Sunday, April 15, 2012


A to Z Badge 2012 (1) I found this old bottle crate at a yard sale (where else?)  I’m not big on getting ‘something for nothing’ just to say I made a deal.  Yes, I occasionally dicker, but not to the point of insulting someone.  I didn’t need this crate at all.  I just picked it up to have a better look.  But when the owner immediately said I could have it for a quarter, I decided well now I guess I do need this crate after all!

So up to the top of my cabinet it went.  Sometimes the simplest little things can make a big difference in warming up a display. 


The base of the nests are black and clear beaded napkin rings.  The peace blocks were Christmas blocks with tea lights in the top.

Yes, this is a mismatched porcelain salt shaker.  (You didn’t think I’d put birds in every nest, did you?!)  My mom gave me this set way back when I had a S&P collection.  I dropped one while I was dusting.  It bounced a couple times in my hand before finally shattering on the counter leaving this one an orphan.


Every time I look at this decor I am reminded of Matthew 6:26 “Look at the birds of the air, for they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feeds them.  Are you not more valuable than they?”  (Matthew 5-7, contextual reading)


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  1. I agree! You definitely had to have it! : )

  2. i remember my mom having that same meat-grinder and using it!

  3. Nice display. Really liked what you did with the crate. :-D


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