Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Prior Lives Party 4

I'm posting party linky a day early. For my entry to this month's Prior Lives Party, I thought I would show some of Momma's yard~since I had given you a little tease, already.

Here are some of her bottle and vase trees. She had bottle trees way before they were so popular. At 84, Momma isn't in style, she is style. In their prior lives...these held Milk of Magnesia, fancy water, and 7-up, others held cold cream... and some were vases... 
My son, Jeremy, made this blue one for her. She's collected bottles for as long as I can remember... 
Notice the "out house" and the "Well".
She can even make plastic look good...


Just your everyday water bottles here.
oh, yeah Momma's got plenty to see...I'll post more someday
and she has plenty of bottles waiting...and chippy chairs, too!
Just another little teaser...
Now, it is your turn... Do you have something that you have transformed or used differently than first intended or just an old something with a neat story to tell of a prior life? Well then, what are you waiting for? Link up and put a link back here, so everyone can hop around easily. Add a snap shot of you back in the day, if you'd like, because I sure would like! And do try to visit around...that's what makes it a fun party. I'm excited! Funny story: When Jan first came to this party...she thought it might be about reincarnation,( & I was a little afraid of that), but the funny thing about it to her was, she came anyway!
 Curiosity killed the cat, but satisfaction brought him back!

reposting for a garden party with Donna at FJI



My party is just once a month, so it will be open until the end of the month! You got two weeks~ 

Get Crackin' 
Lezlee




28 comments:

C.J. said...

Lezlee, great post! yard looks so cool, thanks!

Burlap Luxe said...

Hi Lezlee,
Thank you for your comment on my glass salt & pepper anyone?

I am happy to join your party, I just love parties.
about the bottle trees...they are delightful, we have a couple of places here on the out shirts of twon that someone has been caring for there bottles...They call it a bottle farm, I thought about posting it to show everyone this amazing farm of bottles...Maybe I will soon do this, you have now gave me the nerve to do so! :)

really I love this post and it made me smile, I will show my daughter when she gets out of class she will LOL!!!
xx
Dore

Tamarah said...

Morning Lezlee....!

Your Mum's back yard looks so friendly & I bet when people visit they tend to sit a while....!

Although I LOVE blue bottles, I think my FAVE tree is the first one covered in green bottles....!!

Cheers for now,
Tamarah :o)

Andrea at Opulent Cottage said...

Hi Lezlee,

The bottle trees are AMAZING! Your mom really was ahead of her time! Hope you have a great party, I'm super happy to finally have a contribution. I'll visit back soon to see everyone's creativity!

Cheers, Andrea

Kathryn @ Bonafide Southern said...

Lezlee, thanks so much for stopping by my blog earlier. These bottle trees are just fantastic. I especially love the one with the vases. Very unique.

Corn in my Coffee-Pot said...

Lezlee-- I loved actually seeing photos of your Momma's glass bottle trees. I remember some years back she wrote her piece in the paper about these very trees. I could only imagine, then I saw some in some country magazine...and now I'm finally seeing hers. Isn't it a small world? I've never met you but I've got this connection with you via your Momma's articles in the paper!
Small, small world.

I'll try and link up ---I currently don't have a post! I love your party and I'll be back for sure.

Coleen's Corner said...

Amazing! I've never seen anything like that, what a creative mind to come up with something so unique and beautiful. Wow. Looks like creative talent runs deep in your family! Such beautiful colors. Thanks for sharing! I love your party and am always thinking about what I can create to link up with. Hopefully my computer will get fixed today... repairman coming, but there's a four-year-old having a birthday party at my house tonight, so it might be a few days :)

Jill said...

These bottle trees are neat. I look forward to seeing the rest of your Mom's garden!

Beverly said...

How very fun. Love the bottle trees!!! I have linked up to your party. I am now inspired to come up with some more repurposed items:)

Burlap Luxe said...

Looks like your party is taking off girlie!!!
I entered twice Oooop's :)
xx
Dore

artteachergirl said...

Ooooh I love your mama!!! You are right she IS style. The bottle trees are wonderful! My tree is all kinds of bottles and all colors...I may have to change mine up because I love the ones with just one color. Lots more style to them.
I'll bet when those irises bloom at the bottom of the green vase one it is lovely!
I'll be coming fashionably late to the party, but I'll show up in a bit.

JunkinJane said...

I would love to have a blue bottle tree, I have one bottle so far!!!! Thanks for visiting my blog!

Donna said...

Hi Lezlee,
I just loooove the green bottles on your Mama's shelves! Their shapes are awesome! What fun bottle trees :)

Linda said...

I've never seen bottle trees around here~ I love the blue glass! Thanks for hosting the party!

artteachergirl said...

OK Lezlee Lou...I've posted a funky photo...only a few years prior though.You owe me big...LOL

Prior said...

lol, Chef Vicki!

Yaya Chique said...

Hi sweetie!
Thanks for your sweet comment and visiting the Yaya! LOVE those bottle trees! I see you visit a lot of my buddies and took some GREAT pics! Have a beautiful Father's Day weekend! xo...deb

Janelle - The Farmer's Wife said...

I LOVE those old stair steps!!!!!!!!!!1

Green Willow Pond said...

Thanks for hosting the party Lezlee. I almost missed it getting ready for church camp/VBS week. Good luck on the party!

judi said...

k..i'm all for a partay! linked up with my vintage kitchen light...thanks for encouraging me to join in.
love those bottle trees...very cool indeed.

judi ;)

JunqueMagnet said...

Thanks for the party.Last month was the first I'd ever done.You're giving me the confidence to keep moving forward!

Jan @ bobbypins boardwalk said...

Lezlee, how I would LOVE to spend time in your mom's yard. I bet it sparkles with all that beautiful glass! That black and white picture you posted is absolutely gorgeous -- suitable for framing. I also love the Memory box of your father's! You're right -- those men were made of steal. I live near the St. Louis arch and have seen movies of those guys making that arch. They would just sit up there on those girders eating their lunch like it was nothing as my hands sweat simply watching. I finally finished my "prior", and a couple more pics and I'm ready to go!

Jan @ bobbypins boardwalk said...

Oh -- I just saw the comment about what I thought the party was (hahaha). The thing is that I do have several stories to tell in reference to "prior lives" in that sense, as well (lol)!

gail@myrepurposedlife.net said...

thanks for hosting! (and inviting me over)
gail

Jessa Irene (Holiday-Haven) said...

Amazing, the first tree looks like a cactus, and I love the blue bottle one! Such creativity, love how she can make anything into art. That is talent!

kimmykats said...

Thanks for the party! The bottle trees are quite beautiful. The wonderful gifts our Mother's pass on to us. If not for my Mother and Grandmother's interest in decorating where would I be!

Jan @ bobbypins boardwalk said...

Well -- I made the party, and I'm so glad. Always such wonderful stories. I hope you enjoy mine! Also -- have you entered my contest yet?

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

What an interesting yard! Those bottle trees are great!

Katherine