Creating, collecting & recycling textiles & papercrafts. I love preserving the past for the future.

Friday, 13 April 2012

Thrifty Find Friday

I found this glass compote dish
at a
thrift store a few years ago
It is only cut glass
it a beautiful piece
no chips or cracks.
I just love the style of it
I look at it
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  1. EllenaElizabeth,your compote is so pretty. I like cut glass just as much as crystal. It's a shame to see it left on the shelves at charity shops. I can't resist it either.
    Thank you for your visit and story on milk,I can't remember the milk ever being warm,as I grew up in England,but my children here in Australia hated it because of it being warm. No wonder it was stopped,it couldn't have been healthy sitting in the sun :(
    I am now a follower :)

    1. Yes I agree cut glass is just as beautiful.

  2. Love your pretty compote. Thank you so much for your sweet comment on my blog.


  3. What a lovely compote and the photo of it with the apples is beautiful. Don't you love finding a treasure at the thrift store?
    I hope you have a very nice weekend.

    1. Yes love thrifting! Sadly I don't do it much these days. more or less house bound due to back troubles. Lucky for me I got heaps of it in before I ended up like this 18 yrs ago.

  4. Hvala na komentaru!!!
    Pozdrav iz Hrvatske!!

    1. Thankyou for visiting my blog. Sorry though I cannot read your language. if you tell me what language it is I'll try and translate.

  5. Dearest EllenaElizabeth,

    Never say 'it's only cut glass' as this is a gem and regardless of being it glass or crystal, it is the classy cut work that stands out!
    Lovely piece and you could use it for floating candles and some flower heads. That's also a nice way of keeping your cut flowers longer. The final stage is using their heads...
    Love to you and have a great weekend!

  6. It really is beautiful and will be perfect to change as the seasons change. I was looking at your have a lovely home!

  7. This thrifty find is very attractive!

  8. Hi Ellena Elizabeth,
    I just love your compoto in cut glass. I love to decorate with glass treasures like this. I think they look so pretty in every room.
    You sure found a beauty.
    Thank you for sharing.

    Thank you also for stopping by and your kind comments. You are so kind.
    Have a blessed weekend.
    Hugs, Celestina Marie

  9. Hi Ellena,
    So glad that you stopped by to visit our blog! It led me back to you and I'm so very glad, too. Your compote is just lovely! I can think of so many ways and places in the home to use it. (I might just have to go and try to find myself one!)
    I'm your new follower and invite you to join the linky party as well, you are always welcome!

  10. I think those compote bowls are so pretty!
    THANKS for the input on my woodwork...we'll see what happens:)...Have a great weekend!

  11. Ellena, I have the EXACT same dish that belonged to my mom. Back in the sixties she would make homemade fudge and put it in her candy dish. It now sits on the hutch in my dining area. If you enlarge the third photo in this blogpost, you will see it! I LOVED visiting your blog and seeing another of these pedestal candy dishes!!

    Have a wonderful weekend!

  12. The compote is beautiful -- you know, years ago I HATED these kinds of things and now . . . I'm so drawn to them! Go figure. Thanks for commenting at my blog . . . I love the thrill of the 'hunt' and digging through trash to find treasure!

  13. Hi Ellena - thank you so much for commenting on my dining room ceiling! It was such a labor of love, I'm telling you! The total amount of time I spent on the ceiling was about 5 days. So - nothing comes easy, right?

    Can you give me some pointers on how I can get more comments on my blogposts? And how I can get more followers? I've had up tp 460 visitors in one day (that's my top number so far), but only a few comments! I finially took the word verification off, so that should help!

    I've been linking up to some parties (that helps) and I have been commenting on a lot of blogs and following them as well. I know that it takes time and I've only been really more active with my blogs since late last year...but I would appreciate any suggestions you might have for me. I think I have a very interesting blog and an interesting perspective on design and furniture refinishing etc.



    1. Hello Linda. Thankyou for visiting my blog and also for commenting. I try to comment on each blog I visit and I do visit a lot of them. If you are a bit discouraged by lack of comments just keep in mind that the comments you do receive are rolled gold. I certainly am not a big time blogger. I too participate in linky parties and visit and comment on a lot of blogs. I find in general you get back what you give. I know some of the more popular blogs have give-a-ways etc. I don't do that. I am quite happy to plod along as I am. I usually a few new followers each week. This week was a big one for me I was honoured enough to have 8 new friends follow me along. All the best with your blog and just keep doing what feels right for you.

  14. That is one beautiful glass compote! Compotes make such a pretty display no matter where you put them.
    Thanks for stopping by and your sweet comments.
    Mary Alice

  15. So pretty! I have a couple of these that I love to use for different things. They always add that special sparkle! Thank you for sharing with us at TTF and have a terrific day!