While at Anthropologie in New York in November, I picked up three mercury glass votives. I have been wanting to decorate a bottle just a bit so this was a good place to start. The kind and generous Allison from Dishy Vintage shared a HUGE stash of vintage laces in a blog giveaway recently so I used that as background and made a rosette from music paper and added some glitter to the edges. I think rosettes are one of my favorite things. On Saturday I had a chance to stop at the Sunshine Resale shop in Bellaire and they had 25% off jewelry so I picked up a few pieces including this rhinestone cluster, which was part of an earring. I don't have much jewelry in my stash, but this stuff was $3/pair so I thought that was fair. I added some pale pink seam binding and called it done. Its in the kitchen now, holding sugar. One down, two to go.
I'm in the process of changing jobs - something that happened quickly and from out of the blue. But a nice shade of blue, that is for sure. I start Dec 29th. I've been at the same place for five years and boy, I've been riding the roller coaster of emotions. Especially when you have worked in your industry for 30+ years and have no children, your work is pretty darn important. Or at least you think it is! At our Christmas party this year, our President made mention of the various departments and said some very kind and nice things about me. It made my heart sing. And still has for days later. It is so nice to be appreciated, even if it is as you are walking out the door. I'm so looking forward to CHANGE in 2011. I'm giving up familiarity, not to mention some great business trips but who knows what will replace them. I can't wait to see.