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Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Butterflies, Fairy Things & Angel's Wings

What's It Wednesday #132
I just couldn't wait to share my new tablescape with you. I call them gazing balls, because I just love staring at the little scenes inside. They were such fun to make.

It all started with this bag-o-junk. Stuff I think is cool or I promise I'm going to use. Hmm, as you can see there's a lot of broken promises there.

I selected these pieces as I wanted to use the three fish bowls. They were bought to make a Christmas snowman, but that was three Christmases ago! So I got the idea of a gazing ball in my head.

I cut up this old wire ornament because it had the perfect star for a wand.

And this angel had the perfect set of wings that were easy to detach.

Voilà! A fairy glen under glass.

With a pretty lid and golden stand, it was just what I'd envisioned.

Next was an angel's nest.

A pair of wings, a golden halo, and a scroll of music.

Last, a tranquil butterfly garden with two butterflies cut from sheet music.

So my inspirational bag-o-junk yielded three fun gazing balls, and a new tablescape. Now isn't that more interesting than a snowman?

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Sarah said...

Thanks for hosting. Looks like you've been having fun. '-)

Unknown said...

Oh my Gosh - those are gorgeous - how creative - love love love them!
Pinning for sure.
And thanks SO much for the feature - what an honor!
Happy to be here again this week ♥

Judy at GoldCountryCottage said...

Patti, thank you for hosting and for sharing those beautiful little gazing balls. So pretty and creative..Happy Tuesday..Judy

Poppy said...

Hi Patti,

What a beautiful display of your creativity! My favourite is the sheet music butterflies - such whimsical wings!!

Thanks for the party, and have a wonderful week!


Jill Harrison said...

these gazing balls and such a lovely creative idea. Thank you for sharing and for hosting. Have a lovely week.

Kameel huise tussen spore said...

Patti thanks for hosting. Your gorgeous little angel wings . . . such an inspiration
Hugs from South Africa

Deanies Stash said...

Thank you for hosting this party. Patti, those gazing balls are gorgeous!

Hugs, Dianne

Muscetta said...

The gazing balls are more beautiful than a snowman! They are really gorgeous. Thanks for hosting. Have a nice day and week. Tina

Teresa said...

Plenty of Summer yet but my mind is already thinking of Christmas... I know I know, you still have Thanksgiving but we don't so... I Can!
And these are the best ideas for it. So glad you didn't do the Snowman. This is so much better and lovely and so much more you too.
Thank you for sharing,

Robyn said...

Oh my gosh, Patti - those are so precious! I need to come to your house for tea! I likely would never leave though - I would be exploring for days.
I would be staring at those balls, too. They are truly uniquely yours! Thanks for sharing them today :)

Liz@ HomeandGardeningWithLiz said...

Wow I love those! What a creative idea- love it!

Maria Elena said...

Thank you so much for hosting! Enjoy the rest of your week! Maria

Gail @Purple Hues and Me said...

How fabulous! What unique glazing balls! And so creative!

Alessandra said... fairy!!! You amaze me very much! I really love your gazing balls and they are so creative. You inspire me a lot...thanks!
Alessandra said...

fun tablescape, I love your "junk" and the bowls are sort of like cloches upside down! Thanks for the party!

Kathy said...

Absolutely beautiful and whimsical! Gorgeous features - I am delighted to join your party this week,

Mel@Mellywood's Mansion said...

They're absolutely beautiful I'd want to gaze at them all day.

Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR said...

How creative! The gazing balls are beautiful. Thanks so much for hosting. Love the features!

southern seazons said...

I love the gazing balls, very creative. Thank you for featuring my covered deck. Have a great day!

Julie said...

Oh, how I love your new "gazing balls"! They are so whimsical :) Thanks for hosting another great party.

Barbara @ 21 Rosemary Lane said...

You gazing balls are just beautiful! Can't pic a favorite. Thank you so much for hosting Patti and wishing you a wonderful week!
XO Barbara

Creations by Marie Antoinette and Edie Marie said...

How enchanting Patti! Love this look that's good for all seasons. It absolutely makes you want to look at it, taking us back to childhood when we looked for fairies hiding in the garden.

Love all the features you have from last week. Such great ideas & looks.

Blessings & hugs from Edie Marie & Marie Antoinette

Anonymous said...

Patti, your "gazing" balls are absolutely stunning. What an incredible idea and makes for such a lovely conversation table-scape. This is one idea I will definitely be trying in the future.

Angelsdoor * Penny said...

