Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Catching Flies

This old glass fly catcher has been sitting around at the lake house
 with a piece of faux ivy trailing out of it 
for probably eight or ten years. 
I am pretty sure that I found it at Brimfield one year
 while shopping the markets with my girlfriend Paula.

I rinsed the dust off her this morning
 and plucked a pretty pink cone flower to adorn her.


Isn't she pretty?

A sign on the bulletin board in the market yesterday announced:

Hot showers at the Fire House
Bring your own towel

Luckily though...our electricity was restored last evening!
...earlier than expected...thank goodness!
It felt so good to have a hot shower before bed last night.
It's the little things! 


Lilli LIEBELIG said...

This is a really great piece - and with the flower, it looks really nice!

I'm happy for you that everything is okay with your electricity and a warm shower is a wonderful thing! : o)

Joy in the little things - that's true art of living!
Greetings from Lilli

Arabella said...

It is so beautiful - it amazing how charming a fly catcher (of all things) can be...love it! The photos with the flower are divine. Glad to hear your power is back on and hopefully you weathered the storm okay.

If you like Beach Glass you might want to pop over and enter our Beach Glass Pendant necklace giveaway...it's gorgeous.

Be well,

Jacqueline @ HOME said...

Dear Laura,
I have one of those glass fly catchers.....I shall have to put a flower in it now !!
I'm so pleased to hear that you've got your power back....we don't know what we've got 'till it's gone, do we ? XXXX

Darla said...

Lovely coneflower...glad you power has been restored.

janice15 said...

Love the little unusual bottle..amazing looking. Glad you got your power back and you are safe...god bless.

Egretta Wells blog said...

The fly catcher bottle is pretty and love the cone flower in it. Have you really ever used the bottle to catch flies??Glad your electricity was restored.

Gert said...

What a cool bottle and the corn flower is so beautiful !!

xoxo Gert

Judy said...

My sister had one of these and didn't know what is was. Wish I had asked her for it before she passed away. My BIL wouldn't have kept it. Oh well. Thanks for sharing the great pics!

time worn interiors said...

She is pretty!

judi said...

love how you take the ordinary and make it extra-ordinary, including your photography! glad your safe and sound, with a warm shower to boot. have some exciting news to share with you soon, thanks to gina.
and some day i will be going to brimfield, i've been reading about it for many years so it's about time!
enjoy the upcoming weekend,

Cottage and Broome said...

Glad you got your power back, nothing worse than a cold shower! Love the simplicity of the one flower, very pretty. If you get a chance stop by and see our garden post this week, Laura too from Cottage and Broome

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

Such an interesting bottle...and so charming with a pretty flower...

designchic said...

perfect...love interesting bottles with a single stem!!

Liz @ the Brambleberry Cottage said...

Indeed, it is the simple things in life, those things we so often take for granted, that truly make us the happiest! ;)

Liz @ the Brambleberry Cottage

npace said...

il tuo blog è una fonte di ispirazione...le foto, gli oggetti, tutto è fantastico.

your blog is a source of inspiration ... pictures, objects, everything is great.

Cindy said...

oooohhhhh! Love the fly catcher with the brillant pick flower! Yeah for hot showers! and I am glad your electricity was restored!

the vintage bricoleur said...

What a lovely vase idea! Terry

Ann said...

I love that bottle/vase. How pretty!