LIFE AT THE COTTAGE

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Time Travel Thursday #8 - Light Duty


"We all have our time machines. Some take us back, they're called memories.
Some take us forward, they're called dreams."
~Jeremy Irons~


Welcome to the eighth Time Travel Thursday linky party at the Brambleberry Cottage!
Are you ready to share your fondest memories, grandest dreams,
and most creative projects? Great!

Then, let's get this party started!


The Yankee and I found this plain glass block—with nine indentations—at a
local thrift store for 99 cents.  It was in perfect condition
with no chips or cracks.

Completely unsure of its original purpose, we bought it and took it home.

 

That thrift store visit was on the heels of the project where we used this
wonderful vintage beadboard to transform this...


to this.


Never being ones to throw away perfectly good, vintage salvage scraps,
we went to work measuring our little glass block.  We decided to make a
decorative box for it, out of the beadboard leftovers
from the project mentioned above.


In no time, there was a beachy beaded-board box
to house our little glass block. 

Say that three times fast.   ; )


When the mirror was cut for the project above, there were two smaller pieces
left over, which, of course, we kept.
 
During a trip to Lowes—where the mirror had been purchased—
we had a piece cut out of one of our mirror leftovers
 to fit inside this newly constructed box.


I knew the mirror would provide the perfect reflective
qualities for the project.


With the addition of nine votives, we created a coastal
candleholder for seaside décor.

It was a simple way to turn plain to pretty.   ; )

Linking to Suzanne's Vintage Thingie Thursday and Leigh's Thrifty Thursday.


IF YOU LINK TO THE PARTY, PLEASE BE SURE TO LINK BACK TO
THE BRAMBLEBERRY COTTAGE ON YOUR BLOG.

12 comments:

  1. I love the candle holder you put together. I had to go back and look at the the other two projects and wow! Love those too. I wish I could come across some old bead board.

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  2. Very creative and very beautiful!

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  3. I love it! What a GREAT idea!!

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  4. The transformation of the table is fabulous!! I love the old bead board you used. How creative you two are. The candle holder is wonderful.
    Hugs, Sherry

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  5. That candle-holder is really cool. What a fun little find.

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  6. Oh my gosh, I never get tired of looking at your fabulous transformations! If you and the Yankee lived here in RI, you would be bazillionaires by now- your pieces would sell like wildfire! Bravo! Happy VTT!

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  7. Thanks for hosting! LOVE your ideas and inspirations! My Thursday Linky Party started today. Feel free to drop by and link up :)
    Thrilling Thursdays @Paisley Passions

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  8. Now that is thinking in the box. I love what you did. A great look.

    Hugs, Jeanne

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  9. I love how that came out. So pretty!

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  10. That is unique. What a great project!

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