Saturday, January 22, 2011

A little shopping trip...

Ever have a really, really good day shopping?

Today I went to The Peddler's Mall.  You have those where you live?  It's just a really big indoor flea market, really.  Each vendor rents a "booth" space -- they can sell whatever they like in their booth.

Today I found the coolest stuff... Let me show you.

A little red "candy dish" with a clear glass lid.  ($3.55)

A little black lamp with a brown silk shade.  ($5.00)

Two iron fleur de lis hooks.  Not sure where they'll go -- maybe the bathroom -- but I'm thinking
by the back door where we can hang our keys.  ($2.85)  

Blue pottery mug -- yeah, it has tea in it... I couldn't wait.  ($4.85)

Grand total -- les than $20.00

So, here's what I did...

I added a single candle stick -- we used 3 of these in our wedding (20 years ago)

I traced the bottom on a sheet of paper.

Cut out the circle.

Fold it in half.

Fold it in half again.

Unfold it and find the center.

Cut a tiny circle in the middle.

Place the trace paper on the bottom of the jar and mark the middle point.

Put an ample amount of hot glue on the rim of the candle stick.

Attach the center of the candle stick over the center mark placed on the jar.

Turn it over and place the lid on top.

Here is the new "apothecary jar" for my bath salts for the master bath.

I can't wait to put it in it's rightful place.  Then I'll show you the pics...

Have a good night, all!  

Only By His Grace,



  1. Hi Billie, You are so creative. I love the red bath salt jar you made! Your other finds are nice too. Have a great rest of Sunday, Emelia.

  2. Emilia, I'm glad you're enjoying the blog... We're having a lot of fun with it, too. Hope you get a chance to check out all the other links as well. I get most of my inspiration from these ladies... I can't really take any of the credit myself... There are some amazing friends out there...


  3. Great idea! Come over for a visit. I have signed on through Google Friend Connect. Would love if you decided to follow me.

    Have a great week!