Thursday, June 5, 2014

A Dab of This and That Ramble....

Bling Notes:  Since it had been so long since I had worked on repurposing/making jewelry, I started digging around in my stash to see what I had to work with, and ran across pieces I forgot I had.  When I find one that has a mark on it, I have to check it out on the web and see what era it is from, value (if any), etc.
I bought these two 1930's era dress clips a couple years ago - posted about  here. The clips were still attached - but barely as they were in pretty bad shape - rusted/bent out of shape/barely hanging on.  From what I could find out, they had no value as the clip itself was nonfunctional, so removed them and will repurpose the  pendant part.
Largest on left is marked L/N, one on right has no markings but in doing research, did find some almost identical from the 30's that also had no markings, and appear to be by same maker.  25cts. each at estate sale - I can handle that.
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 Just a small jewelry project:  Had a Purse charm that was attached to purse I have had for years. Served no purpose on the purse, so took it off, embellished with rhinestones, put on chain. Wa La! Perfect for a certain little redhead cupid, who is loving the "bling" at an early age.
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I thought the compote of faux fruit was the perfect place to take a picture, since she always touches the grapes and says they are pretty.
Speaking of the redhead cupid: Dad trying to explain to her why she can't join the big guys in a game of softball.
Someone is not happy about the answer - can you tell?
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One of those days recently, was sitting at the computer instead of working on that "L", wondering what I wanted for dinner. Then daughter had to send this pic she took of what they were having - think I drooled on the keyboard!  She said it was a casserole made with spinach, eggs, cheese, ham, and don't remember what else.  Love one dish meals!
 What about that blue speckled plate?  I bought those dishes many years ago - thinking  in 1981, or 82.  She was a "little bit" back then, and ate many meals on those dishes.  When I decided to get rid of them, she immediately said "I want".  As a result she, and her family have enjoyed many meals served on them.

When I bought them, they were reproductions - now they are considered vintage. Oh my - I am feeling vintage!
This must be the year of the ants !!
Almost every Spring I have an ant invasion in my kitchen -  very tiny black ones.  I spray around a window (inside and outside), around plumbing, do extra cleaning, etc. and usually "they" disappear within a couple of days.  Not this year!  "They" keep coming back !
Talked with others that said they were dealing with the same situation.   Always heard  extreme Winters like we had this year was good for wiping out the "buggy pests".  Apparently not !
Looks like a trip to the hardware store is in order.
Typical Spring time storms rolled thru this afternoon.  Unfortunately this time they carried an extra punch - straight line winds that left a trail of damage.  "They" are saying more predicted for tomorrow - hoping "they" are wrong.
 Just another "Dab of This and That Ramble".
Dab of This and That


The Old Parsonage said...

Hi Glenda

Just popping by to see what you have been up to. Love posts like this - it's how my mind works all the time. Mr OP has a hard time keeping up at times.

Have a wonderful weekend!

Manuela@A Cultivated Nest said...

We've been seeing an ant here and there too.

That's so neat that your daughter and her family are now using the dishes she used when she was growing up. Yes, that looks yummy! I'm starving I didn't have time for a real lunch today. Was trying to get home before the storms hit and just made into the driveway as it started pouring rain!

SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

I have an ant invasion of my own! Little ones and big ones :( How great that your daughter wanted those dishes. Glad to see you're still having fun with your projects!

Lynn Stevens said...

Glenda.So happy to see your getting back into your jewelry making. I love to find bargains like that!!
What a sweet little redhead cupid wanting to play with the big boys.
Hugs Lynn

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

Your jewels are beautiful and there's no doubt you'll turn them into something wonderful. Such a sweet little necklace for the redhead cupid. Hope you can get rid of those pesky ants, the change in weather always brings them in.

Cheryl said...

Have you ever tried using 409 spray to kill the ants? I find this to work great! It is perfect to use inside the house--- and I think it helps to clean up the little "scent track" they leave to find their way back to whatever it was they were going to.
Did you know next month is two events being held for bloggers? The first one is the "Mad Hatters Tea party" perfect for your little cherub to play the lead part. *wink* That is being hosted on July the 12th by:
The next one is "Where bloggers create" being held on July 12 too by:
You should try to join in on one or both :-)

Ivy and Elephants said...

Love your dress clips! I have a small collection, too. Your sweet red head is adorable! Hope the storms let up soon.

Unknown said...

I use a borax and honey mixture on my ants. It takes a few days but they are gone for good. Just mix a little borax with honey to make a bit of a paste and place a small dot, here and there on little 1x1 pieces of cardboard or cut up yogurt lids. hope this helps you :D