Thursday, May 22, 2008

Thrift Store Chintz!

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I found this Royal Winton Chintz teapot at the thrift store for $5.99. When I got up to the cash register I found out it was on sale and I only paid $4.10! It's not a pattern or color I would usually be interested in but I knew it was worth a lot more so when I came home I looked on eBay. There was one up for bid and a few days later I checked back and it sold for $67.00. The shape on that was was a little rounder and didn't have the little flared bottom like mine but it was the same pattern. Mine is also chipped on the spout but I don't plan on selling it anyway.
It joined my other chintz in my little wall cabinet my dad made. See...not all my furniture is painted white! My mom thinks I should paint this. I have no problem painting antique pieces of furniture but it's a whole different story when it's something my dad made for me! He sold some of these painted white but way back in the early 90s when he made this for me I requested this color. What do you think? Should I paint it?


Yeah for DAVID COOK! LOVE HIM!

73 comments:

shabbyinminnesota said...

Your blog just gets better and better. I would leave this piece as it is. I think it's more interesting to have different colored pieces to look at. What a beautiful cabinet...Where is this cabinet located in your house? The pieces you have in it are really pretty. I so look forward to your future blogs.

Thirkellgirl said...

No, I wouldn't paint it. Love your collection of chintz!

Fran said...

I don't think you should paint it. It makes a nice contrast against the chintz pieces and is special just the way it is!

Beverly said...

I wouldn't paint it because I would want it just the way he made it.

I adore chintz dishes. My coffee cup is a chintz pattern, and no one else better dare use it. ;-0

Anonymous said...

The queen of painted furniture is asking US if she should paint it???? Of course you should. I have never seen you mess up anything with paint. Go for it. We here in Tulsa are so happy today-David Cook has lived here the last several years. Yea David!

daisy cottage said...

Good Morning Cindy!
I love your teapot! What a great find... and it is right at home with your pretty collection.

Do whatever your heart tells you to do with that special piece from your father... it is gorgeous and I KNOW it is precious.

xo,
Kim

Anonymous said...

It's a beautiful piece and I don't think that you should paint it. It makes a nice contrast to all of your blue and white.

Debbie V.

Sharon said...

If I were you, I wouldn't paint it just because you don't sound like you are comfortable with painting it. Leave it the way it is for now and if you ever truly want to paint it--do it!

Nancy said...

Please don't paint it. My DH makes furniture and would cringe!!

Marilyn said...

I think your cabinet is beautiful, as is. As was mentioned earlier, it's a nice contrast against the white. I also think it nicely showcases your collection.

BittersweetPunkin said...

I wouldn't paint it..the existing color adds warmth...
Hugs,
Robin

Anonymous said...

Paint it!

linda t said...

NO! Don't paint it... leave it the way your Dad made it for you.
And I am so attracted to homes that have a mix of woods... more pleasing to the eye and they define each other better, rather than getting lost.
Hope that makes sense.

Claudia said...
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Claudia said...

I'm trying again - I had to delete my earlier comment because I had mispelled! I love the cabinet, as for painting it- you do such a wonderful job when you paint anything...but if you have a sentimental feeling because your Dad made it and you want to keep it that way, then that's okay,too!

I love the teapot - its charming.

As for David Cook - we were thrilled when he won!

Jen@The Cottage Nest said...

Well, I love it just the way it is. You are so lucky to have such a talented and generous dad!

Anonymous said...

I just love your blog ~ one of the few I check everyday :-) I don't think I'd paint it - it's just lovely the way it is and because your Dad made it I'd leave it that way. Thanks for sharing your home and all of your wonderful decorating ideas!

Debbie said...

What a pretty teapot! I agree that the cabinet should be left as is. All your painted pieces are so pretty, but I agree that the contrast of the wood will accentuate everything better. Have a great day!
Debbie from homewithhospitality@yahoo.com

Adrienne said...

