Landscaping Animal Figurines
I went walking around the yard several weeks ago and noticed that many of my landscape animals have succumbed to aging and are worn, cracked, crumbling, or faded. I decided it was time to part with some of them and replace them with new ones. Here are some of the new critters.
Handcrafted Goat Milk Soap
I’ve never used goat milk soap before and a friend gifted this to me on a recent visit. It has a nice aroma (it’s Blackberry Sage) and I have been pleasantly surprised at how creamy and lathery it is! I like this soap!
Blenko Pinch Decanter Bottles
The older I get, the more I love colored glass. I recently purchased my third Blenko pinch decanter. My mother owned a ruby red Blenko decanter that I now have. It did not have a stopper but after years and years of searching for a ruby stopper (and a Blenko dealer telling me that ruby was the most popular and that I would probably never in a million years find one), I found one (!) and it was a perfect fit! I loved it so much that I purchased a second ruby decanter just like it because the price was just too good to pass up AND it came complete with a stopper. I found an emerald green bottle on eBay for a great price (with a stopper). The green bottle has a residue in it (probably why it was listed at such a great price!). Hard as I’ve tried, I can’t get the residue out. I’m not sure what it is. I’ve tried vinegar and soda which didn’t get it out. I tried an Efferdent denture tablet as someone suggested, to no avail. Someone else told me to put dishwashing detergent in it with warm water and to add rice and then gently swirl it around. It didn’t work. I display the red and green bottles in my living room on a marble top table that sits in front of one of my windows. The blue bottle will go in my guest bedroom that is getting a makeover and being painted and decorated in peacock colors. I think it will look beautiful sitting on a white shelf!
American Leather Co. Yellow Crossbody Handbag
This was a birthday gift from a good friend. I love the color…. yellow is my favorite color!
Elephant Sitter Figurines
I came to own this three piece figurine by mistake. My mother-in-law collects elephants. I saw this in a catalog and thought of her so decided to order her one. To my surprise, two were sent and when I went back and looked at my order, it was for quantity 2. Oops! Not sure if it was my mistake, or the company’s. Needless to say, I kept the extra one! I think it’s adorable but my cats also like it too and want to swat at it. So finding a “safe” place for this mama elephant and her clinging calves has been a challenge!
Farmer Pig Figurines
My sister found these at an antique mall. I collect pigs and these are perfect for my pig kitchen. I haven’t yet decided what I will put in them, but will change their wares around for the various seasons. I think these little piggies will be hauling pumpkins this fall… And maybe some little pinecones for Christmas!