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Thursday, September 11, 2008




The names of those who died at the World Trade Centre site are being read out at the service by relatives and students.
A total of 2,974 people were killed on September 11, 2001, when terrorists hijacked four aircraft.
Two hit the World Trade Centre towers, one crashed near the Pentagon and the other came down near Pittsburgh.
The ceremony in downtown Manhattan is pausing four times for silence, twice to mark the time when each plane hit the Twin Towers, and twice at the time when each tower fell.
At the Pentagon, George Bush will dedicate a memorial to the 184 people who died there.


GOD BLESS OUR AMERICA


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what's a bird bath to do ?

I walked into KIRKLAND'S HOME STORE the other day, just to look around.
This adorable, metal, indoor birdbath was on the clearance table...
$49.95 orginal price
$24.95 sale price
$12.00 total price at check-out

BINGO, BABY !!

I love the old, greenish, coppery color of it...

The little critters on it are sweet...
The bowl isn't very deep..

I DON'T KNOW JUST WHAT TO PUT IN IT......


OH, YEAH......
...I would LOVE to keep fresh
ROSE PETALS
in it all winter long but...
that's not going to happen !!
AND
THE NESTER over at NESTING PLACE says NO FAKE (aka FAUX) STUFF.....ANY MORE.....
unless it is AWESOME OR BETTER...
soooooo
that leaves a lot of cute stuff OUT.....
what's a girl to do ?
no fake suff ?

OOOO, DEAR....

and
I want to do whatever SHE is doing because she has a fantastic NEST....

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My question to you...
what would YOU do with this piece?
I sure will appreciate all your good ideas.
I have a hard time thinking
"outside the box"
but I know a lot you will come up with things that will blow me away.

I mean, after all, I AM very near to being a
GREAT-GRANDMOTHER ! GG, for short !
What does THAT have to do with BIRD BATHS and IDEAS, you ask.
WELL....
EVERYTHING is going to be connected to my becoming a
GREAT-GRANDMOTHER (aka GG) from here on out, i am thinking !

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SEPTEMBER 11TH.....

A DAY IN HISTORY WE WILL NEVER FORGET !!

my prayers, bj

45 comments:

Karen said...

GiGi would be a great name for your new great grand to call you! Now the problem you have and it is a great bird bath. Everything that I come up with is too usual; a plant or a candle arrangement. I'm sure that someone will come up with a very original idea for you. Karen

Be said...

It is a great piece. How about use it as a place to lay special cards that you want to keep and be able to look at often.

Beverly said...

Well, darn! That last one is me. My brain isn't in gear yet.

Smilingsal said...

Perhaps a bowl with some seasonal leaves inside it.

Amelia said...

Put things in the bird bath you like...be them fake or faux ...what ever makes you happy...anyway that is my philosophy. by the way, that was an excellent price for the bird bath.

Kathleen Grace said...

Great deal on such a pretty bird bath! What about using it as the base for a Cloche? If you could find one that fits you could display anything you wanted inside...unless you are worried about grandkids (or great grandkids:>) knocking it over.

nikkicrumpet said...

Well from now on I'm gonna call you BJGG! I like the idea of using it as a big Cloche...coure I now own a Cloche so I can pretend to be an expert on Cloches lol. I also think a display of candles could be fun...since it's metal you can't even burn it down when your mind wanders into the GG territory.

Twice as Nice said...

I went to give you my ideas and see so many others beat me to it!! I thought of the large cloche idea but thought it sound silly but I see I'm not the only one with that idea. Also a fern may look pretty. Candles is a good idea too or some kind of fall arrangement. Most of us think alike!! It was a great buy.

Stacey said...

Pumpkins, corn, and fall pretties. I love it!

Theresa @ Take A Sentimental Journey said...

What a steal you got there BJ . I don't have my thinking cap on today, I can't come up with anything different for you to put in that cute bird bath. Unless you set some pretty ceramic birds in it.

Brown-Eyes said...

Morning BJ...All the suggestions for the steal of a bird bath are great, but it's pretty enough to "stand alone" so to speak..
;-) Bo

Jeanne said...

BJ, I have a bird bath kind of like yours. I paid $50.00 for it and have regretted my purchase since. It sits outside in the garden and is useless. It is too shallow for a bird bath, rusty and serves no purpose. I keep thinking, what shall I do with that thing? HELP.

Boy, that didn't help you at all. I'm sorry. You didn't pay much and I think it is very cute. I will be checking your post for some ideas too. Smile. With your artistic talent, I am sure you will do something charming like everything else you do.

Love you girl..Jeanne

Adrienne said...

We remember - and pray. For those in harm's way for our freedom. For their loved ones who let them go. And for those who lost loved ones on that terrible day we will never forget. It changed our world forever! ~Adrienne~

Diane of Crafty Passions said...

The birdbath is gorgeous! In winter months I would put a potted fern, it would look grand on it or even a very tall wide pillar candle!What a deal it was lucky you!!
Diane

Tara said...

BJ

This is such a sad day here in New York...I a not sure marking it gets any easier!

salmagundi said...

I want a lima bean to love!!! My oldest grandchild is only 11, so (hopefully) I have awhile to wait. Love the birdbath. Sally

Pink Slippers said...

You look great for being an almost GG. I am participating in Show and Tell Friday on There's No Place LIke Home. I'm sharing a birbath come and check it out. Wendy

Debra said...