What a great find! Your new teapot looks great in the cabinet your father made for you. You will know what to do about painting it. It is special the way it is because he made it for you - and it stands out from all of your white pieces. Like a place of honor! ~Adrienne~

ROSE VINE COTTAGE said...

I agree with all of those who say, don't paint it. I think a little contrast with the white warms up a room. It's not like a huge armoir in the room, it's just a little accent piece, and your Dad made it for you. Also it looks like it is a pretty color of wood anyways.
Let us know what you decide.
Kelly

Laura said...

I think this time Cindy I would leave it just the way your Dad made it.. it is absolutely beautiful!! I once had a gorgeous Chintz tall coffee pot, when I was selling on ebay I decided to sell it, yes I made a big profit, but now so sorry I sold it especially after seeing your lovely collection!

Laura

Corinne said...

I think it's just beautiful and the teapot looks great in it!

Sara said...

I think you should go ahead and paint it, if that's what you want. It will still be that special cabinet your dad made for you. Love love love your blog btw, I visit it almost every day!

Dee D said...

Should you paint your cupboard? I think not becos of it's history. A little piece of lace or doily hanging over the edge on each shelf will make it a little bit more "romantic home" style and give you some white. I think it is very pretty with its arched top!

ceekay said...

Here's my 2 cents worth....don't paint it....It is so beautiful just the way he made it for you!!

Jenni B said...

That's a good question! I do like the white look, but it's nice to have some variety as well. And especially since it's a sentimental piece...leave it as is. :)

Your blog looks like a lot of fun! Glad I found it!

Amy at Bunny Rose Cottage said...

I am in LOVE with David Cook! I have the biggest crush on him
:) I cant wait to buy his CD and see him in concert.

Sorry, I got mezmerized by David, lol! I would paint the cabinet for sure!

Hugs,
Amy

martha said...

I love your other painted furniture, but prefer the warmth of the woodgrain on this piece. It makes a nice contrast, a toucn of texture.

Diane said...

Hi Kim, It's a pretty cupboard either this way or white. Sometimes a little wood color just punctuates the white. Nice deal on the chintz.

Carousel222 said...

What a great find. I would leave the cabinet as it is. It looks very nice with your chintz collection.

tales from an O.C. cottage said...

Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh! That's the teapot you were talking about????
Holy Coalinga! That's CLYDE! Oh, does my cousin love that pattern! That is quite a find!!! Even with the chip! $4.10!!!! WOW!
Your cupboard would look great painted, but since your dad made it, it just seems like it's better the way it is. In the future, if you somehow, accidently, spill red nail polish or grape juice on it...
maybe then you can paint it! :)

M ^..^

Joanne Kennedy said...

You always get the best treasures when you go to the thrift stores! I love that tea pot.

If I were you I would not paint the cabinet. Not everything has to be painted white. It's such a pretty color as it is.

It's always nice to have something a little different.

I was also thrilled David Cooke won! Even though I thought last nights show was a bit dull.

Joanne

Betty Jo said...

Cindy your teapot is gorgeous and what a stunning price!! I so love the cabinet your father made for you and your chintz pieces are awesome there. I'm partial to white furniture, but like you, I'm not sure I would paint a piece my father made for me. I'm also very sentimental, and would feel I'm painting over places where his capable hands had worked to create something special just for me. Although I'm partial to white, I do have some wood/oak pieces that mix very well with the white. xoxo

Catherine Holman said...

We love David Cook too, especially since his hometown is about 45 minutes away. Can't wait until he comes home for a concert!
Catherine

Lisa said...

If it were me, I would leave the cabinet alone. It is a nice contrast to your other painted items and makes it even more special.
Loving the teapot for sure you lucky girl!

Kelli said...

Such a sweet teapot and I love the color of your cabinet....I would leave it. Yes, yay for David Cook! :0)
~Kelli

jill said...

I would white wash it! You would dilute the white paint down a bit and wipe it off, giving it a hint of white paint. The paint would then give a "antiquing" look around the applique. It would be really pretty with the chintz.

