Wednesday

October Thrifty Style Team Glass Light Globes

It's the October Thrifty Style Team, and I'm going to show you the glass globes I have that keep on going.

Or is that glowing?

Or globe-ing?


Whatever you wanna call 'em I have reused them four different ways -  not too bad for a thrifty find.

A few years ago I picked up some glass crackle globes from a light fixture at a garage sale.  I think there were six in all, but hellifiremember anymore.  I do know there were at least three.

Upcycled Glass Light Globes, Bliss-Ranch.com

I keep reinventing the globes, but no - none of my versions include a full bottle of Limon, although I wonder if there are medicinal properties in it, I do currently have a cold.

The globes first gig was as candle holders on top of a free dresser I turned into a patio bar.

Upcycled Glass Light Globes, Bliss-Ranch.com

Real candles, real glow.

Upcycled Glass Light Globes, Bliss-Ranch.com

That same year because I didn't want to store them in a safe break-free spot, I up-cycled them into October glowing gourds on our pine buffet in the dining room.

Upcycled Glass Light Globes, Bliss-Ranch.com

That inspiration came from on line and I gave them my own spin.

Upcycled Glass Light Globes, Bliss-Ranch.com

I have used white string lights as well as orange lights inside them, I like both equally.

Upcycled Glass Light Globes, Bliss-Ranch.com

Actually those glass globe pumpkins are one of my favorite fall decorations, the glow they put out at night is awesome and pumpkin-y.

Then because I still didn't want to find a safe spot where they wouldn't get broken, I used them again after Thanksgiving for the window display in our old building.

Upcycled Glass Light Globes, Bliss-Ranch.com

Snowmen heads.  You have to assemble the full snowman yourself, it's a DIY project I guess.

Upcycled Glass Light Globes, Bliss-Ranch.com

I also really liked those glowing noggins and I think I have concluded I pretty much like anything I can think up with those crackle globes.

At some point the crate they were in vanished, and so did a few of the globes.  I think my husband helped me put them away.  They could now be anywhere, like at the dump.

He doesn't always treasure my trash.

So last week when it was time to put the final touches to a brides table I used two of the globes and requested the others to be located.

That didn't happen, everyone got busy.

Upcycled Glass Light Globes, Bliss-Ranch.com

So only two globes with battery operated tea lights made an appearance, in front of the bride and groom, and two looked magical.

The globes have turned out to be thrifty decorating for all seasons.

If you see glass globes at Goodwill or in Thrift Stores, snap them up.

But find a safe place to store them if you can't find a way to reinvent them every month.

Upcycled Glass Light Globes, Bliss-Ranch.com

Photo blurred to protect the innocent.

I don't have any night time photos of how pretty the globes glowed.  I didn't pick up my camera after dark nor did I leave the dance floor.

And I've got a raw blister on my baby toe to prove I did dance all night.  I'm not gonna photograph that, you will have to take my word on it.



Visit the other Thrifty Style Team finds from Bliss Ranch....
Giant Mixer Beater
Maple Syrup Tote

It's October, the month of Halloween, 
so if you fly on over and visit the other Thrifty Style Team members 
I won't put a spell on 'ya.




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19 comments :

  1. OMG - we will definitely be on the lookout for glass globes now! You are so creative. Thank goodness you found two perfect globes for the wedding couple and their table...they looked beautiful! We appreciate you sharing your wonderful ideas!
    Vicki and Jenn
    2 Bees in a Pod

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  2. Wow... the globes that keep on giving 😃 I love every single way that you've used them!!

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  3. Do you have any idea how many foreign men would be flocking to your blog if you showed your feet!!! Missed opportunity there! I'm off to the Habitat Store this afternoon so I'm going to scour the lighting section to see what kind of globes I can find. Who knew they were so versitile!

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  4. Super cute! This post gave me some ideas for my patio garden.
    Brenda

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  5. I don't know which of the upcycles is my favorite. But it might be the snowmen!

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  6. I vote for 'keep on globe-ing'! ;-) I absolutely love how you've used them in so many clever ways but most especially for the wedding. So beautiful!

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  7. LOVE..LOVEITY..LOVE !!! The snowmen!!!! So cute!

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  8. Oh my gosh! I don't know which version of the globes I like the best so I'm pinning all of them!!! And I will never, ever leave a crackled glass globe unpurchased from now on!

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  9. Omg...love all these ideas (those snowmen!!!). Now I'm going to be sure to look for crackled globes next time I go thrifting.

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  10. You have totally impressed me once again! I love all of the different way you used your globes.

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  11. Bliss, the globes are terrific! :) I hope you find the missing one because your styling of them is absolutely delightful.
    The Bacardi may not get rid of your cold but it might make dealing with it a bit more fun. :) I hope your cold is gone quickly!
    Peace, Christina in FL

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  12. I love every way you have used these...who knew old lighting globes had so much potential? The snowmen are my favorite! And I know that blister was so worth it...sounds like a great time! XO

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  13. You sure have gotten some great bang for your buck from these gorgeous globes! I'd like to see the pics of you dancing the night away!

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  14. I love your creativity! Great ideas and inspiration using the glass globes!

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  15. I think I have a ribbed globe that looks pumpkin-ish and I bet there are orange strings of lights out there somewhere right now. I'll just add a stick on the top like you did and see what happens! really like these ideas!

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  16. Creative!!!! I could have never thought of all of that. They are beautiful in every phase of their life so far. LOVE LOVE LOVE.

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  17. So many great ideas...I will be on the lookout now, too!

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  18. how beautiful on the table....and that you were able to use them for such a special occasion. I dont believe you danced all night. I want proof and not a picture of your blister either.

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  19. These are looking beautiful. I just love the snowmen, they are looking very cute. Thanks for sharing this post.

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