Hi Patti,
I love your talent and imagination! They look simply beautiful
Wishing you a wonderful week


Patti, you are so talented and creative! Your gazing balls are gorgeous; gazing for sure, I'd spend hours looking at them in the coffee table...and they are so elegant too.
Great features, wow, this group is all over the parties!!!
Thank you for hosting

Lynn Fern said...

Thanks for the party... Always a special place to join.

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

These are so charming...very creative!

Penny @ Penny's Vintage Home said...

Your gazing balls are gorgeous! Thank you so much for featuring my granddaughters bedroom....hugs, Penny

Linda said...

Thanks for hosting the party! Love your gazing balls. Much better than snowmen! Hugs, Linda@Wetcreek Blog

La Vie Quotidienne said...

Magical! Your gazing balls are wonderful. Such a creative and imaginative idea.

Thank you for featuring the post on my box, I can hardly wait to fill it with fall decorations.

Curtains in My Tree said...

You are so smart and creative.
I don't have anything creative to show this week however just had to say hi

Susan Freeman said...

Thanks for hosting!!

Big Texas Hugs,
Susan and Bentley

Lou Lou Girls said...

Hello cute ladies! I love stopping by your party. Thanks for hosting. I hope you get a chance to stop by our party. It is always amazing to have you!
Happy Wednesday! Lou Lou Girls

Burlap Luxe said...

Oh Patti, I want to make one, well more then one because they really look great in a grouping, they tell a much bigger story here in what you have created. I think I might have enough salvage pieces to put one together minus the fish bowl, perhaps I can find something that will work.
Indeed they are gazing balls of beauty looking right back at you.

This is the best post I have seen in awhile, I just have to come up with a theme here in what I would want to gaze at.

See you soon beautiful.


Burlap Luxe said...

Oh Patti, I want to make one, well more then one because they really look great in a grouping, they tell a much bigger story here in what you have created. I think I might have enough salvage pieces to put one together minus the fish bowl, perhaps I can find something that will work.
Indeed they are gazing balls of beauty looking right back at you.

This is the best post I have seen in awhile, I just have to come up with a theme here in what I would want to gaze at.

See you soon beautiful.


Anonymous said...

I love your gazing balls, so creative!

Ivy, Phyllis and Me! said...

Good Afternoon Patti,I love the gorgeous gazing balls, especially the butterflies made with sheet music..... so clever.
Have a lovely day.
Best Wishes

Karen said...

Thanks so much for the feature ladies, I'm so thrilled. Those gazing balls are beautiful.

Debbie-Dabble Blog and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

Thanks so much for the party!! Great idea for the gazing balls!! Thanks for sharing it with all of us!!


deb said...

OMG! These are gorgeous!!

Home Chic Club said...

What a beautiful display Patti! Love it!Thanks for hosting.

Magali@TheLittleWhiteHouse said...

I love your snowball, with no snow! Much more interesting!

Laura said...

I LOVE how all three gazing balls turned out- your creativity is amazing!

Maria said...

Happy to see you stop by Fabulous Friday Party! there were so many amazing posts at your party! Very talented and creative people.

Donna Wilkes said...

Love the gazing balls you created from odds and ends. Thanks so much for hosting.

xinex said...

What a neat idea! They look so pretty and elegant....Christine

Pura Vida said...

anything with wings!

Red Rose Alley said...

These glass balls are wonderful! And I love fairies and angels. Jess made me some fairy dust just like this, and it's so special to me. The angel ball looks very soft and pretty. And I love that crown top, it's gorgeous. You always have the best ideas, and it's nice to see them when I come over and visit.

Thanks for letting me know your heritage. I think it's so important to know our roots and where we came from. Happy September, friend!


Jeanette@Creating a Life Studio said...

Thanks so much for hosting, Patti. Your gazing balls are so creative and beautiful!

Amy at Ms. Toody Goo Shoes said...

Your gazing balls are beautiful! How creative!

Kerin said...

My goodness... such pretty gazing balls, and so creative. I never would have thought to make such a thing :)

Thank you for your visit to my blog, and for following :)

Now, I get to 'meet' you , and have another fun blog to read, and a new blog friend.

Smiles :)


White Lace and Promises said...

What a great project. I don't think my creations are worthy of your linky party.

Stephanie said...

I LOVE your tablescape! Each one is simply gorgeous :)

Also, thank you for the delightful feature - what a sweet surprise.

Enjoy your upcoming weekend. Hugs!

