Earlier this month, I posted a cloche vignette in the great room that used some light colored, over-sized dominoes. You can see that post here. When I re-arranged the room after taking down the Christmas decoration, I cleaned the horribly dusty and fingerprint covered glass tabletop on the cocktail table. Now, that is a chore in itself, since the glass weighs about 40 pounds! The glass top never got placed back onto the table base because I could never pin down the husband to help me lift it. Finally, last week, it got done. Of course, the table stayed bare while I was waiting for some inspiration. Yesterday, it came to me that I needed to use another set of dominoes to help set a theme.
Wow, but the glass on this hurricane is cloudy! Nope, not dirty- just inexpensive glass on a hurricane from Target. Anyway, I opened a box of black double dominoes costing a mere dollar from an estate sale and I use them as filler at the bottom of the hurricane.
Had to find something that wasn’t made out of glass so I used this beat up 50¢ tray.There are plans to paint it, but for now it will stay “used” looking. Then out from storage came one of the antlers, a miniature silver bowl filled with some shoe lasts, and a very tarnished urn.
This very badly tarnished urn was another frugal find back in the fall. I believe it came from an estate sale. I attempted a clean-up job, but the finish is pretty well worn and it didn’t shine up very much. I’ll have to try again with another cleaner and then follow it up with a good polish.
The terrarium holds a layer of sheet moss, a fern that I am astonished is still alive, glass ice cubes, snowflake tree ornaments, and a white penguin. Is there such a thing as a white penguin? I’ve only seen the black and white ones in the zoo.
Realistic looking glass ice cubes…
Hello, Mr. Penguin!
Christmas ornament snowflakes…
Well, the sun came out this morning, but it is so cold out and there’s a chill in the air because of the humidity. The Weather Channel says to expect some intermittent snow or rain showers throughout the day, but in Ohio, you never can rely on a forecast. Heck, I’ll be happy if it reaches 40º today! Sure do wish I was someplace warm!
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