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Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Are There Charms in Your Future?

What's It Wednesday #169
Last week I shared my collection of cake charms, and I promised to show you how I display them

Since they are often used at bridal showers I knew I wanted to use rice, clever huh? But the container was the real trick. I wanted it to be a crystal ball, you know, for telling the future just like a real fortune teller. Now what happened next proves it was meant to be. I'd looked all over, in stores, and online. I tried many things, snow globes, fish bowls, but nothing gave me exactly the look I wanted. Then, I went to one of my favorite antique dealers and told her my plan. 

She said, "I have an old jar that I found years ago and said I would do something cool with, but never did, will this do?" 

I squealed with delight, it's perfect! 

It even fits my old candle base exactly. Hugs, tears of joy, and $5.00 later my vision came to life. 

I love shaking the ball and watching the different charms come up, kinda like a Magic 8 Ball! 

Now my collection can continue to grow and give me pleasure as I add more charms. 

Tell me, are there charms in your future?
Hugs,
Patti

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61 comments:

Charm Bracelet Diva {at Home} said...

So happy you found that jar! What a neat idea. Thanks for hosting.
xoKathleen

Crystal Grandeur said...


I love the Idea of filling the jar with rice . Looks great. Always happy to be part of Ivy and Elephants link party. Thank you for hosting and for the support and encouragement.Love Sujatha:)

Rachel Uchizono said...

Your crystal ball with rice and charms is adorable!
Thank you for hosting!
Rachel

Joy@aVintageGreen said...

My goodness, you think up the BEST ideas. What a wonderful way to display charms. Thank you for Whats It Wednesday 169.
Joy

Anne's Attic - Design said...

Thank you for hosting a party where we can share our passions. Jo

Judy at GoldCountryCottage said...

Patti, you really found what you were looking for and only you could think up such a clever display. Very charming. Thanks for hosting today..Happy Tuesday..Judy

Deanies Stash said...

Patti, I love your idea of displaying the charms! What a fun thing to shake and see what shows! Have a great week!

Hugs,
Dianne

Vesna (HOME CHIC CLUB) said...

Great idea Patti! Thanks for hosting!
Hugs,
Vesna

Jeanette Ann O'Donnell said...

Charming idea Patti

Liz@ Infuse With Liz said...

What a fun idea. That's so neat that the antique dealer had that jar that worked out perfectly for your idea. It was meant to be!

Patricia Krank said...

You win my award for the cleverest Patti! You always come up with great display ideas and I think what you've done with your charms is darling. Thanks for sharing and for hosting and blessings to you!
The other Patti

Patricia Krank said...

You win my award for the cleverest Patti! You always come up with great display ideas and I think what you've done with your charms is darling. Thanks for sharing and for hosting and blessings to you!
The other Patti

Art @ Home said...

This is one of the cutest ideas I've ever seen on a blog, Patti. I love your cake charms! I had them in the cake at my bridesmaids' luncheon, but I cheated and told which ribbon each girl should pull!

I'm back blogging, and I wanted to stop in and say, "Hi!" I homeschooled Shelley this year, but school's out. It has been a very rewarding year, and we had a wonderful time learning together!

xo,
Ricki Jill

Jillian's Bella Rosa Antiques said...

I've never seen a bulbous jar like that before! How perfect. Really neat idea. Thanks so much for hosting the party!

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

What a great idea and one that I would have never thought of so thanks so much for sharing!!
Thanks for the party!!

Hugs,
Deb

Muscetta said...

An unusual way to display your charms. Thanks for hosting. Have a nice rest of the week. Tina

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

The charms are very nice and would be fun to collect. I'm not sure I even knew what they were but now I'll be on the lookout for them. Love that round jar...perfect! Enjoy your day and thanks for the party! Hugs, Diane

Jody Klein said...

What a great way to display those charms. Thank you for featuring my deck tablescape and have a wonderful day!

Artsy VaVa said...

That is the perfect way to display your charms. And using the rice...genius!
Thanks for hosting the party.

Barbara @ 21 Rosemary Lane said...

What a beautiful and clever way to display your charms Patti! Thank you so much for the party and have a wonderful week!
XO Barbara

Curtains in My Tree said...

It amazes me how you can come up with all your collections of items displayed in different ways,
A charm ball how fun

In my future is a ball of ideas I'll be back soon

xinex said...

Great collection and neat how you display them....Christine

Ruth W said...

Love that for a display idea! Very cute! Thanks for hosting and have a great week!
Ruth

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

You are so creative, Patti...the jar was a great find! Love the wonderful features...thanks for hosting!

Sarah said...

You definitely found the perfect globe. What a creative idea, Patti. You certainly know how to make a party fun. I'm going to remember this idea, though I don't have a collection of cake charms. ;-)
Thanks for hosting!

June said...

This is too wonderful Patti! I never ever would have thought of such a great thing. love your charm and rice globe!
sending hugs your way...

Kimberly Lewis said...

Hello gorgeous! Love to party with you each week! Please stop by our party , we love to party with you! We pin and tweet everything! Lou Lou Girls

Butterfly 8)(8 Bungalow said...

I love your idea! It is so unique and each little charm can have a special meaning. xoxo Su

Jemma@athomewithjemma said...