Glenda~Many Fond Memories said...

I would leave it be. It's always nice to have something a little different.
Although I've decided to redo my parent bedroom furniture and paint it white. That will be a big job.

And a great find in the teapot.

Ciao
Glenda

Andrea said...

Hi Cindy,

Don't you love when you find a
"diamond in the rough". I love
looking in thrift stores, what fun.

I like the cabinet the way it is.
Since your Dad made it for you.

I am learning a lot of good tips, from your blog. You are doing a great job!

Best Wishes, Andrea

Pink Icing on the Cake said...

Hi Cindy,
Cute little teapot, you've got the eye for great finds. I know what you mean, I have a piece from the 1940's and it is not painted and I am not going to paint it. I agree with Kim, just follow your heart, you'll make the right decision.

Hugs,
LeAnn:)

Cyndi said...

I'm with you Cindy..David rocks! I love the cabinet and think it would look great painted. Go for it.

Heather said...

I have been on a painting freenzy lately but there are things I still can not bring myself to paint. I don't think I would paint this cabinet- it is so beautiful just as it is! It looks so good holding all of your chintz- what a deal by the way! Wow!
I love how you displayed your shells and love your new dishes- they are so beautiful. I am "dish crazy" according to my husband. I see dishes I love, and know I don't need anymore, but I just can't help myself. They are just like little pieces of art. And what is the harm in having more art in your home?!?
-Heather :)

fitty's pinky rose cottage said...

Hi Cindy, I was about to ask you, are you gonna paint this cabinet white?

either white or wood colour, your chintz collection look great in the cabinet..

JoJo said...

Treasure the beautiful handmade gift from your Dad as it is. It is beautiful and even more special just knowing that it was custom made with loving hands.

Christy said...

Don't you just love the thrift store! What a great find. That little tea pot is so sweet.

The cabinet is a life treasure.

Colana said...

I'm a recent visitor to your blog. I LOVE it! I wouldn't paint your cabinet because it's beautiful with the natural look of wood...and especially since your Dad made it that way. What talent!

Anonymous said...

I would leave the cabinet just like it is, it has sentimental value to you. Just for thought,change the lace on shelf with a scalloped eade lace.

Anonymous said...

I wouldn't paint the cabinet. That's the perfect color of wood that goes with white-painted furniture.

~elaine~

Rosemary said...

Very cute teapot! Very good deal!!
I love David Cook too!
I was glad he won.
Rosemary

Joyce - Justified Journey said...

Cindy - I would not paint that beautiful piece. Your home is so beautiful, but as others have said, it's nice to have some contrast here and there. You have so many pretty things and a real knack for displaying everything so nicely. It is a pleasure to look at your blog every day.

Irma's Rose Cottage said...

I love your chintz teapot and the dishes from your previous post. I just love dishes in general.
The cabinet is lovely as is.

Irma :)

Jenni said...

I think that if you want to paint it, that you should. (Especially since your dad made others that he painted, I doubt he'd be offended.) I think maybe your colors have changed a little since the 90's when he made the cabinet for you, and it isn't a bad thing to paint it if you want. (I don't think so anyway, but then again, I paint all my furniture white, so I'm a little biased, I guess.)
I think it matters more how we treat the ones we love, the time we spend with them more important~ and if we have a good relationship with them, a little paint won't change that because they know your heart. Now I will step off my soap box, and sign off! :) Take care!

The Liberty Belle said...

Congratulations on such a nice find at the thrift store! A good find like that just makes my day.

Pleae don't paint the cabinet! It's beautiful just the way it is.

Stephanie said...

Hi Cindy! Beautiful chintz teapot!

Oh how I love the cabinet your dad made for you. My daddy made me so many things ~ I treasure them all ~ & I so know what you mean about not wanting to change them. I love the cabinet just the way it is, & I usually paint everything white, too!

Please stop by my Flea Market Friday if you get a chance!

Hugs,
Stephanie
Angelic Accents

Michele said...

