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January 12, 2009

~ TUESDAY TRASH ~

Good day girls...Yes I have been MIA for the past couple of days...WOW sometime life just gets in the way...I been on a date with "Mr. Clean" and the "Dyson man" is still waiting for me today !!! So many men so little time.. Today is Diane's at a Picture is worth a 1,000 words http://diane1876.blogspot.com/ Trash to Treasurer day do yourself a BIG favor and go by and see all the great stuff that the ladies have today to offer...Today I want to show you a Blacksmith Bellows that I found many years ago in the gold country..I also found these legs that came off of an old oak dining room table...I just loved this bellows I mean how cool is this??? Now I had these items sitting in my barn..until the day I could make a coffee table out of them...and Yes I do use it for a coffee table...this is it with it clothes on..




And this is what it looks like "naked" now you can really see all the details on it...and it still works ...just grab the handle and pull it up and down and it will whistle and blow you kisses..My grand kids use to love to play with this..




Well guys !! hope you enjoyed my "Trash " today...as I just love to find things and marriage them together...I better go as I hear "Scrubbing Bubbles" calling my name...Yuk !!


Hope all of you have a safe and blessed day...


Hugs and smiles Gloria





36 comments:

tardevil said...

What a cool piece! Enjoy your cleaning...if that's possible!

Picket said...

Morning sis...lol 'so many men so little time????" Girl you just ain't right! lol lol Ohhh I remember when you posted this on RMS...I thought it was the neatest thing...didn't know what the heck it was but I thought it was neat! lol Girl there ain't no telling what you have in that barn of yours...I'd love to go shop there! lol Have a great day sweetie!

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Morning girlie... You have some of the "neatest" stuff..what for sight to see the vision for the use of the legs... I'm with Picket..looks like I could shop in your barn..let alone in your house....lol.. I'm off to work..hugs ~lynne~

Bo said...

Hi Gloria...glad to see you posting...You are one clever girl marrying these 2 together...the bellows look like they are in great shape. ;-) Bo

Donna Marie said...

GM Gloria,

I have been missing in action myself. I miss you!!!! I hope all is well. I love your "treasure":)

xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxo
Donna Marie

tardevil said...

Well we do like to decorate, don't we? I think he would look lovely on your mantle...or anyone's for that matter! :O)

bj said...

Yep...there ya go again with a fantastic antique to show us...this is awesome!! Love it...

"Blossom" said...

Girl, you have all kinds of unique stuff; and I love looking at it.
I bet I could have a field day at your place. It's untelling what you will come across next during your cleaning.
Blossom

ann said...

YOU KNOW I LOVE THIS.IN FACT,I LOVE EVERYTHING YOU HAVE,,,ANN

Cami @ Creating Myself said...

How unique, creative & just plain cool!

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Justine said...

Holy cow, Gloria, that is the biggest bellows I think I've ever seen! Don't you snag your leg on the spout/blowy part?
You did such a good job making that into a table. Do I see cup holder insets there?

Justine :o )
P.S. How is Kyra?

Buttercream Cottage said...

What a great piece!

Lynette said...

What a great way to re-purpose something and make it even better!!
It looks great Gloria!!
Yeah for AI tonight - I'll be all cozied up - the only thing missing will be my partner in crime - Meghan. She left to go back to school yesterday!!

Glenda said...

I think this marriage was made in "decorator heaven". What a wonderful use for two such disparate items. You really have imagination, Gloria. Kudos to you for your vision.

Smilingsal said...

I like it naked! What a terrific idea. When your finished with your house cleaning, come visit me!

Laurie - Decorating Fanatic said...

Good Morning Gloria! Wow! I have never seen a Bellows that big before! Very unique idea! and I was laughing about your little extra affairs with TWO MEN! hussy! :) In your pink saturdays post, I was in awe over your G.Grandma's shoes & the wedding dress. How special that is! I love the pink settee & little chair. Those are just beautiful!! So romantic...sigh...:) Everything looks just wonderful. Have a great day! ~ Laurie

Chari said...

