March 05, 2009

Glass

Something new for me on Thursdays...
This week's theme is Glass
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A glass brandy snifter filled with tiny keepsakes and topped with an antique metal clock face piece; a see through treasure chest.
This is my Georgia Jar, named after my friend Georgia who has glass jars filled with little bits and pieces all over her house; each one a feast for the eyes.

42 comments:

Hi ! I'm Cindy said...

what a beautiful, unique way to display some vintage pieces!! i really like the simple, subtle look of this....

A Woman Of No Importance said...

I have two dark blue ornaments like this left to me by my mother - Now I understand what I can do with them! Georgia jars! Thank you.

A Cuban In London said...

I like the idea of having a Theme Thursday (just caught a glimpse of Willow's on my updates list). I like the dark tones surrounding the glass and the the 'organised mess' in which the keepsakes are. Many thanks.

Greetings from London.

M.Kate said...

Nice :D

Jeanne said...

I love things that amuse the eyes.

mouse (aka kimy) said...

welcome to the game!!

wonderful contribution to the theme!

your brandy snifter is like a tiny little glass cabinet of curiosities...simply divine!

lovely blog.... I agree completely with you on the whole sleeve vs sleeveless bit!

willow said...

I'm so glad you are doing Theme Thursday! It's so much fun!

I ADORE your keepsake jar. I must make one for myself. I am soooo into miniature keepsakes...all my little treasures. This is a fabulous way to display them!!

Leah said...

What a wonderful, wonderful idea! And I recognize the Hot tap--in my house growing up, all the sinks had a hot and a cold water tap, and you were supposed to mix it in the basin--rather awkward, but charming in theory!

Sweet Repose said...

Looks like a junk necklace in the works to me...is that an old rollerskate key??? FUN STUFF miss HOT...ha!

High Desert Diva said...

A rollerskate key......cool.....I had no idea!

Golden West said...

What a fun idea to follow the Thursday theme - you've inspired me!

The Clever Pup said...

Hi there, is that a dove or a bird in the middle? At first glance it looked like something else.

High Desert Diva said...

It's a bird carved out of alabaster.

Catherine said...

A marvelous idea and so pretty.

Have a great day.

Cathy

Cecile/DreamCreateRepeat said...

It's a post-modern, deconstructed vitrine!

jewelstreet said...

That's awesome. I had a similar idea except to use the sea glass my daughter and I found. I think it would be neat in front of some sunny windows.

littlebyrd said...

This is beautiful - I love the "lid" you used for it. Great idea.

subtorp77 said...

Very cool idea! Eye-catching. I've come across jars all full of bits & bobs. Most hidden away in garages or basements. Never thought to use 'em like this.

Robynn's Ravings said...

What a lovely way to display special items and I like the cover. Keeps out the dust and pet fur (at least it would in my home with two dogs and a cat).

boylerpf said...

Great idea..such an eclectic mix and to think, I could find all that just by going through my house! I certainly could use that porcelain hot handle.

Brian Miller said...

you have such amazing toys in your glass catch all. a treasure trove for sure. nice play on the theme!

Nicole R.J. said...

Ha! Preventing blogger burnout - so cute! I love the idea of a glass jar filled with inspiring and interesting bits and pieces - those would be so fun to rummage through!

Dakota Bear said...

Thank you for the unique idea, I think I will start using it myself.

W. J. St. Christopher said...

What a fab idea! I'm stealin' it, ASAP!

Hey Harriet said...

I like that jar filled with cool stuff. Nifty! I really like the idea of Theme Thursday also. Looking forward to seeing what you share for future themes :)

My {S.T.U.F.F.} :: said...

A vintage glass time capsule...I'm drooling!
{LUV} the idea...

Jenn said...

Your creativity and ability to always keep it fresh rock :) Love the Georgia Jar and your new Thursday theme will be fun to follow along with :)

Ronda Laveen said...

Wonderful idea, the Georgia Jar! I could really use that hot water handle!

The Junkin' Yaya said...

Hey girlfriend!

Now THAT is one heck of a large brandy sifter! :) Love the inspiration....thanks for sharing. (now tell me where to get the brandy glass...LOL)

xo...deb

Lisa B. said...

Love it! I do the same with all my nature treasures...shell, beach glass and the like...fun!

Megan said...

A treasure chest, indeed! What a great idea. I'm going to make some Georgia Jars!

Cuppa Jo said...

Wow, that's cool. I think I'll start me one of those. That's so cool.

Evening Light Writer said...

This is my first Theme Thursday as well, you did a great job!I need a keepsake jar with candy in it, now that's yummy. By the way, I love the name Georgia, fabulous

T.Allen-Mercado said...

Oooh I like the Georgia jar...that's something to think about with all of my bits and bobs. Yay, a new meme-I'm cheering you on!

Mary-Laure said...

GREAT way to use a brandy glasses. I love those glasses but don't drink, so this is inspirational...

Mrsupole said...

That is one of the best ideas to do with those glass jars that I have ever seen. I would never have thought of doing that.

I am with the others and think I want to steal that idea, with your permission of course.

Thank you so much for the feast.

Welcome to TT, I am having so much fun doing it with everyone too.

Victoria said...

What a great idea. I am so totally going to rip you and your friend Georgia off and do this, too. Thanks for the inspiration!

Auntie, aka cagny said...

ooooh,
this weekend I will go out and stimulate our economy and buy a couple of those brandy glasses and put things in them!
I have some nice pieces of sea glass for starters.
thanks for visiting me at Dog Girl.

Kris said...

I do love brandy...

High Desert Diva said...

I found the brandy snifter at Goodwill!

blackstoneedge.com said...

Hey, I see my skate key that I gave you for Christmas!!! I'm so happy that you're displaying it! It was in my garden next to my 1950s skates for ages... Yippeee. Great to see you in Portland today. Thanks for lunch... I'm still looking for the Mitford book. Baci, D

Lizzy Frizzfrock said...

What a lovely idea! I saw the one willow put together & photographed for her blog today. I'll have to put on my thinking cap & see what I can come up with for a Lizzy keepsake. Thanks for the idea.