Patti,
Such a savvy idea, you are so creative!
Thank you for the great gathering and have a lovely week,
Hugs,
Jemma

The Speckled Hen Cottage said...

What a beautiful "marriage" of items and such a "charming" way to display them, it was truly meant to be!!! Thanks for hosting, have a lovely week ~ Mickie.

Cheryl Lawson said...

Hi Patti,
Love how you display your charms and got a kick out of remembering Magic 8 Balls from childhood! Thank you so much for hosting this party for us each week. Really enjoy your blog.
Cheryl at 22 Applegate Lane

Alessandra said...

What a clever idea! Your crystal ball with rice and charms is amazing. You are so inventive
Hugs
Alessandra

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

What a GREAT IDEA! Rice, the charms, a crystal ball? You have the perfect mix for the most charming of ideas, Patti! YIPPPPPEEEEE! So fun to see you again too my dear! Thank you so much for coming to visit me and leaving me a kind word. BLogging and poetry, people and dear friends....it all goes together.

Blessings to YOU! Anita

Poppy said...

What a sweet story of serendipity!

Thanks for the party, Patti! Hope you have a lovely week!

Poppy

Jill Harrison said...

that is a very inventive way to display your charms. Have a lovely week and thank you for hosting.

LV said...

Great party. I loved seeing all the vintage goodies. Thank you for visiting my place.

Little Vintage Cottage said...

I love how you've displayed your charms, what a clever idea and that jar is perfect!

Tania

Lynda H said...

Your charm ball is just about the cutest way I have ever seen for displaying a small collection! Wow! Thanks for the party, and I'd really love if you'd share this post with this week's Awesome Life Friday. http://rchreviews.blogspot.com/

From Evija with Love said...

Thank you for hosting, lovely post and features! would love if you stopped by our OMHG Wordless Wednesday Linkup too! would love yo have you join us. Have a great day x

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

You were so fortunate to find the perfect jar! I love this idea, so pretty and so interesting. Thank you for sharing at Vintage Inspiration Party.

Red Rose Alley said...

Patti, you have the most lovely collection of things. The charms in the old glass ball is very charming, what a clever idea. And I noticed the bride and groom figurine on the shelf, I love that! Your home must look dreamy with all of your antiques and treasures. And it's such a treat to see them all.

love, ~Sheri

Ana said...

Oh Patti, what a clever idea. I love it. It's wonderful how it all came together.

Hugs,
❤️Ana

Stephanie said...

Your charms are adorable and I just love how you've displayed them :) Thanks for sharing this with Roses of Inspiration. I'm glad you linked up because you reminded me to link up to your lovely party :)

Happy weekend! Hugs!

Annesphamily said...

You are quite clever and I loved reading your post. I wish you a beautiful weekend. Thank you for sharing. xo Anne

Amy at Ms. Toody Goo Shoes said...

What a creative idea, Patti! It's fabulous!

Suz said...

What a clever idea. You could also display other small collectibles in a similar way.

Marlene Plasencia said...

Love it Patti, great display idea. Thanks for hosting, love the features.
Have a great week and blessings.
Marlene

Laura Turner said...

I've never heard of cake charms--how interesting! Love how your antiques dealer had the perfect jar. Don't you just love it when the planets align and all seems right with the world?

Burlap Luxe said...

Patti, you bet they are if I ever come across some... You scored with that jar, a perfcet fit was another great surprise that I am sure even more so excited you. Clever use of rice, so works for your theme.

See you soon dear.

Happy charm hunting.

Xx
Dore

eileeninmd said...

Good morning, what a great idea and a lovely find. It is a beautiful way to display your charms. Have a happy day and new week ahead!

Have a Daily said...

The jar is perfect and what a fun way to display them! I have a bottle filled with rice and little red, white, and blue items. A fun 4th of July eye spy that the grands love playing with! Thanks for sharing with SYC.
hugs,
Jann

Caroline shabby hideaway said...

Wow...that was such a lucky find.So perfect in combination with the rice and the charms.I`m so happy for you.A real clever idea.
Have a wonderful week.
Hugs
Caroline

Bente said...

You are so creative. Beautiful.
Hugs from here

The Polka Dot Closet said...

Not a snow globe, but a rice globe....Genius!! Thank you for wishing me well on the Flea...Yep, the devil is in the details!

Carol

Kristi Clover said...

What a fun way to keep treasures! I love this idea! Thanks for sharing at #homemattersparty

Shelia said...

Hi Patti! Oh, this is a cute way to keep your little charms. Thank you so much for popping in to see me and your advice for my living room. One day I'll get it right. Maybe.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

AnnMarie aka Vintage Junkie aka NaNa said...

Love the idea of shaking the ball to see what comes up. I'm sure it never gets old! Very creative way to display a special collection.

The Vintage Chateau said...

Darling idea!
Karee

Jeannie Marie said...

I have a lot of charms, loved your idea! Isn't it funny how just the right piece falls into our laps now and again?

JP said...

Great features, Patti...thank you for hosting!
JP

Maria Brittis said...

Thanks !Patty for sharing this on Fabulous Friday! Hope to see you this Thursday for my next party Maria, will stop by yours too to mingle some

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