Saturday, February 13, 2010


So, my friend from JMS told me that this is a piano caster. Now that she says that, I totally see it! This post is about this here little crown. It came about when I picked up a a squished up metal basket at Goodwill. Again another person embarrassed to sell me something says, "Oh, I can't charge you 79 cents for that! I'll let you have it for 49 cents." Funny, huh? I knew instantly it would become a crown, two in fact, one from the lid and one from the bottom. The bottom one is packed away at the moment.


I love the metal flower, don't you?

I've just been placing it all around, trying to decide where it will stay for awhile

I do like it around the candle, do you?

Do you care?

Tee HEE!

Now, this book I love too. It is all about the health of crops.
Illustrations show sick and healthy versions of each crop.

A fifty cent bargain!

~One more shot~

The Girl Creative


Manuela@TPOH said...

That book looks like it has wonderful illustrations! Love it!

Love the crown that you made - very clever!

Happy Valentine's Day!


Jamielyn said...

thanks! you'll have to let me know if she try's it! love the crown! Cute! Happy v-day!

Bon said...

It does look beautiful!
Bon @ Drab to Fab

Kelee said...

I LOVE LOVE the metal flower Prior!!!

Happy Valentine's Day!

love, kelee @

Jessa Irene (Holiday-Haven) said...

The candle, the candle, I love it best there. So cute. So creative of you!

Barbara Jean said...

hey girl.
Not sure whether to call you Lezlee, or Prior, but listed you as Lezlee when I posted you as one of the winners of my giveaway!

Come on over and take a look.

Also, sent you an email.

hugs and blessings

barbara jean

KolentynePoppy said...

Thanks for your sweet comment on my blog! It means so much!

I like the botanical book! Very nice find. And the piano caster...I can see that's what it is. At first it looked like a glob of rusted metal. I'm real dumpster savvy, aren't I?

I like the crown around the candle, too!

And of course WE all CARE! Otherwise why would we all be losing sleep over this stuff! LOL! I think somebody cares!!!


Andy said...

I'm cracking up that they wouldn't charge you the full amount. Ha ha ha..That's too funny. Great job with the crown! It looks like it could happily live just about anywhere!

nannykim said...

Well , I think the holder (the piano caster) is really a great idea!

Blue Creek Home said...

I an lovin' that piano caster..I would love to happen up on one of those!!!

And I love your crown and looks good around the candle!!! See, we do care!!!


InMyOwnStyle said...

Hi Prior-
Thanks for stopping by my blog. You are the third person who told me that they had an "expensive cat" All funny stories, but costly. We love them, but it sure is a shocker when they break, eat, or are just too darn curious for their own good.

Miss Fanny said...

Hello Prior - I love repurposing things too. Love your thought of it having a former life.

I really appreciate you you again / off again relationship with running...Let's keep each other motivated!

Jill said...

That is so creative to make a basket into a crown! I also am smitten with your old mirror and piano caster. What a great pairing!

bec4 said...

I love the piano caster-such lovely rust. Thanks fro entering my giveaway and following my blog.

Shelia said...

I love it all. Everything looks so great! Thanks for popping in to see me.
bE a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Anonymous said...

What a great use for the piano castor!!! I love it!

I so empathize with you over your broken cloche. I had a small one in the shape of a pear that was so unique and pretty. My kitty decided to jump up on the table and try to play with the bird that was inside it and promptly had it smashed into a million little pieces!!

Thanks so much for coming by!!


(I think I saw your cloche a few posts down with a cute baby display-

xinex said...

Very cute and what a great deal!..Christine

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

What an interesting blog you have, and I like the name and meaning!


Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

Neat book and pretty arrangements too!

Marianne@Songbird said...

That book looks great! Have fun playing with your little crown.

Ana said...

Hi Lezlee,
Just wanted to hop on over and say hello. Thank you for stopping by at A Petite Cottage. Hope you come and visit again soon....By the way...I think the crown looks great around the candle. Oh and love the piano caster. Have a wonderful weekend.

Hugs and Smiles,

Diann said...

What a fun find! I think your crown looks really cute on he candle but, I also like it just kind of hanging of an object.

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

Thanks for visiting me today! I wanted to come say hello. I love how you saw a crown in "junk". I'm learning so much from other bloggers! It does look nice around the candle, but I really see the crown with it just hanging on things.


Dee/reddirtramblings said...

Thank you so much for coming by my blog. I love your candle caster.~~Dee

Karen at Nittany Inspirations said...

I certainly love the crown. It sure was a great bargain, too.

Debra@Common Ground said...

Hi Lezlee (love your name!)Love the candle on the caster. Very creative idea. and the book on plants, any kind of botanical print or book gets me going! Hope you have a great weekend.

Carol at Serendipity said...

Thanks for stopping by. The crown looks great.

Hope you have a great weekend.


Glenda/MidSouth said...

Great idea using the piano caster as a candle holder. Thanks for sharing.

Natasha said...

What a beautiful way to use your vintage find. Very creative! I often see things like that I am out antiquing and never know what to do with them!

Best wishes,

Shabby Chic Interiors said...

Hi Lezlee
thanks for having failed to find! You've already seen my other blog dedicated to home and style shabby (shabby chic interiors)...I'm sure you will like it! Your blog is beautiful, I love the style shabby!



Artsy Fartsy Junkin Finds said...

Love that ole rusty caster! Thanks for stopping in to visit my blog! I will be back soon to see what you are up to, Hugs, Janna

The Tablescaper said...

Adorable crown. I'm sure you'll find many uses for it!

- The Tablescaper

red.neck chic said...

Uhmmm.... I'm drooling over the metal flower... oh - and the caster! How FUN!!!

;-) robelyn

Formerly-Corn in My Coffee Pot said...

I like the rusty old caster and the crown is a nice touch too...

btw...where you been? haven't seen you much...

you're missed