Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Tiny Bud Vases

These tiny little itty bitty vases are not vases at all.  
They're frauds.  Posers.  Impostors. 
But they're my frauds -- and I love 'em. 


You guessed (because you're brilliant) that they are 
bottle stoppers




















I was able to collect all 5 in just 2 trips to 1 Goodwill!  
And all for less than a cup of coffee at 
Starbucks....this is math you can love.







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48 comments:

  1. Beautiful blog, I love your tiny "fraud" vaces and of cource your whimsicle paintings. I'm a new follower, keep wowing me with artsy/thrifty goodness!

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  2. That's a fun idea! Your whole display is just beautiful!

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  3. Love your little "frauds"! You could probably sell them on Etsy and no one would realize what they were-lol You could market them as coming from some glass-blowing exotic land where everything was done in miniature...just an idea;>) Diana

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  4. Now that is an excellent repurpose! They look lovely on your windowsill.

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  5. I LOVE your new look here Lindy!! =) And those itty bitty vases aren't too shabby either. =)

    ~Heidi

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  6. Goodwill is AMAZING... if one's timing is right. Yours apparently was! Cute idea.

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  7. How charming! And such a clever idea! I love your little vases and the paper lining the back of your bookcase as well. Very pretty!!! Regards, Sheilla

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  8. Oh my! so sweet. I love the vases and that bookshelf is adorable, too!

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  9. Lindy, What a great idea! I have never seen that done before. Now I know why people buy so many stoppers. Great Post! *hugs*

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  10. You're brilliant! What a great re-purposing. They are a perfect accompaniment to all the vintage glass in the case. Just lovely.

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  11. Just hopped over from Cottage Romance, where she was sharing your wonderful headboard idea~ I love your blog! These little vases are the cutest idea...you are one creative woman! I'm looking forward to reading more...I am a new follower!

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  12. Hi Lindy! You continue to amaze me with your creativity. I love how the sun lights up your little vases in the window. I just wish my Goodwill had such great stuff...:)

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  13. I forgot to make a comment about your brown/white plate in the first photo. I have the same plate, but in pink/white! I think mine was an ebay purchase. I love pink/white transferware, but all your brown transferware sure looks very pretty! Where did you find your plates?

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  14. Hello, I am in love with this creative post! Who would have thought to use these, yet they look as if they were made for that very purpose!
    Keep the greatness coming.


    Kara
    http://vivrelejour.blogspot.com

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  15. How adorable!
    I love my Good Will!
    Hey! What color are the walls in the picture with the bookshelf in it? it looks like the color I just painted my kitchen.
    Bottle stoppers! Who knew!
    Thanks for the idea!
    Hugs,
    ~me

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  16. Those little bud vases make a big impact! Love them.
    smiles, alice

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  17. These are just precious...and SO creative!!! Thank you so much for linking your beautiful work up at Frou Frou Decor! I hope your weekend is the best!!
    Hugs,
    ~Terrell @ FFD~

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  18. What an adorable idea. I love all your glass...beautiful!

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  19. The tiny vases are beautiful, as well as your paintings! Great giveaway.

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  21. Hi Lindy, thanks so much for stopping by Homespun Kitchen! I love your blog, and am your newest follower!

    Cara

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  22. I love crystal and cut glass and these are so cute...what a great way to use them. I especially like the way you put them in the window to catch the light.

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  23. How clever is that! I love it!
    They are so pretty, who would have thought they were stoppers. BRILLLIANT!!! :D

    Eveshouse.blogspot.com

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  24. I'm a new follower and inspired by your blog! Thanks for the entry!
    layniegurl@yahoo.com

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  25. Lindy, I really love your blog. I have told all of my daughter in laws about it. I look forward to see what you post next.

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  26. I LOVE these little "vases"!!! You are such a clever, clever woman!

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  27. great idea! I love your collections

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  28. What a cute idea...guess you know what I will be looking for now, don't you!

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  29. What an eye for design! I'll keep an eye out in my goodwill

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  30. That's a very clever idea. A great use for the bottle stoppers.
    Jane

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  31. Lindy, you are both clever and thrifty. This is a darling idea. Thanks for sharing your creativity. ~ Sarah

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  32. Lindy,
    This is such a cute idea...I found some in a box this weekend at the house...think I might just copy you:) Thanks for coming to my NTT party!

    Blessings,
    Linda

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  33. This is an absolutely brilliant idea!! I actually have some from bottles that my parents once had & I didn't know what to do with them, but didn't want to get rid of them because they were mom and daddy's. Now I know! YaY! Thanks for sharing your brilliance!

    Hugs and blessings,
    Anita ♥
    http://aseknc.blogspot.com/
    aseknc(at)gmail(dot)com

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  34. What a great idea!!!

    Chas @ A Woman's Haven

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  35. Oh I did not need to see this post! I already love to put plants in tiny bottles, and now I'll be on the lookout for bottle stoppers! :o)

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  36. That was not only totally unexpected, but adorable! What a creative idea. I want some. :) What I love about it is that the stoppers take virtually no room. Very cool.

    Donna

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  37. How ingenious! Nope, I wasn't smart enough to recognize them as bottle stoppers. I'm glad you were kind enough to share the source for those simple-minded folks like me. ;)

    Blessings,
    Liz @ the Brambleberry Cottage
    http://thebrambleberrycottage.blogspot.com

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  38. What a terrific idea! I would've never thought of that! They are just gorgeous, and I also really love your bookcase. The wallpaper is stunning!

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  39. Well, good grief...these are just precious.
    I love this post.
    I am your newest follower and if you'll come follow me, too, maybe we can meet in the middle and have a cup of that Starbucks...:))

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  40. Love this idea! I'm dying to head to the Goodwill store right now to see if I can pick any of these up.

    Thanks for sharing!

    I like what I see - your blog is so creative and you have great ideas! Definitely following now.

    Lauren
    http://31diy.blogspot.com

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  41. Original idea
    I pretty much use only small vases - I like spreading the beauty throughout my home- so I making a trip to Goodwill this weekend to shop for stoppers. Thanks for the idea.

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