Hey Girlfriend...

Just stoppin' by with big hugs and smooches for you...been missing you!!! Cleaning...yuk!!! Oh shoot, I need to be doing that myself but right now the act seems fruitless! I get things cleaned up and Russell comes home with another load of treasures from Dad's house...oh my, where am I going to put everything?

We came across an old trunk in one of Dad's homes...it had 8 different pictures in it...most of them are dated back to the late 1800's...the frames are exquisite! Some have those really old photos of the family homestead, etc. I can't wait to clean them up and hang them! Yep, I'm going to put them out...I just hate thinking about them laying in an ol' trunk!!!

Well Sweetie...don't work to hard and hurry back to us!!!
Love ya,
Chari

prof en retraite said...

Hi Gloria...Oh those bellow sure do bring back memories! We had some...much smaller, of course... and my mom kept them beside the fireplace. My sister and I used them to aggravate each other! lol What a fun way to use them...very creative...Debbie

salmagundi said...

Oh, don't work too hard - it will just get dirty again!! That bellows is huge - makes a great coffee table! Take care, Sally

Raymonty said...

Well done and your things look great!

LADY JANES' EMPORIUM said...

Awesome job! I love when people turn the unexpected into totally practical! GREAT POST!

mbkatc230 said...

Those are two men I need to make a date with, but I'm playing hard to get haha (aka lazy). What a neat idea, you are so darn creative! Glad to see you back, don't have too much fun with those scrubbing bubbles, hear? Hugs, kathy

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Gloria, as always, your treasure is SO neat! I think I'd have fun playing with the coffee table if I had this. You are so clever to use it this way. I love it! Don't work too hard. Those men will wait on a beauty like you in your old red robe! laurie

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Gloria, as always, your treasure is SO neat! I think I'd have fun playing with the coffee table if I had this. You are so clever to use it this way. I love it! Don't work too hard. Those men will wait on a beauty like you in your old red robe! laurie

Tootsie said...

got internet for a few...ran over to see you first! love this piece!
hope all is well...is your date with the man of muscle over? I wish mine was...it seems never to end here!

vintagewindow said...

You know what is more satisfying than a clean house?

A creative re-do. WOW you made not only a useful peice of furniture, but a showpiece...... excellent. I love it.

Kris

Terrie's Lil' Piece of Serenity said...

Gloria, You have the men just waiting in line. Believe me they are waiting over here at our house. Just how big is your beautiful home? You have so many beautiful things. They would never.. fit in my house. That is a very cool piece. Gosh, I think you should invite us all for a home tour. Luv Ya!! Terrie

Diane@A Picture is Worth.... said...

Hi Gloria,
Your comment about the 'men' made me laugh. There does not seem to be enough time in the day does it?

Love the coffee table. Thanks for linking to Trash to Treasure!

tardevil said...

I'm tagging you. Come by my blog, if you want to play along!

auction girl vintage said...

That's a great treasure, Gloria, and it's huge, too :o) In it's nekkid state, it reminds me of an aardvark (which, you have to admit, is a much cooler word than anteater, huh?).

Have a great week!

Victoria :o)

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Gloria! That is so neat! You have the most unique things, and I love seeing them!

XO,

Sheila :-)

Carrie said...

What a special coffee table!

Melissa Miller said...

~WOW~ Gloria this came out so cool! I love it!
I'd love to se the whole room. I spy a gorgeous leather sofa.

Don't ja just love scrubbing bubbles?
I actually really do. LOL!
I'm a bit of a clean freak.

Diane said...

You're so creative! Hmmm, how about a LONG TOUR of the BARN??? You got some very interesting stuff stored away in there... ♥

Kathleen Ellis said...

What a clever use for such a unique piece!
Thanks for stopping by and your kind comments...yes, sometimes I do have trouble finding purple tabletop items...in the shades of purple that I like anyway!
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