Monday, September 27, 2010

Dab of This and That

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.
Some info:
"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"
Cindy @ "Show and Tell Friday", and since I love vintage bling, I am joining up with Laurie @ "Some of My Favorite Things Saturday"
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.


Linda @ A La Carte said...

I love to piddle around the house and get little bits of this and that done. It always makes me feel good. Thanks for a look at your 'real' table. Mine is worse then that!!

Sue said...

I always love seeing what you are up to. It looks as if you got some good things in your goodie bag!

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

Your table looks like mine in real glass and all:-) Thanks, now I feel normal. What a great button haul you have. I know, I usually have to sort through a lot of rocks to find the diamonds. Thanks Glenda.

Donna said...

I love your buttons! I "piddle" but don't seem to get anything accomplished!
Your previous post I missed. I love all of your dining room table centerpieces :)

Bargain Decorating with Laurie said...

Glenda, what a treasure chest of buttons you got! All of them look so unique. Loving this weather! laurie

Debbiedoos said...

Awesome buttons...I recall you finding buttons some time ago too...was that you? Well those are great ones...great military piece as sure is old.

Gabriele Agustini said...

It's my first time here and I'm really enjoying your blog!
Your table looks so inviting!
I want to sit there and paint one of my silk scarves!
I love the title of your blog too!
That says it all, right?! :) I know the feeling.
I've become a "Follower", so I'll be back.

Unknown said...

Glenda, I was so happy to that someone uses their table for something other than eating. Mine looks like that allot, but now since I have a table in my family room in the basement, I can hide my
projects a little better. We had nice weather today, for the most part, I did get the grass mowed and a couple flower beds cleaned out. Thanks for visiting and your kind comments. Talk to you later.

Debra@CommonGround said...

Sometimes it just feels good to accomplish the small things! Love all your repurposed jewelry on your sidebar, I need to go take a peek!

The Old Parsonage said...

What great new treasures - love that cross!!!

Have fun piddling!!!


Victoria Lynn said...

I love old buttons. I always dream about where they've been...weddings, special dinners, first dates, expectant mother, grandmother. You have some real beauties! Thank you for stopping by and for your kind comment. Have a blessed weekend! Victoria Lynn

xinex said...

You are busy, Glenda. My kitchen looked worse than that untl I moved to the garage to do my oil painting since it is cooler now. The cross is such a great find, such interesting history...Christine

Sarah said...

Love those little glass buttons. Enjoy your beautiful weather and time getting things done. ~ Sarah

Natasha in Oz said...

I love it that you have posted a "keeping it real" have just made me feel so much better about leaving my spare room in complete disarray over the last couple of weeks!

Best wishes and I hope you enjoy that gorgeous weather!


Diann @ The Thrifty Groove said...

Oh,I just love toget those bags of goodies and then have fun going through them all! Your bag of buttons are wonderful!

Unknown said...

Fabulous buttons :)


M.L. @ The House of Whimsy said...

These buttons are AWESOME, Glenda. And thanks for keeping it real...I wouldn't know where to begin at this point. There are "keeping it real" areas in every room in the house right now.
Next project: Operation "take my house back". Ha!
Take care,
Mary Lou

Barbara Jean said...

Fun Post!!

enjoying my visit here.


barbara jean