Sherry@Back2Vintage said...

The gazing balls are so elegant! Great idea!!! Thanks for the party!

Linda @ Life and Linda said...

Oh my goodness. From a bag of stuff, you created such pretty gazing balls with scenes. I am so impressed with your creativity. Bravo! Thanks for hosting. xo

Julie Marie said...

Oh my gosh Patti!... only you could envision something sooo beautiful as these gazing balls... I too would just sit and gaze at them... they are so exquisite!... hard to pick a favorite one... but I think it is the butterflies... in Native American, butterflies represent "everlasting life"... a belief they have which I love... and your couch is beautiful!... such rich warm Autumn colors... love you sweet friend, and thanks so much for your visits... xoxo... Julie Marie

The Summer Kitchen Girls said...

Oh so Clever Patti! Love this idea...just might have to become a class some night at the store lol!!!

AnnMarie aka Vintage Junkie aka NaNa said...

I love your gazing balls! I have been looking for the perfect glass cloche but now maybe I'd rather have a gazing ball!

Revi said...

That's thinking outside the box! Or, container. Clever! Thank you for sharing them at Revisionary Life!

Helen's Decor said...

Thanks for the great party, y'all!

Lin from A {tiny} Cottage In The Woods said...

Love your gazing ball ideas, Patti!

Butterfly 8)(8 Bungalow said...

I just love your fairy wings and wand! Adorable! And clever too! xoxox

Anonymous said...

So creative! I especially love the sheet music butterflies. You given me an idea for our homeschool insect unit. hmmmm :)

Villrose said...

At first sight, i thought there was priceless antiques....
Fantastic gazing balls you made from parts and "junk" we all (least not me) collect to use "some day"!

Kelly said...

You are so creative to come up with something so pretty and interesting! I never would've thought that up. I love all 3 of them. You could make those and sell them I bet!

Adorned From Above said...

Hey Patti,
I have several thank yous for today. First, thanks so much for hosting a great party. I also love your tablescape and yes they are so much cutter then a snow man. And last, thanks so much for sharing with Adorned From Above's link party.
Have a great week.

Anonymous said...

Patti, the gazing balls are lovely! I adore your wings and wands! What a wonderful idea from your bag of treasures! Your features are fabulous! I see so many wonderful links too; I'm off to look at all the inspiration!

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

Only 3 years? I'd say better late than never to do something with your little treasures. I love what you created, and so much better than a snowman. Very clever!

chateau chic said...

Your gazing balls are lovely, Patti! This is such a great idea, and your amazing creativity turned your stuff into real beauties.
Mary Alice

Lou Lou Girls said...

Beautiful! I'm loving this! Pinned.It's always a pleasure to have you be a part of our party. Please take a minute tonight at 7 pm, to party with us!
Happy Monday! Lou Lou Girls

Celestina Marie said...

Hi Patti, your gazing balls are gorgeous. I love this creation and the details and interest in each one. You are just so talented and put all the goodies you had to a great use. They make a wonderful tablescape. Thanks for sharing.
Have a creative week.
Hugs and Blessings

Bente said...

The gazing balls is gorgeous. Love them all.

Hugs from here

Anne said...

Beautiful! What a creative idea!

Lou Lou Girls said...

Hello beautiful! It is always a pleasure to be a part of your party. Please swing by and party with us. We would be tickled.

Happy Wednesday! Lou Lou Girls

Kathy said...

Absolutely beautiful! I do appreciate you sharing with Home and Garden Thursday,

June said...

Now I can't wait to make some gazing balls Patti! This is such a great idea! I love your's, and of course the beautiful shot in your living room!
I hope you are enjoying a great week my dear.

Dawn said...

Hi thank you for linking up these really cool gaze globes. Very cool.
Dawn with: The Southern Special
Spatulas On Parade

Have a Daily Cup of Mrs. Olson said...

Much more interesting than a snowman for sure! I love them! The three of them together are so much fun! Thanks for sharing them with SYC. I will be featuring you this week.

The Charm of Home said...

That is very cute! Thanks for joining HSH!

Oliva Ohlson said...

Simply lovely!!! I want one...especially the one with the fairy dust in it!

Etcetorize said...

Love your gazing balls! I think that's the most clever repurposing project I've seen in awhile. Thanks so much for sharing at the Make it Monday Party! Hope to see you again tonight. ( please don't forget to grab our button or add our party to your list. Thanks~)

bj said...

These are lovely.
I'll be back to link for the party...:)


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