Rejoice in the Lord always. Philippians 4:4a
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"The Lord be with you! The Lord bless you! ..." ~ Ruth 2:4 NIV
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"You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think." ~ A. A. Milne
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"Never place a period where God has placed a comma." Gracie Allen
“It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are.” –e.e. cummings

Don't let the noise of the world keep you from hearing the voice of the Lord.

Saturday, August 25, 2012

Fairy Lamps

A cooler day meant that I was happy to be outside playing. I put out some of my glass fairy 'art', AKA junque glass and glue! If you missed seeing them, look here.
After I pulled out the dying petunia plant, I dug a hole for the bottom of the piece, hoping that will help it to stay upright and unbroken with my unruly outside kitties. I also tried to anchor it with by sticking some bamboo skewers around the sides. Then I added one of my pink rocks from South Dakota (yep, even some of my rocks are pink!). Maybe still room for a pansy or two.
After a morning of 'inservice' in Fort Morgan, I stopped at the paint shop to get more primer and went around the corner to a small thrift shop. [I had to do something before noon so my morning would not be a total waste! That inservice was the worst I've ever been to in 39 years of education!] I found all these glass pieces for $2.68! As it must have been half off day as the smaller three were only 5 cents each. The bowl was only 75 cents. I like the goblets so may actually use them as intended instead of for my craft projects.  This was a small local shop---GW, SA or ARC do not have anything this cheap. They all seem to believe they are upscale shops these days even though things are donated.

Donna wanted to know what kind of glue I used and Deanna thought I might do one for inside the house. I bought several kinds of glue, all saying they worked on glass. The one I used this time was
Quick Grip, all-purpose permanent adhesive. I have no idea where I found it--Wal-Mart, Hobby Lobby, or JoAnn Fabrics would be my best guesses! When it's gone, I'll use the next one in my craft supplies. No loyalty to any brand, yet. As for a fairy tower in the house--not as long as I have Wally's cat. Yuna is a terror and would knock it over in one of her races around the house. She is not one of those fat, lazy inside cats!


Salmagundi said...

Too bad about the in-service - a precious wasted morning. At least you salvaged it by finding some bargains. Have a good week. Sally

Deanna said...

You really hit the jackpot at the thrift shop. Great prices!

Smile on,

Anonymous said...

I know what you mean about thrift shops; the ones in N. Nv are really bad. You'd think the stuff was brand new and they paid for it!
I'm glad after your morning that you got some hyacinths for your soul!

sarah said...

fairy houses wouldn't survive wild cat yuna for sure! i think you like yuna even though she drives you nuts sometimes. reminds you of dad. :-)

Prim Rose Hill ©2008-2012 said...

Hi Marilyn,
I love your fairy art! I have some chipped pieces I can't part with and I think this would be a perfect project! :) I once found a few pink depression pieces at our local ymca thrift shop for about under $2 total. You would have thought I won the lottery! ;) Hope you're having a wonderful week!
Sheri :)

Annesphamily said...

Goodness the thrift stores that are big names are getting ridiculous! I did find a precious tea cup and saucer, stoneware, at ARC. For 75 cents. It is very fall colored so I will have ti post it! Otherwise even the used clothing is outasight! Yikes!
Love the find because these sweet glasses are gorgeous!

Prayer welcomed as we head out at 4 A.M. for home tomorrow. Nick ran well for his first XC college race. With his team of 8 he was 4th. Wichita State was the host, and like Cherry Creek, they won big as well as Kansas State swept it! $ $ $ it buys lots of talent in today's world!