Friday, April 1, 2011

Mini Vacation-Glass Votive Holder

While on a thrift store venture with my Mom, we found a neat glass votive candle holder. Possibility?? Why yes, I do believe so!


It needed a good scrub but nothing I couldn't handle.

I pictured a pencil starfish in this from the second we picked it up at the thrift store. My little mini vacation came to a screeching halt when I realized I didn't have a pencil starfish. :( NOR do I live ANYwhere close to the ocean. eBay I went. Yep~I bought 2 white pencil starfish. I heart them. I didn't realize starfish were spendy but apparently they are! May the mini vacation commence.

So to this thrift store jewel I added:
dollar store small rocks
dollar store medium rocks
thrift store sand
a button threaded with twine
vinyl lettering in Ice Blue
AND...a white pencil starfish
*I will add the candles later...I want the battery operated kind.*

~>Apologies in advance for the non-professional pics<~~


It isn't exactly how I pictured it but nothing really ever is. Right?? I keep glancing at it though. I truly love the starfish!
~*Take Me Away*~

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  1. Very pretty and great way to personalize it! I love what you did!

  2. Oooh Carrie I love this. I just redid one of my hurricanes with a candle and shells yesterday. I love your starfish! I want one! Thanks for sharing this at the VIP party today =)

  3. @Lisa~Thank you! Thanks for stopping by and posting a comment. Much appreciated! ;)

  4. @Sommer~ I CAN'T wait to see your hurricane!! =) I need to get into the starfish selling business. It could be a lucrative market! lol. Thanks for hosting the VIP party. I had to re-add the link...I swear I linked it but it wasn't there. IT is now though. ;)

  5. @Libby~Thank you! I keep checking on it. I think I just might love it! ;)

  6. Looks like it would fit right in with my mantle~ the rocks and shells in my jars are from vacations with my family!

    Happy Day,
    Jasey @ Crazy Daisy

  7. @Sharon~ Oh ME TOO! I'm holding on to the fact that spring should be here soon. ANY day now. But I can't help wanting to transition straight into summer. I suppose I better not wish for that as spring prepares us for summer. ;)

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  9. Love it! Especially the little pencil starfish...I've been obessed with those little guys lately. :)

  10. That turned out cute...I love the starfish!

  11. The starfish was worth it! Great focal point of the piece I think!! Thanks for linking up!!

  12. Thanks for linking to Creative Juice! Hope to see you back this week....

    I love the color of the vinyl!