BJ-It is so nice to meet you , too! I was also glad to see the 9-11 things on your blog. I agree with you about Mrs. Palin too! And of course, Deena!
I'll come back and visit. Your blog is very sweet. I love the bird bath.
Love, Debra

PEA said...

First of all, I see that congratulations are in order:-) How wonderful that you'll become a great grandmother in the near future!!! As you know, I'll be a first time grandma come the start of November so I know how excited you are! hehe

A beautiful tribute to the 9/11 tragedy. I don't think any of us will ever forget that day, no matter what country you're from.

Love the birdbath!! I was thinking a wreath for the season laying down on it and maybe a big pillar candle in the middle of it:-) xoxo

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

Here I am playing catchup again!

Congratulations on becoming a GG!
Maybe you can use dried rose petals in the birdbath.


Your tribute to 9/11 is wonderful BJ!

Anita said...

Dried flowers aren't fake... :)
Pretty stones... shells... the cloche idea is fantastic... I know you don't like fall colors like I do, but I LOVE Stacey's idea of pumpkins and Indian corn.. dried leaves... (real ones, of course!)

dana said...

A great remembrance of this day.

Congrats on the baby--great grandma!

LOVE your tablescapes--Happy Holidays! :-) dana

Penny @ Lavender Hill Studio said...

Guest towels in the bath, some big chunky candles, a couple of favorite books, a potted orchid....
Hugs,
Penny

Edie Marie's Attic said...

Hi BJ,
What a lovely post you have today. Thanks for making us all chuckle on this sad day about being a great-grandmother! I think we needed that.
Love that darling bird bath you found, what a great price!!
Thank you so much for your prayers for our nephew. We are all so thrilled he will be back. He's a wonderful man!
Hugs,Sherry

Meggie said...

My friend Grace is a grandma and her little granddaugher calls her GiGi...Grandma Grace! I think it sounds so right! I personally like the candle idea for the birdbath....a cluster of different heights.

Betty said...

Hi BJ,

You know I don't have any imagination, so I am afraid I can't help you out as to what to do with the indoor bird feeder. As a matter of fact, I have never heard of one of those. It is very pretty though, and knowing you, I'm sure you will come up with something really pretty to go in it. You always find good bargains. I love Kirkland's, but our's moved out of our mall.

Hope you are feeling better.

Southern Lady said...

Oh, BJ ... You're going to make the GREATEST great-grandmother ever! I know you're so excited.

I love your little bird bath and think it would make a great plant stand for your kitchen or dining room ... or even a bathroom.

I'm sure you'll find the perfect place for it and hope you will show us when you do.

Sincerely,

Janie

santamaker said...

hi BJ
Wow, what a deal! It looks geat just as is, or I guess my thought was to do a pumpkin topiary on it (3...lg/md/sm) sitting on a pile of leaves. Or get yourself one of those beautiful tri-colored mums (real) at wallyworld and arrange some leaves under it.
Thanks for encouraging me to post my Fall pics. They'll be coming soon!
be good,
Santa

Counting Your Blessings said...

Snifty neat bird bath!! I love it. Blessings... Polly (p.s. Miss Pearl is in Bandera, TX - I'm so jealous that you are there!)

Debbie from NJ said...

Oh BJ what wonderful news! Congrats! I like the idea of something autumn for the birdbath. Like candles surrounded by leaves.

I know there is a bad hurricane coming to Texas this weekend. I hope you are safe, and no where near where it is supposed to touch down.

beddow said...

Love the birdbath, faux or not I would put a seasonal display in it.

dana said...

Great photo of the towers of light.

Thanks for sharing them. Dana

BittersweetPunkin said...

Oohh..what a great buy that was!! I would probably put a lil bird house with a few nests on it...or put it by the front door with some pretty mints or candies in it!

CIELO said...

We're praying for people living in the Houston, Texas, area... Pl/be safe from Ike...

Love ya!

cielo

Rue said...

Bj,

I just remembered you're in Texas. I hope you are nowhere near Ike's path.

(((hugs)))
rue

Jeanne said...

BJ the lights to honor the World Trade Center is amazing. Your photos sure bring that sad memory home. The text is so heartrending. We can never forget.

Hugs...Jeanne

Julie said...

Please keep us in your prayers. The eye of Huricane Ike is headed directly over our farm. We expect a few rough days with all of our animals. I will try and keep the blog updated as best as I can.

nikkicrumpet said...

There is no place to leave a comment on todays post....at least I couldn't see one...but then I'm a dork so who knows. I loved the pictures!

Colleen formerly of South Africa said...

So appreciate your blog. I really enjoy reading it each time I visit.

Mary said...

BJ,

Congratulations are in order. I know you will love being a great grandmother. Little ones bring so much joy into our lives.

You've posted a great tribute to 911. It is a day that none of us will ever forget.

As for lovely piece, I would decorate it with a garland of fall leaves and some gourds and candles. Autumn decor is so cozy and warm.

Please drop by my Writing Nook and pick up a little something I have for you there.

Blessings,
Mary

Janera said...

Do you go to the new Kirklands on MSF? I love to stop in there on my way back home from your city. And that shoe store next to it?

Oh, mercy. I can get in trouble in that row of stores! lol

Cherry's Jubilee said...

Lovely my dear...I am sure something unique will become of it. cherry

judy said...

I have a piece almost like yours and I keep pretty potpourri in it. The color changes according to the season.
You definitely got a bargain!

Jeanne said...

BJ, it's Jeanne's husband Bill. I'm trying to test/fix her link.


Bill

Jeanne said...

Sorry but I need to try again.

Bill