Tuesday, December 12, 2017

How to make your own Vintage Glass Christmas balls





Happy Tuesday Sweet Friends.

Hope this finds you well and rested!

I was well and rested yesterday....lol
I was sick over the weekend and was
feeling so much better yesterday and
tried to pace myself and just do easy
things, but I feel like I must of over
done it again,  as I am back to feeling
achy and tired again.  If you feel so led
 please pray for me as I have lil darling
tomorrow and we are having a Christ-
mas party here on Friday night and
 every time I think I am over it...
it seems to rear it's ugly head again.

So on with how to make your own
Vintage Christmas balls......hopefully!

Was just using these vintage looking
balls on a wreath centerpiece and
thought I would share how I made
them vintage looking, quite by
accident!!  So rather than do a
tutorial I am gonna just walk you
thru how it happened.....it really
doesn't get much easier than
this folks....lol

I started out with your typical Gold
 shiny glass and white frosted
 semi shiny glass christmas balls
when I purchased them.

So I was struck with an idea to
make a pretty centerpc. for my
guest bath.  I had these gold star
ice things you freeze to put in
glasses or punch bowls, and some
floating candles and the Christmas
balls I was talking about above.
So I floated them all in a big
bowl of water and lit the candles
and they looked lovely, but after
being in water for over a month
I realized when I took it apart
that it has really changed the
finish of the Christmas balls.


They now  were a bit duller in 
shine and the color was a lil 
different as well, so they took
on an old Vintage look which I
 sorta of liked.....which was odd,
 as I am not much of a vintagy 
person...........lol 
and honestly I thought the
shine would come back once
they weren't water logged
anymore, but it never did!!


Anyway, just thought I would
share my experience so you
could try it for yourself if you
so desired to have some aged
looking ornaments.  Actually
they are even a bit duller now,
some years later.....but if you
are into the vintage look you
will love them. Can't guarantee
they will come out the same
way mine did but there is a 
good chance, so you can just
test it out on one ball....and
see what happens, and if it
works you can have vintage
christmas balls!! You probably
just want get to use them till
next year....but who knows.






This is the same tray as above just 
moved it to the living room after
I used it for a New Years table.





Just for fun this one has a posterized affect!



Thanks for coming by......

Hopefully will see you on Thursday.


Love and 
Merry Christmas Blessings!

Nellie


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Sunday, December 10, 2017

Scripture Sunday









God sent the angel Gabriel to Nazareth,
 a town in Galilee,

 to a virgin pledged to be married
 to a man named Joseph, 
a descendant of David. The virgin’s
 name was Mary.
 The angel went to her and said, “Greetings, 
you who are highly favored! 
The Lord is with you.”
 Mary was greatly troubled at his words
 and wondered
 what kind of greeting this might be.
  But the angel said to her,
 “Do not be afraid,Mary; you have found
 favor with God.  You will conceive and
 give birth to a son, and you are to 
call him Jesus.  He will be great and 
will be called the Son of the Most High. 
The Lord God will give him the throne of
 his father David,  and he will reign over 
Jacob’s descendants forever; 
his kingdom will never end.”
 “How will this be,” Mary asked the angel,
 “since I am a virgin?”
35 The angel answered, “The Holy Spirit
 will come on you, and the power 
of the Most High will overshadow you. So
 the holy one to be born will be called
 the Son of God.

Luke 1: 26-35 NIV



Christmas Blessings,
Nellie



Friday, December 8, 2017

Thankful Thursday December 7, 2017, Christmas pasts #3


Praise be to the God and
 Father of our Lord Jesus Christ,
 the Father of compassion and
 the God of all comfort,
1 Corinthians 1:3 NIV




Greetings Sweet Friends,

Hope this finds you doing well.

Kinda taking it easy again today
to make sure I continue to do well.
Had been well up until yesterday.
Pretty much gonna be doing some
cooking today......and that's about
it................

So just gonna get on with my list.

#1
Thankful my daughter was able to
come and visit last weekend.


#2
Thankful we got to celebrate my
daughter-in-loves birthday while
my daughter was here.




#3
Thankful for a sweet time with
my hubby, our daughter, son and
 granddaughter on Saturday for 
a late breakfast, visiting, wii
 and cardplaying.....we had so
much fun!


#4
Thankful that Dee and I had some 
fun crafting together on Sat. night.
she helped me make gifts for our 
Sunday School class party, and
they came out really cute.  Will
show you soon..........






#5
Thankful for the lovely Memorial
Service we went to on Sunday.
It was for a dear friend of mine's
Mother who was 96 yrs. old. It
was a great celebration for a life
well lived for the Lord.  It is also
a great reminder to us to leave
a legacy that people will want
to remember with joy.


#6
Thankful I finished my decorating
on Tues. evening and got all the
stuff put away, so now just 
enjoying it all.................






#7
Thankful for a Christmas card
and update from my cousin
Richie....


#8
Thankful I am feeling better
today.  Yesterday I awoke to
dizziness and whoozy head-
ness, and it  just felt so tired
and like it had to do with my
 ears.....and alsowondered if it 
was just being overly tired.
  So just rested all day yester-
day (Thurs.) and I feel much
 better today,  the dizziness
and whoozyness seems to be
all gone.......so hoping it stays
that way as I get into the day.






#9
Thankful hubby is able to
work home today as he had
to go into work all week, and
was pretty tired and the traffic
on his commute is awful.


#10
Thankful for Pres. Trump
and his commitment to Israel 
and the Jewish people, who
are God's chosen people, and
that decision will put the U.S. 
in a position to be more blessed
 by God.





#11
Thankful for Christmas Music.
Just love listening to it all 
season long...........




#12
Thankful for an old recipe from
a friend I grew up with, it is called
Coca Cola Salad and it is a jello
type salad that is awesome.
Making it today to take to a
breakfast tomorrow at a long time
 friends house.  I am very excited
to see our friends as well as to
dig into this delightful salad.






Glad you came by......

and 

Hope you have a Lovely weekend
with those you hold dear!






Hugs and Christmas Season
Blessings!

Nellie


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