Saturday, April 11, 2009

Taking a Shine to This



I bought a tarnished champagne bucket at the thrift store because, you know, we drink so much champagne around here.



It was only $6.75, so of course I had to have it. Then I bought a half sphere of floral foam. I wanted a whole sphere, but it was $12. As Jake said, "the big one looks a little better, but you'll probably get the cheaper one." How true. Half a ball means half the price.



Some green moss and hot glue later, I had an elegant moss ball. What home is complete without one? I got out the silver polish, but I think I may just go with old and tarnished. Thoughts?





Jake, Molly and Tom think the concept of a moss ball is weird. This is usually a good sign.

7 comments:

L said...

I love it! (although I might be tempted to draw a face on the bucket just to be sassy)

mgheadley said...

love it! leave it tarnished... Still wish you would come decorate my house for me...
was thinking about you today as we have a full trailer load of stuff to drop off at GoodWill.

Shawn said...

It looks great!

No one would know that it is a champagne bucket, and the tarnish gives it an old world appeal!

Christy said...

I really like the whole set up - the bucket on the books, flanked by the silhouettes. Pretty!

Keetha said...

That is cool! Aren't you the crafty one.

Texan Mama @ Who Put Me In Charge said...

Clean and shiny is neat but if you shine it up it will be a job you have to repeat regularly. And, you probably need another job like that like you need a hole in the head, am I right?

Cynthia said...

I wish you'd keep an eye out for cheap stuff like that for my house! I can't tell if it looks great or weird yet, but knowing your flare for interesting decor (ampersand!) I'm sure I'll want one when I see it!!!!!