china cabinet. Your other fall decor is lovely also. Hugs, Marty

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  19. Great pop of color to your hutch. The small touches of Fall - and those wreaths in a hutch...I am loving it!

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  20. Okay, honesty sometimes tends to get me into hot water, but I think he's so ugly that he's cute! LOL I think it's his striped tail that is a little wonky lookin'!! All that matters is that YOU like him, Kim! The car automatically pulled into the lot, huh?

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  21. Hi Kim!
    I like it, especially nestled there among your other pretties.

    hugs
    Sissie

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  22. I think what would draw me to it like a magnet is that pointy tail. Like: Here I am, look at me. And I can't decide on its looks. It's either pretty darned fetching. Or it's so ugly it's cute. But either way, it still gets the cute label. I like it!
    Brenda

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  23. I think it's cute! But then I must warn you i've had a friend give me a set of desert plates last year and when she was handing them to me she said "I got these for Christmas from someone and I don't like them but I knew you'd love them cause they're ugly". So, then again, maybe i'm not the one you wanna ask if you're pheasant is cute.....but i still love it!

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  24. Adorable! And, you know, there is just something about it right up next to that green and surrounded by the white dishes...just lovely! Definitely festive for fall...perfect! Christie at Three Pixie Lane

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  25. Love the new addition Kim,it goes so well in your hutch! Have a great weekend, Martina

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  26. Glad you bought it, Kim, because it is really cute and it's perfect for Thanksgiving....Christine

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  27. Ugly...NO, I'm kidding!!! She's cute! Really, I think she looks adorable mixed in with your other items in your hutch. She is screaming fall to me.

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  28. You'd have kicked yourself if you hadn't bought it - it's perfect for this time of year.

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  29. Love your Pheasant Kim!! It gives that right pop of color amongst the white. Great great buy!

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  30. Great find, Kim. I think he is cute and looks great with your ironstone.
    xo, Sherry

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  31. Good evening Kim! He didn't get the one he wanted, it was really light blonde, and had such sharp
    70's edges, really crappy looking if you ask me, but he ended up finding one from the 80's(go figure)which either tied in it's hideousness or was worse. I won out in that case.

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  32. I love it! I think it's a fun piece mixed in with all of your white. It looks great, Kim.

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  33. Yep, I vote ~ Definitely Cute! Love the bright colors of the lid and the grass motif on the base. Great find, Kim! It looks terrific among the white ironstone. ~ sarah

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  34. I think he's somewhere in between ugly & cute! HAHA!

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  35. LOL I totally understand...how could you have passed by or passed this up..I love it! The color and cuteness are priceless! :D

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  36. I think it's great--love the vivid blue on its head. That's one lucky bird to find himself nesting in such special home.
    Susan

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  37. I think it's perfect. It was drawing you back, so it just had to be yours;-)

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  38. I like it Kim, I think it adds a nice pop of color in your hutch, I think it was a great fall find,Kathysue

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  39. Are you kidding...I love it, but of course I am such a sucker for pheasants...have 2 taxidermy specimens and put one on my Christmas tree last year. They are always a part of my Autumn and Christmas decor. Yours looks wonderful in its new home!

    ~jermaine

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  40. Oh my gosh, Kim...not ugly at all!!
    I could see him as part of a centerpiece for an autumn tablescape very easily. Great find!!
    Handsome addition to your hutch, along with all the other little touches. You have such a wonderful knack for arranging things.

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  41. Ha Kim
    its beautiful! love it!! i have a duck and he is olsow verry nice!
    happy weekend
    Yolanda

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  42. Yep -definetely a great addition to fall-love how different it is!

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  43. Yep -definetely a great addition to fall-love how different it is!

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  44. It's charming, Kim. Your thrifty dish collection is growing nicely!

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  45. I like it! I think it's not just cute, it's interesting too. I love the color, the stripes of the feathers and the grass painted on the bottom. Very unusual piece, and a great find! Your fall hutch looks wonderful!

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  46. Wow, Kim! I think it's gorgeous! I've never seen one like it! And for $12...how can you go wrong! Hope you are enjoying this nice, cool weather! Happy weekend!...hugs...Debbie

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  47. Kim...just the perfect touch of color in your gorgeous hutch! I love that nesting pheasant casserole and probably would have snatched it up too :)

    Blessings!
    Gail

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  48. Love it! I have always been attracted to pheasants, and that dish is the bomb! Love your ironstone too. Cars have a way of steering us in the right direction! blessings, carrell

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  49. Oh Kim I love it and it looks perfect in your hutch with the green as a backdrop! So glad you picked it up.
    Hope that baby is doing well and your daughter is adjusting to motherhood!
    xoxo,
    Kim

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  50. I think this little guy is so cute. I like things that are kind of beyond the norm. It looks great on its perch.
    Carol

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  51. I love him and would have bought him for my sister n law who has a thing for pheasants that she feeds wild in her yard..she has some really cute collections of pheasants but this one would be the coolest!

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  52. What a great find !! Love the touch of blue on his lil' head, too. He looks right at home in your hutch, which is decorated beautifully for the season. *Becca*

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  53. I LOVE it for Fall. When something calls your name you better get it. It;s great.

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  54. That is a GREAT find! I have a weakness for game birds, so I wouldn't have been able to resist. I think it's really cute.

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