Monday, September 30, 2013

Collection: Floral Frogs

In my last post i mentioned that when i was in Georgia me and my parents went antiquing and i got a couple floral frogs.  Well i got a couple more when we got back and i think i might be set on the collection unless i see one that really stands out and is interesting or a pretty glass colored one.  For a long time i would always see these in antique malls and never really knew what they were for.  Then when i actually started working with flowers i got a couple and would use them in arrangements.

The spiky pin needle ones are my favorite to actually use because they hold up the best.
But you have to be careful with them because i have cut myself a few times handling these. 

you can usually find a ton of clear glass frogs...but a lot of times they're flat and wide.  I liked this one because of the dome shape.  We did see one that was a really big dome that i kind of wish i had gotten, but who knows maybe if we go back (in Florida) at Christmas and if it's still there i may get it.  

and there was also a huge green glass frog in Florida that i passed up :( i found this one here in St. Louis.
I had been walking around looking for awhile...picked up a clear glass and a cage frog...and before i could even finish saying "I wish i could find a colored glass one" i spotted this green frog.  My eyes got really big and made a quick run to the table.

So there's 12 total and i think that's a good amount, unless like i said earlier, there's just one that stands out.
Jeremy said that i could probably find a bunch online and even get new ones online too...but it's all about the hunt!!

Tuesday, September 10, 2013


The other week we went home to visit our families.  It had been an entire year since we were last there and that was too long.  We'll be back again for Christmas so only a few months till we see everyone again.  Apparently it had been raining every day for a couple months or something like that, but i don't know...we must have brought the nice weather with us when we came down, because it only rained for a little while one afternoon.  I just hope the cold weather doesn't follow us at Christmas time.  Anyway, speaking of all that rain, Valdosta was looking pretty lush.  And my moms garden....looked like a jungle to me.  Maybe it's because i hadn't seen it in a year or because she works in a garden center and brings plants home all the time (probably both), but it seemed to double in growth since i last saw it.  Of course i took a bunch of pictures!  and a few inside too!

These are pretty much the only pictures i got from our trip.  Jeremy was starting to feel bad on our way down and it turned out he had pneumonia.  We had planned on taking a trip to Savannah, but decided maybe we shouldn't and let him rest.  We met up with some friends and family through out the week and we did go down to Florida with my parents one day to go antiquing. I came home with a few floral frogs (more on that later).  We also celebrated Jeremy's birthday on the 31st.  The week seemed to go by too fast, but like i said earlier...we'll be back in a few months!  So here are those pictures i was telling you about...

Top half

bottom was hard to get a good picture in just one shot.  Last years Christmas tree turned bottle tree.
I've started my own bottle tree at my house. 


me and my mom made the beads for my wedding and hung them above our cake along with a few other lanterns from an old fence gate.  We called them "love beads"

Some other pictures from and here 
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