Merry Christmas 2016
Bloom. 3 Years Later

Copper Christmas Joy Bottle

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     Happy New Year! I hope it was a great ending. I know it was for me. Last year was a hard one, personally. I was stretched and challenged a LOT! In the end, it is all is good. A lot of change but change is good, right? ;-)  This is the first time I am really feeling that empty nest stuff. I did not think it would get to me so much, but I am finding my ways, slowly. A new chapter of my life.

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    I did want to share one last project from my Copper Christmas. As you know every Thanksgiving and Christmas, I make a small gift for each of my guests. Since I drink large amounts of Clear Mind Brew Dr Kombucha I decided to save the bottles. So all year I have been collecting bottles and corks from the sherry I cook with. Just add some copper paint and a simple word. Joy! We all need joy. I am happy with how these turned out and hopefully everyone can use an extra bottle for storage. 

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  The other thing I did was use copper pennies. After I choose copper for my theme, I looked around at what I had that was copper. Pennies! And I have lots of them. I simply cleaned them in a vinegar/salt mixture. I could have done a ton of stuff with them, but I simply lined a tray. I usually use rock salt (such a cheap and pretty item), but the pennies worked great!

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     A few more glimpes of my home. I am interested in seeing what 2017 will hold. I am not sure what will be coming, but I feel good about it all. I hope this is a year filled with joy for you xox

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Lisa

Hello Clarice - your Christmas decorations always inspire me to do a little more! I would love to hear how you are dealing with the empty nest syndrome as I will be facing it shortly. Thanks for the inspiration!

Lynn

Clarice,
I am so happy to be able to comment! The last couple of times, I couldn't leave a comment for you. This is so pretty! I love your ideas!
xo
Lynn

Gill

It's all change for our family too! 2017 is promising to be very interesting indeed.
Happy New Year Clarice🙂

Marqueta

Dear Clarice,

Your home always looks so warm and inviting! What a clever way to repurpose kombucha bottles and corks.

I, too, feel like 2017 will be a year of wonderful things. Here's to hope!

Love,

Marqueta

Marilyn

Very nice~

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