Thursday, February 11, 2010

Grapevine Under Glass

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Remember that box of grapevine spheres I found at Goodwill? The ones that I had the glass-shattering, ear drum-busting screamin' deal on? Okay, because some of you asked, I will spill the deal...

$5.99...for the whole box.


Did you see what I did with three of them in my "What Can You Do with 4 Egg Cups?" post?

Now, what to do with the rest of them? 

On a whim, I found a simple...very simple {my favorite!}...project. Enter...the cloche. What doesn't look good under a cloche? Perched on a column base and nestled up to a vintage wooden float (that big cannon ball shaped thing), it makes for a textural display.

Did you see my new bench, too? A TJMaxx find. Love the shapely legs! It is the perfect size for fitting under the antique folding table I use behind the sofa.

Any great deals you've found lately? Leave us all a note so all of us thrifty nesters can express our jealousy and celebrate your bargains with you!

P.S. A bloggy hug goes out to my friend and #1 commenter at WhisperWood Cottage...Deb@Talking Trash! She featured me in her blog post today. Why? It has to do with this blog button at the left. The honor is all mine, Deb! Check out my sassy friend!

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  1. Wow, what a find. I loved the display with your egg cups and of course you know that I would really love the cloche. That is just wonderful. I love the display. Hope to see you at the cloche party on the 19th. Hugs, Marty

  2. I love it all. great photo's ! love love it ~lulu

  3. I am loving that bench. In addition to the grapevine balls of course!

  4. Very nice bench. The grapevines were a steal! Great deal.

    No good deals for me lately. It seems I only get good deals in the summer. :-(

  5. *gasp* what a great deal!!! I love the display!

  6. I've been lurking for a little while, enjoying your lovely blog. I stopped at a big box store for something else and remembered to check the mis-tint paint section as I left. I was just realizing yesterday I'd like to paint a room one of those aqua/celadon colors of old pottery that I love so much! One gallon of minty blue green interior paint for $5.00! With a rebate for $5.00! So, so happy.

    Barbara H.

  7. Man, Amy, what a find. I love those grapevine balls! And what you've done with them!

    Every visit here is a pleasure. Your photographs are such a delight.

  8. Those are awesome! And your blog looks fabulous, did you redesign recently? Love it!

  9. what a good deal. I have been snowed in the last week here in MD, but a couple of weeks ago I got a crib spring for free, yes free. I love those kind of deals. It's hanging on my wall as a memo board. Oh yea I was at a tool auction 2 weeks ago and got a pink tole tray for 1$, there was only guys there none of them was going to buy a pink tray.

    Oh yea if you want a real good deal, I'll be doing a giveaway on my 100th post, lots of free stuff.


  10. Your blog names sound so familiar to me; have you dont some updates?

    I love the variety of ways you use the balls. Great inspiration.

    Stop by if you ever get the chance.

    I have just "followed" you.


  11. Yes you are right. Anything looks good under a cloche!

  12. what a great deal!!!!!! i have some but i just put them in a bowl. i like to see other uses. thanks for sharing.

  13. Totally off subject, but have I ever told you how much I adore your planked ceilings? No? Okay well I adore your planked ceilings. ;)

    P.S. I'm rooting for you for the SYTYCD. Congrats!

  14. Love your blog! Thank you for stopping by my blog and leaving a nice comment.

    I am happy to share my Decorating for a Dollar post.

  15. Great post! SO glad I found you your blog is great.

  16. Dang girl! You did get a heck of a deal. And yes, I noticed that gorgeous bench before you even asked. :)

  17. I was all set for a sassy, smart mouth comment and then I got to the end of your post! Girl, my best find was Whisperwood Cottage.

  18. I love what you did with the rest of your grapevine balls. That table looks great.

    I'm still thinking about your Amish DR table. :)

    Happy Valentines.

  19. What a deal! I love what you did with them...especially the eggcups! Once again your photos are fabulous!!

  20. Love your style!! Such great taste in textures, colors and placement. I will be following along with SYTYCD and voting for you! ;) Thank you for stopping by and leaving such a sweet comment. I fell in love with those little crystal s&p shakers in the of my favorites. I love my glass cherries too...just wish I still had more of them. I found those in a very cute boutique years ago that has since gone out of buisness....if I ever come across them again I am buying more! lol Have a wonderful weekend and a Very Happy Valentines Day to you!!

    Hugs and love,

  21. Amy, Love those grapevine spheres! Especially under the cloche.... Haven't been by lately due to the hub's health issues, but am getting a break now that he is doing better- so I'm off visiting favs. Happy Valentines Day to you.
    :-) Sue

  22. What a great idea!! Love your new use for them :)

  23. I love looking at ANYTHING you do. The woodsy tones and textures, the sheen from the bit of glass, the rustic nature of the surroundings, it all speaks to me. I smile everytime I visit. :)

    Now, go mess up just ONCE so I have half a shot at that contest thing!! ;) xo

    Thanks for linking up to SNS!
    FJ Donna

  24. Gorgeous finds put together so well. Debbie is a doll!

  25. Okay, everything you do is incredible. Knock it off.

  26. I love the base of the cloche, it all looks great!

    See you this Friday at the next party... I hope!

  27. ok...your blog is amazing...i am so happy my friend told me to come check it out!

    such a great steal, and such great ideas!

    i can't wait to follow along with you and read LOTs more


  28. Those look great under the cloche. I love cloches, but I always struggle with what to put under them. This is simle very visually interesting. Thanks for sharing.


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