Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Dab of This and That

Last Saturday when the weather went crazy around here, I was going thru another cabinet (part of the clean out process), and ran across this old liquor decanter that I bought for 50cts. at a yard sale back in the 80's. Then I remembered I had bought a bottle tag on sale at Michaels back some time ago. Welll - there went the "clean out" project! :D
I dug around in my " bling" boxes for some chain to match and Wa La!. Not a great pic., but it is a lion with the word Bordeaux written under it. I was going to put it with a small bottle collection in the bathroom, but not sure I want a bottle labeled for wine in the bathroom. :D
While I was digging around looking for the chain, I ran across a chain and black metal flower I bought not long ago. I decided I needed to play a little longer! :D The flower has a place in the center to put a bead or a cabochon or such. So after not finding something I wanted to use in my stash, I looked up and saw my jar of marbles - guess what got glued in the center! I keep looking at it and can't decide if that is what it needs or not.
Since I bought the bottle for 50 cts. (even if it was about 20 years ago,) and the bottle tag on sale, I am linking up with "Thrifty Thursday" hosted by Leigh @ Tales From Bloggeritaville. ,
& "Show and tell Friday" hosted by Cindy @ My Romantic Home

Shopping news: Went to the new Anthropologie store here last week. I saw a few things I would
not mind having, but at their prices - think I will wait til it goes on sale.

Spring: I guess it is official - Spring is here! How do I know this! I put the chenille throw away until next Fall.
I turned the radio and TV off so I could hear the birds sing while on the computer. :D
It is 7:30PM and a robin is setting on my fence singing it's little heart out.
I am hearing the Mourning Doves again - I love to hear them early in the day.
Don't want to do: Make that dreaded trip to WM . I don't go often, but I need to make a trip. I stock up on lots of paper, cleaning and personal items, then keep an on going list of things I am running out of. Then I take a deep breath and make a major run ! The one I go to has been redone/upgraded and it takes me forever to find what I am looking for. I did get a $5 gift card in the mail, so will use that.
Schedule out of whack! Don't know why, but have been staying up later and getting up later! Not sure that is a good thing. I would blame it on the time change, but started doing this before we changed over. Does it have anything to do with age ! I did not type that!!! :D
Thanks: Thanks to everyone sharing their beautiful Spring flowers. I have enjoyed visiting everyone and seeing what is blooming in their part of the world.
Irritates Me ! When 2 people are carrying on a conversation and both of them are talking at the same time. After the morning news, I turn the TV off - need I say more.
Guess I have rambled enough.
Hope everyone is having a great week.


From the Old InkWell said...

Glenda, had to laugh at your post. I can relate with so much of it! All I can say is, go with the flow. :)

Megan said...

I like the green with the black for the necklace. It's nice to have the windows open for the fresh air and birdsongs. Enjoy it.

xinex said...

The bottle is so pretty, Glena. What a great deal! Pretty chain hanging on it too. Love the pendant! Yes, spring is definitely here. Our birds are very noisy and frogs too!...Christine

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

I like your post Glenda. I think rambling can be good for us. I want to shut the tv off more too. Love your pretty bottle and necklace.

Barb said...

Hi Glenda, love the decanter.

The tv is off far more than on in our home.....can't stand all those awful commercials. :(

Love your header!!

Manuela@A Cultivated Nest said...

The decanter looks great with it's bling!

We have the tv off all day. But we have TIVO so it records what we want to watch and at night we sit down and watch some shows and fast forward thru the commercials!


Unknown said...

Hi Glenda, Loved the decanter and the bottle tag, isn't it funny how adding one thing can make a .50 find look like a million? I am really glad to see all the flowers too, I hope to be seeing many more soon. Thanks for stopping by and all your wonderful and kind comments. I got that pepper grinder about four years ago at a store called Gabrial Brothers. I think they had two left when I got there and I bought both. It's a store simular to Marshalls, but they do tend to carry more seconds than allot of the overstock stores.
Don't be a stranger.

Sue said...

I always enjoy your "dabs"! I think your bottle turned out great and I wouldn't have a problem with a wine label in the bathroom...but the flower is pretty too. I love hearing the doves in the mornings (but this morning I turned the heat back on for a few minutes-don't tell my husband)!

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Isn't it funny how inspiration hits and you end up using something stashed for years! The bottle looks great with it's new bling.

Debbiedoos said...

Hi Glenda! I love your quick makeover to the bottle! And I enjoyed reading your blurbs at the end....my TV is never on during the day, I love to hear the birds too!

Keetha Broyles said...

What I want to talk about is your header picture!!!! It takes me away to a castle ruin - - - Rapunzel is up in that tower about to let down her long hair.

Oh, don't spoil the illusion by telling me they're old farm silos or something - - - -


The Old Parsonage said...

Love the decanter. It reminded me of one in our china cupboard... I'll be digging it out this weekend:)

That's why I love blogging, so much great shared info!


Bargain Decorating with Laurie said...

Glenda, Your bottle combined with the tag looks great, and what a deal! Love the green marble in the necklace. I'm afraid the birds are going to have to find themselve some shelter this weekend. Sounds like it's going to get bad. Have a great weekend. laurie

Leigh of Tales from Bloggeritaville said...

LOL! You make me laugh!

I LOVE that decanter, Glenda.
And I LOVE your wisteria photo. Stunning!
Thank you so much for joining in the Tales from Bloggeritaville Thrifty Thursday! I appreciate you joining in the party!

Tales from Bloggeritaville

susan said...

Glenda-That is a beautiful decanter. Of course, I had to google to find out what a cabochon is :) Maybe you could use it to hold mouthwash :) Looks as if we are in for another round of storms :( You are so observant--that little gummy stuck to the foil. Jessie would have gotten it she could! Have a good weekend!

PAT said...

The bottle and label are beautiful, Glenda.

I know what you mean about visiting WM. I am looking for a pillow for the back porch, bright and fun. I thought I'd check there, but I came to my senses..LOL! We were in there last week, though and picked up some phlox. Wish I had thought of the pillow, then.

I thought sure there would be rain here, this morning, but the sun came out...clouding up again, now. Have you seen the fellow on the Weather Channel who predicted the storms in Mississippi? Someone was telling us about that yesterday. He has a prediction for this weekend, of stormy weather coming our way from Kansas!!

FrenchGardenHouse said...

Hi Glenda~! I'm glad I came to read this post...isn't this just the way our mind works? Exactly like your blog title, a dab of this and that. happy weekend!! xo Lidy