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Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Vintage Thingy Thursday--McCoy

Hey--I've been obsessed with the prom for the last week and a half and it's time to change the topic to (Drumroll, please)

VINTAGE THINGY THURSDAY:



Presenting the 'Real McCoy' (heehee)--a set of McCoy cannisters!







My mom picked these up at an auction for a song--she doesn't collect McCoy Pottery but the bids were low so she thought she'd get in on the action and won the bid!







She offered them to me. I'm not sure I even like them, aside from the name. They remind me too much of my 1980s house when I was first married--pink (or was it mauve?) and blue and hunter green and country--ick. Now I'm into red and blue and ummmm possibly I'm a little bit country (are you a little bit rock and roll?) But no dried flowers. Well, only if it's lavender because that's soothing. So ok--dried lavender--but no other dried flowers.....


Can you tell I'm very tired?--Last week's supermodeling stint, opening night for Annie (my husband was Rooster), prom decorating marathon, and the still ongoing never-ending End of Instruction tests that the higher powers of Congress have inflicted upon schools have worn me down! So I'm getting a little silly. When I'm not Grumpy!


Maybe I'll rant about the testing and the congress and the school funding later but.....


Today is Thursday--Celebrate Vintage Thingy Thursday by clicking on over to The Colorado Lady's blog and joining the fun! It'll take your mind off your troubles--I PROM-ise! (help, I can't stop!)

25 comments:

Andi said...

Ummm, even though I fear your grumpy wrath...today is Wednesday. Or is it rath? hmmmm I think it's wrath, but as usual I'm too lazy to look it up! I actually turned down those canisters! Glad you took them off of her hands!

Dawn said...

It's TIME for Vintage Thingy Thursday.Do you actually think I wait till Thursday to do them????? I'd never post!

....and the canisters are still at her house.

Jan Ely said...

Good for your mom on winning the bid! I know what you mean about the color. When I first set up my house after getting married, my colors where pink and mint green! Very "in" in 1986, now ??? Eeeewwwww!!!

Jeanne said...

Cool Canisters. Glad you got them and shared them with us.

Coloradolady said...

These are great! And McCoy...yes, the do remind me of the country decor I had plastered in my house during the 80's and the dried flowers, but even if you are not too keen on them now, hang on to them, in a few years they may be the rage again! I however, love them. They are simple in design and I am sure feel wonderful being McCoy.

Marjorie (Molly) Smith said...

Well, Dawn all I can say is your Mom done good. If you don't want them you can sell them on Ebay and probably get a good price, McCoy is very popular in this area of the Country. Thanks for sharing.
Molly

Sarah said...

It is so hard to pass up a bargain...even if we don't really like something!!

Marjorie (Molly) Smith said...

PS forgot to say when I built my home the colors were lime green, orange, brown and golden yeller...now that was some sicken colors, don't know why we though they were pretty. yuck.
Molly

Roslyn Atwood said...

They are the real McCoy, very country & I'm not country but after all you had to keep them because...... they are the real McCoy!

fitty's pinky rose cottage said...

that is vintage! and a keeper! happy VTT

Susan said...

You sound so much like me--those McCoys would have fit right in to my kitchen and I still have hunter green in my family room...oh, no. The canisters would look nice in a baby's room holding supplies...I'm just thinking.

foxxy said...

Your right it does remind me of the pastel eighties. Still a wonderful collectors item.

Elizabeth said...

I smiled when I read your ambivilance for the colors, because I was thinking the exact same thing! I love the shape of them, though!
I am hosting a bunch of giveaways this week. It ends Friday night. Hope you'll check it out.

ClassyChassy said...

McCoys seem to be very popular - cookie jars and other glass containers.

Miri said...

Great McCoy ware!

bj said...

If a McCoy collector sees them, bet they would LOVE to have these treasures. Thanks for sharing.

LV said...

Enjoyed your post and look forward to future ones.

CC said...

I like the cannisters..they're lovely. Happy VTT..have a great day.

Bea said...

These are great, Dawn. I've seen sets like these but didn't think they were complete because there were only three.

Looked through the prom pictures. Your daughter is lovely! Hope she had a good time.

BTW - I met my husband on the internet. *gasp*

Donna said...

very nice canisters...hope you get some rest soon....

mannequin said...

Oh my how you do go on girlfriend! I love it.
I love your set and you should too! :)

T Lee said...

Funny! Yep, not a fan of the muave, blue, hunter green era , either! But, it was nice that they were given to you...I guess??!! Thanks for sharing.

SueLovesCherries said...

I'm a red person, myself. Your daughters prom date is cute! Hope she keeps him! LOL!

farmlady said...

Keep them for a while. They may grow on you. If not, sell them on Ebay. Take a look at the McCoy sites. You've got some value there.

farmlady said...

Keep them for a while. They may grow on you. If not, sell them on Ebay. Take a look at the McCoy sites. You've got some value there.

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