Thursday, December 29, 2011

bottles in ice – last minute party idea


Hosting or attending a party this New Years Eve? This is a fun and quick addition to any last minute prep you might be doing.
Start with a bottle of your favorite liquor, and a milk carton that fits the bottle (a pint bottle fits in a quart carton, a 750ml bottle fits in a half gallon carton).

Cut the top off the carton, place (full) bottle inside. Fill with whatever you like – I have used everything from citrus slices or small plastic cocktail monkeys to sequins and glitter. This time I used mandarin, lemon and lime slices. Fit them around the bottle, using a knife to push them all around the bottle.

Fill bottle with water and place in freezer – it becomes a block of ice around the bottle, and a fun centerpiece to your beverage offerings. Remember to have a plate for it to sit on as the ice melts.

Cheers!

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bottles in ice – last minute party idea

Happy New Year To you!!!


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Ways to Repurpose Vintage Clip-On Earrings

























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Clipping On Some Style Around the House

by Diane on 10/13/2011
After making the no-sew window treatment in my last post using a pair of vintage clip-on earrings from my collection – I hated putting the rest of them back into my crafts armoire. They looked so pretty out on my worktable. I just love them – they are so yummy – I am totally addicted and can’t get enough of them – they make me smile. Each one is the perfect little piece of stylish art that has its own story and appeal and they are too pretty to be hidden in a drawer.

I used to make and sell bracelets with them, but since I don’t need them for that purpose anymore I had to find some more ways to re-purpose my collection so I can enjoy their prettiness all day long. I had to ask myself, “Why am I collecting them if I don’t use them.” So I went around my house and…

I clipped some to my desk lamp.
Decorating Ideas for Lampshades using Vintage clip on earrings

Glued some to magnets and stuck them on my fridge.
Refridgerator Magnets made with Clip on Earrings
Embellished a gift by simply clipping one over the knot on the tied ribbon.
Gift wrap ideas - Clip on Earrings
I also remembered I posted about making Quick and Easy Place Card Holders with them when I first starting blogging.
Tablesetting Ideas - Placecard holder using Vintage clip on earrings
Then I went searching online – Look what Disney from Ruffles and Stuff did with them – she added them to her drawer pulls.
Ways to repurpose vintage clip on earrings
I have even used them as a quick fix to replace a lost button until I have time to sew one back on. You simply run the back of the clip-on earring sideways through the button hole opening, clip it to the adjoining side and shut the earring securing the garment together. It works beautifully – no pun intended.
Are you addicted like me? How do you re-purpose them? I have lots and lots and need more ideas!

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Saturday, December 17, 2011

Ficus carica (the plants) makes a breathtaking... | αρχιτέκτονας στα σκαριά

Ficus carica (the plants) makes a breathtaking display of aerial greenery filling the glass dome of what was once a chapel. Tradition has it that the dome was built round the tree. see how plants can be amazing…
Ficus carica (the plants) makes a breathtaking display of aerial greenery filling the glass dome of what was once a chapel. Tradition has it that the dome was built round the tree.


Ficus carica (the plants) makes a breathtaking... | αρχιτέκτονας στα σκαριά

Friday, December 16, 2011

House full of Christmas trees

 Americana Santa Christmas Tree

 These trees are all in one house. They do this every year. I was lucky enough to play bunco here, so I went through & snapped these pics. I wish I had our good camera with me at the time. I may have to go back & take some better photos....
 Angel Christmas Tree


 Black and White Christmas Tree
 Boys Christmas Tree
 Candy Cane Christmas Tree



Christmas Trees in the dinning area

Country Garden Angel  Christmas Tree

 Cowboy Christmas Tree

 Eatable Christmas Tree - Note: this is called the eatable Tree. Nobody is aloud to eat anything from it until Christmas Eve. It's out their early just to tease everyone....
She hand makes everything herself.


 Fairy  Christmas Tree

Farm Toys Christmas Tree

 Garden Christmas Tree
 Gingerbread  Christmas Tree

 Gingerbread Santa Christmas Tree

Gold and Red Angel  Christmas Tree 

 Gone Fishing Christmas Tree

 Hunters Christmas Tree

 I Love Lucy Christmas Tree

 Nativity  Christmas Tree
 
 Nurses Christmas Tree

 Orange and lime Christmas Tree


Peacock Christmas Tree 

 Pheasant  Christmas Tree

Santa Christmas Tree, a truly amazing tree.






 Sea shell Christmas Tree

 Snowman Christmas Tree

Upside Down Christmas Tree
 
 Wild Animals Christmas Tree