Replacements

2.10.2011



What a mess!! I haven't told y'all yet, but when I was up on my stairs taking down the Christmas
garland all of a sudden there was this horrible crashing noise that just seemed to go on and on.
As soon as I heard the noise I knew what it was.


It was as if it was happening in slow motion, but there was no way I could stop it.
That little vintage creamer on the floor remarkably stayed in one piece. Not a crack or chip on it.


That platter on the top shelf was the culprit. I had it standing up in the back with a piece of
sticky tacky stuff in front of it and it had been o.k. for months. I don't know what made it fall that night, but when it did it knocked my two vintage ironstone coffee pots out to the floor.


I haven't found any vintage pieces to replace them with, but I did find some new pitchers at 
Home Goods and they work just fine.


I love the shape of this little pitcher.


Oh, and see that sticky velcro thing there? That platter ain't going anywhere now!


This is the other one I picked up at Home Goods. I think I am just going to keep collecting
these. I love them.


I love the shape of this and how it looks like an old pitcher in a farm house kitchen.









This is another one that I already had that was also from Home Goods.
You just can't beat their prices on these. They were all under ten dollars.



I still am on the lookout for the vintage ironstone pots and pitchers.
I like vintage and new mixed together.


Still on the hunt. What are you on the hunt for?


Have a wonderful weekend.

KIM

Joining the following:
The Charm of Home for the Home Sweet Home party
A La Carte  for Junkin Finds party
Coastal Charm for Nifty Thrifty Tuesday


This is what we woke to this morning. This is pink from the sun rise. It melted as fast as it came.

55 comments:

  1. UGH bummer I hate when I break stuff! You have some beautiful pitchers. I love em they are gorg! Hey I have a giveaway going on at my blog come check it out and enter. noplacelikehomeally.blogspot.com

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  2. what a bummer, i love your dishes, they are beautiful.

    i'm having a give away i hope you check it out.

    http://typeadecorating.blogspot.com/2011/02/give-away.html

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  3. I bet you were just sick! I would have been. I've had that happen. Like a stack of dominoes. One goes and they all go. I wish we had a Home Goods! I got to go to one once in Dallas. I was in heaven!
    Brenda

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  4. I think that is the worst sound... dishes or glasses crashing. Glad you have handled it so well and are finding replacements.
    Karen
    Ladybug Creek

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  5. So pretty! They fit in beautifully with your collection, although I'm sure you must have been sick hearing those vintage pieces break!

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  6. Your new pieces look great. I hate to break something old though, I know how you feel!

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  7. Awwww, I'm so sorry you lost your vintage pieces.The replacements you found look really pretty.

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  8. That must have been a loud crash. I love how you replaced those though. Looks very nice.

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  9. don't you hate it when something u love breaks....my heart just sinks. have fun replacing them!

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  10. Oh, so sorry to read about your broken vintage pieces! I think your Home Goods pitchers are fabulous....wish we had a store close by.
    Have a great weekend.
    Jane

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  11. Man that is a sick feeling! Glad you snapped out of it and got right to shopping for new ones...Home Goods ROCKS! Love the white prettiness on that shelf, even if some of it is new!

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  12. ACK! What a bummer, but at least you are OK:) Great photo of the tree with snow. I like your new finds too Kim.

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  13. You know, I haven't found an vintage white ironstone in quite some time. I don't know where it's all hiding. You certainly found some great replacements though. I really miss having a Home Goods. They always have something great!

    Gorgeous photo of the snowy trees too :)

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  14. Hey Kim,
    Loving your new pitchers...I am eying some in the craft section at walmart...I think payday they need to come home with me since next month I will be getting a new china cabinet that will need filling :)

    Blessings Kelsie

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  15. While arranging my valentine corner cabinet, a pink and white plate came crashing down, so I know just how you feel! I took the broken pieces and put them in my "broken pieces" collection. Someday I hope to make a mosaic with all my broken pieces of china!

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  16. Oh man, how sad about the stuff breaking! It looks like you found some great new additions though. Home Goods is the best!

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  17. Oh I hate to hear things go crashing. Such a bummer for sure. Your new pitchers are wonderful Both are such lovely shapes. I love the vignette with all of your ironstone and the silver pots. So pretty. Hugs, Marty

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  18. Love your velcro idea... I have had the same thing happen.... nothing quite like that sound of dishes hitting the floor!

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  19. So sorry about your mishap! Velcro is a great idea! Beautiful photo of your sunrise! We were suppose to get to get some of that, but we ended up getting a little rain.

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  20. So sorry about your broken pieces. That is a sick feeling. I like your replacement pieces.Home Goods always has such pretty things.
    We had a dusting of snow this morning but it was gone and the sun out in no time.

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  21. It just makes you sick, doesn't it when something like that happens? I'm glad you found some replacements you like and at a reasonable price. Maybe you could GLUE them in place? Just a thought! Diana

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  22. Don't you hate when that happens?? But, the hutch still looks beautiful and your photography of the pink snow is just stunning. Have a great weekend :)

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  23. I love your white pitcher collection...so sorry to hear about the broken pieces. I have a huge collection of them too...some are very old & vintage and some are from Marshall's & TJ Max, which I think is the same as Home Goods.

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  24. I'm always worried about the little shards I missed when I clean up a glass mess.

