Thursday, December 22, 2011

Kitties and tea kettles


Maine Coon kitties love cold weather, they were born to it.  However, it does seem to make them (and me) lethargic. 


She normally sits up and looks out the window.  She's often looking out when one of us is gone from the house.  But these days she is laying down and looking out.


She tells me it is easier that way to keep track of her domain.  I say she has a bad case of winter lethargic...

I stopped by Goodwill while I was running errands yesterday and found a few goodies.  Including... something wonderful.  Just when I was losing faith in the ability to find anything outstanding at Goodwill (good stuff but not outstanding), I came across this...


A Le Cruset' tea kettle very much like the one I uh... burnt up a long time ago.  The reason why every tea kettle since then has had a whistle.  It looks like it has only been used a few times.  I love it!

My husband doesn't have the memory he used to but when he saw the tea kettle, he said it looks just like the one I melted.  I guess destroying such an expensive tea kettle sticks in his brain.  This one cost me just a few dollars.

Someday I hope to replace my ancient Le Cruset' dutch oven (one can only wish they'd find one of THOSE while thrifting).

21 comments:

The Working Home Keeper said...

What a great find! I've seen those Le Creuset kettles at TJ Maxx and Home Goods.

Mary Ellen
The Working Home Keeper

Anonymous said...

Lovely find!! I too enjoy those finds on the rare ocassions I get to thrift shop and actually find something great!!
Elizabeth in NC

freetobeme - Anita said...

I love kitties and I love tea kettles!

Vee said...

Oh sweet find! Sweet Christmasy find! A God wink for sure.

Poor little Victoria. She's needing longer days. Good thing that they'll be showing up soon.

Anonymous said...

OOOHH, lucky you! I burned up a yellow one. :>( My daughter eventually changed colors in her kitchen, and she gave me her red one. Love it! Pam

Fixing My Thoughts said...

Brenda, Merry Christmas to you, yours, and sweet Victoria from me and my five kitties! Bess

Anonymous said...

Thank you for sharing your beautiful holiday home. I so enjoy looking at your lovely decorations. I hope you have a very blessed and peaceful Christmas. All the best to you in 2012.

Hannah

Angela said...

I LOVE that teakettle! That is a terrific find (maybe even a providential Christmas present for you!).

Mrs.Rabe said...

Our part Maine Coon loves the cold weather too! I also have to say that I love your couch! No wonder you like to snuggle in and read there.

Great find and the perfect color! Merry Christmas to YOU! :)

Blessings,
Deanna

Anonymous said...

Great find!
Our cat likes to keep an eye on the yard too. A cat's got to keep those squirrels in line! :)

Nellie said...

Oh, how fortunate you were to find that teakettle! I'm only slightly envious.:)

Debbie in KY said...

Great find - and it's RED! Love it!

Merry Christmas to you and yours this season. Please know how much you mean to me and all of your readers!!

Anonymous said...

awesome :)
joanna

Tracy said...

Nice tea kettle! I love finding good quality items way below retail value. Merry Christmas to you & your family, Brenda!

Packrat said...

Merry Christmas to you and your family. The tea kettle was a great find.

Heather L. said...

How very exciting!! And such a wonderful color!!! Well, my good friend found a Le Creuset dutch oven while I was thrifting with her this summer at Goodwill pay by the pound. But I haven't found one myself yet. :(

jAne said...

that's a terrific thrifty find, brenda. i'm glad you've been blessed. :o)

*love* your couch. the style and color are beautiful. and your kitty looks so comfy on the couch back. give him/her a lovie for me..i miss my tiger boy so much.

Morning's Minion said...

Wonderful find--and I am partial to red kettles.
My daughter and I haunt the local Goodwill--first time we've lived near one. Sometimes there is just so-so stuff--nothing that needs to come home with us.
Then we discover something that seems to be just waiting for one of us--whether a nice item of clothing or something in the housewares.
Several months ago I brought home a single curtain panel in lime green and white checked homespun--as a collector of fabric I knew I'd find a use. Last evening I turned it into an apron and a table runner for my daughter--whose favorite color is lime green.

Anonymous said...

We have found several cast iron name brand dutch ovens at thrift stores and sure do use them! Don't give up your's is out there some where. :) Give Victoria a cuddle for me. Sarah

Linda said...

Hi Brenda,

I looove your Maine coon kittie. She is a beauty! I hope you'll visit me and have a look at the photos of our Monza in the sidebar- don't you think he looks very much like your Miss Kitty?!

Wishing you a glad and healthy New Year,
Linda at Beautiful Ideas

tea kettle said...

The kitties and the tea kettles are so lovely.