Pretty, in my jar
Bitter that they now FIT in said jar.
Pretty, in my jar
My last and absolute best find
was this (and the other half).
Aside from yard sales and thrift stores
I also love Freecycle and found on road side.
I don’t find much on my road sides.
But I do find much on Freecycle.
In July, I answered the call for this 9 ft tall
And it was free
and it barely fit in my trunk.
And I can’t wait to try to hang it upside down.
then you know that
in the world of “new vintage collectors”
(ie, all of us wannabe vintage collectors
that don’t have a CLUE)
milk glass is all the rage.
I get it.
It’s (generally) cute
just like my awesome lamp find
it is really easy to find
it is a relatively inexpensive collection to start
but it quickly gets pretty pricey
and pretty hard
maybe that is only “hard”
for those of us not willing
to spend big
or go on the hunt for
I admit it.
I bit the bug
and I went and bought me some milk glass
and because I don’t ever just buy 1 of anything
I bought a piece.
not all at once.
it started with a set of three
from the North Bend Senior Thrift Store Sale
Then I picked up a few more pieces
And a piece here
And a piece there
I’m not really a fan.
I used to collect Milk glass
and I will keep these pieces because I love them
for non milk glass reasons
I’ll also keep the milk glass lamp.
I used to collect milk glass.
Now I don’t.
But perhaps you do?
Or you want to?
Or you just love winning stuff?
I’m giving away my milk glass collection in two batches.
One batch will be a follower.
If you scroll over to the right ——————->
and add yourself to the followers
then leave a comment on this post
telling me that you are a follower
you will be entered into the drawing for that batch.
The second batch is for anyone or their mama
and yes, mama’s LOVE these pieces
so call it early Christmas shopping
or even earlier mama’s day or Easter shopping
All you have to do is leave a comment on this post
If you are a follower, you can enter both giveaways
just leave separate comments
The giveaway will go on until I hit 50 followers.
I am at 25 last time I checked.
I will announce winners
during the first post after I hit 50 followers
You can check in daily and leave a comment
(on this post) to earn extra entries
for each set of milk glass.
Lather. Rinse. Repeat.
And if you REALLY want some milk glass
Send your friends here
have them sign up as followers
have them leave a comment that says
“I am now a follower thanks to [insert YOUR name here]”
I will enter the friend and I’ll add an extra entry for you.
just so that you don’t have to dump your bff
when she wins the milk glass you really wanted.
let the comments and following begin.
I have to practice some serious self restraint.Oy
So here is some of my shapely | colorful glass collection:
Everytime I stop into a thrift store, the first area I hit is the glass wall.
Sometimes I find great stuff among the dishes
Sometimes it is with the vases
But sometimes, you just need to dig for it.
This is a pretty easy collection to start and doesn’t really require a ton of creativity or patience.
If you have several thrift stores to choose from.
I’ve only been collecting earnestly for a few weeks.
Just keep your eyes peeled and a bit of cash on hand
My whole collection (including tons of pieces NOT shown)
Has cost about $40 so far.
All collected a piece (or three) at a time.
is more than enough space
for all the scrapping I do lately
So I am going to take this space
that I got for 7 drops of blood, 4 tears, a gallon of sweat
and 19 splinters
(aka, free – only if I took them off the wall)
off of Craigslist
and use some leftover paint
from elsewhere in my home
to coordinate – not matchy matchy
but bring this wall onto the same color spectrum
as the rest of my home
to bring back the artistic creative juices
Wish me luck.
If you ever click on those fantastic icons
to the right
in the toolbar,
you might have noticed
in the calendar link
that I went to the Pacific Gallery Annual Flea Market this year
With $50 in my pocket
and my huge camera strapped to my side
I entered the parking lot
of the Pacific Gallery Auction House
and at first, my smiley face did a big old
upside down maneuver.
I was expecting more than this
“have to have” piece for a collection,
This was the last piece of the day I picked up.
The dealer was so hot and flustered,
she almost paid me to take it off her hands.
Tried to tell me how broken and busted it was.
Tried to sell it for $7.
I asked her what her best price was.
She said “how about $5?”
I didn’t say a word.
She said “Okay…how about $4?”
I kept pulling out arrows and examining them.
She said “Tell you what, give me $2 and don’t make me pack it”
I started putting the arrows back in their holder.
Still have not said a word.
Put my hands in my pockets (actually to get her the cash)
and she said
“Can I pay you a dollar to take it?”
This is where I started laughing with her and said I’d give her $2
Say hello to my lovely bow and arrow set
which goes so very perfectly with this basket
on the opposite wall of my Native Americana postcards
in my downstairs powder room
If you edit your photos with Picassa
and then try to upload those pretties here
***Edited to add | evidently, it isn’t just Picassa. Fantastic ***
Blogger greets you with a big old
“server rejection” note for all the lovely pictures
you try to upload.
A home decor blog with no pictures.
Well, you might as well read my regular blog
Because I got peeps in town
and no time to sit up for another 3 hours
editing photos in a real photo editor
Used to swear by blogger
now hate them both.
And will follow the techier Mr. Handy’s advice
and move to self hosting sooner
rather than later
Which for me, also meant moving over to WordPress.
Nothing like a
“let’s sit down and knock out a quick post” moment
to get you off your butt and moving.
Love to you all.
I have a scheduled post or two still in the cue.
but with school starting
(I work for a school district,
no I’m not a teacher,
no I don’t have kids,
more on that at Colored White)
I won’t be getting to all the switcharooamagiging
How could you.
Much love to you all
Please check in daily in the hopes
that my “significant traffic”
will make this a priority issue
for the blogger powers that be.
by the looks of the help answers
not. so. much.
If you’re worried, no, I don’t write like this
at Colored White.
If you like this,
then yes I do write like this at Colored White (smile).
If you would rather just check out a random day in my life
is more your pace.
Less talk, more visual.
And if you want to see how crafty I was
before the home decor
and before all hellfire and brimstone
spewed forth from the earth,
you can check me out at
http://www.b3designs.blogspot.com/ (note, there is no “home” there).
I was the original b3 in case you’re curious.
And yes, I really do have 4 blogs.
This past month was all about home
And so it will be going forward
Just a little reading material for the impatient
Thanks for hanging in there.
In many of the floorplans on the street,
this is actually walled off
as another bedroom
Which would certainly give me another hallway
But I’m good with just this hallway
When we first moved in,
You can see that I had not quite shopped the house
for pieces that would work well over here
mostly because I didn’t know what I wanted the space to be
I knew that I wanted one of my three Christmas trees
to go in that window.
So I didn’t really focus too much
on making that specific space functional.
Until I missed reading and pretty spaces like this
Photo (c) b3 home designs
Some closer looks
at what I love here
include this tray of awesome
The heart rock was from
one of the most awesome
The shell was collected YEARS ago
the awesome bell | chime
was given to me by my mom
back when I was in high school
after one of her yard sale stops
Most recently, I my fave book
from the most awesome Estate Sale
I. Have. Ever. Been. To.
In my life.
I’ll have to get a photo of it.
This whole space rocks my world.
Now if I could only get more time
to plug in and blog
or unplug and read a book
Can’t wait to be home
for more than a few hours
at a time.
We love Craigslist around here
I think The Handy One
might actually have an addiction to it
I mean who doesn’t love free or really cheap right?
Back at our old place,
we needed some surface area
to set a beverage or two upon
so we got not one
but two of these tables
that The Handy One created
Not that black and white and gray
are all that grace my world
But I do have to say that my new white table
looks absolutely awesome looking out
across to my great wall of speakers.