    I am on the hunt for old watering cans.. I want to make a display of them with an old garden bench out at the garden shed, which will be next to the chicken coop we are building. I want it to look like it's been there a while -

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  25. Too bad about your "crash," but it looks like you found some great replacements. I can't wait to move where there are nice thrift stores, antique shops, & HOME GOODS! Ya'll are still having some cold weather, huh?
    CAS

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  26. Oh I hate the sound of breaking china! Love your replacements, they look great and you can continue to find vintage and add to your collection. Thanks for joining JFF this week. hugs, Linda

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  27. Oh gosh Kim, I'm so sorry that platter caused some of your things to break! I love the replacements you found though! I guess that's the silver lining to all of this. And we had a light dusting of snow too this morning, but yours is so much more lovely with the pink tint on it!

    Kat :)

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  28. You found some GREAT replacements! HomeGoods is awesome!

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  29. Kim, Sorry about your broken ironstone. I do love the new pieces though.
    xo,
    Sherry

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  30. Kim, so sorry about your pitchers. I love the ones you got at Home Goods-they are lovely! The last picture of your post was incredible!! Very beautiful!

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  31. Oh girl I hate when that kinda of thing happens..but at least you did what every red blooded women does you went shopping ha ha!! Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

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  32. Thank goodness that stuff didn't stick right! I so didn't want to be dealing with that ice or snow anymore! I am very sorry to hear about your ironstone pitchers breaking. That is very frustrating. But your replacements do look great! I like the simple lines of the one that is more angled. I think it has a vintage look too!

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  33. Your pink sunrise on snow is so pretty. So are your new pitchers. I think there must be something primal about their attraction. I look for ironstone pitchers constantly. Thanks for your fequent visits, Kim. I just don't know how you manage it all.

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  34. Oh, I so don't like to hear you lost two tea pots. So sorry. But, I have to say the little pitchers from Home Goods are really nice. They look great in your cabinet. Love that piece of transferware too, just gorgeous! Thank you so much for linking up. I am so happy you came by.
    Sherry

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  35. What a bummer Kim,but the hutch looks great with the new white pitchers. Gotta love HomeGoods!! Martina

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  36. I love your new pitchers, great farmhouse look...and the winter photo is gorgeous!

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  37. I am able to use push pins on the barn board cabinet because what's another hole. I used to use the velcro pieces in the other cabinet though. I have several pitchers from Home Goods. They always have wonderful white pitchers and I find them hard to resist...so I don't.

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  38. Oh no!! My worst nightmare here in earthquake land!! I earthquake hold everything! LOL! Glad you went right out there and found some good pieces to replace them. Home Goods is the best!! Hugs!

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  39. I sorry to hear about your ironstone pieces but I am thrilled to hear how much you like HomeGoods. We have one opening up here next month.
    Traci

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  40. So sorry Kim, I know how heartbreaking it is when an accident happens with loved treasures. Your replacements are lovely though.

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  41. Yikes! Sorry about your coffee pots, but I guess it's always nice to have thing we're looking for, right? Unless I start getting rid of some things (big time) I'm not on the hunt for anything, right now.
    Best,
    Susan

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  42. You know I love little creamers. Goodwill has a lot. Love the pink snow pic.

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  43. Oh, I hate it when things break! But, I love your replacements! Home Goods does have some great finds. I wish we were closer to one; though to be quite honest, I mostly only shopped there with Amanda and now that they are not in Dallas, I hardly ever even think of "going on the hunt". I'll enjoy your hunting. =)

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  44. Your replacements look great Kim! When I break things around here, I just add them to my mosaic supplies, but it would be hard to use the think ironstone in mosaics.
    Hugs,
    Penny

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  45. Our snow yesterday morning was fleeting as well. Just a pretty light powder that melted away much to fast. :-(

    DI

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  46. Wow-sorry. When something like that happens in my house, usually I see a cat nearby.
    I am on the lookout for a vintage cloche. Sure, I could by one at Wisteria, but would like vintage. I remember seeing them in antique stores but of course when you want something, they go into hiding. So the search is on. Nice sunrise.

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  47. I was on the hunt for a valentine teapot. Never saw a one. So, now, I want to find something St. Patricks day ish because I do not own one thing for it!! And well, there is always the little antique that I find here and there..you know how it is!! Have a great Valentine's Day!

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  48. Dang! I'm sorry they broke. I know the feeling. Your replacements look great though.
    That sunrise picture is amazing!
    Thank you for sending me the link for the junkin party!
    Michele

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  49. This is such a great shot. I didn't get out fast enough to shoot our snowy trees the other day! I'm so glad you like your things and thank you for stopping by our blog. We're on facebook now, too, so stop on by. Betsy

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  50. Love the new pitchers! You can have some of our snow if you'd like. It's not pink here in Boston, it's brown from all the sand and salt

    We're having a party if anyone wants to link up!

    http://breadandbutter143.blogspot.com/2011/02/look-what-we-found.html

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  51. This has happened to me too many times! It is heartbreaking!! If it doesn't happen on its own than it's my hubby breaking something! He's the bull in the china store.aka..Taurus!!!
    I love vintage ironstone and it cost a pretty penny around here but I love your replacements. Looks just as good!!

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  52. Oh!!! I have had the same thing happen to me! I've used a small round of duct tape at the bottom of a platter...great idea with the velcro! You pitchers are so pretty, isn't it nice to find them affordably priced!

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  53. Oh!!! I have had the same thing happen to me! I've used a small round of duct tape at the bottom of a platter...great idea with the velcro! You pitchers are so pretty, isn't it nice to find them affordably priced!

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  54. Omgosh Kim I think I would have cried right then and there. We have the two same pitchers from Homegoods. I used my at Christmas with cypress trees in them. I think they are totally useable for so many uses. Sorry about your horrible mis-hap.Kathysue

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