I've been having the same debate with myself about a hopechest that my dad made for me. At the time he made it, I picked out the stain and hardware. I still love the hardware, but I've been tempted to paint the hopechest white.....just haven't been able to bring myself to do it since it was my dad that made it.

I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE David Cook!!!!!!! I'm THRILLED it was him that won!!! YAY!!!!!

Michele
luvkittysmeowmail@gmail.com

Sher's Creative Expressions said...

Don't paint it Cindy. Someday, way long time from now. . . you'll be glad you have something that your dad made you and you kept it exactly as he made it/gave it to you.

. . . and I think it looks marvelous. . . just. . . the. . . way it is!!

Blessings,

Sher

Alison Gibbs said...

Oh I think it would be wonderful white.
The chintz would look even better in white
Alison

Thrifty Miss Priss said...

What a piece of beauty! I think because your father made it lovingly for you, is the reason you are struggling with painting it. I feel the same way with pieces that my dad restored for me. I say wait for now.......

Anonymous said...

Love the teapot! The cabinet is pretty how it is now, but it would look good painted too. Tough call! Have a good weekend. :)

ruby said...

i like the chintz, i like the furniture the way it is now or if u paint it because u always make things look good in anyway.but i like Archie..=)
May u have a good weekend.

Shabby Addict said...

Wow your dad is so talented! That wall cabinet is darling! What a great thrift find, by the way... smart thinking knowing it would be worth a lot more than what you paid!

Charlotte said...

61 comments. Wow Wow Wow. You are a popular person.
I love the chintz designs. Paint the cabinet? I love white but I can see your dilema. I think I would wait about painting it. If you're not sure you probably shouldn't.
Aloha!
Charlotte

Debbie in FL said...

I think you should leave it just as your Dad made it for you! My Dad made a cradle for me that all three of my babies have slept in and I wouldn't dream of painting it.

So HAPPY for David Cook!

Joy said...

What a beautiful display cabinet and what pretty chintz too!
I saw the beautiful flowers in your garden too and they are amazing. Have a great weekend!

Rue said...

I love your new teapot :)

That cabinet is gorgeous and I think it would be beautiful either way. I love it as is :)

rue

Shanae said...

Love the teapot! I've recently discovered that I like chintz LOL, but sadly, don't own any yet. Your collection is beautiful!
I have the same painting dilemma with my dresser. My mom and grandpa made me a wonderful, HUGE oak dresser, and while I would love for it to be white, I think my mom would kill me LOL I'd leave your shelf unpainted.

Dianne Wood said...

I LOVE the warm tones of the cabinet your Dad made. I wouldn't TOUCH a thing. I love mixing wood tones.

And DAVID COOK....OH YES...!!!

We were woooo hoooing it and celebrating OUT LOUD...:)

I love him too...:)

As usual, all looks lovely, and OH those FLOWERS...I will NOT show you mine....!!!!

Happy Holiday, Have fun and be safe.

KateB said...

that teapot was a divine piece-whay can't my thrift shops carry stuff like that??? No paint is my opinion too!

lambie-pie said...

I wouldn't paint it, the wood is really pretty.

bj said...

NO NO NO...no to paint. I love the look of a little pine mixed in with the white. It grounds things. If you have NOTHING in a natural, all your white is going to look as if it wants to float to the ceiling. My humble opinion, of course

Donna Lynn said...

I vote for painted! I love white and since he painted stuff white and was way before his time with Shabby Chic...Go for it! He would not mind I am sure, sounds like he never had the "Man wood gene" thing!

XO,
DL

Cami said...

I vote no on painting. Your Dad is a craftsman! Love your chintz collection.

Chezza said...

My thoughts on painting things you love. If your father was around and you said "hey Dad I want to paint this thing" what would HE say? I have a bookshelf my grandpa made and he would have said "Go for it" but my grandmother gave me a drum table (that I would ADORE painted) and I resist doing it b/c she would be MORTIFIED. LOL