Tuesday, February 24, 2009

A special thank-you to the IRS

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I would like to thank the IRS for depositing my tax refund into my bank account so quickly so I could splurge on this gorgeous Johnson Brothers cherub pitcher I found on eBay! I would have never spent $75 on this had I not been getting a big refund this year! To be honest, I have no idea if this was a good deal or not but I saw it and I had to have it and the timing could have not been any better!
I put a teacup next to it so you can see how HUGE it is! Perfect shabby chicness!
The roses in the pitcher were marked down to $5 a dozen at the grocery store, just like the ones I showed you yesterday!

99 comments:

Suesue said...

Hey Cindy! You did good girl. I would have bought that for myself it is so gorgeous. And I love those sweet little cherubs. Your pictures are stunning. I still get excited looking at pics of your home because it's just like thumbing through a Romantic magazine. Enjoy!
Sue

Sandra - TN said...

Gorgeous pitcher Cindy and what a great way to spend your IRS money. I splurged on a new toilet with mine and I much prefer the way you spent yours. I love the wonderful pictures you post, it sure makes my day delightful checking your blog out.

Sandra

Suzie said...

Those roses look sooo real!!!
The best thing that happened to me so far..in 2009 is that i found your blog. You inspired me to start my own blog & postings. I just enjoy your blog so much. Thank you, Cindy!!

Laura said...

Cindy.. I think it was a GREAT deal!! Just a perfect addition to your lovely home!!!!

Laura

Julie said...

That is really beautiful Cindy!

Jackie said...

IT'S BEAUTIFUL!!! I LOVE THE PIC ON IT....SO HAPPY THAT YOU WERE ABLE TO TREAT YOURSELF!!
HUGS, JACKIE

September said...

Wow, is that pretty! I love pitchers and I love roses. . . I'm going out of town for a few days so we have no fresh flowers right now... sigh. I'm almost thinking about starting to bring some to work every week so my office looks more cheery. :D Everyone here keeps their offices so impersonal!

Cindy ~ My Romantic Home said...

Suzie: The roses are real!

Joanne Kennedy said...

Good for you for doing a little splurge on yourself. You work hard for your money and deserve it. Isn't it funny how getting a refund is like getting free money when the truth is it was your hard earned dollars to begin with. Sort of a little savings account for yourself.

I think everyone should get at least one thing with they love with the refund check as it's a little reward for yourself.

Enjoy!
Joanne

Susan said...

It is beautiful! So why not splurge? You deserve it!
Hugs, Susan

sylvia said...

I have never seen one like that before!! just lovely with the roses!!

Jen Kershner said...

Wow Cindy! It's gorgeous for sure.

sharla*** said...

I needed the giggle, i got from reading the title, this morning. Thank you!

It is gorgeous! We all need treats once in awhile.

just a little bit shabby said...

Cindy,
Beautiful and worth it if you really love it! The IRS is helping me build my laundry/storage room. I love the roses, too.!
Sandyt

southernbelle said...

Romantic and beautiful !!!!
I can see why it was so appealing
....it's totally you. Love it and
the roses make it complete.
Sometimes we all need to splurge
on ourselves. It can be as simple as the little bird salt and pepper
shaker from Target or a more exquisite piece. We deserve it !!
Mimi

Anonymous said...

just beautiful...you are such a bargain shopper you deserve a splurge once in a while. and this wasn't even expensive at all.

Carousel222 said...

Gorgeous! I absolutely love it! Had I seen this on E-bay I might have had to bid on it. I think it's one of those special finds for you that makes it worth the price. Let me know if you ever, ever decide to get rid of it.

Marie said...

Now that is the way to spend a refund...you go girl!
-marie @ mariesmarche

Ginger said...

Wow, that is gorgeous, Cindy. And so are the roses, especially for the price you got them for.
Glad you got a refund from the IRS.
Ginger

Berlin Deluxxe said...

This is soooo pretty!
You deserve it♥
Please don't forget to stop by my blog and enter my GiVe-AwAy.

ginger at enchanting cottage said...

Just beautiful!! You never spend that much money on anything so good for you!!! I think it is worth every penny.
Ginger

debi @ life in my studio said...

Oh, what a beautiful find!!

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

How beautiful, Cindy! I LOVE cherubs!! Haven't ever seen a pitcher quite like this one!

