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Monday, June 1, 2009

I JUST LOVE CRYSTAL CLEAR.....



Thanks so much to DIANE for hosting this
2ND TIME AROUND day for us to enjoy....
Please visit her and then as many of the others listed as you can...
THANKS so much for visiting me...
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This wonderful
FORK CHANDY...
made by none other than our own, talented lady,
is a vintage fork, bent to hold these fabulous vintage
CLEAR CRYSTAL PRISMS...
then...
she mentioned that she had added a
CLEAR CRYSTAL bobache
to her's...
and I had one I had bought on EBAY about 5 yrs. ago and
had never really done anything with it...
It fit perfectly on this chandy and
I was thrilled !!
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i had also bought some of these
to*die*for
CLEAR CRYSTAL prisms so that I was able to hang them, too..
it made a BEAUTIFUL chandy...
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LINDA has them for sale in her lovely ETSY shop...
and she also has a gorgeous blog...
Stop by and tell her bj sent you, if you would....
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The vintage

CLEAR CRYSTAL pitcher belonged to

Mr. Sweets mother...

I love using it for our

SWEET ICED TEA....

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THESE beautiful, vintage

CLEAR CRYSTAL

rooster bookends were given to me by a cousin.

They are so well made and so heavy...

when Mr. Sweet is out of town, I sleep with one of

these babies under a pillow...i do believe i could

bring even the biggest man to his knees with a hit from one of these..

then...

i'd have time to RUN......BABY......RUN !!

;o)
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these CRYSTAL CLEAR wine glasses
are from the thrift store...
i buy one every time i see one...
these little vases, CRYSTAL CLEAR, were bought
at a yard sale..i just love them. ..and see them all the time
at Walmart...
it was just more fun buying them at the YARD SALE...:o)
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i've shown this vintage flatware before...
i'll tell you all about it another time...in another post...
a 2ND TIME AROUND post...
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i think everyone in blogland has been buying up these
precious, 2nd time around cheese boards with the
CRYSTAL CLEAR domes...
i have about 4 of them...
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my CRYSTAL CLEAR containers that hold my
blue and white cups bought on Ebay...
they quit making them in the 70's....
liberty blues....
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my treasured CRYSTAL CLEAR bowl that belonged to Mother..
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YES....I DO LOVE my
CRYSTAL CLEAR....
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and... so does

ELIZABETH TAYLOR
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i hope ya'll are having a
CRYSTAL CLEAR
day....


38 comments:

ellen b said...

Oh what a bunch of sprakly beauties you have. I am getting more into clear glass and cut glass accessories these days. You have a great collection bj!!

Helen said...

Oh BJ ... your porch party was so much fun ... thank you for the invite, though you were so busy playing hostess you probably didn't even see me!

Crystal is also a favorite of mine and I need to pull it out and use it more often.

Chandy said...

BJ, those are great sparkling pieces! Love the goblets the best of course... ;-)

Allidink said...

So pretty Bj! I love everything! I want one of those chandeliers they are so neat!

All the best,
Allison

Eclectic Pink Rose said...

Love all your pretties BJ, and the fork chandy is great!!! Love the new blog look too!!
♥ Teresa

Southern Lady said...

I love all your crystal, BJ, especially your mother-in-law's gorgeous pitcher and your mother's cut crystal bowl. I know you love using them.

Southern Lady said...

Oh, I forgot to tell you that I love your new blog look. The bowl of verbena is so pretty and cheerful looking. It's just perfect!

Kathleen Grace said...

I love your crystal clear goodies too BJ. Are you saying you MADE that beautiful fork chandy? It's awesome! I love your summery blog makeover too:>) Hugs

Terri and Bob said...

Mmmm... I love crystal. My decorator thinks I use too much of it but I am glad that I do!

I love the cups in the flour and sugar, how pretty AND practical!

missy said...

stopping by from SITS.
hope you are off to a great week!!!!!

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Now those are some very shiny objects, BJ! And you know how I am about my shiny objects! Love your crystal, and I could get next to that rock that Miss Taylor loves!

XO,

Sheila :-)

Stacey said...

You are so smart to feature the crystal and glass items. They are very pretty. I love your crystal chandy. That fleur de lis is gorgeous.

The Raggedy Girl said...

What a beautiful post of sparkle! I love that fruit bowl.

Have A Terrific Tuesday
from The Raggedy Girl

KayC. said...

I love your photos...
Every crystal piece is beautiful!
I never thought of using a rose bowl to hold silverware...what a great idea!

salmagundi said...

Loved all of the crystal! I have a lot handed down from my mother & grandmothers and should get it out to enjoy. I do wear and enjoy all of my mother's diamonds, however!!!! Sally

Lauren said...

Hi BJ --
I saw your reply to Judy at Just a little something...and I clicked on your profile to find your site. I laughed out loud when I saw your favorite books and movies...we share many of the same favorites. Then boom...I visited your site, and found all the lovely clear crystal...and I laughed harder. I LOVE clear glass and crystal...cut or uncut. There is just something about it that is elegant, pure, fresh, timeless, classic...all the things I try to be (try being the key word!!). So glad to have found your blog. I will be back and look forward to poking around when I have more time. The "front porch" features have me intrigued... I always said my dream house could easily be built with just an enormous kitchen, a sunroom, and a generous wraparound porch...with a hammock for me to snooze!! bliss.

have a great day!

Barb~Bella Vista said...

Hi BJ.....love your new header and the background is adorable. Ha.

I love clear crystal and have always had a weakness for it. All your picutures are so fabulous.

Love that Liz ring!!!!

