Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Loven McCoy/USA Pottery @ Goodwill

Sometimes I go to Goodwill and find so much that I can’t buy it all and then there are those days when I come out of there empty handed. On only a couple days has this happened to me, coming out with something that I was hoping to find, well, this past Wednesday was one of those days where I found exactly what I was looking/hoping to find!!! I’ve always loved McCoy/USA pottery, it always reminds me of my mom and our back patio…
This isn’t a McCoy but the bottom is marked USA 455.

kitchen 2013 and McCoy 001
So I’ve decided to start collecting it, I’m missing those days of the hunt and I’ve decided to get back into it. I’m missing the flea markets and yardsales so I’m really looking forward to some Sundays for the flea markets and the weekends for yardsales! The route 40 two day yardsale will be soon can’t wait for that one too!
My blog will be getting a change here and maybe having a name change in the up coming weeks, I have to figure out some things yet…that’s why I took a blog break so that I could sit back and figure out what I wanted to do with my blog. I have some ideas so hopefully it will all work out and it might not happen until fall because it is finally spring here, yeah! and I so want to enjoy the warmer weather and the upcoming summer. I just wanted to let you know because I love having you come here to visit and read my ramblings.
I’ll keep you posted, pinky promise!
kitchen 2013 and McCoy 003
I haven’t really thought of what I’ll buy as far as shape and color of the pottery because I really do love the different colors of them, I read where one woman only collects the white… making the hunt for them harder to find. I know when I was in North Carolina in the antique shop they weren’t cheap, so I hope in my wanderings I’ll get some good prices on them. This one was $2.99 just sitting on the shelf waiting for me! It’s a pretty raspberry shade, cute and delicate!
I have found two blogs who have a love for McCoy Pottery, Mary @ and Liz @ great blogs, I know you will love them too, so check them out! Plus if you know other blogs with this collection please let me know okay? I’d love to stop by!
I’ve missed each and everyone of you during my bloggy break, I never thought of quitting my blog but knew I was unhappy with it sooooo…I’ll be changing some things in the near future or maybe not till the end of summer!

I’ll be joining these great parties today!
Nifty Thrifty Tuesday @ Coastal Charm
Make it Pretty Monday @ The Dedicated House
Monday Funday @ Creatively Living
Tuesday’s Treasures @ My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia
Inspire Me Tuesday @ At a Stroll Thur Life
The Scoop @ The Farmhouse Porch
Budget Decorating Party @ Creative Cain Cabin
Tuesday’s at Our Home @ Our S t


Anne said...

What a beautiful piece! Good luck with your name change that is always a difficult decision.I am sure you will think of a great one!

Shannon @ A Cozy Place Called Home said...

I'm glad that you'll be back and anxious to see the changes you will be making. I don't know much about McCoy but my Mom has a few pieces of the pink pieces. I do know it is harder to find and expensive in the antiques stores when we see it. You got a GREAT deal on your piece.

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Very pretty glad your back:)

Ellie VanCaster said...

Welcome back and love the pottery-I had not heard of that type before.
Can't wait to see your changes.

Gail said...

What a pretty piece you found Rondell! Sometimes taking a little bloggy break is all you need to get re-inspired again.

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh I love your new find, what a great piece. Thanks tons for joining Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

Debby said...

Claudia ockingbird OCtcollects McCoy Pottery.

Donna Wilkes said...

First time here - came over from the Scoop. I love the pale greens and whites and pinks of either McCoy or the less expensive USA. Love your planter. Good luck deciding which path to take with your blog.

Susan said...

That is a gorgeous! Don't you just love finding things made in the USA!

Gina said...

I'm glad you're back, Rondell! That is such a pretty piece of pottery. I love the color!

Brandi said...

Welcome back, Rondell. I am so glad you were able to find pottery that reminded you of your mom. Good luck finding more pieces.

cynthia lee designs said...

Welcome back!! What a pretty piece you found! I love the hunt too...and can't wait for the flea markets to open up, plus all the yard sales. Can't wait to see the changes on your blog.

Art and Sand said...

Teaching and coaching seem to tire me out so I don't get to thrift shops or yard sales - weekend tournaments. Retirement in 7 weeks will mean I have time to actually start hunting. I think I will follow your lead and choose something to hunt for.

Helen's Decor said...

Hi Rondell, I'm loving the raspberry pot and your beautifully pained fireplace.

Great to see you again,

The Decorative Dreamer said...

A name change is a big step. I've done it and not sure I would recommend it but I can certainly understand if you feel you need too. Congrats on your retirement as well. Too bad you don't live near me so we could keep each other company thrifting. I guess we will just have to do so online. I love that you have found something to pursue. My eyes are focused on outdoors right now so that's my biggest quest for now, I guess. LOL! Looking forward to hearing what plans you have for your blog, sounds interesting. Take care!

Kim said...

Great find!! I love collecting too. It makes going to yard sales and flea markets that much more fun don't you think? I wish you well with your blog, however, I love it just the way it is - name and all.

Carol said...

That is very pretty, Rondell -- such a nice rich color!

Good luck on your decision-making!


Leslie Harris said...

Yay!! I'm so glad you're back. I can't believe I wasn't a follower before. Honestly I'm so absent minded, I just fixed that and now I can stay permanantly in touch. I'm curious about your blog break and would love hear how it helped. I'm still wanting to write about that subject when I get a moment. BTW, I do love your pottery piece here, I'm so glad you left with something cool. I love when that happens. :)
Leslie (Gwen Moss)

Meeha Meeha said...

Good luck with your collection, that is such a promising start!

Manuela@A Cultivated Nest said...

What a very nice piece! I know what you mean about Goodwill. I find the same happens to me - days where I could buy a cart load of stuff and days/weeks where I don't find not even one small thing!

NanaDiana said...

Good luck collecting, Rondell. Those are sweet pieces. I used to have a couple of those that were marked USA with a number, too. Like you, they remind me of my Mom. Anxious to see what changes you will make to your blog- xo Diana

Sherry @ Thrift My House said...

Very pretty pottery! I love shopping for pottery, dishes etc.. especially at Thrift stores! Flea markets are fun too! Sounds like you have a great plan, my kind of plan ;)

Kate Griffin said...

I am so excited to have some warm weather for yard sales. I know just what you mean about the hunt! Great find for $2.99. You can't beat finding something better than retail options for a fraction of the cost. Thanks for stopping by and for the sweet comment about our kitchen.
Good luck with changing things up- I know it is a daunting task to make changes.

Shelia said...

I love your little piece! Why can't I find things like this? Thanks for popping in to see Edra.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Sandy said...

Lovely piece.. had to stop by and say thank you for your visit to my blog and for the sweet comments..
Have a great day

Dawn said...

The best things can be found at GW. Perfect new treasure. Thanks for sharing at the Cabin:)

Kristin @ My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia said...

So very pretty!!!! WIshing you lots of luck with the change