Big TX Hugs,
Stephanie
Angelic Accents

Nora said...

So gorgeous!

Mary said...

Gorgeous! It looks like it may have been part of a washstand set... perhaps someone in Victorian times used it to wash their face and hands... :)
xoxo,
Mary

Susie Q said...

It is gorgeous Cindy!! Ohhow I wish we had a refund coming!! Yikes! We owed again this year...next year we should break even and that won't hurt as mcuh! So, no splurging for moi!!

I will live vicariously through you!

Love,
Sue

vintagewindow said...

What a beautiful pitcher. I would have snatched it up too. A perfect way to spend your tax refund.

Have a happy day

Kris

Carolyn said...

I love it!!! I also love the candle holders.
Carolyn

Terri and Bob said...

Gorgeous, my dear!! And no better way to spend the money that you already gave the IRS and let them hold it for you than that delicious vase!

Lori said...

The vase is beautiful. Bless the IRS.

Alison Gibbs said...

Cindy no wonder you just had to have it. It is beautiful.
Alison

Sue said...

The pitcher is just stunning, I would have bought it too! Lucky girl!
Sue

artis1111 said...

This is so perfect for you! Kathy

NZ Carla said...

Wow!! That photo should be on the cover of a magazine!!! Good spotting on E-bay Cindy, the pitcher is sooo beautiful. I adore cherubs and this piece is very special, I know you will treasure it, so well worth the money honey!!

NZCarla

Cottagecheap said...

Way to thank the IRS for giving you YOUR money back (sans interest) in a timely manner. LOL
I do however, love what you got with your tax check. If we get a refund this year (doubtful/self-employed) I will be getting fencing for the horses! :P

texasdaisey said...

What a great find. Don't miss my giveaway!
Debbie

Joanne said...

Oh, it's so pretty. Our entire refund check goes towards our son's college tuition. It really helps us! Joanne

Donna @ Party Wishes said...

That is just gorgeous! I don't believe I have ever seen one with cherubs on it. Congratulations!

Becky from Tennessee said...

Hi Cindy, the pitcher is beautiful!
It looks wonderful in your home.
I love your home.....it is so pretty and feminine. Visiting
your home is like "Romantic Homes"
magazine used to be. Visiting your
blog and Tina at Cherry Hill Cottage always puts a smile on my
face. Hope you are having a great
week!
Becky

Suzie said...

OOPS!!
They are real roses!! :D
What was i thinking?
I work in Down Town LA right by the whole sale district where I shop fabrics and other decoration stuffs during my lunch hour and last week, I went to a whole sale silk flower shop and bought some silk roses to make a lamp shade.(Like the one from The Bella Cottage)I bought my "silk roses" a dozen for $5. Have a good day, Cindy!! Suzie

Erin said...

What a beautiful pitcher. I love the color and the beautiful flowers that are in it. It looks like spring!

Sarah said...

Fabulous!!! It is beautiful! Enjoy your new find! :)

Cheryl said...

oooooooooohhhhhhhhhhh aaaaaahhhhhhhhhh pretty~

bj said...

That is a lovely pitcher and looks perfect in your home.
Out here in Texas, we thought people in CA were getting IOU's for their refunds. So glad to hear it's not so !! Beautiful buy...

Dixie said...

oh.. that reminds me... gotta start working on my taxes!

oh.. and beautiful pitcher... great choice!

Margaret Cloud said...

That was a good buy and so beautiful, I just love it, good old Uncle Sam.

Cass said...

Wow, gorgeous pitcher! I love the colors on it -- the blue is really unusual. Most of my big pitchers are plain white, but now I think I have seen the promised land -- color!

My IRS refund went to help pay what we owe the state of New Jersey!

Not nearly as much fun.

Thanks! Cass

Raised In Cotton~Carol said...

So pretty Cindy and looks beautiful on your table:) That good ole IRS:)

Hugs,
Carol

Stacey said...

So beautiful and perfect for your home.

Michelle, Queen of Everything said...

Ooh, you must have filed your taxes QUICK! We did ours early, too, so now I'll be checking my account balance daily!

I'm hoping now that CA passed it's budget, we won't be getting I.O.U.s and will get real money instead.

Beautiful vase!

(lol to Sandra in TN...no, a toilet is not a fun purchase!)

Elenka said...

