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June 20, 2010

Bittersweet Bluesday

Filed under: Thrifty Finds — Laura R @ 8:18 PM
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In recent posts I told you that my van is out of commission.  I rely on the kindness of others to take me out thrifting.  This means I can not pick up any large items, even if free.  Plus it means that I try to take up as little space in their vehicle with my “treasures” as I can, also to make it convenient to carry things into the house myself.
(When I have my own vehicle I can leave things in the van and move them about at my leisure.
  Oh, the things we take for granted.)

Well, I think I packed things a touch too tightly.

I love the deep cobalt blue of this vase, as well as the size and shape.
The small snowman inside a glass globe stuck in the vase mouth was from a free box.

When I “set” the globe on top of the vase I thought I was keeping it safe, without endangering my 75 cent purchase.

Now the dilemma.  Should I have to break one to free the other,  of course I want to save the vase.  But I am thinking that if it fit in,  it has to come back out.

Am I wrong?

My next thought is that I do not want to cut my hand and have an E.R. visit added to the cost of my treasures.

So – expand or contract.
Should I heat it up

or cool the glass?


Fortunately neither extreme was necessary.
He didn’t say exactly how he did it,  but he used his “magic touch.”


I am linking up this post to Smiling Sally’s Blue Monday linky and Debbiedoos Yard Salen Party. I appreciate their hosting.  Please go visit, after you leave a comment here, of course.
I am also late, but adding this to Frugal Friday over at The Shabby Nest.
Wow- I have now also found Thrifty Treasures hosted by Southern Hospitality. Lots of great links there!
See more Twice Owned treasures at House of Grace
and Nifty Thrifty Tuesday at Coastal Charm.



  1. I’m feeling your pain on the vehicle issue.

    I love blue glass!

    Comment by cyndi — June 20, 2010 @ 8:38 PM

  2. Love that cobalt blue vase….one of my favorite colors….what a steal too…cute post, and I am glad you did not cut your hand.

    Comment by debbie — June 20, 2010 @ 9:20 PM

  3. Whew! great save! The vase is amazing – very striking blue color!
    God Bless<

    Comment by kathy — June 21, 2010 @ 7:21 AM

  4. your blue vase is excellent…

    Comment by Jingle — June 21, 2010 @ 7:30 AM

  5. Decorative Glass Vases where we help you find beautiful glass vases to enhance your room and home decor.

    Comment by Zaltani — June 21, 2010 @ 7:33 AM

    • can you provide any for under a dollar?

      Comment by dogsmom — June 21, 2010 @ 9:15 AM

  6. Oh, I’m so glad that this post ended with a smile! Both items safe and sound in their new home.

    Happy Blue Monday.

    Comment by Sally — June 21, 2010 @ 7:44 AM

    • Thank you for hosting. I am meeting some wonderful bloggers.

      Comment by dogsmom — June 21, 2010 @ 9:16 AM

  7. A sweet hello from Frog Hollow Farm. Thank you so much for stopping by my blog. Loved your comment – that hammock is the most comfortable place in the world to stretch out and relax. Dinner is at 7! Ciao, bella@

    Comment by Frog Hollow Farm Girl — June 21, 2010 @ 7:47 AM

  8. what a lovely jar! I like it very much. This is indeed little funny…
    By the way, thanks for stopping my blogs. Keep you in touch!

    Mapeh Homepage

    Comment by ilovepink — June 21, 2010 @ 9:17 AM

  9. That is one pretty blue vase. You had an interesting post for today.

    Comment by LaVoice — June 21, 2010 @ 9:55 AM

  10. Love the vase! And, the skunk picture is a hoot!

    Comment by Tracy F. — June 21, 2010 @ 10:15 AM

  11. LOVE the vase. I think the same as you if it goes in it should come out. LOL. Thanks for the vote of tea staining my quilt. I’m thinking it needs it too.

    Comment by Mary — June 21, 2010 @ 11:16 AM

  12. Oh my your jar is pretty!! Happy Summer!

    Anything Blue

    Comment by Manang Kim — June 21, 2010 @ 11:49 AM

  13. Whew! You had me worried there for a minute. I am SO glad you were able to extricate him from the vase! I once bought two ice buckets (faux wood) that were stuck together, and my carpenter came to the rescue. He lightly tapped one with a rubber mallet covered in a rag, and wallah! I got them for $2 at a rummage sale, and they are worth quite a bit more. I gambled on the fact that they would eventually come apart. LOL!

    Happy Blue Monday…


    Sheila 🙂

    Comment by Sheila — June 21, 2010 @ 12:20 PM

  14. I use to have a collection of blue glass… it disappeared with my collection of porcelain mice after out last move here, most got broke & I lost interest! LOl. So I assume “he” is hubby? LOL @ the skunk pic too!

    Comment by Faythe @GrammyMousetails — June 21, 2010 @ 1:14 PM

  15. Thank you for stopping by my place…I am glad you like the chimes..Is that not a restful, serene sound…? I am popping over to say thank you, today when I get another spare..I’ll stop longer at your place…looks there is lots to see here…The cobalt blue…really pretty….I thought of oil, or grease to ease it out….that would have frustrated me too…glad it worked out for you.

    Comment by Faith — June 21, 2010 @ 1:27 PM

  16. I once had to destroy a lovely blue glass jug to save another glass item – so I know exactly what you went through!

    Happy Blue Monday!

    Comment by Anni — June 21, 2010 @ 2:29 PM

  17. Love the blue vase. Thanks for stopping by blog. I added another picture of that turtle : )

    Comment by LORI — June 21, 2010 @ 4:11 PM

  18. love that shade of blue! nice jar 🙂

    Comment by mizhelle — June 22, 2010 @ 2:38 AM

  19. I’m glad your blue vase was saved. 🙂 It’s such a lovely shade of blue.

    Comment by EG Wow, Canada — June 22, 2010 @ 8:20 AM

  20. Gorgeous blue vase. And a cute post.
    Happy Blue. And a lovely week.

    Comment by Regina — June 22, 2010 @ 8:57 AM

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  22. whew, glad you got both of them free safely! good finds, if you ask me!

    thanks so much for stopping by the cape on the corner and for your comment about the yard sales. there aren’t many developments by me, but post yard sale looking is definitely the way to go! and i have so many frames that i don’t know what i am going to do with, but i figure it isn’t like i am actually buying them, so what the heck.

    Comment by miss corner cape — June 22, 2010 @ 10:11 AM

    • I have even seen nice arrangements of blank frames.

      Comment by dogsmom — June 22, 2010 @ 10:36 AM

  23. I was going to suggest cold but was glad to read that they were separated. Thank you for stopping by junkblossoms. I hope you’ll visit again soon.

    Comment by Pat Harris — June 22, 2010 @ 2:28 PM

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