Tuesday, May 3, 2011

I'll Drink To That

My parent's, house aka the house I grew up in, goes on the market this Thursday...as in 2 days from now!  So it's major crunch time, with all of us scrambling to finish up the last few details, like mowing the grass, buffing hardwood floors, and power washing the patio.


I have my fingers crossed that it will be a quick and painless sale, but the realist in me knows it will likely take a while.  In my spare time, I've been trying to get my own house ready for the warmer weather, and last weekend we did some plant shopping and weeding.

Along with some daisies, verbena, and lantana, I also picked up this sweet little recycled glass, made from an old black cherry soda bottle.

As a child, I used to pick forget-me-nots, violets, or lily of the valley in our yard and proudly trundle inside to present them to my mother.  She always had a tiny juice glass to put them in, and she would place them in the kitchen where she could enjoy them since she spent lots of time there cooking for a family of 6.

As soon as I saw these tiny glasses, it reminded me of those days.  With this recycled glass, I now have my very own makeshift vase that I can fill with forget-me-nots or any other small flower that strikes my fancy.  Today it is filled with daisies...but who knows what tomorrow will bring!


  1. Kat, I'm sure it is not easy selling the house you grew up in, so HUGS to you! I'm praying you have a painless, quick sale.

    I love the flower/juice glass story. I used to pick flowers (really wild weeds) for my Nana and she would put them in a jelly glass. Every time I see a jelly glass I always think of Nana!

    Have a great day!

  2. Such lovely memories (and gorgeous photos as always). I hope the sale goes smoothly. A-M xx

  3. So cute and great memories. Good luck on the sale.

  4. We take it "one day at a time", don't we!! Be glad for the daisies today (and your photos of them are excellent), and hope for them tomorrow. Good luck on the sale of your parents' house --sounds like you have a wealth of cherished memories from growing up there--such treasures. Have a lovely day. Mickie :)

  5. Kat, Aren't daisies such sweet flowers? I have a little vase I picked up at an auction that is old and perfect for posies picked by small hands.
    Your little bottle inspired glass makes a very pretty vase and a delicate subject for your wonderful images!!! This post makes me smile from inside out!

  6. I hope all goes well with the selling of your parents home. We are putting ours on the market soon and I have a feeling it's going to be a long drawn out process.

    Love your sweet little glass filled with pretty flowers. Lovely photos.


  7. Before we moved, I had a nice-sized collection of small bottles that I'd acquired from glass dumps on the various farms we've lived over the years. There's usually always a glass dump at an old place, although I haven't found the one here yet. After we moved though, I can't seem to find the little suckers. And I miss them.

    Fingers crossed for you on the quick turnover for the house, too.

  8. Hi Kat,
    I hope the sale of your parent's home goes smoothly.
    I love that little vase - it's little things like that that bring back so many memories that are personal and just ours! I love it.

  9. Such sweet memories,
    Kat! Good luck with
    you are taking time
    to smell the flowers : )
    xx Suzanne

  10. Even when the house sells, you will still have those wonderful memories. It sounds like you have been working so hard to get it ready and doing it the right way. I'm sure it will pay off Kat. I like how you find ways to keep your memories part of your everyday life. That's a beautiful idea for your posies. xo ~Lili

  11. I love hearing your memories, Kat! I am sure you have had many bittersweet feelings as you prepare your childhood home for sale...I hope it goes smoothly for you! Love your recycled flower glass!

  12. I imagine it is not easy to sell the house you grew up in. Best of luck to you!
    Have a wonderful Wednesday.
    E + J

  13. Woo Hoo for the house going up tomorrow! I hope that it will sell fast too. I love the little glass vase and the daisies are so pretty. It is the simple little things that can bring back such wonderful memories..I will for sure drink to that. :)

  14. It's a rough market right now but I bet with your help (and great sense of style) they will have an edge up on the competition!

  15. The little glass vases are very sweet and I love the story you shared. I will keep you & your family in my thoughts that your childhood home sells quickly and painlessly. Hang in there!

  16. Daisies have to be the definition of simple beauty!

  17. What wonderful and sweet memories. It just goes to show that even the simplest things in life can leave a lasting memory.
    I hope all goes smoothly with the sale of your childhood home. I know there is always so much emotion connected to that kind of thing. I wish you the best.


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