Wednesday, August 28, 2013

This, That and the Winner

Hello friends, hope you are having a nice week so far. I have been busy getting some things together to put in my Etsy shop and finally get it opened back up. More about that in days to come.

You know how I like to ask you all to help me out when I'm not sure of what an object is...well, we have another one today.

I picked these up a few weeks ago at a thrift shop and the tag on them read, 'French shot glasses'.  Well, I don't know whether I can really go along with that, as I can't see the french bothering with the wood holders, for that matter, I don't know why anyone would bother seeing that you usually drink it straight down, right?

They are the size of a shot glass and you can see on the bottom that it does say France.  I did some searching on the Web and even looked up Espresso glasses, but really found nothing close.

Hopefully one of you might have traveled to France and have seen these.  I will be putting them in the shop and would like to label them properly.  Thanks in advance for any ideas.

Lately, I have noticed some nice collections of succulents and cacti around the blogs and Pinterest and have become quite smitten with them.  So, I had to start a little family of my own, it is still small but I have high hopes of the sweet green bits being in every corner of the Little House.

My goal is to house them in the most unique containers I can find, which makes the hunt that much more fun.

This one we found at a street sale in Anacortes and the lady I bought it from told me it was a 'donkey tale'.  Well, the donkey is shedding and little bits are everywhere the 'donkey' goes.


So, everywhere I have dirt, there are parts of the tail, hopefully taking root, poked into a pot.

Now, lets get on to the winner of the giveaway.

Little Birdie can't wait to take flight in the package off to her next happy home.....So little one, let's see who you will be going to live with..

The winner is.....Lindsay from the blog 'Wooden Nest'.....Congratulations my friend.  Please email me your info and I will get the package right off.

Coincidentally, just this weekend I used Lindsays' recipe for dilled green beans and am having a hard time not getting into them before they age.  You can go here for that recipe and to visit her sweet blog with plenty more good things to stir up.

Thanks to you all for entering and always being such good friends..I do appreciate you more than you know.

Wishing you all a happy day.  xo


Lynne said...

Lucky Lindsay!
Love the French glasses and the succulents in their new bright homes!

Florida Farm Girl said...

My best guess would be espresso cups/glasses because of the wooden base and handles. Shot glasses wouldn't need such.

Unknown said...

Ooh! Yay! I'll e-mail you as soon as I'm done posting this comment. Thanks Sherri!

Maybe those are for flaming shots so you don't burn your hands or something? That's my best guess, but do let us know if you find out anymore information. I'm intrigued. :)

Alison said...

I hope you're having a good week so far too! I love all your little succulents and their unique containers. Well chosen. I don't have a clue about the glasses, but they are cool.

Paula said...

I think they are Turkish Coffee cups.

Sherry said...

My thought was the same as Paula's--Turkish coffee. Or they could be used for espresso. Or whatever you want!

Vintage Home said...

a lot of smart women here! I like the idea of flaming shot glasses...but I kinda think they are espresso. My espresso shot glasses for the machine have a rubber banda round them so you don't burn your hand, seems these wooden handle ones are for drinking and are adorable!
Hope you are enjoying the rain we are getting.
I know we need it, but I miss the sun!

Stephanie said...

Congratulations to the winner :) Lindsay is getting some sweet and delightful items :) You, my dear friend, have an Etsy shop??? I would love to visit sometime - what is the link for your lovely little store? Hope you are enjoying your day.

Love and hugs to you!

vintage grey said...

Congrats to the winner! Love all your sweet succulents! So pretty! Have a great day! xo Heather

E.liza"BETH" said...

wow, ive missed a bunch. a giveaway & when did u open an etsy shop? i will have 2 check it out. have a great weekend. big hugs! ( ;

Red Rose Alley said...

I noticed your blog through 'Dreams on 34th Street'. You have such a lovely blog with many great ideas. My name is Sheri too. Me and my daughters also have a blog, and we would love it if you could visit us and follow. It's nice to meet new friends, and I hope to hear from you. Have a sweet day.

~Sheri at Red Rose Alley

Delvalina said...

Congratulation for the winner!

Thank you so much for the birthday wish Sherri. You are such a sweet friend and always remembered by me :)

I love the goodies of thrifty store.
I never knew before that you have Etsy shop :)

and I love the plants here, they are just beautiful.


Vicky Hunt said...

What a sweet little giveaway! Congrats to the winner! Those little French glasses are really nice. I too would think espresso instead of a shot glass though. I'm excited to check out your ETSY shop. I am hoping to get mine up and going eventually! Have a blessed Sunday...Vicky
Life On Willie Mae Lane

camp and cottage living said...

Congrats to Lindsay!
I like the unique containers you're using for your succulents.
I wish I could help you out with your French glasses, but I don't have a clue-sorry.
Have a good Labor Day!

sweetvintageofmine said...

I think succulents are so cute in containers...and EASY!! I love the names of them too...hens and chicks, donkey tails...I mean, you'd have to love 'em just for that!! Congrats to the winner Lindsay and I don't have a clue about the glasses but beautiful wood! Blessings and a wonderful holiday~~~Roxie

Leigh said...

All sorts of lovely things! I have to say I'm clueless too, about that unknown object.