Blessed and happy day to you,
Hugs, Barb

Linda's Blue Gate said...

oh shiny..... shiny...... I do so love the sparkle..... Actually it was the fabulous My Romantic Home Cindy that add the bobache to my fork chandies first...... dud why didn't I think of that...... but I have since started selling the Grand Fork Chandeliers......it looks grand hanging in your most lovely home....... Thanks for the linky love girlfriend.....
Love Ya,
Linda

Brenda said...

I love that flatware, that you promise to tell us about in a future post! Also all your clear pretties. By the way, you'd asked me what I do with my vintage glass jars. (And I couldn't find your email address...) Well, some have marbles and shells and such in them. And one, if you can see it on the table in my banner, has coffee beans in it with a candle in the middle. Smells delightful when lit! Love your house. We have so much in common in what we love to collect (and our color choices)!
Brenda

Barb said...

That's a lot of beautiful clear glass and crystal.
What do you have under your 'cheese' dome??
Cute, whatever it is.

thanks for coming by.

Framing bingo cards a good idea, but they are such a weir size. Hard to find a frame. OOOH! I'm having an idea!!

blessings,
Barbara jean

PS thanks for signing up to follow me. =0))

Theresa @ Take A Sentimental Journey said...

That chandy is just too cute ! I gotta have one of those ! I love clear stuff too.

Anita said...

I have to tell you- I see those jars that your silverware is in all the time...and always ondered besides a vase, what could I do with the 2 I have in the cupboard already? PERFECT IDEA for spoons for my table for cofee....THANKS so much for sharing...And the fork chandy? I have some of the bobeche saved from a broken light...so I a hopping over to the etsy shop to get me a fork!

Thanks!

Betty said...

Everything is so pretty. I love these kind of pieces too. I especially love your pitcher.
Hope you are having a great day.

Betty

Cass @ That Old House said...

Hi bj! CLEARLY you have some great stuff --- I love your Security Rooster; good plan, conk the burglar with a big glass rooster. I'd like to see THAT police report.

I love crystal and glass -- and it goes with everything! Must be why Cinderella loved those heels -- not too comfy, but she could wear them with any color!

If I have to choose a favorite .. I would go for that pitcher. I love pitchers. Or ... one of those brave roosters for when Howard is out of town!

thanks for your kind comments on my salt and pepper post! :-)
Cass

Just a little something from Judy said...

BJ, Thank you for the visit to my blog today. I have been visiting yours for quite awile and I enjoy every visit. It is fun to find others who enjoy the cystal like I do. My grandmothers instilled that appreciation in me. I will be back. I especially like the music.

Gina @ The Shabby Chic Cottage said...

Sweet tea AND fluer de lis? You're a girl after my own heart!

Monica said...

You have some great things!Thanks for sharing!I love the fork chandy!

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

Oh your crystal is so beautiful! I love Linda's fork chandies. They are so cute!

And those gorgeous rooster bookends are 2die4!

Bo said...

Oh BJ, your poor dear...how I wish you had a few more crystal clear objects...LOL...then maybe you'd give me a few of yours...
I have surely missed visiting with you since I've been on break. Hey, did you know y'all are only about 8 hours from Suzanne's cabin... compared to our 13...I think it is situated perfectly for sightseeing.
Pike's Peak, Royal Gorge & Cripple Creek...that's where we're meeting up with Jeanne & Bill...I feel sure we'll all hit big jackpots & come back millionaires! See ya later, ;-) Bo

Karen Valentine said...

Thanks for sharing all your sparkly treasures, and thanks for coming by and visiting me. I really enjoyed looking around your blog. Looking forward to next week when we can chat again!


Karen

SweetAnnee said...

I do too..though I have NONE..so I just collect some fancy glass things..

I got lucky with the hummingbirds..they are good pics.. Smiles, ME

Melissa Miller said...

Very pretty BJ!

Love that chandy. ~Gorgeous~ :)

niartist said...

Oooo, love this post bj. that fork chandy is quite interesting - I don't think I've ever seen one but wow aren't they beautiful! :) I like Earl, too! He'll be all over the garden this Sunday! I hope you can come by and participate! :)

Deb said...

Great 2nd time around post BJ. I love the idea of using the blue and white cups in your large cannisters!

Shelia said...

Hi Dear BJ! Oh, so many pretty photos! Love the spraklies!

Thank you for telling me about that message! I've just turned on my puter for today and saw that! I've been trying to find out what it's all about and it has something to do with my background! So I just delected my blog dress ;( and that sign went away! I need to find something to put on my blog!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Lady Katherine said...

I love all the crystal, clear glass bottle, containers, the pitcher, I adore the stand you have the glass on! I just love it all!
Thanks for coming by to visit me often! I had to have a good cry with you! I love to know more about the fork crystals. Not sure I got just what was going on! lol

Life on Bonnie Lane said...

How pretty! I love crystal, but don't have much because my boys are like bulls in a china shop, lol. You have a beautiful collection and I just love that fork chandelier! I would not have guessed that's what it was.

You know I love the cheese board with the clear domes. I have several that I have painted! I've been putting them on bases though and am really enjoying the way they've turned out.

I want a man that can afford to get me a ring like Elizabeth Taylor's! Just kidding, I'm a simple gal. I'd settle for a 2 carat, lol. (I would settle for a diamond chip if I had a good man! lol)

Kady

Diane@A Picture is Worth.... said...

Hi BJ,
Sorry to be a little late getting around to everyone.

I love your crystal bargains. I've got some great ideas visiting here today!

Thanks so much for linking to 2nd Time Around!