IRS money always feels like a gift...even tho it's your own money! Great purchase.

marty39 said...

Oh Cindy, that pitcher is absolutely gorgeous. I don't blame you for having to have it. What a beautiful piece, and I just adore the colors. Great find. Hugs, Marty

Diane said...

YOU GO GIRL!
xoxo
Diane

Anne Marie said...

That was a good buy if you ask me!

NiceAndEasyAntiques said...

Loved the pitcher!

Perfect for your house.Enjoy it!
I'm sure you deserve it!

Clara

Tracy said...

That pitcher was just MADE to be in your home, it belongs there! Beautiful!

Linda said...

Happy IRS Day to you Cindy, you deserve it! Got to splurge on yourself now and then, gorgeous pitcher! Love to see your blog and all the things you do, keeps me intertained while home being sicky!
Linda

Jojo said...

It is gorgeous and think of what good you are doing by spending $$$ and helping put cash flow into the economy. All the way around thank yous are in order. Thank you IRS for making a purchase possible and a big thank you Cindy for getting out there and stimulating the economy!!! We all need to do more shopping!!!

Reese & Marie said...

What a special treat! It is absolutely gorgeous. I agree it is a great way to spend your IRS money.

Shelia said...

So beautiful Cindy! Woo Hoo on the money! I'm having a giveaway on my blog to celebrate my 200th post! Come by and enter!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia :0

Debbie from NJ said...

Cindy,

This is so beautiful!! Glad you got a nice refund and splurged!

Tomarie said...

The pitcher is beautiful! Laura

Liz said...

Yay for you! We are doing ours this weekend.
The pitcher is beautiful I have never seen anything like that. The roses are so pretty. I did a post on some very similar... I think you shared with me that they were Esperanza and only available through florists...

Any Hoo! A lovely vignette!
~Liz

Mary Ellen (megardengal) said...

Oh Cindy this is gorgeous!! I love it- Darn we haven't even started on our taxes yet!!

I am wondering if you would be able to help me- I love the fork chandy you had in your birdcage . I had an older friend who gave me alot of old silverplate and was wanting to try my hand at making one. Could you tell me are there 2 forks together? It looks more then 4 tines to me - I don't know if you would have time to give me some tips or help with this but if you do Oh how I would appreciate it! Thank you so much

Enjoy the beautiful pitcher!

blessings
mary

Mary said...

The roses are just gorgeous in your beautiful new pitcher. I love it and isn't it fun to treat yourself? You deserve it! Mary

Southern Lady's Vintage said...

It is GORGEOUS!

Maison Douce said...

Oh, my goodness, that is darling!!! Maybe the prettiest pitcher I have ever seen..!!! Worth the money...
Isabel

Koleen said...

I love your pitcher. It is beautiful!

Diane said...

Its' beautiful & oh so huge! ♥ Diane

Andrea said...

The pitcher is beautiful, it is perfect for your home.

Good for you, for treating yourself
to something you like!

Andrea

Kathy's Red Door Welcome said...

So pretty. I wish I was getting a tax return. L.O.L.

Linda/ "Mom..." said...

WOW!!! This is just BEAUUUUTIFUL!!!! Congrats~~~ You DESERVE IT!!!!! Best, Linda

Essemia said...

I can understand you wanted it. It's gorgeous.
Hope you have a nice day.
Love Elzie

LdyDy Loves Cake said...

Cindy...your Johnson brothers pitcher is just beautiful! Everyone should treat themselves once in a while! Huggy Hugs!

mishebe said...

So pretty! mishelle

Michelle Wood said...

Gotta love eBay, Cindy.

Just in case you need an idea for a blog entry, it's been awhile since you've baked for us. (hint)

...like you're not busy enough already.

Anonymous said...

It IS beautiful. Glad someone got a refund, we will be paying (as usual). Trying to tighten our belt around here, not sure what the economic situation will bring.

tina
tinam61@yahoo.com


(pretty roses too!)

Jen r. said...

That's lovely! Isn't the IRS great sometimes.... I am having a before and after party today! Stop over and join in!

Lee Laurie said...

Cindy,
That is a gorgeous pitcher! I love the little cherubs. I haven't even filed my taxes yet! I saw a beautiful clawfoot tub at Lowe's that I just love! I keep telling myself that I need it!

