I've recently been gifted with some very special treasures. My sweetheart gave me this wonderful French wine bottle and crate for my birthday.
This is such a large piece, and I'm sure most people would display it on the floor. However, having six grandchildren who visit regularly, I was afraid to do that, so I have it displayed on a table top.
Next to it is a very unique and wonderful gift from my friend, Brandee.
It's a ship carriage light. It has been so overcast outside this week, so I'm going to move it to a spot where there is some light, so I can show it to you better.
"Cargo Light No. 3954 Great Britain 1939".
I didn't want to smoke up the glass doors, so instead of filling it with oil to see if it works, I used a battery operated votive. The glass chimney that should have covered the flame was missing from the piece. I had one that fit pretty well on the wick, but I wanted light inside the lantern without having to use oil. I inverted a glass bowl (so I could still see the oil light mechanism) and placed the votive on top of the bowl bottom.
Apparently, the rings on the sides slid into posts to hang it. I love this lantern.
This gift came from my sister-in-law, Brenda, and I'm using it on our bed.
Don't you love the French script and the over and under fabric strips?
This gift is really a bag. I just inserted a pillow into the bag, turned back the top and the handles, and used it for a pillow. I can still remove the pillow and carry it as a bag sometimes.
I'm so fortunate to have friends and family who know me so well. Their gifts are perfect, even though they might not foresee the uses I'll have for them.
It's good to have you visit today.