The weather is absolutely gorgeous here today! It is lunch time and 73 degrees, with a clear, beautiful blue sky - Now this is MY kind of weather! It was 55 when I got up this morning, so hugged my coffee mug to warm up a little. "They" are saying we will have beautiful weather the whole week - bring it on !
I did some of those little "piddle" jobs this weekend. You know those little jobs to be done, and you can't tell that you have really done a lot after you finish. Some of you may remember I bought a $2 bag of old buttons at the flea market a over a week ago. I went thru and sorted the ones I could repurpose from the the rest. A handful of broken and plastic went in the trash and I ended up with these that are reusable.
These are glass buttons, except for the 2 hearts charms that are plastic .
This piece was in the grab bag of jewelry I bought that day also. Does anyone know what it represents? It is 2 and 7/8 inches in diameter, is marked Japan on the back, and was on a chain that was in really bad condition. I found one like it on ebay , on a ball chain with min. bid of $9.99. I was hoping the seller would tell the meaning of it, but they did not.
UPDATE - ETA: I just found this
It's marked Japan on the back and it's not an original.
Medal measures 2 7/8" x 2 7/8", chain is 24" long.
"In the history of military decorations, few are as simple or striking as the Prussian Iron Cross. The award was created in 1813, during the Napoleonic Wars.
In August of 1914, Germany was at war with France once again. On August 5, 1914, the Iron Cross was instituted. It's design was identical to the 1870 medal, with the date changed from 1870 to 1914. "
How did we ever survive without computers and google ? :-D
Another "piddle" job I did, was go thru and clean out some miniatures that I don't think I would use in the doll house I am "STILL" working on. Some of the contents of these 2 containers on top now occupy the large bottom container, and some in a box for my daughter to go thru to see what she wants. Love seeing empty containers like this - feel like I have accomplished something. :D
Betsy, who left a comment on my "Year in Review" post - "Your table always looks so nice, I'd be embarrassed to show mine", this next picture is for you. :-D
This is what my table looked like at 6:00 last night, still looks the same as I type this (without the glass of wine) , and has looked like this for a VERY long time now.
This is keeping it real ! :-D
I am linking up with Leigh @ "Thrifty Thursday" http://lbratina.blogspot.com/
Cindy @ "Show and Tell Friday" http://romantichome.blogspot.com, and since I love vintage bling, I am joining up with Laurie @ "Some of My Favorite Things Saturday" http://bargainhuntingwithlaurie.blogspot.com/
Be sure and visit Leigh, Cindy and Laurie to see what they and the other participants have to share this week.
Just another Dab of This and That !
Hope your weather is as nice in your part of the world as it is in mine today.