Come look at my last post about the old house for sale in my hometown. They have reduced the price to $145,000. Can you believe that? I bet it would be way more than that where you live. I plan on going to see it again soon and I will take pictures of the inside. Let me know what you think. I want to find out the history of it but I don't know how to go about it.
Hugs,
Lee Laurie

Sandra~Romantique Inspirations~ said...

Cindy, You did it again, this pitcher is a big wow factor. Loooove it!! Very romantic indeed.

Brenda@View From The Pines said...

The worth of an object we adore is in the lens of our eyes, not our pocketbook, isn't it? I love what you bought for yourself. We have to give ourselves gifts! One gift you give to me is your blog, Cindy.
Brenda

kate said...

you are so funny, the irs cks are great arent they??? and i love your vase and roses too beautiful
kate

kate said...

you are so funny, the irs cks are great arent they??? and i love your vase and roses too beautiful
kate

kate said...

you are so funny, the irs cks are great arent they??? and i love your vase and roses too beautiful
kate

Sandi@ My Yellow Door said...

Hi Cindy,
The pitcher is gorgeous! I love most of Johnson Bros. stuff and you got yourself a beauty! There is an award for you on my blog if you would like to drop by and pick it up...Have a wonderful day!

Blessings,
Sandi

Sher's Creative Expressions said...

Wow, I probably would have bought that too. I love it! But then, I'm so trying to cut back and save more. With this economy, I like extra $$$$ in the bank. So, I'm trying to stay off Overstock.com, Ebay and out of the brick and mortar stores (even the thrift ones). It's amazing how much extra $$$ I can put into the bank when I do that!! I'm shocking myself, and my husband!

Blessings,

Sher

ann said...

It is lovely.It looks like YOU...Ann

YSLGuy said...

I got mine pretty quick as well. Yay!!

Gorgeous pitcher!!

Tracie~MyPetiteMaison said...

Hi Cindy,
It's gorgeous! Just think of all the bouquets you can put in it for Spring too ;)
~Tracie

desiree said...

The pink in the roses goes perfectly with your new ebay treasure. Your table looks so wonderful!

Elizabeth G. said...

Beautiful!

Elizabeth

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Cindy,

I love your blog ~ so pretty and romantic.

Your new cherub jug and roses looks so beautiful and what a wonderful table, all set up.

Hugs
Carolyn

Michele said...

Oh, I LOVE the pitcher!!! It's so pretty, and I'm envious, LOL!! It looks beautiful in your lovely home, too.

I was wondering where you got the pretty candle holders that you keep on your table? I've always admired them while looking at your photos, and I"ve yet to find any that are a good price. What would you consider a good price for something like that?

Thanks for sharing your beautiful purchase! It is gorgeous!!

Thanks so much!!
Michele R.(CA)
luvkittysmeowmail@gmail.com
Butterfly Whispers

Annabelle said...

Cindy,
I think it was well worth it. I bought one a few years back and paid $95 cdn, but in the end its how much you love it that counts and of course the affordability. This is simply too lovely! Adore the color and angels and the tea cup lends itself well to it. Good buy.
Hugs, Annabelle

Suze said...

Absolutly beautiful. totally worth the $$. What a great ebay find. Lucky girl!
xoxo
Suze

Cindy@Cutepinkstuff said...

Beautiful pitcher! Gotta love the IRS. We spent our refund on a new transmission and on property taxes! Oh, I'd much rather buy pretty treasures!

DayleShockley said...

I stumbled upon your blog from somewhere. Beautiful pitcher. I must say I envy those who get tax refunds.

Trudi said...

Congrats on your HGTV appearance on Rate My Space. Too cool.

Nikki via The Scarlett Rose Garden said...

Holy cow, I am SO incredibly behind in my blog reading!
I've been catching up with you and this post stopped me in my tracks! OY, what a find! I'm frugal too, but this pitcher is definitely worth $75. Absolutely exquisite!! I love and collect cherubs as well and will forever be jealous of this beauty, lol!

Enjoyed your cherub post too, esp. the shot of the one reflected in the mirror.

The homes near your son were awesome, and gardens too.

Congrats on your new sofa, woohoo! That extra slip cover WAS a steal! It looks fab~

As always, tons of eye candy here. Thanks for posting and sharing.

I've GOT to get me a faux chocolate bunny....

Happy Spring!