Wednesday, April 21, 2010

A Bargain and A Little Bling

I know many of you are familiar with Author, Michael Lee West and her great blog "Designs by Gollum". Well, I was in a used bookstore about a week ago, and look what I found - one of her books !! I think she wrote this one after "Crazy Ladies", which I have already read. I have not had a chance to start reading this one just yet.

And look at the price! It was definitely a "Thrifty Treasure".

What else have I been doing besides enjoying the beautiful weather these days? Enjoying this beautiful weather, the beautiful flowers and trying to avoid anything called "work". I was going to clean out and organize a closet this week. Opened the door, took one look and shut the door. Did I do another "work" project ? Nope ! Pulled out the bling and played with that! :-D Picture not that good, but it is a combination of white and gray faux pearls and silver plated meshed covered glass beads.
All the years I worked, I always had a watch on my wrist. When the battery died recently in my last watch, I did not bother to replace it as the band was not in the greatest of shape. I will eventually get another watch, but for now I put one on a chain. I had some watch faces that I had not done anything with, so put one on a chain with a little vintage faux drop pearl and a Swarovski crystal.
I am linking up with Leigh - Hostess of "Thrifty Thursday".
Cindy - Hostess of "Show and Tell Friday" .
Laurie - Hostess of "Few of My Favorite Things Saturdays" .
Thank you ladies for hosting these weekly events.
If you have not already, be sure to go by and visit Leigh, Cindy and Laurie to see what they and the other participants have to share with us this week.
Hope everyone enjoys their weekend.


Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

Those are quite beautiful Glenda! I love that watch one. Great buy on the book too!

Kammy said...

Great buys and I bet you can hardly wait to read that book !

Anonymous said...

What a pretty necklace. That's a great idea to hang the watch from a chain.

Cass @ That Old House said...

LOVE the necklaces; beautiful. That's the type of necklace I like to wear!

Great buy on the book -- I have yet to read one of Michael's books, but I should rectify that. I'll bet her books are great fun.

PS is that wisteria in the header? Wow, gorgeous!

The Green Pea said...

Hello Glenda,
Love the necklace with the watch. I hope you are having a good week also. sandi

The Tattered Cottage said...

Always looking for a good book to read, might have to find a copy of the one you just picked up. Love the new necklaces, especially the one with the watch face. Have a great week.

iheartsunnydays said...

Love the super cute watch necklace!

Megan said...

Love the pearls. Just beautiful.
I enjoy Micheal Lee West's books also. If you get a chance--read Mermaids in the Basement-very southern.

Manuela@A Cultivated Nest said...

I love that necklace! That's just beauitful!

I've seen people link to the Foodie party but I didn't know she was a writer. I'll have to see if the library has her books.


Rattlebridge Farm said...

Glenda, MGIL is a companion book to CRAZY LADIES and centers on Bitsy's adventures. I hope you enjoy it.

Unknown said...

Love the watch necklace - oh and Glenda I might need to borrow a few of your bees. (LOL)

brokeintrovert said...

Thanks for the info on the author/blogger. Your bling is beautiful!! You're very talented.

brokeintrovert said...

I love your bling. Thanks for the info on the author/blogger.

Sue said...

I hope to read Michael's books this is on the list! The jewelry is beautiful...sometimes you just have to play, the work can wait.


Bargain Decorating with Laurie said...

Oh Glenda, if you create beauties like this, you don't need to be cleaning out closets. Those are gorgeous! I have read "MGIL", and it's great, as are all of her books. I know you're going to enjoy your bargain. laurie

xinex said...

Beautiful necklaces you have created, Glenda. Enjoy the book. It's good, I've read it...Christine

Lenore said...

Now that is a fabulous idea for your old watch and it looks fabulous too!

Cindy said...

That's a steal for the book and the necklace is so pretty!

susan said...

Glenda-I love love love that necklace! One of the ladies (from here) who donated her original jewelry to the auction used old watches---Neimann Marcus is selling her pieces now!

Bella's Rose Cottage said...

Hi Glenda... I love the watch necklace. I have some watches that were my grandmothers I have been wanting to do this with! Bella

The Old Parsonage said...

It's always more fun to play than work. The work will always be there!

Thanks for your kind words this am. They really meant a lot.


Laura said...

I love finding great books at a bargain.
Then you can have more!

Have a great weekend and stay out of those closets!


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PAT said...

Beautiful necklaces, Glenda. It's raining here, today and I am taking advantage by visiting my blogs.

Happy Weekend!

Michelle@ A Full Cottage said...

Thanks so much for the nice comment you left on my blog. The necklace turned out great!

:) Michelle

Marla said...

Glenda, Your jewelry is magnificent! I can understand how it would occupy your time and space. Thanks for taking the time to visit me. Smiles, Marla

Ann @ makethebestofthings said...

I love it when I find a good book! The fab watch necklace reminds me of round watch necklaces we wore in the sixties, such a great idea I've got to do that! Thanks for stopping by my tote bag post on my blog and your kind words. I'll be back to visit yours.

Natasha in Oz said...

How fabulous to find Michael Lee's book! I must see if I can find a copy somehow.

I just love your watch idea too. I have a watch that works but I hate the strap...your idea is just perfect!

Best wishes for a beautiful weekend,

The Charm of Home said...

What beautiful necklaces! I do really love the one with the watch.

PAT said...

Hi Glenda
We must be having the same weather again. Had a thunderstorm move through here about an hour ago. Lots of lightning and thunder and heavy rain.
Hope your weather moves through quickly.

Olivia said...

OOOOOh this necklace is so pretty! I love your thrifty book find! If you have a moment please stop by, I am giving away a pretty rose teapot for the month of April!

Debbiedoos said...

First Miss Glenda,let me say your header is gorgeous!~ Those watch necklaces are awesome! Very pretty. Have a great weekend.

Lia at Petite Little Bee said...

Exquisite necklaces. Thanks so much for sharing them with us. I am a new follower and will be back soon. Hope you have a chance to come say hello.


Monica said...

Love love love your necklaces, Glenda!! Yesterday I found a watch in my bauble jar, and wanted to use it for a necklace... Mine is not as pretty as yours, but not bad at all. Can't wait to see if the result will be pretty as your creation! The pearl necklace is wondrous. Love pearls to pieces!